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Grand Island’s Pezzino Female Athlete of Week

Madisyn Pezzino of Grand Island hit a magic number last week.

She scored the 200th goal of her career in a win over North Tonawanda, and added four more goals in that game. The performance came only two days after Pezzino notched the game-winning goal against Aquinas.

For her accomplishments, she was named the Prep Talk Female Athlete of the Week.

Year: Senior.

Position: Striker.

Uniform number: 16.

Twitter: @MaddiePezzino.

How has your season gone so far?: I have 26 goals, 12 assists, 64 points. Our team is 8-1 overall and 7-0 in our league.

Favorite thing about my sport: The relationships I create with my teammates and coaches as well as all the new people I meet.

Favorite teammate: Marcy Barberic.

Toughest opponent: Aquinas.

WNY athlete I look up to: Former WNY Flash professional player Alex Sahlen.

Pro/College athlete I admire now: Cristiano Ronaldo.

When I’m not playing or practicing my sport, I’m: spending time with my friends and family.

What’s ahead: Going on to play Division I soccer at Florida State University. I’m aspiring to become a professional player as well as being on the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Honor roll

Other nominees for Prep Talk Female Athlete of the Week:

• Abigail Stone, girls soccer, Akron: Had a hat trick against Medina and scored twice in a game against Roy-Hart squad.

• Abby Ferenczy, field hockey, Williamsville South: Scored seven goals and four assists last week for the highly-ranked Billies.

• Summer Slade, girls volleyball, St. Mary’s of Lancaster: Had 41 kills with a percentage of .397 in leading the Lancers to the Eden tournament title.

Coaches can nominate athletes who deserve to be recognized. Send their names and background information to sports@buffnews.com by Saturday night.

email: bbailey@buffnews.com

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