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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 by Saturday night.


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