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MORGAN PASTERNAK – JUNIOR – DUBOIS
Sports Played: Volleyball and softball. Lettered in both freshman and sophomore years in both sports.
Parents Names: Mike and Heather Pasternak
Siblings: Alex, 19
Social Media Handles: Instagram: morgan.pasternak ; Twitter: morgp22
2021-22 Highlights: Volleyball: All District 9 team; Softball: Northern Allegheny Large School All-Star
College Athletics plan if applicable: Yes, I plan on playing softball in college.
Q: What was the first sport you played? Why did you play it? Did you like it?
A: The first sport I played was softball. My dad and brother were always playing and that’s what got me into it. Ever since I started playing I’ve enjoyed it.
Q: What is the most important factor in you being successful in high school athletics?
A: Working hard on my own time has led to me success.
Q: What is your favorite non-sports “go-to” activity?
A: Watching Netflix
Q: You could meet one sports figure, living or dead (1) who would it be and (2) what is the first thing you would ask them?
A: If I could meet one sports figure it would be Freddie Freeman and I would ask him what inspired him to play baseball and what lessons has he learned along the way.
Q: What is your favorite sport and if you could change one thing about your favorite sport, what would it be?
A: Softball is my favorite sport, and there’s nothing specifically I would want to change about it.
Q: If you could eat any food in the world right now, what would it be?
A: Texas Roadhouse steak and rolls.
Q: What is your ideal vacation spot?
A: Somewhere warm and on a beach.
Q: Is there anything you wish we would have asked you? If so, what is the question/answer?
A: I wish you would’ve asked me what playing sports has taught me, and the answer would be how to be a good teammate, accountability and responsibility, and in order to get the results you want you need to put a lot of extra time and effort into it.