Oct. 23—Name: Carter McDermott
School: Penn Cambria
Sports: Football, basketball and track and field
Parents: Steven and Lindsey Conrad, of Ashville
Athletic achievements: In football, 2022 The Tribune-Democrat All-Area second-team selection at defensive back, 2022 Altoona Mirror third-team pick on offense and Friday Night Rivals player of the week; in basketball, 2021-22 District 6 Class 4A champions and 2022-23 District 6 Class 3A champions and PIAA semifinalist; in track and field, 2022 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference champion in the long jump, triple jump and 1600-meter relay, 2022 all-LHAC selection, 2022 District 6 Class 2A long jump champion and 2022 PIAA Class 2A fourth-place finish in the 1600 relay and eighth-place medalist in the long jump.
Coach's quote: "Carter has been a huge part of the success our football program has had over these last few years. He is a tremendous athlete with a great work ethic. He is a big-time playmaker and can score anytime he touches the ball. He plays the game with a lot of energy and passion. Having a player like Carter really helps our offense go. He has also played a big part in our defensive success. He is a great cover guy and is always around the football. Carter is an extremely well-rounded individual. He does a great job in the classroom and always makes time to give back to our community." — Penn Cambria football coach Nick Felus
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "Wedding Crashers"
Favorite video game: Super Mario Bros.
Favorite food: Chipotle
Favorite teacher (subject taught): Mr. Spiecher, math
Favorite song: "Enter Sandman" by Metallica
Favorite app on your phone: Brawl Stars
Outside interests: Kan Jam, 3D printing, fishing and hanging out with my girlfriend
If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?: A chameleon because they can adapt to many different environments
Favorite athletic team: Virginia Tech
Most influential person on my athletic career: My jumping coach, Lauren Michina
Most impressive athlete that you have competed against: Richland senior Evan McCracken
Proudest athletic achievement: Placing at states for track in 2022
How I got my start: My friends peer-pressured me to join the team
Go to a four-year college for engineering, ideally Virginia Tech — Jake Oswalt