Male Spotlight Athlete of the Week Landon Percinsky

Mar. 18—Name: Landon Percinsky

School: Conemaugh Valley

Age: 17

Grade: 12

Sports: Basketball and football

Parents: Matt Percinsky and Megan Mesaros, of Bon Air

Athletic achievements: In basketball, over 500 career rebounds, 2023-24 Heritage Conference East Division runners-up, 2022-23 Cambria County Basketball Coaches Association honorable mention and advancing to the 2022 and 2024 PIAA Class 1A tournaments.

Coach's quote: "Landon is a phenomenal student-athlete, with plans to achieve every goal he sets. Landon led his team this year by example on and off the court. He is dedicated to bettering himself and working hard as well as pushing others to be better. It was a blessing to work with Landon and get him ready for his next chapter." — Conemaugh Valley boys basketball coach Tre'von Williams

Favorite subject: English

Favorite movie: "Scarface"

Favorite video game: "Fortnite"

Favorite food: Chicken wings

Favorite teacher (subject taught): Mrs. Laughard, librarian

Favorite song: "Ain't Nothing New" by Tee Grizzley

Favorite app on your phone: GOAT

Outside interests: Lifting weights and playing basketball with friends

If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?: A lion because lions are one of the most feared animals with little to no fear.

Favorite athletic team: Golden State Warriors

Athlete most admired: Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant

Most influential people on my athletic career: My parents and coaches Tre'von Williams, Elijah Fields, Kahlil Fortson and Jordan Fortson

Most impressive athlete that you have competed against: Berlin Brothersvalley senior and Gannon University basketball signee Pace Prosser

Proudest athletic achievement: Advancing it to the 2024 PIAA Class 1A basketball tournament with my teammates

How I got my start: I have been playing basketball since first grade. Since then, I haven't lost the love for it. Throughout my high school and elementary school career, I've competed in multiple basketball programs.

Playing college basketball at Penn State Fayette — Jake Oswalt