Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Hempfield’s Luke Rosendale, GCC’s Leah Bisignani
Claim to fame: Rosendale, who leads the team with 18 points (9 goals, 9 assists), scored four goals and assisted on another four to lead Hempfield (5-1) to a 13-2 win over McDowell on Oct. 9. Rosendale has recorded a point in every contest except for Hempfield’s Oct. 30 game against Franklin Regional when he exited early with a shoulder injury.
What has the transition been like moving from wing to center?
It wasn’t too bad of an adjustment. I honestly can play anywhere. I have played hockey for a good time now. It wasn’t too bad of an adjustment. I think I picked it up pretty quickly.
What are your expectations this year?
Play hard and go far. I hope we can make it to Consol for the championship.
What are your feelings on the section realignment?
I feel it’s good for our school. I think we were better than what we ended up playing last year. I think with the new additions this year, I believe our school should be better than last year.
What advice has the coaching staff given the team this year?
Play hard and score goals. Our coach does a pretty good job in practice, which everyone seems to like. As long as we keep rolling with it and keep winning I think we will be happy as a team.
What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas. You get to spend time with family and it’s a good time to be around them.
School: Greensburg Central Catholic
Claim to fame: Bisignani recorded 29 kills to lead No. 2 Greensburg Central Catholic (20-1) to a 3-2 victory over Bishop Canevin in the WPIAL Class A championship at Baldwin on Saturday. Bisignani finished with 14 kills and seven blocks to lead GCC past North Star, 3-1, in the first round of the PIAA Class A playoffs .
“It felt really good to win. After losing to the same team last season it has been our goal all season,” Bisignani said. “To have the success we have had this season, I wouldn’t want it any other way during my senior season.”
What are your college plans for next year?
I’m still undecided. I’m between Seton Hill and Pitt-Johnstown. I want to play volleyball but it’s tough to decide on where I want to go. I want to major in occupational therapy. I got to find the best fit for me. Both are great schools. I can see myself being successful at either school.
What is the rivalry like between GCC and Bishop Canevin?
It was definitely devastating finishing in second place behind them (last year). We had the same team coming back so they knew what we had. We knew we had to step it up to beat them.
What do you need to do to go far into the state playoffs?
We just need to make less unforced errors. We need to pick it up on defense. We can’t take any team for granted. We’ve got to play our game every single night.
What do you like to during your free time?
I like to hang out with my friends a lot at the movies or the mall. I like to play the piano a lot.
How long have you played and what type of music do you like?
I have played since I was 6. I like to play whatever I feel like at the time. I like contemporary music and modern songs.
— Andrew John