ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Sean Mallon

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Morgan Kienzle

Sean Mallon is leading the basketball team in scoring.

Zachary Pellegrine, Sports Writer

Sean Mallon is beginning his second sports season for his senior year, and all indications are this will be a dominant year for the multi letter-winner.

Sean was instrumental for both the football team and basketball team so far this year. He caught 26 passes for 463 yards and 7 touchdowns on the football team, while also being a large part of the defense with 31 tackles and 2 interceptions.

He is someone who can impact the game on both sides of the floor, and is much deserving of Athlete of the Week.”

— Coach Cassidy

Despite an opening game loss on the hardwood, Sean has started out the season hot for the basketball team. He opened up the season with a 19-point, and 6-rebound game while going 6-8 from the free-throw line against Tyrone. Following up his successful opening game, he was the leading scorer in the next two games putting up 13 points in a win over Glendale, and a 19 point performance in a victory over Juniata Valley.

For this reason Sean Mallon has been named athlete of the week by the Blueprint

So far this season, Sean is the leading scorer for the Blue Devils averaging 16.7 points, while also averaging 6.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2 steals per game. It’s a been a big season, and it’s one he prepared for.

“In the offseason I played in the summer league games, while also attending the optional open gyms, and lifts,” said Sean

Basketball is not the only sport Sean participates in. He also plays football, and track, where he is also a major contributor. Balancing the three sports has been difficult, with Sean saying, “It can be difficult, especially in the offseason, when you have to try and work all the sports in at the same time.”

His effort on the court this year has not gone unnoticed. Head coach Patrick Cassidy said, “I think Sean has been approaching each practice and game this year the right way. He’s really stepped up this far this season for us. He is someone who can impact the game on both sides of the floor, and is much deserving of Athlete of the Week.”