ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Chelsea McCaulsky


Leo Murray

Chelsea has been a key part to the Lady Blue Devil’s success her whole career.

In 2020, on a Lady Blue Devil’s Basketball team that was filled with Division 1 talent, Chelsea McCaulsky earned a large amount of playing time as a freshman. Fortunately for the Lady Devils, McCaulsky’s bright future has come to fruition. The junior point guard has built a stellar career, with her phenomenal season earning her the Athlete of the Week award from the Blueprint.

McCaulsky was a key part to the Lady Blue Devils run to the PIAA Final Four this season, averaging 16 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds on her way to 1st team All-ICC honors  and the Altoona Mirror Athlete of The Week  award. Chelsea credits her success and illustrious career to her family, coaches, and teammates.

“My coaches push me to be my best, my teammates come to work and battle me in practice everyday, and my parents and family have always done whatever it takes to help me out, without them I would not be successful.” McCaulsky stated.

The Lady Devils run to the Final Four came as a surprise to many, the team proved many doubters wrong with their postseason success.

“Making a run in the state tournament was great; however, we are not satisfied with just making it to states. The loss was our fuel for next season and we will work everyday to be our best.” McCaulsky exclaimed about her upcoming senior campaign.

Something that can’t go without mention is how much the pandemic has affected her career. COVID-19 has taken approximately 15 games from McCaulsky’s career, and with 800 career points and a 12 points per game average, this most likely would already put her at the 1000 career point milestone. Chelsea truly showed what she could do with an uninterrupted season, becoming a leader on her team and gaining recognition from coaches and players all over the state. Furthermore, her senior season could prove to be even greater.

McCaulsky doesn’t only hoop, she also will be running track for the Blue Devils this season.

“I’m excited for track this year, as far as expectations go I just want to challenge for spots at districts and states. Obviously I wanna win , but most importantly I wanna help my team.”

Congratulations Chelsea and good luck next season!