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Erin Mathias

NAME: Erin Mathias

SCHOOL: Fox Chapel Area High School

SPORT: Basketball

LAST WEEK: After missing all of last season due to injury, Matias returned to the court with a vengeance. She led Fox Chapel to the championship of the Seneca Valley Tournament, scoring 18 points in a win against Riverside and 15 against Hampton to go along with 15 rebounds and five blocked shots.

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Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, 8:53 p.m.
 

Erin Mathias, a junior, gave a verbal commitment to Duke during her freshman year.

She is still undecided on a major but is looking at studying in the field of medicine.

Mathias, who was named MVP of the Seneca Valley tournament after scoring 33 points in two games last week, said she was glad to be back on the basketball court after her extended absence.

“It felt awesome. I had no problems,” she said.

Since she last played for Fox Chapel, Mathias has been working on expanding her game.

“I feel more comfortable playing away from the hoop now,” Mathias said. “My outside game has improved and I'm not just staying underneath.”

Here's a closer look at Mathias:

Q: Who have been your role models?

A: My mother and father have both been very supportive. In athletics, Elena Delledonne (University of Delaware) has been a role model.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: Basketball and hanging out with my friends .

Q: Do you plan on being one of the Cameron Crazies for the Duke men's games?

A: Absolutely. That will be so much fun.

Q: What celebrity or athlete would you like to see disappear from public view?

A: Lindsay Lohan.

Q: What movie could you watch over and over?

A: “Mean Girls.”

Q: What's your favorite TV show?

A: “Nashville.”

Q: What's on your Christmas list?

A: An I-Phone 5 and clothes.

Q: How many days a year do you take off from basketball?

A: Not many.

Q: Who's your favorite athlete?

A: Kevin Durant and Elena Delledonne.

Q: Who would be your dream date?

A: Liam Hemsler.

Q: What traits turn you off in a person?

A: An unsociable person.

Q: What would make up your all-time favorite meal?

A: Filet, lobster, french fries and chocolate cake.

Q: Who would you like to trade places with for a day?

A: Taylor Swift.

Q: What's the wildest, craziest thing you've ever done?

A: Can't think of anything. I'm not too adventurous.

Q: People would be surprised to know that…

A: ... My friends say that I'm extremely funny.

Marty Stewart is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-782-2123 or mstewart@tribweb.com.

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