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Anthony Veltri.

Name: Anthony Veltri

School: Fox Chapel Area

Sport: Hockey

Last week: Veltri had a pair of goals and an assist in two games. He has scored in every game for the Foxes so far this season.

Top high school sports
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, 8:31 p.m.

Anthony Veltri, a senior, and his teammates are back on the ice after the Fox Chapel hockey team did not field a varsity squad last season.

So far, Veltri has found the back of the net in each of the Foxes' games.

Last week, he had two goals and an assist as the Foxes came up short in a couple of hard-fought games.For his effort, Veltri has been named The Herald Athlete of the Week.

Veltri also plays on the Fox Chapel High School baseball team.

He is currently looking at Kent State and Ohio as his top college choices.

In college, he plans to major in business management and will play hockey on the recreational level.

Here's a closer look at Anthony:

Q: Who have been your role models in sports and in life?

A: My parents.

Q: What's your favorite TV show?

A: “SportsCenter.”

Q: What's your favorite class at school?

A: Marketing.

Q: Who's your favorite athlete?

A: Tony Sanchez.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: Baseball, hockey and working out.

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

A: Sidney Crosby.

Q: Who's the best professional athlete in Pittsburgh?

A: Sidney Crosby.

Q: What's your favorite vacation destination?

A: Ocean Isle, N.C.

Q: Who would be your dream date?

A: Kendall Jenner.

Q: Who is the most overrated athlete in sports?

A: Alex Ovechkin.

Q: Who is the dirtiest player in the NHL?

A: Raffi Torres.

Q: Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions?

A: I dip my hockey stick into the toilet before I tape it.

Q: What is your favorite Thanksgiving dinner food?

A: Mashed potatoes and gravy.

Q: What movie could you watch over and over?

A: “Employee of the Month.”

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

A: The best buffalo chicken pizza around.

Q: Is there a food you refuse to eat?

A: Not really, but I'll go with tofu.

Q: Who makes the best pizza in Pittsburgh?

A: Aiello's.

Q: People would be surprised to know that I...

A: ... Am a really good singer.

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

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