Daily News spotlight athletes: Thomas Jefferson's Mahesh Dhaubhabel, South Allegheny's Nina Tyszkiewicz
By Brian Graham and Robert Stinner
Published: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 1:31 a.m.
School: Thomas Jefferson
Claim to fame: Dhaubhabel scored four goals in the Jaguars' Section 3-AA win over Yough on Sept. 18. Dhaubhabel scored his first goal of the year against Elizabeth Forward on Sept. 5. His five goals this season match the total he had as a sophomore.
Coach Mike Kulish switched you from midfield to forward and your numbers have improved. How comfortable are you in the new position?
Midfield is my primary position because I like controlling the game, but I also like scoring. So I can be put anywhere. I'm basically fine doing whatever the team needs.
Are you feeling like you've become more acclimated to the program this year?
I feel a lot more settled in, and I like it a lot here now.
— Brian Graham
School: South Allegheny
Claim to fame: Tyszkiewicz scored three goals in a 5-0 Section 2-A victory over Bentworth last week. The junior followed that with two more goals in Monday's 5-1 win over section rival Serra Catholic, increasing her goal total for the season to 15.
“She's one of our three big goal scorers,” coach Jesse MacPherson said. “Going into the season, we expected her to get around 25 goals, and she's already more than halfway there. She's a very fast and a very skilled player that can shoot and pass very well with both feet. I moved her from central midfield to forward this year. You need a different mentality as a forward. You need to be more aggressive. She's done a great job.”
What has it been like moving from central midfield to forward?
It's been a huge change. I had a lot of trouble with it at first because it's a completely different game. In midfield, you have to get back and defend. As a forward, you're mostly concerned with scoring. At this point, I'm much more comfortable with my play, and I'm happy coach made the change.
— Robert Stinner
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Gorman: Pitt should be happy with Dixon
- Penguins notebook: Maatta leaves lasting impression with Selanne
- Burrell’s Edwards 1 of 4 WPIAL wrestlers to reach PIAA Class AA finals
- Free-throw shooting keys Fox Chapel’s opening-round win
- Derry’s Phillippi upset in PIAA quarterfinals
- Trade to Penguins caps frenetic period for winger Stempniak
- ‘The Honeymooners’ actress Sheila McCrae dies at 92
- St. Vincent falls in Division III tournament
- Steelers restructure Brown’s contract to become salary cap compliant
- Keisel might be at end of Steelers career
- Pirates seek to tap Alvarez’s remaining upside