Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Lincoln Park's Maverick Rowan, Seton-La Salle's Nicolete Newman
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School: Lincoln Park
Claim to fame: A Pitt recruit, Rowan scored 28 points in an 87-56 win over Cornell in Section 1-A and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in his career in the process. Rowan scored 35 points in a 101-50 home win over Western Beaver in Section 1 on Jan. 16.
How special was it to go over the 1,000-point mark?
It was special, but it was really just another game and another couple of points. I don't want to make it a big deal.
How many career points do you think you can score?
That doesn't really matter to me right now. I just want to focus on winning a championship.
How exciting is it as a Pitt recruit to see how the Panthers have fared in the ACC?
I'm really excited to play in the ACC. They're playing pretty well recently. Well, except for (Monday night) against Duke.
What do you hope to accomplish before college?
I just want to win a state championship this year and the next two (years). That's my goal.
School: Seton-La Salle
Claim to fame: The Rebels' starting point guard was 10 of 10 from the field, including 6 of 6 from 3-point range, and scored 26 points in a 70-28 win over Section 4-A foe Fort Cherry on Jan. 23. Newman also drained 6 of 8 from beyond the arc and scored 20 points in three quarters for the Rebels in their 80-42 win over Brentwood on Jan. 21. Newman has a 3.6 grade point average this year.
What's the secret to your success from 3-point range?
Honestly, my teammates do a great job getting me the ball when I'm open. Most teams go zone on us, so that's how I get to find an open shot.
Even if you're open, you still need the skill to score, right?
Yes, normally my coaches really help me out with shooting around at practice. Also, in the summer, I work with (Chartiers Valley boys coach) Tim McConnell, and he works with me on my form. He's been a big help in that area for me.
Where are you going to college?
I haven't decided yet. I definitely want to stay local. I've heard from Kent State, Lehigh, St. Francis (Pa.) and Cal U.
What can we expect from this team the rest of the way?
If we play to our full potential, we can win WPIALs and states. Obviously anything can happen, as we saw last year. But we all work really well together, so I think we'll be fine.
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