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Apr. 26—Name: Zach Slis

School: Greater Johnstown

Age: 18

Grade: 12

Sports: Baseball and hockey

Parents: Joe and Rose Slis, of Johnstown

Athletic achievements: In baseball, District 6 Class 4A third-place team in 2019; in hockey, 2018 Laurel Mountain Hockey League runner-up; four-year varsity starter in both baseball and hockey.

Coach’s quote: “Zach is a competitor who has a strong passion for sports. He dedicated countless hours for workouts, practices and traveling up and down the East Coast, especially in baseball. Regardless of the sport, his coaches, teammates and fans view him as a respected leader. Above all, he puts his family and academics before his sports. His family’s unwavering support in his passion for baseball has opened an opportunity to succeed at the next level, representing Johnstown furthermore by attending UPJ.” — Greater Johnstown baseball coach Kerry Pfeil

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “The Perfect Game”

Favorite book or video game: “MLB The Show 21”

Favorite food: Burgers

Favorite teacher (and what they teach): Mr. Fuschino, science

Favorite song: “Emotionally Scarred” by Lil Baby

Outside interests: Video games and traveling

If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?: A sloth because I like to hang out and do nothing just like them, and I am also not the fastest person.

Favorite athletic team: Washington Nationals

Athletes most admired: Juan Soto and Bryce Harper

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents

Most impressive athlete that you have competed against: Clemson baseball commit Joe Mack and Louisiana State baseball commit Carter Jensen

Proudest athletic achievement: Starting two sports as a freshman

How I got my start: My parents signed me up for tee-ball and hockey when I was 4.

Attend Pitt-Johnstown and major in history, where I will play baseball.