Archbishop Carroll guard Molly Masciantonio is Main Line Girls Athlete of the Week

A sophomore guard who is in charge of running the Patriots’ offense, Masciantonio had a memorable performance in the recent Blue Chip Basketball Tip-Off Classic against Abington Friends, scoring 21 points, dishing out five assists and making four steals against Abington Friends, and was named the Patriots’ MVP for the game. She followed it up with 16 points against Episcopal Academy. 

Q: You were 6-for-8 in three-point attempts in the win against Abington Friends. What was the key to your success in 3-pointers that day?

A:  My key to success that day in shooting well was that I kept my stroke the same on every shot and really stuck it out when I was getting tired.

Q: As a sophomore and a first-year full-time starter, what have found to be the biggest challenge in running the offense this season, and how did you master the challenge?

A: The biggest challenge in running the offense is knowing everyone’s position and being a leader.  I am working hard and improving these skills each game and at every practice.

Q: Who is your favorite basketball player, and why? Is there a player whose game you try to pattern yours after?

A: My favorite basketball player is Elena Della Donne because she can do everything and play every position.  This makes her a threat on the court from all positions.

Q: What do you think is the strongest part of your game? What part of your game are you currently working on the most?

A: The strongest part of my game is my shot and being a team player.  I am working on my communication and leadership skills.

Q: Tell us a little about your pre-game preparation the day of a game.

A: My pregame preparation is to listen to pumped up music, stretching and thinking positive thoughts.

Q: What is your favorite basketball venue, and why?

A: My favorite basketball venue is Carroll’s gym, because it is where I feel the most comfortable.

Q: Who have been your biggest basketball mentors, and what was the important thing each of them taught you?

A:  Coach Nerney and Coach Shields for believing in me as a sophomore to be a leader on the court, Coach Salmon for teaching me early on about true fundamentals, and lastly Coach Staiber for giving me the tools to believe I can accomplish great things if I try hard.

Q: What are your favorite school subjects? Is there a particular career field that interests you at the present time?

A: My favorite subject in school is science.  I hope to become a pediatrician or physical therapist when I am older.


Fun facts – Molly Masciantonio

Favorite book:  Fault in Our Stars.

Favorite TV show:  Friday Night Lights.

Favorite athletes:  Stephen Curry, Elena Della Donne.

Favorite pre-game pump-up song:  Jumpman by Drake.

Favorite place to visit:  “Anywhere there is a basketball court.”

Favorite pre-game meal:  fruits and vegetables.

Favorite color:  Green.

Person I most admire: “My mom and dad for always supporting me.”

Birth date:  February 11, 2000.

Place of birth:  Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby.

Family members:  Parents Jim and Sue, twin sister Kate, sister Erica, brother Jimmy.

(To be selected as Main Line Girls Athlete of the Week, a student-athlete must first be nominated by her coach.)

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