Class 4A Feature Athlete (Oct. 9)

Name: Mekayla Dedo
High School: Hempfield
Grade: 12
Position: Outside Hitter

Background Info: Dedo has been a varsity starter since her sophomore year. She was voted to the first team of the Section 3 All-Star Team the past two years, and voted to the second team of the WPIAL Class 4A All-Star Team last year. She's been an honor roll student all four years. She has committed to the Air Force Adademy.

Quotes from Hempfield coach Michelle Pergar: "Mekayla is a dominate player who is a force to be reckoned with in the front and back row. Her energy can either make or break the team dynamic. She’s a versatile player that can excel when hitting from any position in the front row, and is a a go to player when hitting in the back. She is also a team captain who keeps her team on their toes and intense. MeKayla has committed to the Air Force. You don't see many ladies go in that direction. She wants to serve her country."