Why Gugliuzza was selected:
The senior guard averaged 18 points per game and was an all-tournament selection after helping the Warriors win all four of their games to capture the championship of the Lincoln-Way Central/West Thanksgiving Classic.
Gugliuzza talked with Herald-News sportswriter Curt Herron. Below is an edited transcript.
Herron: What did you like about your team's performance?
Gugliuzza: I was really proud of us for winning that after losing in the championship the last two years. Our championship was our first tough game where we were challenged by a good team and I had a lot of fouls but the girls were hang in the game.
Herron: What do like most about your team?
Gugliuzza: We have very good skills but I really like the chemistry between everyone. We can all be serious on the court but when we're off the court, we can have with each other.
Herron: What do like most about competing for Lincoln-Way West?
Gugliuzza: Our school has a lot of spirit and they're always watching and supporting us and I really like that.
Herron: What do you like most about basketball?
Gugliuzza: I love basketball overall, but my favorite part is the offense. I like that I'm able to the point guard on such a good team so I try to be a leader and playing like we know how to.
Herron: Who are your biggest influences?
Gugliuzza: My dad, Tony, who's been coaching me since I was in kindergarten, so he's been coaching me every step of the way. He's definitely the reason why I've had so many accomplishments.
Herron: Where's the best place that you've visited?
Gugliuzza: The Florida Keys.
Herron: What do want to do in your future?
Gugliuzza: I want to be a pediatrician.
Herron: What's your favorite food and a place to eat?
Gugliuzza: French fries. Chili's.
Herron: Where would you like to visit?
Herron: Do you have any pets?
Gugliuzza: A black Lab named Molly.
Herron: Who's your favorite sports team and athlete?
Gugliuzza: Golden State Warriors. Stephen Curry.
Herron: What's your favorite class?
Herron: What's your favorite music and performers?
Gugliuzza: Country music. Thomas Rhett.
Herron: What's your favorite TV show?
Gugliuzza: Gossip Girl.
Herron: What do you like to do in your free time?
Gugliuzza: Go to restaurants and shop.