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MVA Female Athlete of the Week: Taylor Gugliuzza, Lincoln-Way West

Basketball, Senior

Taylor Gugliuzza, Lincoln-Way West
Basketball, Senior
Taylor Gugliuzza, Lincoln-Way West Basketball, Senior

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?

Gugliuzza: Italy.

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?

Gugliuzza: Anatomy.

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.

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