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Posted on Wed, Feb 1, 2012 : 10:52 a.m.

Athletes to Know: Greenhills basketball player Marissa Thompson and Chelsea hockey player Anthony Catalina

By Jason Idalski

This week's Athletes to Know features Greenhills basketball player Marissa Thompson and Chelsea hockey player Anthony Catalina.


Marissa Thompson

Myra Klarman Photography

School: Greenhills.

Grade: Senior.

Sport: Basketball.

Accomplishment: Thompson is averaging 17.5 points and 10 rebounds while leading Greenhills to a 9-3 record. She described Friday's 39-29 win against Lutheran Westland as her best defensive game, in addition to her 18 points and 12 rebounds.

On her iPod: Regina Spektor and Adele.

Favorite subject: Math.

Who she looks up to: Her father, a chemical engineering professor who played basketball in college.

Favorite athlete: Michael Jordan.

After high school: Plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania to study chemical and biomolecular engineering. Is considering walking on to Penn's women's basketball team.

Coach Lisa Mack says: "She's definitely the heart and soul of our team. She's been a great senior leader this year. She's been more vocal, more aggressive on the floor."


Anthony Catalina

School: Chelsea.

Grade: Senior.

Sport: Hockey.

Accomplishment: A team captain, Catalina has three goals and 15 assists for Chelsea (7-3-2).

On his iPod: Lil Wayne, Mac Miller, Wiz Khalifa, Whitesnake.

Favorite subject: Social Studies.

Who he looks up to: His father.

Favorite athletes: Patrick Kane, Wes Welker, Tim Thomas.

After high school: Wants to go play junior hockey, then play college hockey.

Coach Don Wright says: "He leads all our defensemen in scoring and he's up there with a lot of the forwards."

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