Bulldogs News · WPIAL & VNN Sports High School Senior Student Athlete Spotlight Series

Hundreds of thousands of High School student athletes have had their careers cut short due to the current shutdown of our Schools.   VNN Sports and the WPIAL Athletic Directors wanted to give some of these Students added recognition as they get ready to move on to the next phase of their lives.  Our senior Student Athlete spotlight series continues with Carter Velesig from Knoch:

Name: Carter Velesig

Knoch Baseball


Todd and Dusty Velesig



I will be attending Slippery Rock University to study Sports management.

FAVORITE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC MEMORY: Sophomore year having a dance off against Freeport in the middle of a rain delay.

FAVORITE HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECT AND FAVORITE TEACHER:Favorite subject- AP European History, Favorite Teacher: Mr. Amendola

What would you like to say to your coaches?

It’s not everyday a 17 year old gets cancer, thank you for still giving me the chance to be on the team, it means the world to me.

What would you like to say to your parents?

Thank you for the endless hours of practicing in the backyard and the support over the years.

What would you like to say to your teammates, either 

specifically or as a whole?

No matter what may or may not happen, never give up and always give 110%.

Advice for underclassmen teammates?

Don’t take anything for granted, time flies when you’re having fun.


If you are a local WPIAL School Athletic Director or coach and you have Spring sport seniors that you would like to see spotlighted here please email vnncares@vnnsports.net.  Include up to TWO images per athlete along with information about the Seniors that you would like to see highlighted.  There is no deadline for this program and we will be running multiple spotlights daily.  Due to the current nature of our situation, this will be an ongoing feature with no current timeline for an end date.

Please direct inquiries toChris Heibert

PA State Manager VNN Sports