Bertozzi Signs With Fairmont
Paden City High School senior Alli Bertozzi will continue her academic and athletic interests at Fairmont State University as a volleyball scholar as she pursues a degree in biology and a career as a physician assistant.
During her PCHS career, Bertozzi lettered 20 times in varsity sports, including volleyball.
In her sophomore year, she was named to the First Team OVAC, All County, and Mason-Dixon Volleyball Teams. She also was selected as an Class A All State Special Honorable Mention. She repeated the same feat her junior and senior years, but was named to Second Team All State and, in her senior year, was named OVAC Player of the Year.
She participated in the OVAC All Star Game and in the North/South All Star Game. She also led the state with the most kills. Besides volleyball, Bertozzi excelled in basketball, softball, and track.
In basketball she made all tournament teams twice in the Bob and Sharon Burton Tip Off Classic; Mason-Dixon First Team; OVAC First Team; All-Valley First Team; All State First Team; First Team All County; and was selected Co-Player of the Year in Wetzel County.
In addition, she played in the OVAC All-Star Game.
She led the Lady ‘Cats in points, rebounds, steals, and blocks. Last year, she was first in Class A for rebounds and fifth in points.
She also played soccer for two-and-a-half years and was the leading scorer in her junior year. Bertozzi also played softball for three seasons and earned second team OVAC and All-State Special Mention.
During her outstanding athletic career, she has been in 41 volleyball matches and accumulated 681 kills; 54 service aces; 169 blocks; and 254 digs.
With a perfect 4.0 GPA, Bertozzi also excels in academics. She has been a member of the National Honor Society and was two-term president of Mu Alpha Theta, mathematics honorary. She was her class representative and has attended Rhododendron at Girls State.
Bertozzi has been awarded the prestigious West Virginia Promise Scholarship, local Samsung American Legion Scholarship, as well as a national finalist.
Bertozzi also was honored with a Wheeling Jesuit University Basketball Coaches Clinic Scholarship and the OVAC Betty Ponzo Memorial Scholarship.
She has been a mentoring resource for the B&K Basketball Camp and has volunteered for the Wetzel County Relay For Life, Paden City Lions Club Pitch Dime, Coats for Kids, Wings For Children, and the Esther Crumbley Christmas Food Drive.
A faithful member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church in Paden City, Alli has served as a waitress at the church’s fish fries.
She is the daughter of Rick and Mary Bertozzi of Paden City and the older sister of Rich. She is the granddaughter of Marshall Fagert and the late Jean Bertozzi, both of Paden City.