Name: Cassidy Miksitch
Age: 17 years old
Athlete of the Week Achievement: Miksich scored 79 medals while competing with the boys in the Mountain League season opener, helping Tyrone beat all of his league opponents. She also shot an 87 at the Omni Bedford Springs Invitational to place 11th overall.
Season update: Miksich is averaging 82.3 in three rounds of high school this year, which also includes a fifth-place finish in the Class 2A girls’ field at the Happy Valley Invitational.
Quote from Coach Mike Funicelli: “I was really happy with the way she played. She played very well over the summer and played a lot of competitive golf. She sets the standard for herself, and hopefully her scores only go down from here. She deserves it. She is a hardworking player who takes time to improve. »
Favorite teacher: Mr. Funicelli
Favorite subject: Mathematics
Favorite movie: “Rocketman”
Favorite food: Smoothies
Favorite song: “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John
Other Interests: Reading
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Most Admired Professional Athlete: Rickie Fowler
Best Athlete I’ve Competed Against: Anna Swan of North East
Most influential person in my sports career: My father, Steve Miksich
Proudest Athletic Achievement: Winning districts three times and being a state qualifier
How I started golf: “I told my parents I wanted to try golf, and we found clubs at a garage sale when I was 4.”
Future goal: go to college and play golf.