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Name: Cassidy Miksitch

School: Tyrone

Age: 17 years old

Level: Senior

Sports: Golf

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.

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