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Name: Ashden Stitt

School: Holidaysburg

Age: 17 years old

Level: Senior

Sports: Golf

Athlete of the Week Achievement: Stitt fought back, lost two strokes with three holes to play, and made a clutch putt on her 18th hole to win the District 6 Class 3A Girls’ Individual Golf Championship and earn a spot in the PIAA Championships later this month.

Season update: Stitt was the top female player in the Mountain League this season and was a medalist in all of her team’s regular season matchups.

Quote from Coach Jill Hileman: “Ashden has been committed to improving several aspects of her game since last season, especially her short game and putting, as well as her mental game. All of these factors were important in her District Championship game. She was late early, but she kept a “one shot at a time” mentality and was able to get back in the game. She hit a few clutch chip shots and pressure putts during the final holes to come back and win .

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Watt

Favorite subject: English

Favorite movie: “Dead Pool”

Favorite song: “The Man at the Piano” by Billy Joel

Favorite Food: Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Other interests: basketball, skiing, hiking, kayaking, lifting and working out

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Favorite college team: PSU

Most Admired Professional Athlete: LeBron James

Best Athlete I’ve Competed Against: Cassidy Miksich of Tyrone

Most influential person on my sports career: My father, Charles Stitt II

Proudest Sporting Achievement: Winning Districts

How I started golf: “I live right across from the Scotch Valley Country Club and my parents played golf. I begged them to take me with them.

Future goal: “Play golf in college and I want to be a helicopter pilot for the State Police.”

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