Athlete of Week: Sikora ‘team leader, role model’

Name: Jaylee Sikora

School: Central Cambria

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Golf

Athlete of the week achievement: Sikora continued her successful season by shooting a 40 and earning medalist honors as CC beat Penn Cambria and Hollidaysburg at Summit Country Club.

Season update: Sikora is averaging a 41 and has been female medalist in eight of nine matches. She shot even par at Sunnehanna Country Club.

Coach Keith Gilkey’s quote: “Jay is a great team leader and role model for our younger players. She has always been a goal setter and works hard to achieve those goals. She is solid from tee to green and is driving farther than last year.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Nikolishen

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “Finding Nemo”

Favorite food: Mashed potatoes

Favorite music: Hip hop

Outside interests: Track and field, hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Pitt

Pro athlete most admired: Rory McIlroy

Best athlete I ever competed against: Philipsburg-Osceola’s Halle Herrington

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents (John and Stephanie), my grandparents and coaches

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 individual title her sophomore year and placing fifth in the state as a team the last two years

How I got my start in golf: “My pap (Steve Kazmer) bought me a set of clubs and took me out to play when I freshman.”

Future goal: Win the District 6 individual title and as a team (for the fourth year in a row) and go back to states.