Miksich’s work pays off

Name: Cassidy Miksich

School: Tyrone Area

Age: 14

Grade: Freshman

Sport: Golf

Athlete of the week achievement: Miksich won the District 6 Class 2A individual championship at Windber Country Club by shooting an 83 and then winning a one-hole playoff by making par.

Season update: Miksich helped the Tyrone boys team qualify for the District 6 2A team championships.

Coach Mike Funicelli’s quote: “Cassidy is hard-working, dedicated, talented and yet humble at the same time. Very few freshmen golfers would have the mental fortitude to step up in a playoff against a senior for the district championship and par the hole to win. As soon as she joined the team, she was able to earn the respect of her teammates with her work ethic and ability. Cass is special, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for her.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Elder

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Only the Brave”

Favorite food: Pulled pork sandwiches

Favorite song: “Lose It” by Kane Brown

Outside interests: Volleyball, hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Rickie Fowler

Best athlete I ever competed against: Alexandra Petrochko from Hermitage

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning districts as a freshman

How I got my start in golf: “My parents bought me a set of golf clubs at a yard sale when I was 4, and I begged to take golf lessons.”

Future goal: Play golf in college