Miksich succeeds in spotlight
Name: Cassidy Miksich
Athlete of the week achievement: Miksich carded an 83 at Windber Country Club to win her second consecutive District 6 Class 2A high school girls golf individual championship. She also competed for the boys team in the District 6 team championships at Scotch Valley Country Club and helped the Golden Eagles finish third.
Season update: Miksich will compete in the PIAA championships in York on Oct. 19. There is no PIAA Western Regional this season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coach Mike Funicelli’s quote: “I’m so proud of Cassidy’s performance on Thursday. She has shown two years in a row now that she isn’t afraid of the big stage and continues to play solid golf when it counts. She works harder than anyone I’ve ever coached both on the course and in the classroom. I’m looking forward to watching her play among the state’s finest golfers.”
Favorite teacher: Mr. Elder
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: “Only the Brave”
Favorite food: Tacos
Favorite song: “Heaven” by Kane Brown
Outside interests: Hang out with frields
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Rickie Fowler
Best athlete I ever competed against: Central Cambria graduate Jaylee Sikora
Most influential person on my athletic career: Tom Koehle
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning districts in back-to-back years.
How I got my start in golf: “I got some golf clubs when I was 4 and just got started.”
Future goal: Go to college and hopefully go to states and do well.