Five Mifflin County field hockey players honored

Warnick, Pupo named first team Mid-Penn stars

Sentinel file photo Mifflin County defender Marcella Pupo (13) was recently named a first team Mid-Penn field hockey all-star. Pupo’s teammate Cam Warnick was also named first team. Gabby Mink, Emily Shilling and Daphne Snook were all named second team.

LEWISTOWN — Five members of the Mifflin County field hockey squad made the Mid-Penn Commonwealth all-star team announced by the conference.

Making it to the first team were senior forward Cam Warnick and junior defender Marcella Pupo.

Huskies coach Courtney Kanagy wasn’t surprised about their selection to the first team.

“The girls were solid for us all season. Cam is a senior this year. She was our center defender and a team captain. Cam played an important role for her team on and off the field as a leader.  Cam is strong and aggressive and made so many huge defensive plays for us,” Kanagy said. “Marcella was a little bit of everything for us — offense and defense.  She is a strong player and has a lot of drive and determination. Marcella is very difficult to defend with her speed and agility.”

Senior Gabby Mink and juniors Emily Shilling and Daphne Snook were second-team selections for the Huskies. Mink is a midfielder, while Shilling and Pupo are forwards.

“Gabby is also a senior this year. She’s most likely the fastest person on the team.  She was a midfielder/link for us. She had the perfect amount of speed, fundamentals, and work ethic to make a huge aspect on the team,” Kanagy said. “Emily is a junior. She played right wing for us.  She has a ton of speed up the sideline but also so much patience that makes her so difficult to defend at that position.  She has great stick skills. She was one of our leaders in goals and assists.

“Daphne is also a junior and plays opposite wing to Emily. Daphne has an incredible way of getting her stick on the ball in the circle and scoring. She was our leading scorer this year followed by Marcella and Emily.”

Snook collected nine goals and four assists on the season; Pupo had eight, Shilling chipped in with five goals and four assists, while Mink rang up four goals this season.

Mifflin County ended the year with a 9-8-2 overall mark and 6-5-1 in the Commonwealth. The Huskies fell to State College in the District 6 Class 3A championship by a 3-0 score, ending a streak of three straight district titles.

Goalie Shelby Querry of the Little Lions won the Commonwealth Player of the Year as State College placed five on the first team. Querry will take her talents to Indiana University next fall.