Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week - Mirra Stillman

Oct 16, 2013 8:06 PM

Mirra Stillman started playing field hockey the summer before 7th grade.

Over time, this high school senior says she's grown to love the sport.

"I had normally been a soccer player, but I really liked the pace and the movement of field hockey, it has grown on me a ton, I love it," said Stillman.

By scoring 13 goals and adding 11 assists, Stillman, a center midfielder, has helped propel the Panthers to an 11-1 record in the Eastern Athletic League and a 16-2-1 mark overall.

Panthers goalie Gabby Banathy sees Stillman's skill set up close.

"You can always spot her when you see her out there, she stands out. She has such a tenacity to her, so much skill that it's not the same game and we're not the same team when we play without her," said Banathy.

But Stillman's teammates aren't the only ones who have noticed Stillman's talent.

In July, she verbally committed to the University of Massachusetts on a partial athletic and academic scholarship.

UMass is such an incredible opportunity, I can't wait to be out there, they play with such power and such domination," said Stillman.

Speaking of domination, that's exactly what Stillman does in the classroom.

She carries a 3.9 GPA and takes 3 AP courses.

Next year she'd like to study biology or kiniseology, but she's also open to learning more about cooking, a hobby that helps her relax.

"Well actually I really do make good apple pies, it's one our favorite family past-times. Every holiday season we love making new pies, cakes and cheesecakes.


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