McKinley Hoff, Junior, Anchorage, AK
McKinley helped lead CGA Hockey to qualifying for their first ever appearance at the USA Hockey U19 National Championship in Irvine, CA. The team qualified, in large part, due to an outstanding 22 save performance by McKinley on March 9th, resulting in CGA Hockey shutting out the number thirteen ranked team in the country. In the three games during the national tournament, she recorded 82 saves, many coming in spectacular fashion. Additionally, she held all three opponents scoreless during a combined ten power play opportunities throughout the tournament, including against the eventual National Champion.
“McKinley is a competitor with a knack for the big moments,” said head coach Brian Idalski. “She puts a tremendous amount of responsibility on herself, and plays hardest for her teammates in the toughest of situations,” he added.
Mike Gianforcaro, Second Classmen, Lincoln University, PA
Helping to lead the number one nationally ranked CMA Prep Lacrosse team to a record of 5 and 1 during the month of March, including wins over three top 25 opponents, goaltender Mike Gianforcaro recorded 43 saves during the team’s four-game spring break trip. As the anchor of the Culver defense, his ball-stopping ability is easy to appreciate, but he manages to do so much more. His athleticism is routinely on display outside of the crease, and his vision and leadership is often on display in clearing scenarios. “Mike is a fiery leader that inspires confidence in his teammates,” said head coach Jon Posner. “While his contributions on the field are noteworthy and evident, as a captain Mike’s biggest impact has been off of the field. He will graduate next spring as a five-year high school starter and attend Princeton University in the fall of 2020,” he added.
Hanna Cash, Senior, Cedar Lake, IN
A four-year varsity starter and 2018-19 co-captain, this season Hanna has accumulated a .520 batting average and 10 RBI’s, both the highest on the team. She has pitched 49 innings and recorded 80 strikeouts, including one shut-out and one no-hitter. Impressive as that may be, her performances have been limited because the team has experienced a high frequency of cancellations and rain-outs.
“She has a leader on and off the field and one of the hardest workers we have,” said head coach Randy Minas. “She continues to improve and continues to be a factor both offensively and defensively.”
Mikey Perea, First Classmen, Arvada, CO
As a four-year CMA varsity golfer and two-year captain for the team, Mikey plays in the number one position and anchors the undefeated dual match team. The dual match team has performed very well in all of the state invitational tournaments during the month of April, including the defeat of eight state-ranked opponents during the run. For the month of April, Mikey has an average score of one-under-par for home matches and has two scores of three-under-par in dual matches. Additionally, his low medalist performance of three-under-par during the April 16th home match against Concord and LaVille helped set a new school record of 141 for the CMA golf team on the refurbished Academy Course.
“Mikey always displays confidence in his game even on the most challenging of days,” said head coach Tim Montgomery. “His leadership as captain shines through during practice, matches, and while traveling. He treats all players, no matter their skill level, as valued members of the CMA golf team.”