From the Coop (nickname of her gym) to the hockey field, Jill Witmer has her sky blue eyes set on the stars.
Climbing her way to the top, Witmer, featured on the cover of this month’s “Rise” magazine, an ESPN high school edition, will try and reach the summit tonight as the Comets enter the L-L league championship game against Donegal at 7 P.M. at Manheim Central High School.
Witmer, who was never into field hockey in her younger years, already has a state championship under her belt, All-American honors and is the number one recruit in the nation. (Committed to Maryland)
“When I first tried it, I didn’t really like it much,” she says in the magazine “My dad said, ‘Just one more year, see how it goes when you get into ninth grade,’ so I went to play for Coach Soto. He was great, and I was hooked.”
Heading into her senior year Witmer has scored a total of 59 goals, 54 assists, and a team record of 71-11-3.
By: Damien Oswald