Poll results: State College lacrosse player named Centre County girls athlete of the week

A State College lacrosse player is the latest Centre County girls athlete of the week, as selected by readers of

The poll covered high school sports action from April 22-May 5. State High’s Hannah Zaritski played an important role in the Lions’ 12-10 win over Methacton on April 27. In the win she recorded her 150th career save for State College.

Zaritski came in first place in the poll, with 8,409 votes, or 55%.

Below is a look at the other nominees:

Chamiqua Gentzel, Penns Valley track and field: Chamiqua Gentzel landed a throw of 110-2.5 to earn first place in the javelin for Penns Valley at the team’s Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference meet with Clearfield at Bellwood-Antis.

She came in second place in the poll, with 6,009 votes (39%).

Sienna Barnhart, Bellefonte softball: Bellefonte softball’s Sienna Barnhart had a big two days on April 25 and 26 for the Raiders. She drove in three runs on two hits and scored one run of her own against Johnstown before following it up with three hits against Somerset, including a grand slam.

Abby Stitzer, Penns Valley track and field: Penns Valley’s Abby Stitzer won the 800 meters at the Altoona Mountain Lion Classic with a season best time of 2:19.7.

For the CDT’s Athlete of the Week polls this season, we will take nominations from all six county athletic departments for athlete of the week. Voting for this poll ended Sunday. As a reminder, the poll is not scientific and just for fun. In fact, we invite you to vote as many times as you want. Look for future polls at