Fall II Athlete Spotlights: Week Two

Two Senior Athletes having Success in their Final Seasons

Senior Volleyball captain Mackenzie Cahill is highlighted as a Fall II Sports Athlete of the Week.

Anika Kavalla, Faith Ryan, and Emily Coulsey

Abington High School’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee(SAAC) has decided to honor two athletes during each week of the 2020-2021 Fall II season. SAAC will recognize one male and one female athlete per week, from the Football, Indoor Track(run outdoors), Volleyball, and Gameday Cheerleading teams. Highlighted on the second week of these Fall II spotlights are Mackenzie Cahill and Krish Panjwani.

Mackenzie Cahill

Jersey #34 on the Girl’s Volleyball team is senior Mackenzie Cahill, this week’s female athlete spotlight. She has been participating in the sport since last year. In her second year playing the sport, Cahill’s favorite memory on the team is her warm welcome, and how comfortable her teammates made her feel. Despite being nervous to start a new sport so late in her high school career, she loved getting to play with such amazing teammates. In addition to playing the position of right-side hitter, she also participates in softball. Her favorite subject in school is anatomy, as she is preparing to go to medical school and major in obstetrics. Additionally, her favorite teacher is Ms. Tomlin. “This year, I have her for AP Literature, and she makes our class feel so welcomed and I think it is because of her that I’ve learned so much this year,” said Cahill. Her all-time favorite memory from high school would have to be winning the state championship as a freshman on the Varsity Softball team. As for who she credits her successes to, Cahill said, “I have my coach, Judy Hamilton, to thank for how much I have progressed these past two years. She has been such an amazing coach to me, and I’m going to miss her the most.”

Krish Panjwani

Krish Panjwani is a senior on the boys’ winter track team(run outdoors this year), and he is this week’s male athlete spotlight. He has been running winter track for the entire three years since the year the team was formed. He chose to run winter track because he enjoyed cross country and wanted to keep running in between the break between cross country and spring track. Throughout his years on the team, Panjwani’s favorite memory is the day he got his personal record of a mile in under six minutes. His favorite event to watch at a track meet is the 4×400 relay. Panjwani credits his success to his friends and coaches that make his seasons full of running so fun. He specifically gave his coach a shoutout:  “Especially Coach Campbell, whose training has improved my running speed and form,” said Panjwani. Outside of track, his favorite teacher is Ms. Corbett, and his favorite class is AP Computer Science A. His favorite memory from high school is the time he has spent with friends in the library playing games and sharing videos. After high school, Panjwani plans to continue running in college and study computer science!