Kinetic PT Athlete of the Week: Katie Wuerstle (Perkiomen Valley)

Athlete: Katie Wuerstle

School: Perkiomen Valley

Sport: Field hockey

The week that was: Katie, one of four senior captains and a Division I Kent State commit, collected two goals Wednesday, including the game-winner in overtime as the powerful Vikings notched a 3-2 triumph over Owen J. Roberts in a rematch of last season’s PAC and District 1-3A finalists. (OJR won both title clashes in 2018)

Wuerstle, who also had a pair of assists in a 9-0 PAC Liberty rout of Norristown Friday, has been instrumental in a 4-1 start for Perk Valley, which capped a perfect 4-0 week by blanking West Chester Henderson 6-0 Saturday.

"Katie has blossomed into a scoring threat for the Vikings this season as she gets more time up on the front line,” veteran PV coach Erik Enters said of Wuerstle, who plays club hockey for Mayhem Hockey Club.

“She has exceptionally fast hands and deft elimination skills that make her a threat to score anytime she gets the ball near the circle.  Katie is the consummate team player who often comments how her success is just an extension of the hard work everyone on the team is putting in."