Athlete of the Week: Anna Stancofski, Cape Henlopen High School

The Vikings’ Anna Stancofski celebrates with goalie Julie Heffernan after last Saturday’s 2-0 state title win (Delaware State News/Marc Clery).

Cape Henlopen High’s Anna Stancofski was voted by readers as the Week 11 Delaware State News Athlete of the Week for her performance on the field.

Stancofski, a senior, has been the “wall” of Cape Henlopen’s back line for the past four seasons.

Last Saturday, Stancofski helped lead the top-seeded Vikings to a 2-0 shutout of Padua Academy for the program’s third consecutive Division I field hockey state championship title.

She scored one of the team’s five goals in a 5-0 shutout of Charter School in the D-I quarterfinals round Nov. 2, the first of Cape’s three playoff wins.

Stancofski became the first Cape student-athlete, and fifth field hockey player, to earn the award this season.

Stancofski beat out Smyrna High football player Wayne Knight by just two votes, 288-286, to earn the award. Indian River High field hockey player Rylie Cordrey and Padua Academy field hockey player Riley Hickox (Dover native) also received votes.

Athlete of the Week nominations

The Delaware State News is featuring a high school Athlete of the Week each week during the 2019-2020 school year.

The Athlete of the Week is nominated and chosen by our readers. The nominating period starts at 2 p.m. on Friday and ends at noon on Monday. A voting period follows from 5 p.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Wednesday.

This process is performed exclusively online. When nominating an athlete, please include name, school and sport as well as a photo and brief description of why he or she deserves that week’s honor.

All nominations must be high school varsity athletes and come from high schools within Kent or Sussex counties. The winner appears in print and online each Friday.

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