2015 Players of the Week
Introducing #3, Emily Sheaffer. Here's what Em had to say:
“I attended Montgomery County Community College where I earned an Associate in Applied Science – Digital Design.
Some of my favorite things are sports of course, especially football, soccer, softball, and basketball! I also enjoy snowboarding, music, friends, family, my dog, apple dumplings, cannolis, the beach, and building things out of recycled wood.
I would love to learn kick boxing. I want to learn some self defense plus I love activities that keep me in shape. My favorite football team is the Philadelphia Eagles.
Fun Fact: I have a beautiful three-year-old Husky/Lab who’s name is Harper.”
Introducing #36, Mariah Green. Here's what Mariah had to say:
“I went to Cumberland Valley High School and am now attending Southern New Hampshire University for Criminal Justice. I am currently working at Panera Bread as a prep worker and barista.
My biggest influence is probably my dad. He’s always supported me and wants me to chase my dreams. My favorite team is the Pittsburgh Steelers, and my favorite player is either Heath Miller or Antonio Brown.
Fun Fact: I’m a really good Call of Duty player on PS4.”
Introducing #32, Heidi Johnson. Here's what Heidi had to say:
“I went to Stroudsburg High School and American Military University. I am a Property Book Non Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) in the U.S. Army.
My parents have been the biggest influence in my life. My dad showed me work ethic and pushed me to be my best and my mom is the strongest woman I know. I am most proud of never settling for less and always pushing myself to the next level for my family.
Some of my favorite things include my pups, my family and friends, my wife, reading, singing, and writing. If I could travel anywhere, I’d go to Australia to fulfill my aunt’s travel wishes. I spend my free time working out, playing darts, hanging with friends, and relaxing with my wife and dogs.
My strongest qualities are my determination and that I am hardworking. Some skills I’d like to learn are calmness and not taking things personally. My favorite football team is the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Franco Harris is my favorite player.
Fun fact: I have a mind full of useless trivia information (Megatouch Master).”
Introducing #19, Marcia Stinney. Here's what Marc had to say:
“I went to Edward W. Bok Technical High School and Lehigh Carbon Community College. Currently, I am a Lead at I.M.C. Warehouse.
My biggest influence in my life is my older sister. She always told me to be the best I could be and never give up when life gets hard. This is why I’m the person I am today. I am most proud of myself because I never thought I would be the person I am today. I am grateful for what I have now. It’s never what others think about me but rather what they think of….
Some of my favorite things are football, track, and music. In my free time, I visit my friends and family back home and workout. My strongest quality is that I care deeply.
A skill I would love to learn is gymnastics because it looks hard and I love challenges. My favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys and the player that I love on the team is Dez Bryant.
Fun Fact: I’m really a geek around my friends.”
Introducing #50, Nicole Noon. Here's what Noon Time had to say:
“I attended Dauphin County Technical School. After graduating I then went to Kaplan Career Institute for Child Psychology.
Some of my favorite things include hanging out with my girlfriend Rachael and hanging out with my friends and teammates outside of football. I also enjoy shopping, and of course playing football. I love to go to the beach as well.
I would love to travel to Rio…to go to beaches, sightsee, taste new foods, and to see the statue of Christ the Redeemer. My favorite football team is the Pittsburgh Steelers and my favorite player was and still is Jerome Bettis!
Fun Fact: I like watching Disney movies!”
Introducing #77, Christine Ross. Here's what C had to say:
“I graduated from Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, PA where I was a two-sport athlete and a member of the National Honor Society. I continued my basketball and softball careers at Mansfield University where I studied education, and I earned my Masters Degree in Teaching & Curriculum from Penn State University. I currently teach Pre-Algebra and Algebra I to a great group of middle school students!
The biggest influence in my life is definitely my Dad. He instilled his love of learning & passion for teaching in me since I was young, and I am proud to have followed in his footsteps with a career in education. He is the funniest, most generous, caring, loving, and patient man I know, and I aspire to be more like him each day. I would not be who or where I am today without him.
I spend my free time with my better half and our Boxers, Rylah, Tai, and Bailey. I enjoy playing sports and being active, fishing, and going to the beach! If I could travel anywhere, I’d go to a tropical paradise for sure! My favorite football team is the Baltimore Ravens. Torrey Smith is my favorite player, and since he’ll be playing for the 49ers this year, I’ll be cheering for them as well.
Fun Fact: I’m really superstitious before games. Part of my superstition includes wearing a ridiculous amount of eye black, which I have to apply seven times on each side, for my #77 of course!”
Introducing #25, Rebecca DiPietro. Here's what Becca had to say:
“I graduated from York County School of Technology where I studied Commercial Art. I participated in Track & Field where I ran the 100, 200 & 400. My fastest time in the 100 was 12.4 which I’m still very proud of. I also played volleyball. After high school I continued on to Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, graduating with honors.
I am most proud of my six year relationship with my wonderful partner. She has taught me so much about life and about myself. It’s true that God always saves the best for last. Secondly, I’m proud of my home I’ve owned since 2000. Whenever you think you’re done upgrading or remodeling, you quickly realize you have only begun.
I spend my free time relaxing with my 3 cats and spending time with friends and family. I’m a diehard Dallas Cowboy fan. I’ve liked then since I was young. It’s definitely hard during football season to keep my head up this close to Pittsburgh and considering my whole family likes Philly. But…all said and done, DC4L!
Fun Fact: I’m 42 years old and I can still keep up with the youngens!”
Introducing #31, Sarah Good. Here's what Sarah had to say:
“I graduated from Coudersport Jr. Sr. High School, Wilson College, and went to grad school at Lebanon Valley College. I work as Hospital Manager at a Veterinary Hospital in York, PA. My mother has been the biggest influence on my life. She has always taught me to reach for my goals and never let anything stand in my way. I am most proud of my family.
Some of my favorite things include sports, chocolate, animals, and being outside. If I could travel anywhere, I’d go to Holland to follow my ancestry. I spend my free time with my wife and animals. We do anything we can outside and with our friends and family. My strongest quality is approaching everything with an open mind.
A skill I’d like to learn? I’d love to be a better cook. I just can’t seem to get that down. My favorite football team/players? I love my Keystone Assault girls, but next would be the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Fun Fact: I can ride a unicycle.”
Introducing #69, Sydelle Chase. Here's what Syd had to say:
“I went to Brooklyn Technical High School, a specialized high school in Brooklyn, New York. I went to college at Howard University in Washington, DC.
The biggest influence in my life has been my mother. She is the strongest, most honest, kindest person I have ever known. Anyone who knows me knows “Mama Chase” because she takes the time to get to know the people in my life. My mother would give someone in need the shirt off her back and not think twice about it. I aspire to be more like her.
I am most proud of going to college on an academic scholarship and graduating with honors. I spend my free time watching cartoons, playing video games (mostly Call of Duty) or reading. I also enjoy hanging out with friends and going to the movies. Singing is one of my passions.
Fun Fact: I have played the piano and saxophone and have tried my hand at the drums and guitar. ”
We are proud to introduce #30, Cori Young. Here's what Cori had to say...
“I work on the Army post, Ft. Indiantown Gap, in the supply department and still serve as a National Guard soldier as well. I’m most proud of joining the Army National Guard and surviving basic training!
Some of my favorite things are my fiancé and our family together, my dog Bruno, football (obviously!), camping and boating, and just being at home and being with my family.
My strongest quality is my sense of humor. Whether you’ve known me for 10 years of 10 minutes, you’re sure to catch a joke.”
We are proud to introduce #66, Amber Early! Here's what Amber had to say:
“I went to East Pennsboro High School. I work for Amazon.com as a Warehouse Associate/Problem Solver. Yes, Problem Solver is an actual job at Amazon! My biggest influence has always been my mother. She taught me everything important about life: hard work, love, loyalty, honesty, hope, etc. More importantly, she taught me how to live and smile no matter the struggle.
Some of my favorite things are shoes, music, poetry, art, and spending money (shopping). If I could travel anywhere, I’d go somewhere exotic/tropical for the exceptional weather and the beaches where the water is clear and you can see everything under the water by just standing there. I try to spend most of my free time with family or friends.
I’d say my strongest quality is being caring. I like to see people happy and laughing. Sometimes I make it my personal duty to keep people in good spirits. I’d like to learn how to play the piano. I’ve always wanted to learn. To me, the piano is a versatile instrument and can be adapted to any genre of music. Music is an outlet for people and brings people together. My favorite football team is the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Fun Fact: When I was in 4th grade, my grandma got me a turtle pillow for Christmas…I still sleep with it. No shame!”
We are proud to introduce you to #85, Sue McMurray! Here's what Sue had to say:
“I went to Steelton-Highspire High School and am currently enrolled in American Military University, working on a Logistics Degree. I do Quality Assurance with 193d SOW, PaANG (Military). Deb Beard has been the biggest influence in my life. She has shown me what a single mother can do with their life and that what you want in life, you can obtain if you just try!
I am most proud of being a grandmother and a mother to a very good mother herself. My favorite things are enjoying the people that are in my life and being able to help people that need help and make their lives better. I have traveled the world over with the military so there are not too many places I have not seen. I would travel to Australia, because I always thought it would be neat to see it.
My free time is spent with my granddaughter and volunteering at the local VFW. My strongest quality is caring about others. I would like to improve my skills with football. Since this will be my last year playing football, I would like to end it doing better than I did last year. My favorite football team is the Tennessee Titans.
Fun Fact: I am a 47 year-old grandma who plays football. To me, that’s a fun fact!”
Our first featured player is SJ Watts. Here's what SJ had to say: "I went to William Campell High School in Naruna, VA. I attended Averet University in Danville, VA where I studied Jounralism & Equestrian Studies. I am currently an Amtrak Train... Dispatcher. I control when and where the trains go and provide protection for the folks that work along the railroad. The biggest influence in my life is my material grandfather Willie “Jack” Moorman who taught me the importance of hard work, toughness and integrity. If I could travel anywhere, I’d go to Russia and Germany. I’ve always been very interested in the history of both countries. “Iron Mike” Webster is my favorite football players and one of the best centers in NFL history. He was a player who played through it all in the Steelers heyday and anchored the offensive line, starting 150 straight games. Fun Fact : It’s my dream to live off the grid in Alaska."