Check out our first batch of winter sport athletes in January's Athletes of the Month! This month, coaches from High School Basketball and Grade 8 Basketball are sharing their featured athletes with us. These athletes stand out by being encouraging teammates, hard workers, and dedicated athletes. Congratulations, to this month's featured athletes! Check out what their coaches have to say:
Varsity Basketball: Emily Rodriguez
Emily is a three-sport athlete whose hard work and determination helps her succeed in every sport. On the Varsity basketball team Emily has been a leader on the court recording two games with not only double digits in scoring but also in rebounds! Emily always supports her teammates and leads by example. Way to go, Emily!
JV Basketball: Avery Anderson
Avery has taken great strides as a basketball player in her sophomore year. She has logged many minutes of game time, and this has catapulted her into an indispensable role as team captain, first post player, defensive backbone, and rebounding leader on our team. She is a quiet but assertive leader who has the respect of her teammates and her coaches. She plays harder than anyone else on the court, and she has led our team to a winning a record. Avery has earned time on the Varsity court and will certainly see that time before this year is over.
Grade 8 Boys Basketball: Rami Sedhom
Not only has Rami improved his skill set as well as his understanding of the nuances of the game, he is also the consummate teammate, always willing to do whatever is asked to help his team improve. His defense has been outstanding, and his understanding of the offense improves with each game. I would also want to make note of his willingness to lead. While many youngsters take a giant step backward, when asked to assume the mantle of leadership, Rami has been more than willing to fill that position when needed. In short, Rami is most deserving of this acknowledgment!
Grade 8 Girls Basketball: Katie Mullins
Katie has shown remarkable leadership skills both in practice and during games. Katie is an athlete who is eager to learn and further develop her skills. Each week she has shown great improvement in her ability to play the game!