October Mystery Athlete


Yi Vang

Players pose with their plaque after winning the Section with a 4-3 win over Breck.

Amelia Bush, Contributing Writer

This monthís mystery athlete is very accomplished. She has been playing tennis since she was 9 and has been playing in tournaments since she was 10. She has been on varsity since she was in 7th grade, and was captain for two years while playing number one singles. Melody Lee ’23 said, “She is a very great leader…I feel very welcomed on the team and she is just overall a great player.”

Along with this, her teammates really respect her. Nana Vang ’24 said, ìThe coaches let me and her hit, and it was so tough…and that was just an awakening in my mind, to work harder and be better in general.”

One thing that is obvious is how hard she works and how much she cares. Annabelle Swigert ’22 mentioned, “She is the most dedicated person I know, and that’s both in tennis and out of tennis…when she gets on the court she is so focused and she honestly pushes me to do better on the court, and in school, she pushes me to be a better person.”

It is also apparent that her leadership skills have no match. “I couldn’t wish for a better co-captain” Swigert stated, and Vang mentioned, “Being a captain requires a lot of responsibility. I had a tough match and she was always there for me. She’s always cheering and very compassionate towards others.” Lee also added, “I really trust her a lot. Everyone on the team seems to really look up to her.”

Vang said, “She’s honestly just the best…if I had to pick a role model it would probably be her.”

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