Sports

Athletes of the Month

OLIVIA PAGE

STAFF WRITER

   Senior Jaeden Bailey is this month’s outstanding football athlete. As quarterback for Pinewood’s football team, Bailey has earned his spot as the team’s leader.

Almost all of Bailey’s statistics well exceed the national average. In the recent game versus East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy, Bailey led Pinewood to a dominant 84-14 win.

With one touchdown, 66 passing yards, and a 0.556 completion percentage on his passes,  he had a remarkable game. In addition, Bailey had four carries and a total of 47 rushing yards.

“Jaeden is not only an amazing teammate, but also a great leader,” sophomore Liam Smith said. “He helps the younger players understand what their assignment is; he has kind of been like an older brother to me. He’s definitely a leader on and off the field.”

Bailey’s hard work, dedication, and overall presence on the field will be greatly missed next year as he will leave some big shoes to fill.

Senior Olivia Hanks is well deserving of the title tennis player of the month. Recently, Hanks has been playing singles.

“She is a good teammate; she loves to joke around and have fun while still doing a great job,” sophomore Tina Huang said.

With several consecutive wins, Hanks has had a successful close to her season.

“Recently she’s been playing much more consistently, being a little bit more aggressive with her forehand, and the second serve has gotten much better. I will miss her spunk and her upbeat attitude for every match,” tennis coach Craig Corfield said.

The varsity volleyball team’s player of the month is senior Kassy Davis. Davis is a setter, meaning that her primary role is setting up big hits for her teammate. She played a pivotal role in the team’s recent victory against Woodside Priory.

Davis had a total of 11 attacking attempts in games against Castilleja and King’s Academy. She also had three aces  and a  100 percent serving average during both of these games.

Overall, Davis has  maintained a 0.153 hitting percentage as well as completed 40 sets this season. With an average of 82.6 serving percentage, a total of 66 points, and 66 digs, Davis has had an extraordinary season on paper, but also played a tremendous role in her maintaining her team’s unity.