Athlete of the Week

Athletes of the week October 15th

This week we have two tennis players who share athlete of the week. They are Nina Balestieri and Rebecca Rodriguez Soto. Nina is a Senior and is a member of the tennis team. Nina has been playing tennis for 6 years and always gives her best effort during practice and game matches. During the season, she practices on weekdays with her team and on weekends with her friends and family. To balance sports and school, Nina always completes her homework on the day that it is due. Nina would love to play tennis with Serena Williams and her inspiration is her Dad. Nina likes tennis because it is fun, casual, and social. She loves playing for Woodside because the tennis team is very supportive and encouraging. After graduation, Nina wants to attend a four year college and possibly play tennis. According to her coaches, “Nina does her very best in every game and is always on time to practice.”

 

Rebecca is a Junior and plays doubles for the tennis team. She first began playing tennis when she was 6 years old, stopped playing at age 12, and then started playing again at Woodside. As of now, Rebecca practices two hours a day with the her Woodside team, and also takes lessons outside of school for fun. Rebecca balances academics and athletics by being “realistic” about commitment outside of sports and school. If Rebecca could play tennis against anyone in the world, she would play against Barack Obama. She enjoys playing tennis because it is fun and social. Her future plans include attending college and playing tennis as a hobby. Her coaches say, “Rebecca gives great effort and maintains focus during her play.”

 Athlete of the Week