September Athletes of the Month

Left to right: Stephanie Young, Jordan Lyons and Katherine Miata are our September Athletes of the Month.
Left to right: Stephanie Young, Jordan Lyons and Katherine Miata are our September Athletes of the Month.

Our Athletes of the Month kicked their sports season into high gear in September. Along with Senior Football Safety Jordan Lyons, a pair of underclassmen, Stephanie Young and Katherine Miata, team up in Tennis as Whitman’s second-doubles partners.

Stephanie Young prefers doubles. “I like working with another person, you get that extra support with a doubles partner,” said Stephanie. “I like playing aggressively at the front of the net.”  Stephanie loves all that Whitman as to offer and also plays on the Badminton team. She is involved with the Ambassadors club, Interact Club and Girls Sports Night.

Jordan Lyons flashes his 5’9” 150lb frame around the football field with a quickness that his competitors can’t match. Whether he’s catching passes from his quarterback or snagging interceptions, (Jordan is currently tied for the lead in Suffolk County), this guy can move. “Run and avoid getting hit, that’s what goes through my mind the second I pick off a ball for an interception.”  Jordan also plays basketball and is thinking about spring track. This college-bound senior is not sure where he will end up but wants to continue his love and interest in biology.

As a sophomore Katherine Miata is thrilled to be nominated as an Athlete of the Month and is clearly enjoying life at Whitman. “I love how open and accepting Whitman is, I love my teachers too,” said Katherine.  “For me, it’s more fun to play doubles tennis because we get to compare notes and decide a strategy against our competition.” Katherine also looks forward to Girls Sports Night and in the meantime, plays Badminton and is a member of Mathletes, the Interact Club, the Sign Language Club, and the Chamber Orchestra.