|Smith Team preparing for NEWITT, 2016!|
|Margaret Anne Smith receiving |
her NEWITT Warrior Award
Lynn Miller Warrior Award
Lynn Miller was the head coach at Wheaton College from 1980 until 2015. She is currently an assistant coach with the Colby Sawyer College tennis teams. The Lynn Miller Warrior Award is to be awarded to a current junior or senior player who embodies competitiveness in playing sport while competing with the highest level of integrity. One of Coach Miller’s former players says of her:
“Her resilient character has enabled her to become a mentor to hundreds of athletes who have gone through her programs. On a personal note, Coach Miller showed me how to compete with your mind and body while always keeping fair play at the center of competition.”
The nomination for Margaret Anne Smith
Our captain and warrior, Margaret Anne is remembered by most coaches and players because of her tenacious style on-court. She will never give up. Her matches often go three or more hours as she skillfully loops her high shots to baseline over and over. Almost all of her opponents dread to see her walk onto their court because they know she will never quit. She has mastered the drob shot (half drive, half lob) and lob in an attempt to outlast and frustrate her opponent but she uses what abilities she has to the maximum and always stays mentally positive throughout. She is patient, determined and physically strong and able to get to almost any shot handed to her. She is positive in spirit and determined on the court. She is a delight to coach. Her dedication, determination and fitness helped her to gain the best singles record on the team this season.
Smith Tennis finished on a strong note on this weekend and for the season. They plan to continue their strength and conditioning workouts in the off season and they hope to start captains' practices soon. They will be back in competitive action this spring.
Encouraged One Another
All with grace!