Student Athlete of the Month: South Windsor’s Skenyon

Sabrina boasts a long list of accomplishments on the court and in the classroom. She is a honor student and a member of the National Honor Society. She also was an academic All-Conference choice in 2012 for volleyball. She is the captain of both the volleyball and tennis teams, was All-Conference on the tennis court in 2012 and All-State in 2013.

How Sabrina prepares before a game: I try to eat right and get enough rest the night before, then if we have played our opponent previously, I try to think about what worked and what didn’t work during that match.  I also try to make the most of the warm-up time that is available so I am ready to play when the match starts.

How Sabrina has improved on the volleyball court: I hope I have become a better all-around player.  As a setter, I think my mobility on the court has improved.  It was also often necessary for me to play defense so I had the opportunity to improve my serve receive and digging.  I even got to hit a few times which was fun.

Sabrina’s most memerable moment as a Bobcat: As a sophomore, our team went undefeated at 18-0.  Seeing how excited and proud our coach was after our last game was something I will always remember.

Sabrina’s favorite moment from the 2013 season: This season against Rocky Hill, we fell behind 0-2.  Battling back and ultimately winning the match 3-2 was exhilarating.  We are also very proud to have hosted our annual Dig Pink fundraiser for the Side-Out Foundation that supports cancer research and we significantly exceeded our goal.

Sabrina’s favorite pro athlete: For volleyball, I enjoy watching Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings.

Alyssa’s plans for college: My top choices right now are the University of Tampa, Uconn, the University of New Hampshire, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I plan on playing club volleyball at whichever school I attend.

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