Elite Athletes of the Week
Elite Stone Supply, in conjunction with WBHF and Bartow Sports Zone, presents the ELITE ATHLETES OF THE WEEK. Each week, all five local schools will name an Elite Athlete of the Week and present the information on their honoree through Bartow Sports Zone and on 100.3FM and AM1450, WBHF in Cartersville.
Recipients for the week ending September 3, 2016:
Emmanuel Jones -- Woodland High School Hannah Lee -- Excel Christian Academy Rebekah Stevens -- Cartersville High School Kyler Trouten -- Cass High School Brooke Washington -- Adairsville High School
Emmanuel Jones is the Elite Athlete of the Week for Woodland High School. Jones is a senior linebacker and fullback for the Wildcats’ football team. He also plays baseball.
Jones is the son of Stephen and Marilyn Jones. In Woodland’s game at Rockmart September 2, Jones was credited with 17 tackles and returned a fumble for a touchdown.
Hannah Lee is the Excel Christian Academy Elite Athlete of the Week. Hannah is the daughter of Randy and Kim Lee and is a senior at Excel.
A four year starter, Lee pitches and plays first base. She is off to a tremendous start this season. Lee is currently second in Region 6A for both pitching wins and earned run average. She is also in the top ten in the region in both batting average and home runs.
Hannah’s competitive nature has allowed her to emerged as one of the leaders for the Lady Eagles. She has already contributed several outstanding pitching performances this season against some of the best teams in the state.
Lee excels in the classroom, where she has a 98.4 grade point average while taking honors and AP classes. AP Biology is her favorite class, because of her love for science. Her teachers are very complimentary of her work ethic and the positive impact she has on other students in the class.
Her future plans include attending college and majoring in bio chemistry. She also would like to continue playinjg softball at the collegiate level.
Rebekah Stevens is the Elite Athlete of the Week for Cartersville High School.
A sophomore, right side hitter for the Lady Canes’ volleyball team, Stevens is leading her team with a .261 hitting percentage and a 39.1 kill percentage. She has 23 kills and nine blocks, giving her 1.8 kills per set.
The daughter of Rob and April Stevens, Rebekah works tirelessly to improve her individual game and the skills she brings to the court for her team.
Lady Canes’ coach Camille Spradley says Stevens has been a great asset to the team’s offense this season and credits her with keeping her teammates and the spectators enthusiastic during matches.
Kyler Trouten is the Elite Athlete of the Week for Cass High School.
The daughter of Mark and Kimberly Trouten, Kyler is a 16-year-old junior. She is a two-year member of the Lady Colonels’ varsity volleyball team and has started both seasons. Trouten plays front row attack and has excelled with her blocking skills and kills.
She is a leader both on the court and off. She is a vocal leader who encourages her teammates in their efforts and is always supportive.
Her coaches credit her as being a great team player.
Adairsville High School’s Elite Athlete of the Week is Brooke Washington.
A senior libero on the Lady Tigers’ volleyball team, Washington is the daughter of Keisha Rider.
The Adairsville coaching staff says Washington is a very dedicated member of the volleyball team. She did not miss a single summer workout and she has not missed a day of practice this season.
She works very hard in the classroom and on the court. She does everything she is asked to do and always exhibits great effort. A very coachable player, Washington is always a positive influence on her teammates and a valuable player. She encourages her younger teammates and pushes the upperclassmen to be better.
Washington continually works to make her team better and is always asking how she can be even more supportive, often assisting her coaches in any way possible.
Editors Note: Photos and bios are supplied to Bartow Sports Zone and WBHF by the respective schools and their athletic departments.