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TFS coaches name Indians of the Week



Tallulah Falls School coaches have named Indian Athletes of the Week for Aug. 27-Sept. 1


Eighth-grader Emma Jackson of Clayton was named an Indian of the Week by cross country coach Scott Neal. “Emma placed 43rd of 108 female runners at the Athens Academy Invite,” said Neal. “Her performance helped TFS place sixth of 10 teams. Emma’s toughness in training and team-oriented mindset also helps her teammates to improve when they, too, are tired.”


Sixth-grader KC Respress of Cleveland was selected by soccer coach Travis Mullis as an Indian of the Week. “Although new to soccer, KC has taken on the challenge of learning to goal keep, a very important role on the team,” said Mullis. “The position requires a combination of instinct, physical speed, quickness and good hands. KC is developing into a great player. He is also at the top of the list when it comes to showing respect for his teachers, classmates and those he encounters during the day.”


Senior Jade Mitchell of Cornelia was selected as an Indian of the Week by volleyball coach Matt Heyl. “Jade has really been on fire as of late,” said Heyl. “Over the last few weeks, she has been the hottest hitter on the team and has become our ‘go-to’ player. Not only has she risen in the ranks on offense but her passing had the highest rating of anyone in last week’s matches. She was our best offensive and defensive player for the week – quite an accomplishment.”


Sophomore Junho So of South Korea was named an Indian of the Week by soccer coach Brett Adams. “Junho is really learning the game,” said Adams. “He is adapting his tactical understanding of soccer along with his positional contributions to the team. His work rate is high and his attention keen.” 


Photos courtesy of Tallulah Falls School