North Oaks Sports Medicine is shining the spotlight on Luke Bleakley, Elijah
Callahan, Miranda Lobell and Krystal Waddell as "Student-Athletes
of the Month" for September.
Krystal Waddell, a Ponchatoula High School junior, is a cheerleader. She
is also a member of Student Council, Key Club, and volunteers for Special
Olympics each year. Her coach shares that she recently demonstrated her
leadership abilities at a charity event on short notice by choreographing
stunts, cheering, dancing and tumbling.
From left are North Oaks Sports Medicine Supervisor Jeff Schmitt, student-athlete
Krystal Waddell, Cheerleading Sponsor Elizabeth Vineyard and Principal
St. Thomas Aquinas High School senior Luke Bleakley is a member of both
the football and baseball teams. He is the leading receiver for the school
with 18 receptions for 380 yards and 9 touchdowns. He is an honor student,
and a student leader who was selected as a student ambassador. He is a
member of National Honor Society and Beta Club, and has been instrumental
in organizing the school’s Campus Ministry’s Light Team.
From left are St. Thomas Head Baseball Coach B.J. Corr, North Oaks Sports
Medicine Supervisor Jeff Schmitt, student-athlete Luke Bleakley, North
Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Vanessa Taromina and St. Thomas
Head Football Coach John White.
Elijah Callahan is a senior captain on the Albany High School football
team and also plays basketball. His coach describes him as a leader on
and off the field with a 3.85 grade point average. As a starting defensive
end he has 40 tackles, 1 forced fumble and 2 sacks. As a starting tight
end, he has 7 receptions for 149 yards.
From left, Principal Jill Prokop, North Oaks Sports Medicine Supervisor
Jeff Schmitt, student-athlete Elijah Callahan, Sports Medicine Athletic
Trainer Amanda Trepagnier and head Football Coach Blane Westmoreland.
Miranda Lobell, a Springfield High School volleyball player who also excels
in the classroom, was named Best Hitter at a recent tournament. She has
led the team to an 11-3 record, averaging 9.6 kills, 3.4 blocks and 9.1
digs per game. She is a junior with a grade point average of 4.0.
From left are Volleyball Coach John Hill, North Oaks Sports Medicine Supervisor
Jeff Schmitt, student-athlete Miranda Lobell and North Oaks Sports MedicineAthletic
Trainer Amanda Trepagnier.
From August to April, North Oaks Sports Medicine staff and North Oaks
Orthopaedic Specialty Center doctors will choose a male and a female student-athlete
from both Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes as “Student-Athletes
of the Month.” Nominations are accepted from coaches, athletic directors
and principals. Athletes must:
- excel in athletic competition
- have a 3.0 grade point average or higher
- participate in school/community organizations
- respect coaches, teammates, officials, teachers and their peers.
In May, North Oaks Sports Medicine Staff will select a “Student-Athlete
of the Year” from all monthly honorees.
Nomination forms are posted
or can be requested by calling North Oaks Sports Medicine at (985) 230-5248.