North Oaks Sports Medicine athletic trainers have joined with
North Oaks Physician Group orthopedic surgeons to select Steve Allen, Amy Arceneaux, Jordan Lemon and Baylie Stears as
Student-Athletes of the Month for November.
Steve Allen is a senior attending Ponchatoula High School. Allen is a 4-year
offensive tackle for the Green Wave who has started in 35 consecutive
varsity games. He maintains a 4.0 GPA and was recognized as “Scholar
Athlete of the Week” on the “Friday Night Football”
TV show produced by WGNO ABC Channel 26 for week 4 of this year’s
high school football season.
“Steve is a role model for younger players and leads by example,”
notes Allen’s head football coach, Hank Tierney. “He is always
on time for practices and meetings and works hard.”
He is the son of Bridget and Steven Allen and has been honored as a member
of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association All-State Academic Team
and All-District First Team.
From left: Ponchatoula High Head Football Coach Hank Tierney, North Oaks
Sports Medicine Supervisor Jeff Schmitt, Steven Allen and North Oaks Sports
Medicine Athletic Trainer Jonathan Gantt.
Amy Arceneaux is a 2-year junior varsity volleyball player at Hammond
High Magnet School chosen to serve as captain this year by her teammates.
So far this season, Amy has netted 51 kills, 8 service aces and 80 digs
as an outside hitter. She has been on the “A Honor Roll” for
the past 2 years and has a 4.0 GPA. She is enrolled in the high school’s
medical magnet program and is CPR-certified. She also belongs to the Beta
Club and National Honor Society and serves as secretary of the Interact Club.
“Amy is driven to improve every day, and she is never satisfied with
her last performance. She is one of the most disciplined players I have
ever coached, and I believe that she just has a raw talent for the sport
of volleyball,” observes Head Coach Amber Babin.
Amy is the daughter of Josie and Dennis Arceneaux.
From left: North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Kerrin Sitman, Hammond
High Head Volleyball Coach Amber Babin, Amy Arceneaux, North Oaks Sports
Medicine Supervisor Jeff Schmitt and Hammond High Interim Principal Dr.
Jordan Lemon is a sophomore student at Walker High School with a 4.0 GPA.
Lemon has belonged to the Wildcats’ cross country team for 2 years
and also belongs to the school’s track and soccer teams.
Lemon was named to the All-Parish Cross Country team, running 3 miles with
a time of 17 minutes and 44 seconds. He is the son of Misty and Harold
Huffman and is an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Lemon’s Coach, Will Silk, notes that he often stays after practice
to “run an extra mile,” and as a sophomore, he’s already
become role model for other athletes. “He is the model student.
He does an outstanding job in the classroom, and his extraordinary work
ethic carries over to athletics,” he adds.
From left: North Oaks Sports Medicine Supervisor Jeff Schmitt, Jordan Lemon,
Walker High Head Cross Country Coach Will Silk and North Oaks Sports Medicine
Athletic Trainer Nate Borget.
Baylie Stears, the daughter of Sherry and Todd Stears, is a senior at
Walker High School with a 3.94 GPA. A guard for the Wildcats’ basketball
team all 4 years of high school, Stears recently committed to play for
Southeastern Louisiana University Lady Lions next year and is an active
member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Last year, Stears was recognized as an all-district and all-parish player
on a team that went 31-5 and reached the state quarterfinals.
Her Coach Korey Arnold says, “She is always available to help the
younger players out who may be having trouble picking up something new.
She is an active member in the community and an all-around great role
From left: North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Nate Borget, Baylie
Stears, Walker High Head Girls Basketball Coach Korey Arnold and North
Oaks Sports Medicine Supervisor Jeff Schmitt.
Student-athletes are nominated by principals, coaches and athletic directors
from high schools in Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes each month during
the academic year. Candidates must: maintain a 3.0 GPA or better; excel
in athletic competition; demonstrate respect for coaches, teammates, officials,
teachers and other students and be active in school and or community organizations.
In May, North Oaks Sports Medicine staff will select male and female “Student-Athletes
of the Year” from all monthly honorees for each parish.
Nominations Forms are available online
here and can be requested from
North Oaks Sports Medicine at (985) 230-5248.