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North Oaks Sports Medicine Honors Student-Athletes of the Month for September

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 Danny Strickland.
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 here or can be requested by calling North Oaks Sports Medicine at (985) 230-5248.