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North Oaks Student-Athletes of the Month for April Announced

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  • Written By: Melanie Zaffuto

North Oaks Sports Medicine and North Oaks Physician Group’s orthopedic surgeons have selected Mallory Vining of Ponchatoula High School, Hayden Dupuy of Oak Forest Academy in Amite, Callie Roddy of French Settlement High School and Tyler Dawsey of Doyle High School in Livingston as “Student-Athletes of the Month” for April 2016.

Mallory Vining is a 16-year-old sophomore honors student with a 3.9 GPA at Ponchatoula High School. She has been pitcher on the Girls’ Softball team for 2 years. She has a .441 batting average and has pitched 47.67 innings with 25 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.21. She has a .964 fielding percentage.

“Mallory is a great leader on the field,” says Head Softball Coach Hollie Teague. Teague likewise admires the example she sets for her peers when it comes to her honors coursework and involvement in organizations on campus, including the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Interact Club and Student Council.

The daughter of Autumn and Bryce Vining, Mallory also plays softball during the summer on the Patriots GOLD team.

From left are: Ponchatoula High School Assistant Principal Mary Beth Crovetto, North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Jonathan Gantt, Mallory Vining and Ponchatoula High School Head Softball Coach Hollie Teague.

Seventeen-year-old Hayden Dupuy is a junior at Oak Forest Academy in Amite with a 3.5 GPA. In his first year as pitcher on the Oak Forest Baseball Team, he collaboratively pitched the Yellow Jackets to multiple victories. He has a 3-1 record with a 0.85 ERA.

“Hayden is an outstanding student and a great athlete,” states Head Baseball Coach Tony Salim. Dupuy has a pitching record of four wins and one loss, with a 1.23 ERA and 40 Ks. He helped his team win over two 6A public schools in Mississippi — George County and D’Iberville high schools — and finished the month with 11 straight shutout innings.

Hayden is the son of Mark and Jennifer Dupuy. He is a member of the Beta Club and has committed to play collegiate baseball for Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

From left are: North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer April Baize, Hayden Dupuy and Oak Forest Academy Principal and Head Football Coach Jason Brabham

Callie Roddy, 17, is a junior at French Settlement High School, where she has served as catcher for the Softball Team since her seventh-grade year. Roddy has persevered through ACL repairs on both knees, setting an example for her teammates on overcoming adversity.

The daughter of Candace and Chad Roddy, Callie has a 3.4 GPA and is involved in many student organizations, including: Beta Club; Future Business Leaders of America; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America; and the Culinary Club.

“Callie is an excellent leader on the field,” Head Softball Coach Susan Covington. “She’s a strong-willed young lady who leads her team by encouraging and helping younger players. She wants her teammates to be equally successful, taking time to show them what has worked for her.”

Covington also admires Roddy’s talent. In a recent game against Grant High School in Dry Prong, Louisiana, she was three-for-four at the plate.

From left are: French Settlement High School Principal Lance Hutson, French Settlement High School Head Softball Coach/Teacher Susan Covington, Callie Roddy, North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Nate Borget and French Settlement High School Athletic Director Jaime Gautreau.

Tyler Dawsey is an 18-year-old senior at Doyle High School in Livingston, where he has a 4.0 GPA. He has played guard on the Doyle High School Boys Basketball Team for 4 years. He averages 11.6 points, 2.1 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game.

Nominated by Doyle High School Athletic Director Bradley Watts, Tyler also is a member of the Baseball Team. He belongs to the Beta Club and serves as President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In addition, Dawsey worked with churches in Livingston last fall to organize an ‘outreach night’ every Friday with games and activities for teens.

He is the son of Lance and Dawn Dawsey.

From left are North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Matt Stumpf, Doyle High School Athletic Director Bradley Watts and Tyler Dawsey.

From September 2015 to April 2016, North Oaks Sports Medicine staff and North Oaks Physician Group orthopedic surgeons will choose male and female Student-Athletes of the Month from both Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes. Honorees must: have a 3.0 GPA or higher; excel in athletics; participate in school and community organizations; and respect coaches, teammates, officials, teachers and their peers. In May 2016, male and female “Student-Athletes of the Year” will be selected from all the monthly honorees for both parishes.

Nominations are accepted from coaches, athletic directors, principals and North Oaks Sports Medicine athletic trainers.

For more information about Student-Athlete of the Month/Year recognition, call North Oaks Sports Medicine at (985) 230-5248 or click here.