Female Athlete of the Month: Wesleyann Alyssa Williams

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Wesleyann Alyssa Williams.

By Milan Eagle media

Wesleyann Alyssa.Williams is a Senior at Milan High School. She was born August 7, 2001 and in 2004 she moved to Milan. She said, “ I was raised by a very loving, motivating and strong family. “
Wesleyann became interested in sports when she was 6. She started off by playing t-ball, then after came soccer. As Middle School started she become very interested in basketball and soon started playing. Her influences came from her older siblings, (Charlena & Lawrence) by helping her stay focused and continue to work hard every chance she had.
Wesleyann said, “I knew 110% basketball was for me when I had Coach Melissa Hossman my sophomore year of High School. She taught me to build a foundation with the sport and to always keep trying. She built not only a player out of me but a respectful, leading, young lady on and off the court. “
She plays basketball and runs Track & Field. Her position in basketball is Shooting Guard. The events in track are the 400 Dash, 4×4 Relay and Long Jump. She has played basketball for 8 years, and ran track for 5 years. She said, “my senior year of basketball has been more than great. This year we have 6 seniors returning to enjoy our last ride together. We have grown a lot closer and have been more than just teammates, we have become sisters. Our new Coach Bobby Green has pushed us to be our best and nothing less. We all work together to be great together. I am proud to be a part of this team.”
This will be her last year for basketball. Wesleyann plans to further her career after high school by strictly being focused on books and not so much sports anymore.
She is involved in Diversity club at Milan High School. “The group has a successful way of seeing the different perspectives”, she said. She enjoys being a part of the club because “Diversity enhances creativity. It encourages the search for novel information and perspectives, leading to better decision making and problem solving”, Wesleyann said.
She maintains a 3.7 GPA and favorite courses she took throughout high school are General Business & Personal Finance. Classes taught by Mark Davis. Wesleyann said, “He really made the material we did, projects and papers on personal, to get us ready for the real world. I was very interested and enjoyed those classes the most because I had the chance to be creative with my future and plan it out.” After graduation, she plans on attending Lourdes University to Major in Criminology and Minor in Psychology.
Coach Bobby Green said, “Wesleyan Williams a senior guard from our lady Reds basketball team. In her first year of varsity basketball she has worked tirelessly to improve her game throughout the season. And has gone from seeing limited minutes at the beginning of the season to a major contributor as we have progressed on through the season. Her tireless work ethic has been noted by the entire coaching staff and is paying off on the floor! Always polite encouraging and shows up ready to work hard everyday. She has been an inspiration to other girls on our team in terms of her work ethic and eagerness to always improve.”

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