TMLA Senior Wins Top Awards
Congratulations to TMLA Senior Fiona Mullen who earned top athletic achievements this year in not one, but two varsity sports. In March, Fiona earned Girls Catholic High School Athletic Association (GCHSAA) Varsity Basketball Tier 1 All League Award. Fiona had won the same award for volleyball in November.
Fiona’s basketball coach Joann Pinnock, who nominated her for the honor, said Fiona was more than deserving of this high honor. Fiona not only showed up on the court with an average of 16.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists as a guard, but her sportsmanship goes beyond stats, which is why she was selected for the All League Award out of all the players on 10 teams within the AA Division of the Brooklyn-Queens Diocese. Coach Jo explained: “Besides her athletic ability on the court, she showed good sportsmanship and she really excelled this year, leading her team and being the most consistent player. She does a great job regardless of the sport.” Coach Jo continued: “I’m very proud of her. Fiona has been a real rock for our entire program, so to have a kid like that, you just hope there’s another young girl that’s right behind her to step into those shoes and lead the program.”
As the city’s first school selected by BNS Sports and Under Armour’s “Women of Will” program, which aims to empower female athletes, TMLA coaches would agree with Fiona’s advice to other young girls: “Find your passion and dedicate yourself to that passion.”
According to Fiona, “Being a female athlete has shaped me into the person I am today. I have learned the importance of leadership, dedication, communication and determination to work with my team to figure out our different strengths and apply them towards a common goal.”
Now toward the end of her senior year, Fiona says, “I never expected to win one, never mind both (awards). I think after working so hard for the past four years, receiving these awards and bringing them home for Mary Louis was one of the greatest experiences for me.”
Fiona is thankful for all the opportunities she’s had at TMLA and the support she’s received from her coaches, and her biggest cheerleaders—her siblings and her parents.[Go Back]