AOTW ~ Katherine Benitez


Thuan Tran, Staff Writer

The outstanding Athlete of the Week in this last week of September is senior Katherine Benitez. Katherine is a proud member of Hoover’s women’s tennis team, filling the position of Doubles 1. She definitely contributed to our school’s excellent 15-4 win ratio given the drive and passion that she expresses both on the court and on campus. Her proudest achievement in tennis was when she helped lead her team to victory against Gompers. She always brings a zestful smile before games, though she is nervous sometimes. Through it all, women’s tennis pulls through and Katherine is instrumental to the team’s stellar performances. In addition, Katherine is a 4.0 student characterized by her commitment to school which motivates her to maintain a competitive transcript to apply herself to the best universities out there. She plans to continue playing tennis in the future. Through this sport, she has found a second family and a way to deliver her immense potential. Her favorite part about tennis is the lessons she learns from her teammates and the whole process of playing tennis. She maintains that communication is key, and those who play together, stay together.