Athletes honored at National Girls in Sports Day

Congratulations to Juniors Hannah Dalton and Kayle Hobbs who were selected to represent all of the female athletes at Whittier Tech and honored by the MIAA at the Massachusetts Celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

They were celebrated with 200 student athletes from Massachusetts schools at an event hosted at Faneuil Hall in Boston on Feb. 3. When called onstage, they were introduced to Keynote Speaker Genevra Stone, a two-time Olympian rower and silver medalist.

Whittier Athletic Director Kevin Bradley and their coaches chose Kayle and Hannah because of their achievements as three-sport athletes and honor students. Both girls play on the basketball and softball teams and Hannah plays soccer while Kayle is on the volleyball team.

“I felt honored that I got picked for such a prestigious award,” said Hannah. After the event, the girls enjoyed lunch in Faneuil Hall with their coaches. Kayle said, “I hope that seeing me get this award will inspire other players that follow me.”