Our week of September 28th athlete of the week is Mikayla Hanson. Mikayla Hanson is a member of the girl’s tennis team. “She has been showing great court sense in singles play by mixing placement, power, and consistency into her game,” said her coach. This season Mikayla had a 3 hour 3 set battle over Mound Westonka. Her coach stated, “Mikayla was victorious showing focus, determination, and grit winning 6-4, 3-6, 7-6.” Additionally, Mikayla has been a strong singles player for the Jordan Jaguars tennis team over the past three years. Her 5-2 record proves this. Learn more about Mikayla below:
How long have you been playing your sport?
I have been playing for about seven years.
What is your pregame meal?
A protein shake or burrito bowl.
What is your favorite memory?
I think my favorite memory is two years ago when our team had the opportunity to be the first-ever Jordan team to play in the state tournament. This was an awesome experience and it was exciting to play against other amazing teams.
Do you have any superstitions?
Yes, I always have to bounce the ball three times before I serve and wear a visor or headband when I play.
If you had one superpower what would it be and why?
I would choose teleportation because then I could travel whenever and wherever I wanted.
If you could choose one teammate to be stuck on a deserted island with, who would it be and why?
Kyley Bolster because she is hilarious and she would keep life fun despite being stranded on an island with nowhere to go.
Who is your favorite athlete?
Do you have any nicknames? If so, how did it become your nickname?
What sport do you wish you could play? Why?
I wish I could run cross country because I think it would be fun to compete in races.
Which teammate do you admire the most? Why?
Emily Randolph because she puts in so much work and she’s so talented it amazes me. She has so much grit and determination and I aspire to be more like her as a player and teammate.
What’s your favorite food?
Carnitas and salsa.
If you’re having a bad day what cheers you up?
I like to go shopping or read a book.
What is your favorite TV show?
That 70’s Show.
What’s your favorite quote?
“Never let anyone treat you like a yellow starburst. You are a pink starburst.”