Tolsia High School Senior Taylor Ball is the recipient of the West Virginia Secondary Schools Athletic Commission Sportsmanship Award for the Class of 2020
Taylor was a four year member of the Lady Rebel Basketball team and will graduate with very high honors later this month.
Taylor plans to attend Marshall University this fall and is still undecided on what major to pursue.
Tolsia Senior Taylor Ball
“… Well throughout my four years playing at Tolsia, their were a lot of ups and downs and obviously I didn’t play as much as I wanted. But overall, I really had a blast with my teammates. I loved going to practices and games to spend time with my team. We always had so much fun, especially on road trips to games far away. And through it all, I tried my best to support the ones on the court at all times from the bench. I didn’t even do it to get an award, I did it cause I felt like it helped and pumped up my teammates on the floor. I wanted to help in some way since I wasn’t out there with them. Little did I know that I’d actually get an award for it. I’m very thankful for it and proud of myself for getting it.”
“… I would like to thank Coach Morrone, Coach Richardson, and Coach Judy (Jude) for pushing me every year. If it weren’t for them, I would’ve never gotten where I ended up. Another thanks to Coach Judy for laughing with us here and there, I don’t know what I would’ve done without a girl Coach sometimes. I also wouldn’t be where I am today without my parents and I’m thankful for that as well.”
Tolsia Girls Basketball Head Coach Ric Morrone
“… Taylor is a great student, player and an even better person. It was truly and blessing to Coach her and she was a great role-model and leader for our other players. We are certain she will be successful in her future endeavors. The WVSSAC couldn’t have given this award to a better example of Sportsmanship.”