The Time Out Sports Star of The Month is Jessica Edel of Morris. Jessica as described by the nominator, her mother and volleyball coach, Lauren Edel is a multi-sport athlete, who is dedicated and a hard working player.
"Really excited. It's easier to believe that you are good at something and you have talent when others acknowledge you the same," said Jessica.
At this time Jessica is on the IR (injured reserve) with a hand injury, but has helped earn the Mav's a first place rank in "AA" volleyball before the injury.
"Every game we play we play with such drive. We all work well together and are connected. This is what we want and this is what we are going to achieve," mentioned Jessica.
The coach of Jessica's team is her mother Lauren, and was happy to see her daughters hard work get recognized.
"Determined, and incredibly hard working. It's not about who she is related to, but who she is and that's been recognized provincially too," said Lauren.
Laruen's submission for her daughter Jessica is as follows; Jessica is a strong multi sport athlete. She captains the Morris Maverick volleyball team, plays high school soccer, basketball and track. Plus plays club volleyball and basketball. In addition she is president of student council and is a member of kids caring for kids while maintaining a strong academic average. Jessica is a dedicated athlete who works hard to be strong in all aspects of the game. Her ability to hit, block, pass and set makes Jess a versatile player we can count on. She is a great leader on and off the court.