Player of the Year Award
This award recognizes an individual who has been successful in tournaments and/or league play over the course of the past season (Oct -May). Local, regional, and national competitive success should be considered. Junior through master players are eligible.
Laila, at 17 years old, has really had a remarkable season. In our local league, she has consistently won her matches, usually outhitting and outpacing her opponents who are often twice her size, not to mention age. In tournaments, she has shown enormous promise, finishing 4th in the GU19 at the 2017 US Junior Closed National Championships. In January she was the runner-up in the Massachusetts JCT event again in the U19 division and this past week, she was chosen to be on the US team at the 2017 World Junior Championships being held in New Zealand in July. An incredible achievement that has been earned through her own hard work and devotion, along with the dedication of her father & coach, Khaled. She is a determined and respectful player, both on and off the court, representing herself and her sport in a way that should make all of our proud. Congratulations Laila.