Week 5 – SSAOTW
It’s week 5 of our 2017 senior student-athlete of the week segment. This week we will highlight two more individuals who excel at the sports they play. Jarrett Duimstra, who plays on our varsity tennis team, and Lowell Varsity Volleyball player Jillian Fidler.
First up is our male student-athlete of the week. He is our #3 singles player for Lowell Varsity Tennis, Jarrett Duimstra.
Jarrett has been an avid tennis player for all four years of his high school career, and he even made varsity his freshman year after playing a couple of matches with the JV squad!
His favorite memory while playing sports at Lowell High School came this year when he placed 3rd in the 3rd singles bracket at the Caledonia Invitational.
Without a doubt, Jarrett said his favorite sport is tennis.
His favorite athlete is unsurprisingly a tennis player. That athlete is Roger Federer, a Swiss professional tennis player currently ranked number 2 in the world in men’s singles. Federer has won 19 tennis grand slams.
After he graduates from Lowell, Jarrett plans on studying chemical engineering at the University of Michigan.
Finally, his favorite memory outside of sports came in 2016 when he got to go to Homecoming with all of his friends. He had a great time!
For our female student-athlete of the week this week, we decided to highlight Jillian!
Jillian has been an active athlete as a Red Arrow. She has played volleyball all four years, cross country for three of those, and track & field for the first three years as well.
Her favorite sports memory came when Sydney Powell one hand set the ball at a scrimmage. “It was so beautiful, I started crying,” Jillian joked.
Jillian told us that her favorite sport is volleyball, but she also has a second love which is watching track meets. Her favorite athlete happens to be an Olympic volleyball player by the name of Matt Anderson who plays for the United States men’s national volleyball team.
In school, Jillian works very hard. She has had the unique opportunity of being on the honor roll for all three years of high school so far, and she looks forward to a fourth. As an athlete, she was named all-conference for her sophomore year of cross country and all-conference last year for volleyball.
As her senior year rolls on, Jillian hasn’t decided on what college will be the best fit for her, but she did mention that her field of study would like to be related to medical or science.
Lastly, Jillian’s favorite non-sports memory actually came recently with the hot weather. It happened to be the two half-days we received within our first week of fall.
We thank the two of them for their time and talents they’ve contributed to Red Arrow athletics the past four years of their life, and we wish them the best of luck going forward.
— Lowell Red Arrows (@Lowellredarrows) September 22, 2017