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Female Athlete of the Month: Antonia Edwards-Froisland

Hoop, she did it again. Junior Antonia Edwards-Froisland has been playing basketball since she was six years old and has big plans for the next two years on varsity.

Edwards-Froisland has been playing for the OHS basketball team since the summer before her freshman year, when she has played as a forward. “My favorite part of playing forward is that I like being involved with all the rebounding and the feeling when a post move was successful,” Edwards-Froisland said.

With the hard work Edwards-Froisland has been putting in, coach Brent Moore sees great potential in her. “Toni is not only a good athlete but a great person,” Moore said, “I enjoy coaching her in basketball because of her high intelligence level and work ethic.”

Not only does Edwards-Froisland work hard on the court, but she also works hard to keep the sport fun and encourage her teammates. “Toni is super dedicated and focused, and she always works really hard,” teammate junior Molly Harris said. “She’s also really encouraging and supportive of everyone in the team.”

Edwards-Froisland is a 3 sport athlete, also participating in volleyball in the fall and track

and field in the spring. She plays as a middle in volleyball and runs the 300 meter low hurdles, 100 meter high hurdles and does high jump in track but also plans to run the 800 this year.

She is also a member of doChange, Operation Snowflake, YMAC, band, choir, AV club and Rotary Interact. She balances all her activities by finishing her homework on the bus rides, and all of her teachers and coaches are helpful with accommodating her busy schedule.