Spotlight Athlete: Jordyn Yates

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Jordyn Yates
Jordyn Yates

School: Hudson High School
Sport: Volleyball
Class: 2019

Hudson – Hudson High School senior Jordyn Yates shares some of her favorite people, places and things. In addition to her role as rising senior and a volleyball team captain, Jordyn has been a Hudson High School MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) student ambassador since her sophomore year.

What do you most enjoy about playing volleyball?
“I mostly enjoy playing with all of my friends and making the best out of every single game and practice.”

You are graduating high school this coming spring – what’s next?
“I plan on going to college to study event planning. My dream school right now is the University of New Hampshire.”

What are the five things you can’t live without?
“My friends, family, my phone, my dog and volleyball.”

Favorite hobbies/activities outside of school and volleyball?
“Babysitting, Netflix, shopping and organizing events for the school.”

You can travel anywhere you want in the world – where would you go? Why?
“I would travel to Hawaii because I have never been and my favorite thing to do is be on the beach in humid, hot weather.”

You’re about to have the perfect weekend – what are your plans?
“Hangout with my friends and family, maybe go for a walk with my dog, but having a low-key weekend is usually the perfect weekend.”

What is your favorite professional sport/team to watch?
“New England Patriots.”

What book or movie would you most recommend to a friend? Why?
“I would recommend the movie ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ because it is a movie with purpose and you can really learn from it.”

Who do you most admire? Why?
“I most admire my mom. She is always willing to help others and make people feel welcome. She always has a smile on her face and willing to help anyone with their problems.”

What is your biggest pet peeve?
“When someone calls to talk, but then tells you to hold on because they are talking to someone they are with.”

What advice would you give a younger student-athlete?
“Have fun! You only get one high school experience, so make the best out of it.”