Athlete of the Week: Jaida Parker

Name: Jaida Parker 

Sport: Basketball

Grade: 12

Accomplishments: Parker earned MVP honors in the Northern Blair Kiwanis/Reliance Bank Holiday Tournament. She scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds in a win over Central and collected 14 points and 12 rebounds in the championship win over Penn Cambria. Parker is averaging 15.2 points and 9.0 rebounds per game for the 6-1 Lady Eagles.

Coaches Quote (Luke Rhoades): “Jaida always seems to come up with a big play at a key time in big games for us. Whether it is a steal that transitions into a score or a rebound or an assist, she is constantly working hard to make big plays.”

Eagle Eye: How did you first get involved in this sport?

JP: “Played in a rec league in kindergarten” 

EE: What other sports do you play? 

JP: None

EE: Favorite sports team?

JP: “2021 Varsity Golden Eagles Baseball District-6 Runner Up, State Championship Team”

EE: Favorite athlete?

JP: Cort Rhoades

EE: Who do you admire the most? Why?

JP: “Gramma Sandy; she is my biggest fan and proudest supporter”

EE: Favorite band /musician?

JP: “SZA and Summer Walker”

EE: Favorite movie?

JP:  “The King of Staten Island”

EE: Favorite Food?

JP: “Chicken Alfredo”

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

JP: “Enjoy every moment and play every game like it’s your last because one day it will be.”

EE: What are your future goals?

JP: “Succeed at Millersville and become a physical therapist”