Athlete of the Week

Taylor Nowaskie

Taylor Nowaskie

A dominant three sport athlete, great student, and even better person. What more could you ask for out of a high school role model in the community? Taylor Nowaskie, a soon-to-be senior at Olympia High School, is this week’s athlete of the week. Nowaskie plays basketball, volleyball, and competes in track and field for the Spartans. During the 2020-21 school year, she was even a four-sport athlete. Nowaskie, a Danvers’ native, participated in cross country during what would’ve ended up being an offseason due to rearranged seasons because of COVID.

Here is a breakdown of how Nowaskie performed in her three main sports this past school year. This was her third year of varsity basketball, and she ended the 14-game season as a first team all-conference selection. She averaged 21 points a game, with a single game best of 33 points at Rantoul High School. She scored 294 total points for the year. Nowaskie also marked 21 assists and 49 steals on the season. During the shortened volleyball season, she tallied 11 aces with 83 total service points. She also had 54 digs. Standing at 5 feet 9 inches, Nowaskie got 12 solo blocks and 9 assisted blocks. She paired her blocking with 31 total kills. Finally, during her track and field season, she competed in four different events. Her main event is long jump, where her all-time personal record is 16 feet 2 ¾ inches. For running, Nowaskie competed in the 200m, 4 by 200m relay, and the 4 by 100m relay.

Taylor is a competitor who is always looking for a way to win. To go along with that, she is a great teammate. These qualities have been apparent since her time playing for Olympia North Elementary teams. Nowaskie is an important asset to the Spartan basketball, volleyball, and track and field teams, and it will be exciting to see what she accomplishes in her final year at Olympia High School! 

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