Getting to Know
MT. HERMON SCHOOL’S TIFFANY BLADES
Mt. Hermon School’s Tiffany Blades is a three-sport athlete. The senior plays softball, runs track and field and is a cheerleader.
In track, Blades runs on all of the relay teams. In softball, Blades is a catcher and outfielder.
In track, Blades has been part of a 4×400 regional team.
“She is a great student, definitely a hard worker and will play anywhere I put her. She’s got one of the higher batting averages on the team,” Mt. Hermon School softball coach Lester Jenkins said.
What do you enjoy most about playing your sports?
I love having the competition and having teammates that become family.
What do you like best about being a student athlete?
The teachers push you harder to do better, so you can have the grades, the GPA (grade point average) to keep up to be able to play sports.
Who has been the most influential person in your school sports career? Why?
My grandfather (Billy Schilling). Ever since I was little, he was at every game, it didn’t matter what the circumstance was, he would be there to push me to be a better player. Even like days I didn’t feel like playing, he’d push me.
Who is your favorite athlete? Why?
LSU softball catcher Morgan Cummins. She’s a catcher. Even though I don’t always play catcher, it’s just helpful to get tips and see how she plays.
Best thing about living in Washington Parish?
It’s a small community, so everybody knows everybody. It’s welcoming.