Getting to Know

Published 12:25 pm Thursday, December 10, 2020

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Mt. Hermon School’s Sydnei Tullos

Mt. Hermon School’s Syndei Tullos is a three-sport athlete for the Lady Jackets.

The senior plays basketball, softball and runs track/field.

In basketball, she is a point guard, she is a catcher on the diamond and Tullos runs the 1,600 meters and she is on the 4×100 and 4×200 relay teams.

In basketball, Tullos was an all-district honorable mention player last season and she was part of a 4×100 relay team that reached the regionals her sophomore year.

Her softball and track seasons were canceled early last season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Sydnei is our only senior this year,” Mt. Hermon girls basketball coach Cheyenne Wilson said. “She has the most experience on the team so I expect her to lead by example and show the young ones how it’s done. She is a smart kid with a good head on her shoulders. What I admire about her most is if she really puts her mind to something she will accomplish it. If there’s one thing I hope she learns from me is that life is hard and no matter what happens you have to keep pushing. You have to be mentally tough to survive!”   

What do you enjoy most about playing your sports?

Just having a home away from home and being close with my teammates.

What do you like best about being a student athlete?

I enjoy all of the other students cheering us on and supporting us.

Who has been the most influential person in your school sports career? Why?

My coach in 10th grade Mary McGinnis. She pushed us to do our best and we knew we could always talk to her outside of basketball too.

Who is your favorite athlete? Why?

Golden State’s Stephen Curry. He’s always positive about any outcome.

Favorite team?

Mt. Hermon Lady Jackets.

Best thing about living in Washington Parish?

Everybody’s friendly. Everybody knows everybody.