Congratulations to Deion Growder for being chosen as the Fairfield Encore Athlete of the Month! Deion is a varsity athlete for the Fairfield High School Tigers. He has been a part of the varsity Football (#51) team for 2 years. Deion is part of the graduating class of 2017. Keep up the good work Deion!
Congratulations to the Eufaula Encore Athlete of the Month, Taylor Gover! Taylor is a sophomore, multi-sport athlete at Eufaula High School. He has been a member of the varsity Football and Baseball teams for 2 years now and wears jerseys #10 and #17.
Taylor will graduate in the class of 2019 and plans to attend college where he will play baseball and study to become a Physical Therapist.
Congratulations to Lauren Trombley for being chosen as the Foley Encore Athlete of the Month! Lauren is a junior Competition Cheerleader at Foley High School. She is has been a member of the Varsity squad for 2 years! Lauren will graduate with the class of 2018. Upon graduation Lauren plans to attend Auburn University where she will major in Nursing.
Congratulations to the Tuscan Avenue Encore Athlete of the Month, Emma Cotney! Emma is a junior Volleyball player at William Carey University where she is majoring in Elementary Education. Emma will graduate in the class of 2018. After graduation she plans to travel for a few years before beginning her teaching career. She is the daughter of Joel Cotney and Christy Sharp.
Congratulations to the Diamondhead Encore Athlete of the Month, Nick Rose! Nick is a junior Football player at Hancock High School. He has been a member of the varsity Football team for 3 years now and wears jersey #70. Nick will graduate in the class of 2018 and after graduation he plans to attend college and play football while majoring in Drafting. He is the son of Steve and Melinda Rose.
Congratulations to the Arab Athlete of the Month, Caleb London! Caleb is a senior Basketball player at Brindlee Mountain High School. He has been a member of the Varsity Basketball team for 2 years now and wears jersey #44. Caleb plans to attend Snead State then transfer to the University of North Alabama to major in Sports Medicine. He is the son of Ted London and Christy Thompson.
Congratulations to the second Arab Athlete of the Month, Allyssa Manuel! Allyssa is a senior Softball player at Brindlee Mountain High School. She has been a member of the Varsity Softball team for 2 years now and wears jersey #27. Allyssa plans to attend Snead State and major in Criminal Justice. She is the daughter of Shane and Florence Manuel.
National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about the important work of athletic trainers.
Athletic trainers are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians and therapists to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions obtained from competitive sports.
We often see our trainers on the sidelines of each sporting event helping to keep athletes safe, making clinical decisions in regards to fast-paced injury, and providing on-site emergency care.
At Encore, our trainers work daily to improve functional outcomes and specialize in patient education to prevent injury and re-injury. Preventative care provided by our athletic trainers have a positive return on investment for athletes they treat. ATC’s are able to reduce injury of the athlete and then shorten rehabilitation time for their patients, which translates to lower absenteeism from their sports.
This month we celebrate each of our Athletic Trainers and the hours of dedication they bring to our Encore athletes!
Congratulations to the Foley Encore Athlete of the Month, Taylor Tillman! Taylor is a junior at Foley High School Lady Lions. She is part of the soccer team (#16) and was named all county! Along with playing soccer, Taylor maintains a 3.9 GPA. After graduating in 2018 she plans to attend the University of Alabama majoring in civil engineering. Keep up the hard work Taylor!
Congratulations to the Eufaula Encore Athlete of the Month, Tony Johnson Jr.! Tony is a junior and plays Basketball (#0) at Eufaula High School. Tony is a Team Captain and maintains a 4.0 GPA. Congrats Tony! Keep up the good work!
Congratulations to Andrew Lee for being chosen as the Fairfield Encore Athlete of the Month! Andrew is a multi-sport athlete for the Fairfield High School Tigers. He part of the varsity basketball(23) and baseball(19) teams. Andrew is part of the graduating class of 2017. After he graduates he plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Keep up the good work Andrew!