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Spotlight on Tyler Consolidated’s Three Sport Standout Ariel Fish

By Staff | Jul 1, 2015

Photo by Ed Parsons Pictured are Ariel Fish and Volleyball Coach Richard Summers

Shining three sport standout Ariel Fish of the Tyler Consolidated Lady Knights is one of those type of kids that puts everything they have into what they do. Fish is a three-year letterman for the Lady Knight’s track team and was a member of this years gold medal 4×200 relay team at the state track and field meet She has also been a three year participant on the basketball court. Volleyball seems to be her sport of choice though as she has been a three -year letterman and played in three straight state championship games while making first team all-state. Fish can play about any position but normally plays front and back and likes to be where the action is. Whether it be track, basketball or volleyball, you’ll never see a lack of effort from this Lady Knight.

With volleyball right around the corner, Fish has several thoughts about the team so far this summer and as the regular season approaches.

“We have a lot of depth and a lot of potential, we have some younger players but if the seniors lead, I think it will translate into success.” This is my senior year and I really want to be a good leader who the younger players can follow and learn from by example,” said Fish.

Fish is defiantly the kind of person that makes a good role model for others to follow. She is a regular on the schools honor role and has already set her goals high for the future. She says she wants to attend college and become a Physical Therapist Assistant. As for right now, the task at hand is volleyball.

Fish was quick to point out that she has been blessed to be a part of such a great program as the one at Tyler Consolidated. She said playing for CoachRichard Summers has made her a more complete player.

“I have learned so much from him and there is never a practice goes by that I don’t pick up something new or get better because he demands that from us. I just know that Knights volleyball will always be special to me and I will cherish being a part of the Knights volleyball family forever,” she stated.

Coach Summers had high praises for her as a player.

“She is one of those rare girls who is simply built to play volleyball, she is passionate about the game and plays with energy and excitement which makes her a crowd favorite,” he said.

Summers stated a lot will be expected of her this season, but just as important, we will rely on her for her leadership. He said we have a slew of talented freshmen who will need a lot of guidance from our upperclassmen and she will be instrumental in seeing that the leadership is there for them.

Fish said her goal for the team this year is to work together as they have in the past and get better as the season progresses.

“I want us to make it to Charleston and achieve the ultimate goal down there. Our schedule is very difficult but I think that will help us,” she stated.

From our view here in the sports department not enough can be said about someone like Fish Fish. She has set some pretty big goals, all of which are achievable, yet even more so when you are willing to put in the time, hard work and dedication it takes to accomplish them. We believe they will happen and if not we know what will. She will head to the next event with the same attitude, hard work, determination and goal in mind. Good Luck Fish Fish on your senior year at Tyler Consolidated.