Athlete of the Week: Hailey Juillet

PV junior plays third singles

Willy Higgins, Sports Writer

Name: Hailey Juillet

Sport: Girls Tennis

Grade: Junior

Position: Third singles

The Lowdown: Thus far this season, Juillet has won 4 matches. Her victories have come against Indian Hills, Dwight Morrow, River Dell, Bergenfield. As the third singles player, she has a significant role and has displayed the ability to compete in her own match even when her team is down.

Coach’s Comment: “Hailey is the epitome of hard work.  She began her high school career on JV as a freshman, then last season making the varsity team and playing 2nd doubles.  Now, this season she is playing 3rd singles and off to a great start. She has put a lot of time in during the off-season at various camps and clinics and that hard work is starting to pay off,” said PV coach Tom Gallione. 

Expectations: “Every match we get better and better and keep improving.”

What She Likes Most About Her Sport: It’s very independent. Juillet said she likes singles because she only relies on herself. 

Best Sport Memory: Last year’s pasta party because she got to bond with her teammates. 

Proudest Moment on the Field: She was very proud of her team during this year’s county tournament. She was happy with how all her teammates showed up and supported each other during their matches. 

Best Thing About PV: Everyone is very connected and very welcoming

Favorite Actor/Actress: Tom Holland

Favorite Movie: The Princess Diaries

Favorite Music Artists: Taylor Swift and Harry Styles

Favorite Teacher: Pascack Valley science teacher, Mr. Judilla 

Favorite Subject: English

Favorite TV Show: The Flash and Friends

Favorite Pro Athlete: Madison Keys, an American, professional tennis player. 

Four People She Would Invite To A Dinner Party: Blake Lively, Tom Holland, Grant Gustin, and Michelle Obama

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cookie dough

One Superpower: To read minds because it would be interesting to see what goes through people’s minds

What She Does In Her Free Time: Watch Netflix, read, and hang out with friends

Future Plans: Go to college to study medicine

Dream Vacation Spot: Greece