National Athlete of the Year
High School: Carmel High School
City: Carmel, IN
Team Name: Greyhounds
Position: Singles & Doubles
State Champion in both Singles and Doubles
– Tennis – All State (4 years), Team Captain, Scholar Athlete.
|Top Leadership/Volunteer Accomplishments:
– FCA President, Campus Crusade for Christ President.
– Christian speaker for Hamilton County Community Tennis events, Mentor for inner-city students every Monday after school.
– Northview Christian Church weekly kid’s ministry volunteer and youth group leader.
Highlights and Quotes:
Molly has had a very successful four years of tennis at Carmel High School and gives all the glory to God. She says, “My faith is the most important aspect of my life. I try to live each day for the Lord. I spend a lot of my time on the court, so it’s a great place for me to share my faith with others and provide spiritual encouragement. I strongly believe that God has given me an amazing platform on the tennis court to be a Christian example.”
Molly and a few friends started an FCA at their school to reach out to athletes. Molly says, “As part of our huddle, we decided to plant Bible studies in each of our sports teams. I was able to lead the tennis team Bible study and reach out to girls who have never been introduced to the Gospel. Through FCA and tennis I am able to mentor five students in their faith.”
Molly did not grow up in a Christian home but went on retreat that changed her life forever. Molly describes her current relationship with the Lord by saying, “Christ means everything to me. Since I have accepted Christ into my life, God was able to use me to help the rest of my family eventually accept Him into their lives too. My life and my family’s life has been changed because of Him. I owe Him everything and every day I strive to become more like Jesus.”