Athlete of the Week

Yael Kaplan

Athlete of the Week
Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball
Award Date
Feb 2, 2010
Gray Academy of Jewish Education

Yael Kaplan of the Gray Academy Raiders basketball team is this week’s Home Run Sports Winnipeg High School Athlete of the week.

This 5’7” guard and captain for the Raiders is averaging 33 points, 11 rebounds and 7.3 steals per game.  She has helped lead her team to victories at the Rosenberg, Teulon, Virden and Neepawa tournaments.  Yael gained MVP honours at all four tournaments for her efforts.  “Yael has a special skill set not found in most female players”, states coach Jamie Kagan, and “she can take the ball to the net or shoot a three with the same comfort level, making her a very difficult Player to cover”.

In her grade 12 year she is maintaining an academic average of 93% while also participating in volleyball and soccer.