St. Michael’s senior volleyball standout, Amber Igiede, was named the 2018-19 Advocate’s Star of Stars yesterday.
During her lunch hour, representatives from The Advocate surprised Amber with the news. “It means so much to get this title. It was such a surprise. I was not expecting this award at all so I did not know what was going on!” said Amber after she was handed her balloons.
The Advocate honors high school athletes from across the Baton Rouge metro area as Star of Stars for their excellence in individual sports. These athletes are selected as the best in their sports for the 2018-2019 school year based on all-district, all-metro and all-state honors, performances at regional and state competitions, along with recommendations of area coaches.
“I am proud of this award because I know how hard I worked to get here. But even more importantly, other people helped me get here. God plays a big role in my life along with my family. My parents, brother and sister push me every day to be the person I am now. My coaches encourage me to perform to my fullest potential and expect the best from me, and that always motivates me,” she mentions.
Amber, who has been a volleyball player since her middle school years, is set to play for the University of Hawaii as a freshman next year. Ask anyone around St. Michael if they have seen Amber play volleyball and the answer is a resounding yes. On the volleyball court as a senior in high school, she has an impressive record earning a top 10 spot in the nation for hitting percentage and becoming the first ever player at St. Michael to score over 1,000 points. She also holds the school’s kills record.
The Advocate’s Star of Stars sports banquet will be held at L’Aberge Casio and Hotel on May 20, 2019, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and includes guest speaker Drew Brees. You can read more about the event and purchase tickets here: http://starofstars.theadvocate.com/.