WEEK # 35: OLIVIA BLADON
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Olivia Bladon and I am 16 years old from Newmarket, Ontario. I started playing lacrosse when I was 10 years old for the Newmarket Redbirds. For the last two years I have attended Aurora High School, but for grade 11 I will be at The Hill Academy where I can be in class and train with like-minded student athletes every day.
Ever since I picked up a lacrosse stick, I have loved everything about lacrosse! I love being a part of a team, and I have always strived to be the best player I can for my teammates. It has been a great opportunity to play with Team Ontario. When I played U15, we travelled all the way to Calgary where we won a National Championship! Last year on the U17 Team Ontario, we won the World Cup U18 Festival held in Peterborough as part of the U19 World Cup, and we travelled to several tournaments including ones in Florida and Baltimore. Playing with Team Ontario gives me a chance to play with the best players and coaches in the province, against the best teams in Canada and the US. Other favourite lacrosse experiences so far include the Ontario Summer Games and competing in OFSAA with my high school team. I’m working hard towards my goal to earn a scholarship to play NCAA lacrosse at the highest level I can!
My family is very active and athletic. I started competitive figure skating from when I was very young until I was 10 years old. I started rep basketball at age 11, and I played basketball, volleyball, and of course, lacrosse for my high school. In both grade 9 and 10 I received the Female Athlete of the Year award. I love competing and I enjoy the process of reaching my goals through hard work, and sports are what I love most!
Who is a role model to you? Why?