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Madison Park’s Love shines as student-athlete

Trylyon Love is a two-time volleyball captain. Photo courtesy of Madison Park Academy
Trylyon Love is a two-time volleyball captain. Photo courtesy of Madison Park Academy

She hasn’t competed in athletics for long, but Madison Park’s do-it-all star Trylyon Love has quickly found her way to success at the high school level.

Just a few years ago, Love was thinking about diving into the sports realm. But she wasn’t 100% certain if she would end up doing it or not.

So, her father, Aubrey Love Jr., ended up lending a helping hand to get her involved in athletics, and now she is loving it and shining in every sport she is part of since she began as a freshman in 2017.

“My dad was like, ‘Just go and do it. Just try out. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to do it, but just try out for it.’ And then I tried out for volleyball and I loved it and then I wanted to stay in shape during the school year when it comes back around to volleyball, so I just started playing other sports in between,” Love said.

Love participates in almost every sport there is on campus. She started playing volleyball as a freshman. Then softball as a sophomore. Track. And then basketball.

Name the sport, and Love is a part of it and shining in every aspect.

On the volleyball team, Love is a two-time team captain. Meanwhile, she was the Offensive MVP at Madison Park Academy during her first year on the hardwood, adding to some of her impressive finishes in track and field – which includes a fifth place mark in the 100 meter hurdles (24.86 seconds) at the 2019 CIF Oakland Section Finals, sixth place finishes in the long jump (12’1.75) and shot put (20’5), and a seventh place tally in the discus (61’4).

And why is she having success in every sport despite involvement for only three years maximum? Simply put, it’s her commitment to doing everything in her power to put in her maximum effort for her coaches and teammates.

“I just think I’m a very dedicated person,” Love said. “Like even if I’m not as good as I feel like I can be, I’m always going to work hard it and maybe even if I don’t like the sport I’m not going to quit on my team after I’ve been showing up to all the practices and been practicing with them. I’m going to be playing in the games. If I’m going to work with them, I’m going to put my all in.”

But Love’s accomplishments in athletics only tell part of her story as a student-athlete.

When she first got into sports, there was a level of concern based on the balance between the two. In addition to schoolwork, now there was the fact of practices, training and games.

In stepped in her father with another message.

“My dad told me, ‘When I was in high school, I had a job. I played sports and I did my schoolwork.’ So he knew that I would be able to do it,” Love said. “He really helped me, even though I was feeling overwhelmed. He helped me believe I could do whatever I put my mind to.”

The rest would become history, as just like she was doing in sports, she excelled in the classroom.

Love’s unweighted GPA is around a 3.9, while her weighted GPA is around a 4.1 – testaments to her devotion in everything she does.

“Just like with sports, I’m dedicated to my schoolwork,” Love said. “I feel like if I can understand what I’m doing or if I can make it understandable or easier for me, then I’m going to work hard. I don’t like being lazy in anything that I do. And my parents always say that, ‘If you do good in school, it’ll make life easier for you. When you’re older, it’ll be easier for you to get into a career that you want.’”

5 Comments

  1. Tameka Davis on August 4, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    That’s my girl. I’m sooooo proud of all of her accomplishments.

  2. Shanna on August 5, 2020 at 11:47 am

    So proud of my baby cousin you go girl

  3. Alyssa Sayavedra on August 6, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    That’s my student! You rock Trylyon! Looking forward to having you in Calculus this year!

  4. Erica on August 7, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Trylyon was my intern over the summer and I am so glad to have met her! I’m so proud of you! Thank you for

    • Erica Mitchell on August 7, 2020 at 4:35 pm

      …always being amazing!

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