Athlete of the Month
Athlete of the Month
proving to be one of the best
February 1, 2012
Franklin Monroe junior Taylor Robins has been a bright spot for the
this season. Averaging 17 points a game for the Jets, Robins has become
scoring leader for Franklin Monroe.
Jets in scoring in nearly all games, Robins has been a sparkplug for
and white. In the last three games out, Robins has scored 73 points, 30
Newton in a victory. Her hard work and dedication has earned her the
Athlete of the Month award.
me feel good about how I’ve been playing lately,” Robins said. “I had
problems at the start of the year with the way my attitude was but I’ve
that. When I changed my attitude about the middle of the season, my
season hasn’t been stellar for the Jets but Robins has stepped up in
all the injuries on the team.
two players that have not played because of injuries,” said Robins. “We
Aubrie Myers at the start of the season and Allison Hildebrand
are seniors and when a team loses two players like them, it is going to
Linkous and Abby O’Donnell having been named as Athletes of the Month
November and December, Robins feels it to be an honor to be on the same
to know when you have stepped up your game that someone is watching and
attention to you,” Robbins said. “Kayla is ranked number one in the
now. She is the best. So to be named in the same group as she is, is an
become a scoring machine in Darke County but she takes little credit to
“I may be
doing a lot of scoring but my team’s the one that sets me up,” admitted
“I can’t do anything without them. It’s not just me, it’s the team.”
Robins has become a name in the basketball ranks, she has become the
points to other teams.
really not as frustrating as you might think,” Robins said. “I see it
as a sign
of respect by other teams and if they are paying that much attention to
then other players on the team are open. We have been seeing box and
the tri-angle lately and we are working on plays to break those
Haley (Gray) and I are looking at those defenses, it opens up Claire
(Neiswander) and Michelle (Heckman) and they have been scoring for us.
all stepping up and it takes the pressure off Haley and me.”
A year ago,
Robins played at Troy Christian, playing with some of her friends.
Englewood and in the Trotwood school district, Robins didn’t want to be
Ram as her friends at Troy Christian decided to attend Troy Senior High
the smaller school setting, Robins
decided Franklin Monroe was a better fit for her than Trotwood-Madison.