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Enid’s Kyleigh Whitehead – Athlete Spotlight – Presented by Heritage Title of Oklahoma

Kyleigh Whitehead understands the value of the “grind” of getting better.

Kyleigh Whitehead, a junior at Enid High School, has been playing volleyball since the sixth grade.  She started out playing as a fun activity and by eighth grade she was trying out for club teams in the Oklahoma City area.  With Mom and Dad’s encouragement, Kyleigh jumped into the competitive world of club volleyball with practices two times a week in Oklahoma City plus work on her own.  The really positive aspect of this young lady is she has it all in perspective.  She talked about both her strengths and weaknesses.  She wants to play in college and is willing to put in the work to make that happen.

Her high school coach, Michael Nelson, talked about Kyleigh being the captain of the team and they need her on the court for every point.  Nelson called her a “game changer” who works at her game.  She has good leadership skills and leads with energy and her keen competitiveness.  Kyleigh plays for Oklahoma Peak Performance, her club team out of Oklahoma City. 

Kyleigh is close with her brother Austin Whitehead, a senior lineman at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.  The two remain close talking and texting often.  Austin has helped his little sister develop character and leadership and being prepared for game pressure.  Kyleigh mentioned the two have gotten closer since Austin moved to attend college.  He takes time for his little sister and she realizes she has a “really good big brother.”

Kyleigh is a member of the National Honor Society and has made all A’s.  She is taking two classes at Enid High and two classes at Northern Oklahoma College.  She spoke about a career in dentistry. 

Kyleigh told me she likes the competition of 6A volleyball.  She would rather play a really good team and lose than play a bad team and win.  She wants to learn, stay focused and attain her goals! She shared this advice for younger players, “Go for it! Realize you will grow so much through the experience of playing a sport to the best of your ability.  Don’t limit yourself!”  

Kyleigh Whitehead is a young lady that will attain her goals in life.  She understands the value of the “grind” to get it done!  It is a process, not an event.  Kyleigh Whitehead gets it!   

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