When asked about the greatest lessons learned through sport, Yolanda Lewszuk says simply, “show up.” Arrive on time, ready to participate, ready to contribute and good things will follow. Well, she started showing up in Lower School - for soccer, tennis, track, volleyball – and hasn’t stopped since. What followed was a successful athletic career at Ridley and beyond. In Upper School she played First Field Hockey, First Soccer, First Volleyball and First Tennis. She won gold and silver medals in provincial field hockey championships, played varsity field hockey and tennis at the University of Waterloo, where she capped off her university career earning a shutout against the University of Toronto to win the OWIAA championship in 1995. Still active in club tennis, she won the title of Michigan state champion in 2013.
“Stay positive and envision yourself succeeding. Oftentimes, the difference between the winning team and the losing team is not skill, but attitude.”