Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Ciera Cevallos 23' Maplewood, NJ - Maplewood Middle School - Exodus - Entry #5

Ciera Cevallos

Hello to all the ballers out there, welcome to week 5 of my diary  

Monday - Today was the beginning of state exams at my school. I chose to opt out of the exam since I am going to private school . Since I opted out, I get to just hang out with my friends and have snacks, which is a nice break from all the work we normally do during the day. After school my dad and I went to the mall. He has a trip to get ready for and I am going to Dallas at the end of the week to play basketball so I have some things to pick up as well. We had a good time just the two if us.


Tuesday - Usual morning routine of getting ready for school and driving with my mom. Today was another chill day at school because of the state exams. After school I went to get pizza with my friends. My mom picked me up afterwards and I went home to get ready for my workout. I met up with my teammate Riley at the workout and we had a lot of fun. Coach asked me to shoot the free throw to end the session and if I made it we could go home and if I missed we had to run. I missed and so we had to run. He asked another kid to go and he missed also. Finally Riley shot the free throws and we were able to finish. Riley's mom made chicken and garlic bread and brought me some to eat after the workout. We got home kind of late, so I just cleaned myself up and went to bed.  

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Ciera Cevallos 23' Maplewood, NJ - Maplewood Middle School - Exodus - Entry #4

Ciera & Mom

Hello to all the ballers out there, welcome to week 4 of my diary.  


Monday - We stayer over in Maryland last night. We woke up early and drove back to NJ. Today was just a day to rest after the tournament. 


Tuesday - Usual morning routine of getting ready for school and driving with my mom. We found out that our Spanish teacher will not be coming back for the rest of the school year so we have 2nd period off till graduation. After school my mom picked me up. I did some homework and got ready to go to my Tuesday workout with my teammate Rylie. After workouts we went to her house for dinner. The food was really good and we had a lot of fun. 


Wednesday - Went to school in the morning as usual. I asked my mom to opt me out of the PARC exam since I was going to private school and did not need to take it. I had no tests today which was very good for me. After school I went to have pizza with some friends and then my dad picked me up because my mom has to work. Practice was canceled so I just stayed home. My plan was to have a snack, and workout in my yard. But I fell asleep and didn’t wake up till 9pm.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Ciera Cevallos 23' Maplewood, NJ - Maplewood Middle School - Exodus - Entry #3

Ciera, Miyoshi, Alisa

Hello to all the ballers out there, welcome to week 3 of my diary. 

Monday - Surprisingly woke up on time and went to school after a busy basketball weekend at Boo. School was quiet and the usual day to say things. When I got back home we decided to take the day to rest since the weekend was so busy. I just shot around outside for a little bit, did my chores, ate dinner and went to bed.  


Tuesday - Usual morning routine of getting ready for school and driving with my mom. In school I fell asleep during 7th period which has never happened to me before. Luckily the teacher didn’t catch me. Once I got home, we got ready to go workout with my friend/teammate Rylie. The workout was fun, we did warm ups and then situational drills and plays at game speed. I like it because it helps me work on what I would do during a game and practice calling for the ball and also passing.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Ciera Cevallos 23' Maplewood, NJ - Maplewood Middle School - Exodus - Entry #2

Ciera Cevallos & Exodus Family

Hello To All The Ballers Out There, Welcome To Week 2 Of My Diary.

Monday - Went back to school after spring break. It was finally nice enough to wear shorts. I had a free period for 2nd period everyday which was nice because we got to finish up homework and study. After school I went to The Hub (after school program) and played pick up basketball before practice. Our team had a very intense practice. Coach Tony always pushes us to our limits to help us get better. I don’t always like it, but I know it’s gonna help me. 


Tuesday - Usual morning routine of getting ready for school and driving with my mom. In school we had outdoor gym class because of the nice weather. Classes went as usual. I found out we have a quiz in social studies so have to make sure I study for that. After school my mom picked me up. I had a snack, did some studying and homework and got ready for practice. We had another really strong practice to get ready for Boo Williams Nike invitational. 


Wednesday - Today I had my social studies quiz. I feel like I did well and I’m hopeful that I got a good grade. After school I made sure my room was clean because I was going to be having company after practice today. We practiced with the 8th grade and 7th grade teams. At the end we scrimmaged each other in order to prepare for the weekend. Over all the practice was very hard. I still have so much to work on to get to the next level and my end goals for basketball. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Ciera Cevallos 23' Maplewood, NJ - Maplewood Middle School - Exodus - Entry #1

Ciera & Exodus Family

Hello to all my ballers out there, please follow me for 8 weeks with my Diary.

Monday - Today was my first day of spring break. My teammate Myoshi slept over after our game yesterday. Since we had the day off, my mom set up a personal training session for us. It was a good session we learned new techniques and had a lot of fun. Afterwards we had lunch and drove up to see our Exodus family teammate Rylie and had another workout with her. 

Tuesday - Today I was able to rest and get some work done at home. I put up shots in my backyard. I also just took time to clean my room and finish laundry. In the evening I had a workout session with my trainer Eric

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Leiya Stuart 20' East Stroudsburg, PA - St. George's HS, RI. Entry #8

Leiya Stuart

Hello Basketball World, I'm Back With Week 8 Of My Final Diary.

Monday - Today my father and I went to the gym at 6:30am. We started with shooting 140 stationary shots and  then moved on to finishing around the rim. We stayed for about 2 hours before heading to Panera. Once I got home, I took a shower and spent a couple of hours working on some SAT/ACT assignments on Khan academy. After that, I watched tv and relaxed for the rest of the night. 


Tuesday - Today my father and I started the day at the gym at 6:30. Similarly to yesterday, I started with 140 stationary shots but then moved on to ball handling and different types of shots off the dribble. When I got home I ate breakfast, took a shower, and continued to work on some of my SAT/ACT assignments on Khan academy. My parents and I went to the movies later on to see The Greenbook. The movie was about a black pianist who defies the stereotypes set on African Americans during the 60s. The movie was extremely interesting and we enjoyed not only the message but it’s comic relief on a real issue. Following the movie, we went back home and watched some college basketball games on tv.


Wednesday - Today my father and I started the day at the gym at 6:30. We started off with 140 stationary shots and then moved on to mid range jumpers and layups in traffic. After we left, we went to Panera. When I got home I took a shower and continued to work on my SAT/ACT practice assignments. Later on, I watched tv and relaxed for the rest of the night.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Leiya Stuart 20' East Stroudsburg, PA - St. George's HS, RI. Entry #7

Leiya Stuart

Hello Basketball World, I'm Back With Week 7 Of My Diary.


Monday - Today was the last day before my exams, so I had a full schedule with all my subjects. In Biology, I spent most of the time editing my Cystic Fibrosis poster. In my Chemistry class, we played multiple “kahoots” that quizzed us on the material we learned throughout the trimester.  Following Chemistry, I had Calculus. We continued to look over AP review problems and different approaches or techniques on how to solve them. In my English class, we worked on our Moby Dick presentations. I was able to complete a good portion of the analytical information I needed for our exam. In History, I had already completed my final essay so I worked on more math problems in my Calc textbook. During our weekly school assembly, I also found out that I was voted for one of the five Honor Board representatives, which was really exciting. After classes, I went to the library until dinner to study Chem with some of my classmates. Following dinner, I returned back to the library to continue studying  for the rest of the night.  


Tuesday - Today I woke up and went to the library to review my chemistry notes one last time before my exam at 1:00. The test lasted about 2 hours and I felt pretty good about how I did. Following the exam, I went back to the library to finish the analytical information for my English project. I spent three hours in the library before heading to dinner. Following dinner, I went back to my dorm to continue working on  my English project for the rest of the night.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Leiya Stuart 20' East Stroudsburg, PA - St. George's HS, RI. Entry #6

Leiya Stuart & Jen

Hello Basketball World, I'm Back With Week 6 Of My Diary.

Monday - Today before school, I went to the gym at 6:30. Following my workout, I took a shower and headed to Calculus. During class, we continued our preparation for the Spring trimester exam. Our test is cumulative and AP scaled, so we focused on material that we learned in the beginning of the year. After Calc, I had English. We also continued our preparation for our Spring trimester project. My presentation involves drawing connections between religious parallels in the book Moby Dick to limitations of human capabilities. Following school, I had practice from 3:30 to 5:00. We are gearing up for the first round of playoffs on Wednesday against Groton home . During practice, we specifically focused on how we were going to guard them defensively and our offensive sets. Before heading back to my dorm, I went the dining hall to eat. To finish the night, I took a shower and completed my homework. 


Tuesday - On Tuesdays, I have a full schedule with all my subjects. My most favorable classes today were Biology and History. In Biology, I continued to work on my research for Cystic Fibrosis, specifically, the mutated gene associated with the disorder. In History, I began my final essay on the futility of the Compromise of 1820. Following class, I had practice from 3:30 to 5:00. During practice we focused on are different defensive sets. Before heading to my dorm, I went to the dining hall to eat. Before going to bed, I completed more research for my biology project.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Leiya Stuart 20' East Stroudsburg, PA - St. George's HS, RI. Entry #5


Leiya Stuart

Hello Basketball World, I'm Back With My 5th Week Of My Diary.

Monday - Today my team and I headed back to school from our long weekend in New York. We left Long Island at around 10 or 11 and got back to school at 2:45. We then had practice from 3:30 to 5:00. For most of the practice we conditioned by running sprints and going through various workout stations. Before heading back to my dorm, I ate dinner with the team. Later, I showered, unpacked my clothes, and completed my homework for the rest of the night. 


Tuesday -  Today I woke up and went to the gym at 6:30am with a teammate. We worked on shooting around the perimeter, focusing on our side step and step back. Today for school I had a full schedule with all my subjects. My most enjoyable classes were Calculus and History. In Calculus I had received a test that I had taken last week and scored a 96 percent. For the rest of the period, we discussed the recurring mistakes people made on the exam. In History, we began watching another film on the condition of the North and the South as they prepared for the Civil war. Following school, I headed to practice from 3:30 to 5:00. Tomorrow is gameday against Pomfret so we focused on our offensive sets. Following practice, I went to dinner before heading back to my dorm. To finish the night, I showered and then completed my homework.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Leiya Stuart 20' East Stroudsburg, PA - St. George's HS, RI. Entry #4

Leiya Stuart

Hello Basketball World, I'm Back With The 4th Week Of My Diary.

Monday: Today I woke up and got ready school. My first period class was Calculus. We took a quiz on ingrands and antiderivatives of trigonometric functions. My next period class was English. We continued our study of Moby Dick, while exploring the overarching theme of how people relate to the ocean. We used our journals to write an analysis of our prediction to how the story will end. After lunch, I had a Spanish tutoring lesson. My teacher is from Ecuador and we skype once a week, typically during my free periods. After School, I had basketball practice. During practice, we primarily focused on conditioning and defense. Following practice, I went to the dining hall to eat before heading to my dorm. After taking a shower, I finished the night with completing my homework.


Tuesday: On Tuesdays, I have full schedule with all my subjects. My most favorable classes today were Biology and History. In Bio, we started a new chapter focusing on gene expression along with transcription and translation. In history class, we had  discussed the Dred vs Scott case, along with other events leading up to the civil war. After school, I had practice. Tomorrow we have a a game, so we focused on offensive sets. These next couple of games are extremely important because they can greatly impact where SG is in the playoff standings. Following practice, I went to the dining hall to eat before heading back to my dorm. I did not have a lot of homework so for the rest of the night I helped one of my friends prepare for her chemistry test.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Leiya Stuart 20' East Stroudsburg, PA - St. George's HS, RI. Entry #3 

Leiya Stuart

Hello Basketball World, I'm Back With The 3rd Week Of My Diary.

Monday - Today I woke and was not feeling well. I spent most of the day in the health center and left around 4:45 pm. At 5:00 I watched my basketball practice, while completing the homework that I had for the following day. After practice, I went back to the health center to get more medication and went to bed early.

Tuesday - Today I woke up feeling more energized than Monday. On Tuesdays, I have a full schedule so I tend to be very busy.. The classes that I enjoyed the most today were AP Chem and English. In AP Chem, we reviewed for our upcoming test on rate law expressions, solubility, and solvation. In English, we are currently reading Moby Dick. We annotated and analyzed a set of chapters that will be the focus in our final projects of the trimester. I had also received a grade back from one of the essays I wrote last week, and got an A-. After classes, I had practice at 3:45. We scrimmaged against the Boys JV basketball team and focused on our transition defense. When practice finished, I went to dinner before heading back to my dorm for study hall. When my homework was complete, I finished the night with watching shows on my computer.

Wednesday - Today I woke up and went to the Health center to get more medication. The classes I had for the day were AP Bio, AP Chem, and History. In AP Bio, we reviewed the DNA replication process. In history, we had a debate about the significance of the Compromise of 1820; and in AP Chem, we started a lab that related to the properties of crystal violet. After class, I went to the gym to get ready for the game I had at 4:15 against BB&N. It was tough win, with a score of 48-43, and I had 17 points. After the game, I showered, ate dinner, and completed my homework for the night.

Thursday - Today I woke up and got ready for school. In Bio, I took a test that was on Mendel genetics, DNA replication, and Chromosomal inheritance. In math, we reviewed problems that would show up on the AP exam in the spring. I had also gotten back the quiz that I took on Monday and received a 100. Following classes, I had practice at 3:45. We focused on conditioning that involved various workout stations such as, burpees, ball handling, weight holds, etc . When practice was finished, I  showered, ate dinner, and completed my homework for the rest of the night

Friday - Today I woke up and went to the health center to get some more medication. Similar to Tuesdays, Fridays are also a full and busy schedule for me. The classes that I enjoyed the most today were History and AP Calc. In history, we further discussed the compromise of 1820, but also explored other compromises that occurred during that time period. In Calc, we were introduced to inverse trig functions. After classes, I had practice at 3:45. My Coach introduced new variations in our offensive sets and focused on our transition defense. When practice was finished,  my teammate and I took an ice bath for about 20 or 30 minutes before heading to the Boys Varsity basketball game. I got back to my dorm around 8pm, and ordered Chinese food with my teammate to finish the night.

Saturday - Today I woke up and had ACT testing for about 4-5 hours. After that, I grabbed lunch and headed to the gym to shoot on the gun with a possible incoming recruit. After shooting, I stayed in the gym to watch a boys basketball game. Following the game, I went to practice the piano for a couple of hours, before taking a shower . Later on, I went to the grocery store and for the rest of the night I watched shows on my computer.

Sunday - Today I woke up, went to  breakfast, and spent majority of the day in the library. I was with a group of kids from my math class and we were preparing for a test that I have Monday. The test is on derivatives and antiderivatives of Ln base e and logarithmic functions. I studied for the entirety of the day, and took occasional breaks to eat etc.



Tuesday, February 5, 2019


Diary Of A Female Baller: Leiya Stuart 20' East Stroudsburg, PA - St. George's HS, RI. Entry #2 

Leiya Stuart

Hello Basketball World, I'm Back With The 2nd Week Of My Diary.

 
Monday - Today I woke up and did my daily morning routine. I did not have school today, so I finished up my homework that is due on Tuesday. Later in the afternoon, I had practice for two hours. We spent a decent amount of time working on our 5 out offense. We also focused on our help and transition defense. After practice, I took a shower and went to bed.

Tuesday - Today I woke up and did my daily morning routine. I went to the gym at 6:25am and shot on the shooting machine. I made 425/570 (75%) of my shots, focusing on mid range jumpers and threes. After shooting, I went back to my dorm to shower and go to my classes. Today I had AP Bio, AP Chem, AP Calc, and history. After school, I had practice for two hours. We were preparing for our game on Wednesday, so we used up a substantial amount of time focusing on our plays. After practice, I took a shower and completed my homework for the rest of the night.

Wednesday - Today I woke up and did my daily morning routine. The classes that I had today were history, AP Bio, and AP Chem. It was game day at Nobles, so after class, I got my lunch and went on our travel bus. Unfortunately, we lost the game 35-71, and I had 19 points. Once arriving back to school, I went to shower and completed my homework per usual.

Thursday - Today I woke up and  did my daily morning routine. I did not have class for the first part of the morning, so I went out to eat with my parents. After school, I had practice for an hour and a half. To prepare for our FNL game tomorrow, we focused on our plays and corrected the things we did poorly on against Nobles. After practice, I did my nightly routine; taking a shower and completing my homework.

Friday - Today I woke up and did my daily morning routine.  The classes that I had today were History, AP Chem, AP Calc, and English. After school, I got dressed in preparation for our home Friday night lights game against Cushing Academy. It was an exciting win with a final score of 72-39 and I had put up 31 points. After the game, my parents took me out to eat in Middletown. Once they dropped me back at my dorm, I took a shower and finished my homework for the night.


Saturday - Today I woke up and did my daily morning routine. The classes I had today were AP Bio, AP Chem, and history. After school, my team went boxing at a local studio that my coach goes to. We jumped rope, worked on combo hits with gloves, and core exercises. After returning back to school, I showered and watched some TV. I began to feel under the weather, so I went to the health center to get medication. After receiving what I needed, I then went to play the piano and relaxed for the rest of the day.

Sunday -  Today I woke up and did my daily morning routine. Then I went to the gym and made 306/425 (72%) shots on the shooting gun. After shooting, I began to feel sick again so I went back to the health center. The nurse gave me more medication for my symptoms. I then headed back to my dorm, took a shower, and tried to rest for the rest of the day.


Monday, January 28, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Leiya Stuart 20' East Stroudsburg, PA - St. George's HS, RI Entry #1

Leiya Stuart

Hello Basketball World, Follow Me For 8 Weeks With My Diary.

Monday - Today I got up and did my daily routine. My school was not in session because it is MLK day, so I took the extra time to do homework and future assignments. I had basketball practice in the late afternoon. We specifically focused on defense in preparation for our game on Wednesday. After practice, I showered and finished the night working on math homework.


Tuesday - Today I got up and did my daily routine. The classes I had today were AP Biology, AP chemistry, AP Calculus, Maritime Literature, and History. In my math class I received a 92 on a test, and in my history class a 95 on an essay. I also had a piano lesson during my free period. After school I went straight to practice. On days before games, we focus on our plays and getting a lot of shots up. After practice I went to dinner then showered. To finish the night our school has study hall so I completed my homework for the next day. 


Wednesday - Today I got up and did my daily routine. On Wednesdays, I only have 3 classes; AP Biology, AP Chem, and history. My game today against Govs academy started at 4:30 so I got to the gym about 2 hours early to shoot around. Unfortunately we lost the game by three, but I was also able to get my 1000 points in the first half. After the game my parents took me out to eat. After I took a shower and completed my homework for the next day.


Thursday - Today I got up and did my daily routine. Then at 6:45am, my team had an early morning workout. We focused on shots around the perimeter and then we scrimmaged for a bit. After I took a shower and headed to my classes. On Thursday's I only have three classes as well, AP Biology, AP Calculus, and Literature. In the afternoon, my school had a formal that I attended. At the end of the night I headed over to my friends house to stay for the weekend.


Friday - Today I got up and did my daily routine. This weekend I’m at my friends house, so we went to breakfast. I hung out with her family and later that night we went to dinner.


Saturday - Today I got up and did my daily routine. My friend and I went to breakfast and then spent most of the day at a basketball game. Then later on that night we watched the Celtics vs Warriors game.


Sunday - Today I got up and did my daily routine. My friend had work so I waited for her shift to be over. Afterwards we got lunch and then did our homework for the upcoming week. We then watched film and ate dinner out.