René '21 Honored as MIAA Student-Athlete of the Month

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Fontbonne congratulates Lindsay René for being recognized by the MIAA as one of their Student-Athletes of the Month for February.  Lindsay contributes to the Fontbonne community on so many levels and we are thrilled to see all of her hard work, character and dedication celebrated.  

MIAA Press Release - Lindsay René, a senior at Fontbonne Academy, has been selected as the recipient of the “MIAA Student-Athlete of the Month Award" for February 2021. Lindsay is a four-year member of the Fontbonne Volleyball, Basketball and Track and Field teams, and this year she also participated in Winter Track. Clare Murphy, Varsity Basketball Coach, stated, “I have been impressed with her work ethic, her ability to speak up and her never-ending hustle on the basketball court.” Lindsay was recognized as a Catholic Conference All-Star for her efforts on the basketball court, and she was elected captain of the Track and Field Team. Athletic Director Maria Devine said, “Lindsay’s positive energy is her power on and off the court. She brings her teams together, whether it’s a cheer, a dance or her determination.”

Academically, Lindsay challenges herself with Advanced Classes, showing a passion for nursing, which she plans to pursue post high school. A member of Fontbonne’s French Honor Society, in which she holds an officer position, and National Honor Society, Lindsay is described by Maura Spignesi, Head of School, as a “confident, empathetic and insightful scholar who is a true leader.” Susan Sullivan, English Teacher, stated, “Lindsay brings energy to the classroom and displays her natural ability to effectively work with others and produce impressive results through hard work and determination.” Spignesi added, “Lindsay is more than a dedicated student-athlete, she is an exceptional young woman who contributes every day to our Fontbonne community. She is a true leader who is committed to justice and building a unified community.”

Lindsay is genuine and passionate about making a difference in the world. She is the co-founder of Hope, Peace & Solidarity, a school group to support change to existing injustices. Devine said, “Lindsey wanted to make people aware of others’ suffering, and wanted to act in a manner that would help people understand.” She is the Vigil Coordinator for the Diversity Committee, and she volunteers at IFSI, Immigrant Family Services Institute, in Mattapan. IFSI is a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives and increasing the opportunities for recent immigrants and their families offering targeted academic support and enrichment services through a holistic approach. Lindsay also volunteers at her church on Saturdays. According to Maria Sarte, Mission and Ministry at Fontbonne, “Lindsay is a leader with the soul of an angel. She speaks with wisdom, courage and kindness, which is rooted in love of God and neighbor.” Spignesi shared, “Lindsay exemplifies what it means to be a courageous woman and is a leader who inspires her peers to believe in themselves.”