<![CDATA[WillSiskey.com - News]]>Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:31:38 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Former Aggie credits ‘clean eating’ diet for changes in spirit, health]]>Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:04:14 GMThttp://willsiskey.com/2/post/2014/04/former-aggie-credits-clean-eating-diet-for-changes-in-spirit-health.htmlarticle by Geoffrey Melcher at http://sandmountainreporter.com

They may seem like ordinary ingredients to you, printed inconspicuously in small print on the common food label of your favorite items on the shelves of your trusted grocery store, but that doesn’t mean they’re good for your body in the long run. 
According to Will Siskey, a former Albertville Aggie tennis star and “clean-eating” advocate, the decision to drastically alter his own diet went great lengths in improving the overall health of his hair and spirit.

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<![CDATA[Men's Tennis: Dylan Brock's win at #4 singles clinches match for Panthers over Oxford of Emory]]>Sun, 02 Mar 2014 22:57:52 GMThttp://willsiskey.com/2/post/2014/03/mens-tennis-dylan-brocks-win-at-4-singles-clinches-match-for-panthers-over-oxford-of-emory.htmlPicture
For the second time this season, the LaGrange men's tennis team downed Oxford of Emory. The Panthers (2-1) edged the visiting Eagles 5-4 on Sunday in a non-conference match.

Freshman Dylan Brock clinched the win at #4 singles. He defeated Frank Lin in three sets, 6-4, 6-7 and 6-4. Brock and Drew Cantrell also won at #3 doubles


1. L. Rand/I. Lu (OE) def. Alex Glass/Will Siskey (LC) 8-4
2. Brett Piland/Wade Fegley (LC) def. C. Giles/F. Lin (OE) 8-6
3. Dylan Brock/Drew Cantrell def. T. Zhang/W. Cobb (OE) 8-1

 1. L. Rand (OE) def. Will Siskey (LC) 6-4, 6-2
2. I. Lu (OE) def. Brett Piland (LC) 7-5, 6-3
3. C. Giles (OE) def. Alex Glass (LC) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6(1)
4. Dylan Brock (LC) def. F. Lin (OE) 6-4, 6-7(1), 6-4
5. Wade Fegley (LC) def. Z. Yao (OE) 6-2, 6-0
6. Drew Cantrell (LC) def. Willie Cobb (OE) 6-0, 6-3
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<![CDATA[Men's Tennis: Panthers battle Reinhardt in non-conference match]]>Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:50:23 GMThttp://willsiskey.com/2/post/2014/02/mens-tennis-panthers-battle-reinhardt-in-non-conference-match.htmlPicture
LaGrange (1-1) went on the road Saturday for non-conference match against Reinhardt. The NAIA Eagles downed the Panthers 9-0. The Panthers host Oxford of Emory on Sunday, March 2.

1. N. Duarte/R. Ramos (RU) def. Brett Piland/Will Siskey (LC) 8-3
2. A. Rogers/L. Luna (RU) def.  Alex Glass/Dylan Brock (LC) 8-4
3. E. Deloach/S. Sepulveda (RU) def. Zachary Tyner/Drew Cantrell (LC) 8-0

1. Nicolas Duarte (RU) def. Will Siskey (LC) 6-3, 6-4
2. Emory Deloach (RU) def. Brett Piland (LC) 7-6(6), 6-1
3. Rene Ramos (RU) def. Alex Glass (LC) 6-1, 6-2
4. Adam Rogers (RU) def. Dylan Brock (LC) 6-3, 6-2
5. Jacob Barnette (RU) def. Wade Fegley (LC) 7-5, 6-3
6. Joey Johnson (RU) def. Drew Cantrell (LC) 6-1, 3-6, 1-0(7)

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<![CDATA[Men's Tennis: Panthers top Oxford at Emory to open 2014 season]]>Sat, 15 Feb 2014 22:46:45 GMThttp://willsiskey.com/2/post/2014/02/mens-tennis-panthers-top-oxford-at-emory-to-open-2014-season.htmlPicture
OXFORD, Ga. - The LaGrange men's tennis team opened its 2014 season with a 6-3 win over homestanding Oxford at Emory.

The Panthers will play at Reinhardt on Saturday, Feb. 22 in their next match. They open the home portion of their schedule against Oxford at Emory on Sunday, March 2.


1. L. Rand/I. Lu (OE) def. Brett Piland/Will Siskey (LC) 8-0
2.  Alex Glass/Dylan Brock (LC) def. C. Giles/F. Lin (OE) 8-5
3. Zachary Tyner/Drew Cantrell def. T. Zhang/Z. Yao (OE) 8-0

1. L. Rand (OE) def. Brett Piland (LC) 6-0, 4-6, 6-3
2. I. Lu (OE) def. Will Siskey (LC) 6-2, 6-7, 7-5
3. Alex Glass (LC) def. C. Giles (OE) 6-1, 6-2
4. Dylan Brock (LC) def. F. Lin (OE) 3-6, 6-1, 7-5
5. Wade Fegley (LC) def. T. Zhang (OE) 6-2, 6-0
6. Matt Giudice (LC) def. Z. Yao (OE) 6-4, 6-0

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<![CDATA[Men's Tennis: Panthers compete in Fall USTA/ITA Regional]]>Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:55:14 GMThttp://willsiskey.com/2/post/2013/09/mens-tennis-panthers-compete-in-fall-ustaita-regional.htmlSEWANEE, Tenn. - The LaGrange men's tennis team played in the Fall USTA/ITA Regional hosted by the University of the South (Sewanee). The 15-team tournament was shortened by rain on Saturday.

The Panthers' doubles team of Alex Glass and Dylan Brock reached the B Doubles Main Draw Quarterfinals before rain washed out the match. Glass and Brock received a first round bye, then defeated Griffith and Brand of Mississippi College 8-6.

Tournament Results:

Atlantic Singles

Brett Piland
Rd. 1 – lost to  Cedric Andre (Oglethorpe) 1-6, 6-0, 3-10
Rd. 2 – lost to Scott Gallimore (Sewanee) 6-8

 Will Siskey
Rd. 1 – lost to Bobby Foroughian  (Huntingdon) 6-7(6),2-6
Rd. 2 – def. John Brevnik (Guilford) 8-2

Alex Glass
Rd. 1 – lost to Tyler Gadbois(Emory) 3-6, 1-6
Rd. 2 – def. Mason Church (Guilford) 8-5

South Draw  Singles

Dylan Brock
Rd. 1 – lost to Hilton Bilbrey(Guilford) 2-6, 5-7
Rd. 2 – lost to Eric Bush(Huntingdon) 5-8
Steve Wendel
Rd. 1 – lost to Charles Colhoun(Sewanee) 7-5, 5-7, 10-12
Rd. 2 – lost to Trey Pirtle(Huntingdon) 3-8

Zachary Tyner
Rd. 1 – lost to Josh Rosenberg(Oglethorpe) 6-4, 3-6, 7-10
Rd. 2 – def. Gran Tabb(Sewanee) 8-2
Wade Fegley
Rd. 1 – lost to  Mark Wasilewski(Guilford) 7-5, 6-7, 6-10
Rd. 1 – def. Connor Shimmel(Covenant) 8-5
B-Draw Doubles
Brett Piland- Will Siskey
Rd. 1 – def.  Tubbs/Tabb(Sewanee)  8-4
Rd. 2 – lost to Roby/Andre(Oglethorpe) 3-8

Alex Glass/ Dylan Brock
Rd. 1 – Bye
Rd. 2 – def. Griffith/Brand(Mississippi College) 8-6

Zachary Tyner/Wade Fegley
Rd. 1 – lost to Brevenik/Wasilewski(Guilford) 0-8
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<![CDATA[Athletic Scholarship Roundup: 16 high school athletes reportedly ink with college programs]]>Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:42:37 GMThttp://willsiskey.com/2/post/2013/06/athletic-scholarship-roundup-16-high-school-athletes-reportedly-ink-with-college-programs.htmlarticle by Wesley Sinor in al.com


Albertville tennis star Will Siskey has signed with LaGrange, according to The Sand Mountain Reporter. Classmate Will Estes has signed a baseball scholarship with Berry, according to the Reporter.

Mary Montgomery pitcher Kevin Cooper and outfielder Brett Fillingim signed with Spring Hill College, while Dallas Kirksey signed a basketball scholarship with Faulkner State, reports Arthur Mack.
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<![CDATA[Siskey Signs with LaGrange]]>Mon, 03 Jun 2013 21:39:00 GMThttp://willsiskey.com/2/post/2013/06/siskey-signs-with-lagrange.htmlPicture
article by Shannon J. Allen in The Sand Mountain Reporter

When Will Siskey made a commitment to become the best tennis player he could be, his career took off.

Siskey played No. 1 singles for the Albertville boys as a senior, earning All-Marshall County honors.

He also teamed with classmate Trent Lynn to win the Marshall County Tournament championship at No. 2 doubles.

On May 14, Siskey launched the next phase of his career by signing a letter of intent with LaGrange College, an NCAA Division III institution in LaGrange, Ga.

Founded in 1831, LaGrange is the oldest private college in Georgia. It’s affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

Siskey had more than 10 college offers before deciding on LaGrange.

“When I was going into the recruiting process, I wanted to go to a school where I could not only pursue tennis, but further any other talents God has given me,” Siskey said.

“I wanted to attend a school that would allow me to grow in every area equally, and overall, LaGrange is the best place for that.

“I’ll play No. 1 or No. 2 (singles) for them and get great experience right away, and their coach (Matt Donnett) is a great Christian guy who will hold me accountable.

“It’s a good place to grow as a person, a player and a student.”

Siskey said he always thought he wanted to go “far away” from home to attend college. He considered two schools in California before he started looking at schools closer to Albertville.

Siskey made the initial contact with LaGrange. He sent the Panthers an email, and they promptly began to recruit him.

“It came down between LaGrange and UNA (North Alabama),” Siskey said. “At UNA I’d be playing 5 or 6, and at LaGrange I’d be playing 1 or 2.”

Siskey believes in clean, healthy eating.

He eats nonprocessed foods, and he’s closer to a natural foods store in LaGrange than he would be in Florence. That was another key factor in his decision.

Albertville boys coach Greg Henderson is excited about Siskey’s opportunity.

“Will has hit more balls than anybody we’ve had in the last several, several years,” Henderson said. “He has almost impeccable technique.

“He’s learned from some of the best coaches around down in south Florida at the Rick Macci Academy.

“Hats off to Will for all the training he’s done. It’s paid off. He’s also a guy that wants it so bad he’ll even do the extra stuff, like the conditioning workouts, the regimented diet … Will takes care of his body, takes care of himself, and it’s paying off for him.

“Two years ago, he was probably a little bit behind some of the other players his age as far as where he was in the rankings, but he has skyrocketed up the charts, and he’s going to make a very good player for LaGrange.

“Will had other options. He was heavily recruited by some other schools. It was Will’s choice. I think his grandmother lives close to the Auburn area, so it might be a fit for him to be down in that area of the country.

“And when I met LaGrange’s coach in person, I was just very impressed, so I could see why anybody would want to play for him. He’s a real good man.

“I think Will will fit in well. I think the future is bright for Will.”

Siskey said a motivational speech Henderson gave him during his freshman season changed the direction of his career.

“He told me he believed I could be such a better player than what I was,” Siskey recalled. “He told me I worked hard when I was in front of him, but what was I doing at home.

“When I was in ninth grade, I actually thought I was good. Greg told me I wasn’t, but he did it in a good way.

“God opened the door for us to go to Florida for a year and then come back.”

Siskey attended the Rick Macci Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Fla., during his junior year, where instructors sharpened all aspects of his game, including mentally.

“It was definitely a blessing. I can’t describe how awesome it was,” Siskey said. “Rick took me in and calmed me down a whole lot.

“He knew I was an Auburn fan, so he called me Bo Jackson when I first went down there because I would overrun everything. He told me I was trying to play football on the tennis court.”

Siskey’s mother, Rebecca Rogers, said Macci coached tennis greats like the Williams sisters, Maria Sharapova and Andy Roddick.

“He’s had a huge influence on Will by teaching the role of persistence and positive thinking in every area of your life,” Rogers said.

Siskey said, “I didn’t win a whole lot of matches down there, but I learned from Rick to take something away every time.

“I was blessed enough to be able to come back and finish at Albertville.”

Siskey is sharing his knowledge of the game this summer by teaching lessons three days a week at Terrapin Hills Country Club in Fort Payne.

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<![CDATA[Albertville High School's Graduation: Class of 2013 Prepares for Future]]>Mon, 20 May 2013 21:27:59 GMThttp://willsiskey.com/2/post/2013/05/albertville-high-schools-graduation-class-of-2013-prepares-for-future.html
article by Geoffrey Melcher in The Sand Mountain Reporter
As 260 Albertville High School students walked across the aisle to retrieve their diplomas Friday, the uncertainty of an impending future might have been a new and unfamiliar sensation to some.

Will Siskey, a recent AHS graduate, is one of those students who is no stranger to adversity. He has learned through personal circumstance that life doesn’t always play out the way you want it to, although good things are always around the corner waiting to be taken advantage of.

Siskey, a varsity tennis player who suffers from Alopecia Universalis, an autoimmune disorder that’s affected his hair growth for a good portion of his life, has admittedly come a long way with the disease in becoming the better player and human being he wanted to be both on and off the court.
While he started playing tennis in fifth and sixth grade, with the help of Greg Henderson, who Siskey credits for “putting the racquet in my hand,” the youth took a drastic step his junior year in high school to follow his dreams and move to Florida to attend The Rick Macci Tennis Academy.

“I was frustrated where I was at one spring because I wasn’t progressing towards the way I’d like to be playing the game,” Siskey said.

“My mom asked me if I was willing to give up my friends and social life to pursue tennis further and I said ‘yes’.”

Siskey proceeded to hone his skills and train for six hours a day after moving to Florida, where he simultaneously took part in a case study concerning the research of hair loss in people with Alopecia.

According to Siskey, all the sacrifice by himself and his supportive family has finally payed off as he will be attending LaGrange College in Georgia on a tennis scholarship, playing on a Division III team on which he expects to start.

Though tennis is a huge part of Siskey’s life, he said he’s also looking forward to the continuously challenging himself in academics and as a person. He is interested in the culinary arts as well as growing spiritually while being away from home for the first time.

“God has given me so many talents I’d hate to cut one out,” said Siskey.

“I think my best is still yet to come in everything and I’m ready to take my game to the next level, Lord willing.”

Even with everything going according to plan with Siskey’s goals and future, the same couldn’t be said about his and his classmate’s special celebration, as Friday’s rainy weather pushed the AHS graduation ceremony indoors.

“We had to move into the new gym and even with it being extremely crowded, everybody showed good restraint and luckily we had an air conditioner,” said Albertville High School Principal Paul McAbee.

“The gym was packed full but the graduation turned out fine despite the rainy weather.”

Even though McAbee went on to praise Siskey for his maturity in stepping up to all the challenges life has thrown his way, both the student and principal agreed the outgoing seniors all share unique bonds that will last a lifetime.

“This was the last class that attended school in the old school before the tornado so I think that’s kind of special for them and us as a school,” said McAbee.

“I have no doubt this year’s graduating class was a great class whose students will go on to accomplish great things in the future.”

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<![CDATA[Albertville tennis squads sweep lee-huntsville]]>Fri, 19 Apr 2013 21:22:42 GMThttp://willsiskey.com/2/post/2013/04/albertville-tennis-squads-sweep-lee-huntsville.htmlThe Albertville tennis teams enjoyed road victories over Lee-Huntsville on April 2.

Albertville’s girls rolled to a 9-0 decision while the boys cruised to a 7-2 triumph.
Singles winners for the AHS girls were No. 1 Mary-Catherine Mitchell (10-5), No. 2 Madeleine Mitchell (10-3), No. 3 Courtney Moore (10-2), No. 4 Savannah Young (10-2), No. 5 LeAnna Fleming (10-1) and No. 6 Meagan Moore (10-2).

Albertville’s winning doubles teams were No. 1 Mitchell/Mitchell (10-8), No. 2 Courtney Moore/Young (10-4) and No. 3 Fleming/Meagan Moore (10-3).

The Aggie boys won five of six singles matches and two doubles matches vs. Lee.

Albertville’s singles winners were No. 1 Will Siskey (10-4), No. 2 Jay Penney (10-8), No. 3 James Stack (10-3), No. 4 Trent Lynn (11-9) and No. 5 Noah Campbell (10-4).

The Aggies’ doubles winners were No. 1 Penney/Stack (10-4) and No. 2 Siskey/Lynn 10-4.

Albertville’s boys suffered a 6-3 loss to Gadsden City in an April 1 home match.

In singles, Siskey won 10-1 at No. 1 and Campbell triumphed 10-3 at No. 2.

Siskey and Lynn won 10-6 at No. 1 doubles.

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<![CDATA[Albertville boys crush pell city]]>Mon, 15 Apr 2013 21:19:40 GMThttp://willsiskey.com/2/post/2013/04/albertville-boys-crush-pell-city.htmlPictureSiskey leads Aggies
PELL CITY — Senior players Will Siskey, Jay Penney and Trent Lynn powered the Albertville boys tennis team to a 9-0 rout of Class 6A, Section 7 opponent Pell City on Monday.

Siskey was recently named to the National Prince Hot 100 rising stars in tennis.

Albertville’s girls suffered a close 5-4 loss to the Panthers.

The Aggies’ senior girls are Courtney Moore and Mary-Catherine Mitchell.

Boys singles results

No. 1, Will Siskey defeated Croy Stallings, 10-3

No. 2, Jay Penney def. Bailey Masters, 10-2

No. 3, James Stack def. Trey Dubose, 10-0

No. 4, Trent Lynn def. Andrew Barrentine, 10-0

No. 5, Noah Campbell def. Jordan Mitchell, 10-2

No. 6, Tiger Do def. Randy Martin, 10-1

Boys doubles results

No. 1, Penney/Stack def. Stallings/Dubose, 10-4

No. 2, Siskey/Lynn def. Masters/Barrentine, 10-0

No. 3, Dustin Kelly/Ty Woodruff def. Mitchell/Will Jones, 10-6

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