Kimora Bailey named Athlete of the Year for Lacrosse


By Jason A. Smith
Times Correspondent



The accolades just keep coming for Kimora Bailey of McDonough.

Bailey, 16, plays on the varsity lacrosse team at Union Grove High School. On Monday, she was named Athlete of the Year for lacrosse in Henry County.

Bailey recently told The Henry County Times that she was “humbled” by the nomination.

“While I know I put in the hard work and took my game to another level, I still am mindful that the ultimate fate is in the hands of those who believe I have demonstrated enough to be given the title of Athlete of the Year,” she said.

Bailey is in her fifth year of playing lacrosse, and her third year on the varsity team at Union Grove. She scored 80 goals this season and was recognized as a charter member of the Athlete Leadership Council, said her mother, Monica Walker-Bailey.

“She is extremely grateful for the acknowledgements,” said Walker-Bailey.

Kimora Bailey added that she is excited for the chance to represent her school in the sport.

This is my last summer to play lacrosse outside of a collegiate forum, and I am looking forward to playing as many games as I can with as many great players as I can,” said Bailey. “Playing on the All-Star team will allow me to play with some girls from my travel ball teams, as well as other outstanding lacrosse players throughout Georgia. I am honored to have this great opportunity. These are memories that I will cherish forever.”