Athlete of the Week: The Avotins twins

Athlete of the Week

(WSYR-TV) — Nataly and Mia Avotins have been competing with one another on the golf course since their dad put clubs in their hand. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the twins apart, but you can spot the difference in the way they play the game.

“I’m very aggressive in my game. I go for it all the time and I guess I always try to hit the shot stronger and always think I can do it,” Nataly said.

“She’s definitely more aggressive. She gets a little more frustrated easier, but I don’t know about calm because I like to talk when I play a lot because it gets my mind off things,” Mia said.

In just three seasons, the twins are already to top two golfers in Liverpool girls history. Both have made it to the state championships and finished in the top 20. 

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The Byrne Dairy and Deli NewsChannel 9 Athlete of the Week is designed to honor Section III varsity members who embody the true meaning of student-athlete.

The award recognizes more than just athletic ability, it recognizes a student-athlete who thrives in the classroom, on the athletic field and in the community.

Athletes can be nominated by a coach, athletic director or teacher. Please send your nominations to Sports@LocalSYR.com.