• JANITHA KNIGHT

    Janitha Knight was a standout athlete in both volleyball and basketball during her playing days at Lyons Junior-Senior High School.

    Janitha played Varsity Volleyball for three years.  During her sophomore year she was 1st team All-County.  The team made it to the semi-finals in sectionals and Janitha was named to the Section V All-Tournament Team.  During her junior year she was a 1st Team All-County Selection.  She was named team MVP with 127 kills, 109 blocks, 109 points on serve and 31 aces.  The team again lost in the semi-finals but Janitha was named to the Section V All-Tournament Team.  Her senior year she was 1st Team All-County and the team was runner-up to the Section V champions.  Janitha again was named to the Section V All-Tournament Team.

    Janitha was dominant in basketball.  She played on the varsity team for five years.  In 8th grade she received an All Wayne County Honorable Mention and the team won their first sectional title ever in basketball.  As a freshman, she was MVP of the Midlakes Basketball Tournament.  She was also 1st Team All County and averaged 19.2 points, 16.1 rebounds and 3.1 blocked shots.  In 10th grade, the team had a perfect 16-0 Wayne County record and Janitha was 1st Team All County.  The team made it to the finals in sectionals and Janitha was on the Class CC All-Tournament Team.  In her junior year, the team again was a perfect 14-0 in the Wayne County league and Janitha was 1st Team All-County and All Greater Rochester.  During the season, she reached the 1000 point plateau in scoring..  The team lost in sectional finals to eventual state champions Bloomfield.  Janitha was named to the Section V All-Tournament Team.   During her senior year, Janitha was again 1st Team All-County.  She was named to the Class CC Sectional All-Tournament Team.  She was on the All Greater Rochester 1st Team.  She was the first woman in Lyons High School history to compile a quadruple double.  Janitha was a Finger Lakes Times Fab 5 Selection three times and was named the Player of the Year in 2001.  During her five years on the varsity basketball, the team had a record of 97-16 and was Wayne County Champions all five years.   She was team captain all four years of her high school career.   Janitha is the all- time school leader in scoring with a total of 1853 points and rebounding with 1363.

    Janitha was recruited by a number of colleges and chose to attend Monroe Community College where she was awarded the Pete Pavia Scholarship.  In 2001-2002, Janitha was named Region II Division II Player of the Year.  She led the team to the NJCAA Division II Title.  She was the first woman in NJCAA to compile a quadruple double.In 2002-2003 Janitha led the team to the NJCAA division championship and made 1st Team Conference All-Star.

    Janitha graduated from college with a degree in liberal arts and science.  She went on to become a certified nursing assistant.  She is employed at DeMay Living Center in Newark.  She has one son, Dwayne Wollfolk Jr.