It’s been an exciting and focused start to the second trimester and Girls Varsity basketball. Girls basketball has always been a very special and exciting sport that I play. I have been playing basketball since 6th grade, where I began at Oakland Hebrew Day School. I have loved basketball ever since and when I came to JCHS I began playing my freshman year. Being on the varsity team as a freshman was both exciting and difficult; I had to work extremely hard. I play the low post position (or power forward) which means that I am the player in charge of rebounding, taking lay ups, assisting, and passing. My freshman year, the Girls Varsity team made it to the playoffs of the Private School Athletic League (PSAL) and I got to start in that game. I was very anxious yet super excited to be a part of this high-pressure game. I felt extremely supported by my team, which helped me succeed in my role.
Through the JCHS athletics program and the amazing coaching staff, I have been able to build my basketball abilities and confidence. Last year, during my sophomore year, I won the award for “Most Improved Player.” Being on a team at JCHS means so much to me, because your teammates are always there to support you and help you achieve. Team sports have taught me that the only way to flourish is to rely on each other, in order to help the team win. With the hours of practice over the course of the season, we are able to gel as a team and learn each other’s cues in order to know what each other is thinking. Being on a team is really being a family; we support one another, and help each other to get better. The experience has been really incredible and moving. Go Wolves!
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