Athletes in Action

Athletes in Action

Posted on 29. Jan, 2013 by admin in Sports

The winter season is underway as the Golden Bears begin competing in their sporting events

Senior Sarah Colasanti

Sarah Colasanti

GIRLS DIVING

Q:  As your first year on diving and as a senior captain, how do you think you will gain the respect from your teammates?
Colasanti: I treat everyone fairly and the respect is mutual; if I respect them, they’ll respect me.
Q: Even though it is the beginning of the season, what has been the team’s biggest struggle so far?
Colasanti: The biggest struggle with the team would be getting over mental blocks. Everyone can do crazy moves, they just have to get over the fear of making painful mistakes.
Q: What is the team’s biggest goal for this season?
Colasanti: The biggest goal for the season would be to make it to states, and [that] everyone improves and learns 11 dives so they can compete.

Senior Vito DiBenedetto

Vito DiBenedetto

WRESTLING

Q: How do you expect the Bears will place this year?
DiBenedetto: I expect that the wrestling Bears will place better than last year if all goes well.
Q: Many teammates are returning from last year. How will this affect the performance of the whole team this year?
DiBenedetto: The guys who are returning have hopefully learned something from last season.  I honestly don’t know how this will affect the whole team’s performance.
Q:  As a captain along with Dan Watson, how do you two help the team succeed?
DiBenedetto: It seems that the most we can do is lead by example and encourage the others. It is up to them if they want
to succeed.

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