By Brooke Pan (III)
The ski team is looking forward to a strong season under the leadership of Head Coach Julianne Coxe and Captains Lindsey Hogan (VI), Nick Ladino (VI), Conor Mahoney (VI), and Annie Leithead (V). Having recruited many new members this year, the captains are excited for a “better chance of making it to States,” a team-based competition, with the hopes of sending more racers to the Race of Champions, an individual competition.
In addition to the performance of the team, Hogan and the other captains are putting a big emphasis on the safety of each member. “Taking care of our bodies and our equipment, while always being aware of our surroundings is not only vital to skiing, but also in life,” Hogan said. By incorporating skiing into the other aspects of their lives, Hogan believes that “it will lead to better health and happiness.”
With the winter season drawing closer, Leithead, along with the rest of the team, is “confident in [their] abilities” and is excited to embrace the “magical time” of winter. The team’s first race is the Giant Slalom Race #1 at Mountain Creek.