By Brooke Pan (VI)
Due to the pandemic and the restrictions it has imposed on athletics, Girls’ Fencing captains Ameera Ebrahim (VI) and Josie Alston (VI) have made it their goal to prioritize having fun this season.
As with all winter sports, there has been a reduction in both the amount of meets as well as the length of the season. Despite these obstacles, the team is still looking forward to a successful season in other aspects, including building a sense of comradery and fostering individual improvement. Ebrahim notes that “aside from the fact that we won’t get to play as much, I think the biggest change would have to be the change in team dynamic… so the other seniors and I really want to emphasize peer encouragement.” She, along with seniors Alston and Jessica Lin (VI), plans on achieving this by hosting team building activities over Zoom.
Regardless of what obstacles are thrown at the Pingry girls’ fencing team, the seniors are ready to approach the season with optimism and determination. As Ebrahim says, “I’m excited to get the ball rolling!”