Yasamin Moeini reflects on her two year ski team run
March 1, 2017
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Monument’s 2016-2017 ski season has been an eventful one. The season began with a new coach, Brian Seminara, and a team of both new and returning skiers. One of Monument’s seniors, Yasamin Moeini, started a new sport halfway through her high school career. Yasamin joined ski team her junior year here at Monument. Previously, she swam on the high school team as well as participated on a swim team when she was in middle school. She said, “I did not want to swim anymore, and I wanted to learn how to ski. I thought it would be a good opportunity to learn and try something new.” The ski team is completely different from any other sport at Monument. Yasamin describes it as being “more relaxed and laid back and there is not a ton of pressure on you. It’s also a very individual sport.” She also enjoys the new ski coach this year; “I love Brian,” she said with a smile.
Senior ski captain Micaela Bartlett has also been a part of the team for four years and is the most accomplished skier on the girls team. When Yasamin first joined the team Bartlett said, “Obviously she had some difficulty. She has never done it before, but she was extremely persistent and continued to get better and better each time. I am extremely proud that she is doing the team again, as she is a joy to have on the slopes.” Micaela has been a huge part of Yasamin’s success as she continues to give her positive and constructive feedback about her skiing.
Monument’s ski team had their senior night on February 14th. Bartlett came in 3rd and will now train to race at States on Tuesday, March 7th, at Wachusett Mountain. Yasamin finished her high school career on her senior night. She was extremely ecstatic with her season and was happy that she decided to join the team, “Honestly I was a little worried about joining a new team, but I couldn’t be happier. Yes, it had its ups and downs but I’m so glad I did it.” She said she will continue to ski but only as a fun activity to do in the winter. Right now she is enjoying some much needed relaxation.