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Featured Athlete: London Bascomb

Eli Schwartzman
Sophomore volleyball starter, London Bascomb has had an incredible season helping her team make it to the second round of the state tournament.

Prowl: How would you describe your playing style and what are your greatest strengths on the court?

Bascomb: “I’d describe myself as a hard-working, dedicated athlete, and my biggest strength is my passion for my sport and my desire to play. As a player, my playing style is one that could be described as an enthusiast, having a strong volleyball  IQ, and being assertive.” 

Prowl: How do you balance academics and athletics during volleyball season?

 Bascomb: “I try to utilize as much class time as possible including study halls that way I can have minimal work to do after school, and I’m able to dedicate more time to practices and games.” 

Prowl: What is the most important quality for a successful volleyball team?

Bascomb: “Teamwork is definitely the most important quality for a successful volleyball team being able to work together and trust your teammates is what sets apart a great team from the rest.” 

Prowl: How do you contribute to the team as a player?

Bascomb: “I try to be as vocal as I can while still being a comforting and encouraging player. Checking up on your teammates, I think, is one of the most important aspects of being a team player.” 

Prowl: Can you talk about a time when you faced a challenge as a volleyball player and how you overcame it?

Bascomb: “During the beginning of the season this year, I wasn’t the most confident going into the first few games. I had a lot of self-doubt, and I  realized that I was my biggest obstacle mentally when it came to my performance.” 

Prowl: What type of life lessons has volleyball taught you? 

Bascomb: “Volleyball has taught me a lot of lessons in self-confidence and maintaining a strong mindset during a game or a high-pressure situation.” 

Prowl: What is your favorite part of volleyball season?

Bascomb: “At the start of the season, when everyone is coming together from being apart for so long, and we get a chance to reconnect and see how much we’ve all progressed on the off-season.”

Prowl: What is your plan after high school?

Bascomb: “I’m still undecided on what I want to major in, but I definitely want to go to college, and I hope to be able to play volleyball going forward with my life and in college.”

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Aasrith Veerapaneni, Content Editor
Aasrith Veerapaneni is a senior at South Windsor High School, and the Content Editor for The Bobcat Prowl this year. When not working with the Prowl, he has his fingerprints all over the Music department, being a proud member of Choral Spectrum and Understaffed. He also watches a large variety of different sports, keeping himself up to date with all the stats and facts throughout the year. His passion for English and writing, and his competitive drive, is evident in all of his work.
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Sophmore Eli Schwartzman is the web editor for The Bobcat Prowl. Schwartzman enjoys sports photography, and is regularly attending local sporting events with his camera to take pictures. He has a love for sports, both watching and playing. His favorites to watch are college football and the MLB, while his favorite sport to play is baseball. Outside of school, you can find Eli at the baseball fields, taking pictures at a sporting event, or hanging out with his friends.

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    GenieneNov 18, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    So proud of you London