During the pandemic many things have prohibited people from pursuing their passions. From these conditions, students have found a new love in their respective sports. Senior Jack Covert started playing Golf, Sophomore Tayla Satkin began surfing, Sophomore Victoria Viazovtsev started cheerleading for San Marin, and Freshman Rio Seiler started playing lacrosse.
Senior Jack Covert turned to golf due to his multiple concussions inhibiting him from playing contact sports, but he was excited to engage in a challenging sport once more. Covert’s favorite aspect of golf is its competitiveness and how you meet new people. Covert’s favorite place to play is at the Rooster Run golf course because, “the scenery is super picturesque, but as for the course, the greens were superb and better than anywhere [he] had played before,” Covert said.
Sophomore Talya Satkin started surfing last October. She began surfing because she needed a new hobby, and because she loves the beach; surfing was a natural choice. “My favorite thing about surfing is being out in the water. It’s therapeutic,” Satkin said. While Satkin is still a beginner, Bolinas is her current favorite place to go because of its more mellow waves. “Surfing is my escape from the stresses of everyday life,” Satkin said. She hopes to improve her surfing.
Freshman Rio Seiler began playing lacrosse when sports started to reopen. He played midfielder for Marin Lacrosse Monkeys last season and is plans to try out this year. Seiler’s favorite thing about lacrosse is the satisfaction of scoring goals. His favorite attack move is the “bullet dodge”. The bullet dodge is a move that allows the attacker to bypass the defender via a switching of the stick in your hands as well as a jab step to confuse your opponent. “It’s my favorite move, it works effectively for me,” Seiler said.
Sophomore Victoria Viazovtsev found a love for cheerleading ignited by her training in rhythmic gymnastics which is similar to cheerleading. Victoria’s favorite thing about cheerleading is the stunt work because it requires collaboration and a challenge. “My favorite moment in cheerleading so far has been the camp I went to in July because of the team bonding and learning new dances with the team,” Viazovtsev said. She plans to continue cheerleading.