Meet the captains of winter athletics: Natalie Maloney

Bianca Al-Shamari, Author

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As Palo Alto High School’s winter sports teams build chemistry and prepare for league play with vigor, the new captains of the soccer, wrestling and basketball teams enter the scene ready to take on the field, the floor and the court. Let’s meet the captains.

Girls’ Soccer 

The girl’s varsity soccer team  once again shown its excellence on the field with a stunning 11-0 victory over El Camino High School (0-6, 0-0) on Thursday, and is currently on a five-game undefeated streak in its preseason matches.

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Senior captain Natalie Maloney shares a laugh with The Paly Voice as she recalls a handshake between her and a fellow teammate. Photo: Bianca Al-Shamari.

Meet Natalie Maloney. Senior Maloney has been playing for varsity since her freshman year.

NM: “I started playing soccer when I was 6 years old because my brother started playing and I wanted in on the action. Right before pre-season games started, my coach called me and told me that I was going to be captain for the 2016-17 season. It’s such a huge honor because the Paly program has seen some amazing players pass through and this current team is incredible, so it’s crazy to be a leader of such an insanely talented group of girls.”

PV: What are you looking forward to most this season?

NM: “I’m definitely looking forward to playing our rivals, Mountian View. That’s a game that everyone should come see. It’s going to be a tough match.”

To meet more Paly winter sport captains, click one of the links below:

Girls’ Basketball: Lauren Koyama

Girls’ Basketball: Skylar Burris

Girl’s Soccer: Emily Tomz

Wrestling: Sara Aguilar

Wrestling: Seth Goyal

Boys’ Basketball: Miles Tention

Boys’ Soccer: Derek Schoenberger

Boy’s Soccer: Neil Verwillow

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