Racking up their Wins

By Emily Burich

Leading the badminton team this year, captains Meghal Biswas, Ryan Dang, Molly Jarrett, Eijin Yoshida, and Avery Yu are hopeful for a great season.  The team is getting adjusted to a new head coach, John Shieh, one of Westmont’s math teachers!  With a total of 40 players, the team has a variety of freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Senior Nathan Huynh states, “Even though we have a new coach, our Westmont Alumni assistant coaches, Landon Berg and Adrian Billawala, greatly help us during practices.  Hopefully my last season is fun!”  Albert Chan remarks, “this season, I am looking forward to interacting with my teammates and practicing with them to improve our skills. I also look forward to traveling to different schools and competing with them which will allow us to not only determine our skill level, but also to grow closer together as a team.”  Be sure to catch the badminton team on their first home game of the season: March 15 at 6:00 p.m. vs Del Mar!