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Athlete spotlight: Basketball player Talia Bertana

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Athlete spotlight: Basketball player Talia Bertana

Bertana (#3) makes an attempt at a basket.

Bertana (#3) makes an attempt at a basket.

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Bertana (#3) makes an attempt at a basket.

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Bertana (#3) makes an attempt at a basket.

Vanessa Velasco, Sports Editor

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Senior Talia Bertana is playing her third and final season as a member of NDB’s Varsity Basketball team. The Catalyst asked her a few things about what those years were like.

When asked how the season is going, Bertana said, “We are doing really well this year and will be going to CCS in a couple of weeks! Our senior game is on Tuesday the thirteenth, and although I am excited for the game, it’s going to be bittersweet knowing that it will be our last home game as a team.”

  When asked what is her favorite thing about playing the sport for the school, she replied, “How close the whole team is. I love bonding with my teammates and working together to win games. This is our head coach’s last year, so we want to make sure that we play our very best for him before he leaves.”

As a veteran player, she says the team has taught her a few things over the course of several seasons. She explained, “The key skill I have learned from playing basketball for Notre Dame is teamwork. I have learned how to rely and trust others on the team, that as a team we work so much better together rather than individually.”

As the saying goes, “All good things come to an end,” and Bertana knows her last season is ending soon with the postseason starting up and tryouts and practices for spring sports starting up.

She said, “I will miss going to practice every day after school and spending a lot of time with the girls on my team. It is going to be so weird having more free time after basketball, and I will miss being with my team 24/7 so much.”

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