Athlete of the Week: Jessica Landsberg

Jake Paz

Athlete of the Week Jessica Landsberg.

Mr. Romero

Athlete of the Week Jessica Landsberg.

Mariam Ahumada, Staff Writer

Athlete of the Week Jessica Landsberg is being recognized for her help in leading the girls’ basketball team to a 2-0 week. Landsberg’s memorable 20 points in the games against Braddock and her total of 23 points in Southwest’s defeat have won her the title of Athlete of the Week.

Q: How do you feel about being selected as Athlete of the Week? 

A: I think it’s a huge honor. I’ve only been Athlete of the Week one other time, so I’m very happy about it.

Q: When did you start playing basketball, and why have you continued to play throughout the years? 

A: I started playing basketball around third grade. It was at a little party with a little basketball hoop and it basically started from there. I loved it.

Q: How do you train to better your skill at basketball?

A: The team has practice almost every day. Saturday mornings, we have long practices, and I train a lot on the weekends.

Q: As a senior, do you have intentions to play college basketball, and, if so, what team do you hope to play on one day? 

A: I do. I’ve been working very hard to get a scholarship for basketball and I’d like to play at Fordham.

Q: What is your opinion on the team’s performance this season?

A: I think that we’ve played really well – especially in comparison to last season, so I’m satisfied with how we’ve done.

Q: What are your expectations for the remainder of the basketball season? 

A: Well, we only have a few games left, but we are hoping to win the month of January, so that’s our plan.

Q: Is there anything else you would like to say about your recognition as Athlete of the Week? 

A: No that’s all. I just really appreciate having that honor. I worked really hard for it.

Check Jessica Landsberg out in action at the next Lady Cavalier basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 3:30 p.m. against Southridge at the Southridge campus.