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Sella Koshkerian Hits Nothing but Net

Girls basketball co-captain looks back on her final season

Sella Koshkerian was born in California. She is currently a student at Clark Magnet High School and is a part of the Glendale High School girl’s varsity basketball team. Her hobbies include hanging out with friends and family, playing basketball, and watching movies. 

Sella is one of the captains of the GHS girls varsity basketball team, and she just finished her final season as a Nitro athlete in February. Sella and her teammates made it to the 2024 CIF Southern Section Girls’ Basketball Championships in Division 3AA, where they lost to Summit High School, in a final of 39-47.

How did you get into basketball and what made you stick with it?

Ever since I was young, I was put into basketball, and [stuck] with it until now since I loved it so much. 

What was the most memorable moment in your basketball career?

My most memorable moment would probably be my senior night since it was very special and it celebrated all the years I dedicated to basketball.

How do you balance your academics and basketball commitments?

I balance my academics and basketball commitments by time management, which always keeps me motivated to get done with my school work [in order] to be able to go to basketball. I feel like that [has] helped me balance out school life and sports life. 

What’s the most challenging aspect of playing basketball? 

For me, the most challenging aspect of playing basketball would be staying mentally strong for my team and [for] myself throughout the game, [especially] if I’m not doing my best.

How do you stay motivated and focused during tough games or practices?

I try to always stay motivated and focused during tough games by taking breaks and telling myself to just focus and relax, when my [teammates] and I are put into tough situations. Rewarding myself with small victories can also help me to stay motivated. 

Who has been your biggest inspiration or role model in basketball?

Even though my parents have never played basketball, they are my biggest inspiration, because they kept motivating me to do my best and never give up. 

What are your goals for after high school in terms of basketball?

As much as I would have loved to continue basketball, I want to focus more on school instead of basketball in college, but I will continue to play basketball outside of school. High school basketball will always have a special place in my heart. 

What advice do you have for younger players who aspire to play basketball at a high level?

My advice to younger athletes…is to stay motivated throughout the tough times as well. Be ready for any challenge that comes your way, and keep practicing to get better and reach a higher potential.  

If you are interested in joining the girl’s basketball team at GHS, please contact Coach Tadeh Mardirosian at [email protected]! Keep your eyes on the basket, Nitros. 

About the Contributor
Sofya Ghazaryan
Sofya Ghazaryan, Staff Writer
Sofya is a sophomore at Glendale High School and a member of the Nitro volleyball team. She loves spending time with her boyfriend, friends and family. She enjoys watching Netflix and playing beach volleyball and tennis.
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