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Players to Watch: Cycling’s Jess Wang ’18

Jessica Wang ’18 has grown as an athlete and cyclist since she first joined Andover Cycling in the spring of her Junior year. In fact, before coming to Andover, Wang did not even know how to ride a bike.

According to Wang, she hopes that her skill and passion for the sport will only continue to develop as this season progresses.

In an email to The Phillipian, Wang wrote, “My [Junior] year I focused on learning how to actually ride the bike. My Lower year, I began to focus more on speed, form, and strategy. This year, I hope to continue working on becoming a faster and smarter rider.”

Wang attributes much of her success to the team’s strong dynamic.

“The team works incredibly hard on the roads, which inspires me to push myself and put in 100 percent effort. I actually enjoy riding the hills because it allows for a lot of power output,” said Wang.

According to her teammates, Wang’s determination and work ethic make her a strong asset for the team.

Co-Captain David Shamritsky ’17 said, “This is Jess’ third year on the team and she has shown huge improvement over the last two seasons. She is always motivating and supporting the team, and is a big part of the cycling team’s spirit. She did very well last year in Girls A, and I think that her winning the league overall is a realistic goal.”

“Jess works incredibly hard all the time and has a competitive edge that is extremely beneficial both in races and during practice. Not only does she lead by example, but each day she brings energy and enthusiasm that inspire the rest of us to be better,” said teammate Elizabeth Holubiak ’18.

Editor’s Note: Jessica Wang ’18 is a Video Editor for The Phillipian.