Player Profile: Courtney Mcalindon

Record-Eagle/Brett A. Sommers Forest Hills Centrals Courtney McAlindon tackles the giant slalom course during Mondays MHSAA Division 2 ski finals.

Record-Eagle/Brett A. Sommers Forest Hills Central’s Courtney McAlindon tackles the giant slalom course during Monday’s MHSAA Division 2 ski finals.

Zoe Lipke, Sports Reporter

Name: Courtney Mcalindon

Sport: Women’s Ski Team

Position: Captain

What are some of your personal goals for this upcoming season?

“Some personal goals I have for my high school season is to win states in slalom or GS. In club racing I hope to drop my FIS points and continue to build my skiing technique.”

How long have you been skiing?

“I have been skiing for as long as I can remember. My dad taught my sister and I when we were both really little. It is definitely my family’s favorite sport, and something that we are known for.”

Why do you continue to ski?

“I love to ski, and the small victories that I have each practice really motivate and push me to continue to ski. I also enjoy how close it brings my family together.”

What is your favorite part about skiing?

“My favorite part about skiing is probably the small changes in technique that I have and, of course, the small victories I feel at practice and even in races.”

What is the most difficult part about skiing?

“The most difficult part of skiing for me is the traveling aspect. After being gone in Colorado, Canada, and Wisconsin all winter I am so exhausted, but it is every bit worth having to push through the conditions to do what I love.”

What is your favorite race to take part in when you are skiing?

“My favorite race is definitely States. I can compete with all my friends from up north which I cannot do from where I live. It also has top notch competition.”

How has skiing impacted your life?

“Skiing has opened up so many doors for me. It is a stress outlet in the winter, and competing and improving every season have helped positively shape me into who I am today.”