North Salem senior Alina DiMella was a team captain and guard on the varsity basketball team. She also serves as a captain on the softball team.

How old were you when you started playing basketball and how did you get started?

I started playing basketball in third grade through the rec program. I got started because I wanted to play basketball. My mom played in college, so she was excited to coach, and my older brother was already involved in the rec program.

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What is your favorite part about being a part of the girls basketball team at North Salem?

All the memories that I’ve made with my teammates over the years such as the bus rides home after a big win and the pre-drill rituals. I also have loved making friends with some people who I might not have ever gotten to know without basketball.

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