Our coaches bring a wealth of technical knowledge and experience to our ski team. They are constantly striving to increase their technical and tactical knowledge towards ski racing through education from the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA), and the National Ski Patrol (NSP). They ensure athletes’ long-term improvement by providing our high school racers with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of racing techniques and tactics. Skiers of all levels can subsequently improve their involvement with the Sparta Alpine Race Ski Team.
Captains are selected as leaders on and off the hill. They are a great resource for new athletes on the team to answer questions and be positive role models. Please seek them out to assist you in any way.
* Each season one to four ski racers are named team captains. Team captains are announced prior to the start of the new race season. Additional team captains may be named at the end of dry-land training.
Ski Team Captains 2020/2021 Season
From Left to Right: Claudia Calafati & Rachel Young
Claudia Calafati - Senior
Rachel Young - Senior
Ski Team Captains 2019/2020 Season
From Left to Right: Connor McAndris & Olivia Finkeldie
Connor McAndris - Senior
Olivia Finkeldie - Senior
Ski Team Captains 2018/2019 Season
From Left to Right: Brendan Muhs, Joe Russo, Olivia Finkeldie
Brendan Muhs - Senior
Joe Russo - Senior
Olivia Finkeldie - Junior
Ski Team Captains 2017/2018 Season
From Left to Right: Brendan Huff, Valerie Shumskaya, Serena Calafati & Brendan Muhs
Brendan Huff - Senior
Brendah Muhs - Junior
Serena Calafati - Senior
Valerie Shumskaya - Senior