Snowstorm Q&A: Woodson’s Maloney Went Sledding

A snowstorm caused Fairfax County Public Schools to cancel classes and athletic events for more than a week. Some areas received more than 20 inches of snow during the weekend, according to the National Weather Service, creating a break from competition for local high school athletes.

Woodson senior guard Seamus Maloney, who scored 14 points in an overtime loss to T.C. Williams on Jan. 19, shared his storm experience via email with The Connection.

Q: In what city do you live?

A: Fairfax.

Q: How did the amount of snowfall in your neighborhood compare to what you thought would fall?

A: It was more than I expected.

Q: What, if any, preparations did you and your family make for the storm?

A: We stacked up on food and made sure we were shoveling every few hours so the snow didn't build up.

Q: What did you do to pass the time during the storm?

A: I went sledding a decent amount with some of my teammates and friends. That was pretty fun.

Q: Were you able to exercise/practice during the storm? If so, what did you do?

A: My friends and I got shots up Friday night when the storm began. For the next few days I couldn't get to a gym so I just lifted and worked on my handles in my basement. On Sunday I got shots up with my friend Andrew Dinh and Matt Ayoub at Matt’s house.

Q: Are you interested in playing college basketball? What are your college plans?

A: I'm talking to a few schools right now but I'm not 100 percent sure what I want to do yet.

Q: This is your first season as a varsity starter, correct? What has the transition been like moving from reserve to starter?

A: I've had to take more of a leadership role this year. Last year I was solely a role player, but this year I've had to become more of a scorer and distributor on the court.

Q: What will it take for the team to come back strong after the storm layoff?

A: We’ve got to be ready to play right when we get back because we will probably have back-to-back games next week. Most of the guys have been working out too so we should be ready.

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