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13 MVP: Natasha Obradovich & Andrea Aldaco

Cimarron seniors excel on court and in classroom
Posted: 9:33 PM, Oct 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-06 00:33:59-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — As senior co-captains of the Cimarron Memorial High School volleyball team, Natasha Obradovich and Andrea Aldaco perfectly compliment each other on the court.

"I love passing. It's like my favorite thing in the world," said Aldaco, a senior captain at Cimarron.

"I love getting the kill and just having everyone surround me and cheer for me and having my teammates there for me," said Obradovich, who's also a senior captain at Cimarron.

"There can't be a kill if there's not a pass. There needs to be a pass," added Aldaco.

They play completely different positions with different roles and responsibilities. Obradovich is an outside hitter.

"She's really powerful. She has a strong, aggressive swing and she's a good passer, good defender, good all around player," said Sopheap Khuon, Cimarron's head volleyball coach, describing Obradovich's playing style.

"I basically only play defense. I'm always in the back row. My responsibilities are to pass," said Aldaco, describing her libero position.

"She's our defensive specialist. She's really good at reading the ball, being in the right place at the right time on defense. She's really smart on the court. She knows where to go," said Khuon, describing Aldaco's role.

In school, Aldaco and Obradovich like the same subjects.

"I really like math and I've taken chemistry for two years and I really like chemistry," said Aldaco.

"I kinda like chemistry, like that was my favorite subject and it was a hard class for everyone, but I really enjoyed it," said Obradovich.

They also share the same work ethic, which has helped them earn nearly perfect G.P.A.'s.

"After practice, all I do is homework and I have hard classes this year, like three hours of homework a night, but I make sure I get it done," said Obradovich.

"It takes a lot of time management. If I procrastinate too much, I won't be able to get anything done. So, I have to focus on doing my homework and getting stuff done in class," said Aldaco.

With talent and hard work, their coach has no doubt Natasha and Andrea will be successful.

"They're going to go really far. I have no doubt they're going to be really successful in life and whatever field they choose to be in, they're going to be successful," said Khuon.

Natasha Obradovich is hoping she can continue playing volleyball in college, preferably for a division 1 program. Andrea is planning to attend U.N.L.V. where she plans to study to become a dermatologist.