High School Athlete of the Week: Brittany Brayman
This week, we highlight a Hartford High School Senior whose a star in four - count 'em, four! - different sports: Brittany Brayman.
For most high school students, one sport is enough. For some, two is the most they can handle. And for a select few, three can be pulled off. But then there's Brittany Brayman - an attendee of Hartford High School, East of Queensbury. Brittany has spent the better part of her high school career as a four sport star in volleyball, basketball, softball, and hockey - where she plays against the boys. With a schedule like that, there was only one question I could ask to open our conversation:
JB: Four sports and high school. How do you find time for it all?
BB: I have been playing multiple sports for so long that I have learned to be a great time manager.
JB: Walk us through a typical day for you - any season you'd like.
BB: The winter season is the buisest season for me. I play Basketball and Ice hockey. I go from school to basketball to a 9pm hockey practice.
JB: How do you manage to keep up with school?
BB: I make sure I use all my spare time to do my school work. I have to make sure I keep up on all the work because if you get behind it is too hard to catch up.
JB: Which of your 4 sports is your favorite?
BB: I don't really have a favorite sport. My favorite is what I am playing at the time.
JB: What is it like playing against the boys in hockey?
BB: I have a lot of fun playing on the boys team. It catches the other teams off guard a lot which can be funny. My teamates are very suportive and protective of me though, so I never have to worry about anything.
JB: What is your best moment on field/court/ice? What are you most proud of?
BB: My volleyball team went to States this year. It was the first time our school had ever made it to states. I am most proud of my abilities to push myself in every sport I play to help my teams be successful.
JB: What do you like most about sports?
BB: My favortie thing about sports is the compitition it brings. I also love all the friends that are made when you play sports - not only teammates, but I have become close with my coaches, also. I know that they will always be there for me.
JB: What's on you iPod?
BB: I have so much on my iPod. I listen to many different types of music. I listen to country, Hip Hop, Pop and also Classic Rock.
JB: What's your favorite TV show/movie/book?
BB: My favorite TV show is Criminal Minds, my favorite movie is Miracle and I don't really have a favorite book but if I was to pick, it would most likley be the Great Gatsby.
JB: What do you like to do with your friends?
BB: I like going to the movies or just hang out together by a fire.
In the fall, Ms. Brayman will be heading to Castleton State College in Vermont where, not shockingly, she'll be a multi-sport athlete. Brittany will play softball and hockey as a member of the Spartans, an opportunity she tells us she's thrilled to have. Two sports and college? That's a challenge to which not many would be able to rise. Given the history here, however, something tells us Brittany Brayman will be fine. Congratulations, and good luck.
If you have a student you'd like to nominate for our High School Athlete of the Week, e-mail us at Joe@1045theteam.com. Include the student's name, sport, school, e-mail, and a brief description of why he/she is deserving.