Q&A: Kaley Brogan, Dowagiac
Published 8:19 am Monday, April 27, 2015
Kaley Brogan is a sophomore on the Dowagiac girls tennis team.
What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete?
KB: We went to a tournament this weekend and Kelly (Rafferty) and I received second place.
What has been one of your biggest disappointments as an athlete?
KB: The fact that I’m too short to reach the balls that go above my head at the net.
What has been a hardship in your life?
KB: About a month ago I lost my grandfather. He may have never watched me play a tennis match, but he always was cheering me on so when we lost him it really took a toll on me.
Who is a “hero” in your life and why?
KB: My parents. My father works, but he always tries to come and watch games whenever he can. And my mother comes to all the games she can. I love how she is always there for me whenever I need her.
When are you the most nervous while you are competing?
KB: I’m most nervous during a competition when the team is warming up and hitting around.
Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.
KB: The most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me during a competition is during one of my matches I was going for the ball and fell.
How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?
KB: For a workout, some days I will go run or go to the courts and serve.
What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?
Who would you say is your “biggest fan?” Why?
KB: My parents are definitely some of my biggest fans. But out of everyone, when my brother can come he is always cheering louder than anyone.
How would you give away $50,000?
KB: I would give it to a food pantry to help feed the hungry.
If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?
KB: I would coach here at Dowagiac. It is where I’ve grown up and I would love to give back to my community and watch the young people grow.
If I did not play sports, I would…?
KB: I’d be a bookworm.
What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?
KB: Play in bad weather.
If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?
KB: There would be no lets on serves.
What is the best compliment you have ever received?
KB: “Way to keep your head in the game and never give up and come out with the win.”
What is your favorite hobby? Why?
KB: To play tennis. I’ve played since I was about eight and to know I can continue to play even as I get older.
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