Q&A: Kaley Brogan, Dowagiac

Published 8:19 am Monday, April 27, 2015

Kaley Brogan is a sophomore on the Dowagiac girls tennis team.


Kaley Brogan

Kaley Brogan

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?

KB: Swimming.


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.


Choose one word to describe yourself:

KB: Compassionate.