Athlete Showcase: Brandywine’s Makenna Hartline

Makenna Hartline is a senior on the Brandywine girls basketball team.


What has been one of your greatest

accomplishments as an athlete?

MH: Making all-state.

What has been one of your biggest

disappointments as an athlete?

MH: Losing in the quarterfinals last year.

What has been a hardship in your life?

MH: Breaking my ankle.

Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

MH: My dad, because he always encourages me and has taught me a lot.

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

MH: When I know it could possibly be my last game.

Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.

MH: When I got a leg cramp during the regional game last year.

How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?

MH: I don’t workout by myself. (Twin sister) Kayla is always with me.

What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?

MH: Soccer.

Who would you say is your “biggest fan?” Why?

MH: My grandpa, because he makes it to every game and gives everyone on the team a hug.

How would you give away $50,000?

MH: I would donate to all the cancer fundraisers we do during the season.

If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?

MH: University of Michigan men’s basketball.

If I did not play sports, I would…?

MH: Have more family time.

What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?

MH: Posting up against girls that are bigger and taller than me.

If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?

MH: I would change the three-second rule because I play post.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

MH: When Alyssa Bolen told me I am nicer than Kayla.

What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?

MH: Give a speech in public speaking. Yes, now I am more comfortable speaking.

What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?

MH: Gavin Rasler hitting a buzzer-beater to go into overtime.

What is your favorite hobby? Why?

MH: Playing sports, because I like staying active.

Choose one word to describe yourself:

MH: Outgoing.



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