Athlete Showcase: Brandywine’s Brock Prenkert

Brock Prenkert is a sophomore on the Brandywine baseball team.

What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete?

BP: Earning honorable mention all-conference at outside linebacker as a sophomore has been a great accomplishment for me so far.

What has been one of your biggest disappointments as an athlete?                      

Brock Prenkert

BP: Not making playoffs in football was pretty disappointing to me and my teammates.

Who is a hero in your life and why?                                                                            

BP: My parents, because I can rely on them and I know they always have my back. Without them I’d be nothing, so I appreciate that.

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?                                            

BP: I’m always most nervous at the beginning of the game.

Describe an embarrassing athletic moment:                                                          

BP: My freshman year I got hit in the eye trying to catch a fly ball. That was pretty embarrassing.

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

BP: Usually I will do any drills I’ve been taught when I’m by myself.

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

BP: I would compete in track if I didn’t play baseball.

Why are sports an important part of a high school experience?                     

BP: My teammates become my family, and playing for your school is an honor.

How would you give away $50,000?                                                                

BP: Donate to cancer research in honor of my grandma. She’s a cancer survivor and a true hero.

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

BP: I would be the head coach of Notre Dame football. It’s been too long since they’ve won a championship.

If I did not play sports, I would….      

BP: Play Fortnite.

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

BP: Handling adversity is pretty tough, especially when things get really rough for us.

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

BP: I would change the pitch count rule.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?                                    

BP: That I have a good work ethic and a good attitude.

What is the scariest thing you’ve had to do?  Are you glad you did it?    

BP: The scariest thing I’ve ever done is ride the ripcord at Michigan Adventure back in 7th grade, and yes, it was a lot of fun.

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

BP: Watching the Harlem Globetrotters at a Pistons game really impressed me.

What is your favorite hobby?  Why?                                                          

BP: Watching college football is something I really enjoy in my spare time.

Choose one word to describe yourself: 

BP: Determined.

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