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?
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.
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