Hampton girls soccer captain Brodman takes game to Edinboro
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The Hampton girls soccer program has a history of successful players and a winning tradition. With legendary coach Frank Christy retiring at the end of last season, a new era begins, and the first team captain of that era is senior Coleen Brodman.
Brodman may not garner the attention of the big goal-scorers or shutdown goalies, but this center midfielder does a little of everything for her team.
She was recognized by her teammates for all she does by being voted team captain, and she was recognized by the college ranks with a scholarship offer from Edinboro University, where she will play soccer next fall and study nursing.
“I was not even considering Edinboro, but the coach came up to me after one of my cup games, so my dad and I figured we would check it out,” Brodman said. “I didn't have a ton of options, and Edinboro had the major I wanted and I could play soccer. I visited, and I liked it.”
Brodman's strength on the field is winning air balls and swinging the field from one side to another, acting like the central link of the team.
With a college career on the horizon, Brodman spent this summer playing soccer and improving her skills. She played on a USYS National Championship Tournament team that traveled to Kansas City last month and competed against some great teams.
“We didn't do as well as we wanted to, but it was a great experience,” she said. “Just getting there was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Brodman played every sport she could growing up, but soccer seemed like the best fit for the super-active youth.
“I can't sit still, so I needed a game that had constant motion,” Brodman said. “I stuck with it, and I am glad I did.”
Earning the title of team captain was special to Brodman because it is voted on strictly by the players. There are seven seniors on the team, so there was a lot of competition for the title.
“It means a lot to me because they feel like I will be good at this job,” she said. “I will miss the games and all the girls because we all get along. We do a lot of fun things together off the field, and I will miss the fun times we have.”
Jerry Clark is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 724-779-6979 or email@example.com.
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