by NICOLE CARDINALI Staff Writer
As the end of her senior year at Monroe Township High School nears, Brittany Ballack has an impressive four years to look back on.
With four years of varsity lacrosse, Ballack was unanimously nominated captain for this upcoming spring season. Ballack was also captain of her field hockey team this fall after participating in three years of varsity, starting her sophomore year.
“My greatest achievement up until now would have to be playing varsity lacrosse all four years. I really love to play and I love being part of the team,” Ballack said.
Ballack was really honored when she found out she was going to be captain for both lacrosse and field hockey.
“It’s a really good feeling that the younger girls will look up to me as a role model. I know I did when I was a freshman,” said Ballack.
In addition to her school spring season, Ballack also plays for fall, winter, and summer elite tryout leagues.
“I love lacrosse. I really can’t imagine not playing it,” Ballack said.
Ever since she was a young girl, Ballack was always seen wearing the number 9 on her jersey. The reason behind her lucky number is because her role model growing up, professional soccer player Mia Hamm, wore the number 9 also.
Even with lacrosse and field hockey throughout the year, she managed to work hard and succeed in both her athletics and academics, which were equally as outstanding and impressive.
Ballack maintained a 93 grade point average her freshman year, a 94 average her sophomore year, and a 95 average junior year. So far, “senioritis” does not seem to be affecting her.
Through her outstanding athletics and academics, Ballack received many Division I, II, and III college offers for lacrosse.
Since playing college lacrosse is her dream, she wanted to chase that dream to a place that could make it happen.
Recently, she had to make the tough decision on where to start her future. Next fall, Ballack will be attending Kean University to play Division III lacrosse and continue to excel in her academics.
Are you going to come support Ballack in her last spring lacrosse season?