Athlete of the Month: Alex Brennan


Junior Alex Brennan winds up to pitch the ball in a game against Robert E. Lee HS.

Luke Elkins, Sports Editor

How long have you been playing baseball?
I have been playing since I was four years old so about 13 years I’ve played baseball.

How did you discover your interest in baseball?
I had played soccer and basketball but wasn’t enjoying it too much so I went to baseball and I kind of just stuck with it.

Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Shaun White because snowboard is pretty cool and especially after he came in clutch with the gold in the final run of South Korean Olympics.

What inspires you to play baseball?
I think what inspires me to play baseball is how I have progressed as a player over the time I have played. I have seen myself get better and how I have changed as a player.

How have your friends and family supported you?
My family has been my biggest support in playing baseball. My family always shows up to my games and have supported in anything I’ve done which I am very thankful for.

What’s the best advice you’ve received?
The best advice I have received is that everything happens for a reason. It may not be what you wanted to happen but it could’ve happened in order to give you other opportunities.

What is your daily training routine?
I don’t really have a daily training routine but what I do to prepare for the next season is stay active year round. In the summer and fall I play travel baseball and on the winter I go to the gym and work with pitching and hitting coaches.

What do you like to do in your free time?
When I am not playing baseball I enjoy fishing, hanging with friends and in the summer I enjoy going to the beach and the pool.

What’s your favorite song to listen to before a game?
Right now I enjoy listening to Zombie by Bad Wolves.

What’s your favorite pre-game meal?
My favorite pregame meal is something light like a sandwich with chips or fruit.

What’s your favorite part about baseball?
I love the mental aspect of the game and the rush of adrenaline whenever you make a big play or get a big hit.

What advice would you give to baseball beginners?
Stick with the sport, don’t give up on it. If you want to stop playing it, that’s all good but it’s really hard to come back and pick up the sport when you have taken time off from it.