Edinboro senior series: Coleen Brodman

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 at 5:28 PM

Coleen Brodman of the Edinboro women’s soccer team began playing the sport at the age of four and hasn’t stopped since. 

“I knew I wanted a D2 (NCAA Division 2) soccer school with a four-year nursing program that was not too far from home, so Edinboro was one of my few options and the school that seemed like the best fit for me,” Brodman stated about her choice to come to Edinboro.

Brodman believes that balancing her school work and soccer was an obstacle that she had to overcome throughout her years here. “Nursing in general is a very demanding major,” she said.

“I will miss the competitive nature of our conference and the college-level of play. I will miss the atmosphere of game days and my team,” Brodman continued. 

She hopes to continue playing soccer after graduating.

For current or future athletes at Edinboro, Brodman had this to say: “enjoy every moment, the ups and downs, wins and losses, because four seasons will be over before you know it. Learn from the losses and negative times...build your own (character) and team character from those moments. Have fun and be competitive.” Brodman continued, stating: “Your coaches and team members are the people that will influence you most and be with you for the entire ride, so I would tell others to always be respectful and form bonds with those people. That will make you and your team more successful.”

After graduation, Brodman plans to return to Pittsburgh, pursue a career in the medical field and “get a puppy ASAP.” She is thankful for her time here at Edinboro and believes that the skills she has learned here, on and off the field, will greatly help her in her career.

“My time at Edinboro will be four years that I [will] never forget. These were the best years of my life, and I would not trade them for the world. Through the ups and downs of school and soccer, I have loved every semester at this school and [I] am so glad I chose to come here,” Brodman concluded.

Madi Gross is the Assistant Sports Editor for The Spectator. She can be reached at sports.spectator@gmail.com.

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