Student athlete profile - Sarah Brosius

Sarah Brosius


Clarendon Hills

What do you enjoy about softball?

I like the aspect that it's a team sport yet you do things individually. I can work on my pitching and hitting and fielding ground balls and also enjoy each other's company on the field

What positions do you play?

Pitcher, third and outfield. Wherever they put me, I'm happy.

How has your playing evolved since freshman year?

I'm a lot more confident in my ability to play. I know going up to bat what I want to do, and I know that my coaches and my teammates have my back even if I screw up.

How would your teammates describe you?

Hardworking, kind, willing to do everything for the team and be there for my teammates.

What's been highlight of the season?

One big highlight was hitting my first high school home run. Everyone was cheering, and when I crossed home plate everyone was banging on my helmet. And my dad got to see it!


An older brother Jake and an older sister Emily. She played softball at Central, too. She's kind of like my role model.

Where to next?

Iowa State University to study mechanical engineering. I hope to play club softball or maybe in one of the summer leagues around here.

Other interests?

I really like to build and take wood shop. I've built a folding table, a cutting board and a spinning top.

Why does coach Brittany Zust like having Brosius on the squad?

Sarah has been such a huge contributor to the Hinsdale Central softball program from both an athletic and personal standpoint. She gives her all each and every single day and leaves it all on the field. If a bucket needs to be carried, Sarah will carry it If a teammate wants extra reps, she's willing to stay after practice to help. From a coaching standpoint, Sarah is going to be a huge loss for us and incredibly difficult to replace. She has always done everything I have ever asked of her so, as I coach, I could not be more pleased with her as a person.

- profile by Ken Knutson, photo by Jim Slonoff

Author Bio

Ken Knutson is associate editor of The Hinsdalean