With just two days to go before the Brown softball season opener
at the UMBC Retriever Classic, senior outfielder Andrea Browne
talks about the team, preseason, and the upcoming games.
Last season, Browne played and started in 36 games for the Bears in left field. Browne batted .228 for the year on 23 hits, including six doubles, and also combined for eight RBI.
Name: Andrea Browne
Hometown: Vineland, New Jersey
How was the team’s pre-season?
We have been practicing hard as a team since we’ve arrived back at Brown. I’m proud of our work ethic and improvements, especially during February when we are faced with suboptimal conditions here in the Northeast.
How will the Bears match up against the competition during your opening weekend at the Retriever Classic?
I am confident that we have the ability to play well and win no matter who we face, and I’m excited for our first weekend of play. I know our team will come out ready to execute to the fullest.
What are you most looking forward to this season?
I enjoy traveling with the team, and I’m excited to play with the group we have this year.
What are your goals for this year?
I want to raise our level of play this season both personally and as a team. AS long as we set our goals to win one game at a time, we will end with great results.
What did you do in the off-season to prepare for this year?
Throughout the year I continue to practice my softball skills, along with strength and conditioning training. There never really is an “off-season.”
What made you choose Brown over another school?
In addition to its name, I liked every aspect of Brown and thought it would be a great place to be a student-athlete.
What is your great athletic achievement?
Becoming a Brown student-athlete
If you weren’t playing softball you’d be …?
Playing another sport, such as Frisbee or volleyball
How did you start playing softball?
I began at age 13, when I switched from playing baseball