Brenna Malatestinic broke the Cardinal Ritter girls’ varsity soccer record for shut-outs this season with eight. The previous record was 7 held by Emily Carty. Brenna is a junior with the program who started playing soccer when she was six years old at Speedway Youth League. When Brenna was 13 years old her Club coach decided she would make a good goalie. Brenna also holds the record for per game average at 1.38 goals per game.
Here is what Brenna had to share about her accomplishment.
What is your favorite part about playing soccer?
I enjoy the competition and the challenge of protecting the goal for my teammates.
What is the hardest part of being a goalie?
The decision making and making the right play. The ball has just got past ten of my teammates and they are depending on me to get the stop.
Do you play soccer in the off-season?
I do. I play Club all year round. I play for the Zionsville Youth Soccer Association. It starts up in June and goes all summer.
What is one thing you can tell us about yourself that we may not currently know?
Growing up my favorite sport was volleyball but my dad thought it would be better for me to play soccer. I decided he was right and the rest is history.