For celebration of 2020 NCAA Division III week, Albright Athletics will feature a number of student-athletes with a short Q&A profile. Every student-athlete was asked why they chose to compete at the NCAA Division III level. Today we spotlight Albright field hockey junior goalkeeper Brynne Schoppe.
Ever since taking over the starting goalkeeper duties for Albright Field Hockey in the middle of her sophomore 2018 season, Brynne Schoppe has emerged as one of the top netminders in the MAC Commonwealth. She posted a 1.89 GAA and two shutouts in the 2019 season, and ranked second in conference with 116 total saves. Schoppe’s efforts in net helped garner her All-MAC Commonwealth second team honors, the first postseason accolade in her collegiate career. Schoppe made 11 starts in the 2018 season after starting goalkeeper, Aileen Taylor, was lost for the season with an injury. Schoppe tallied three shutouts, and made a career-high 16 saves in a dramatic overtime win over Stevenson that season.
Hometown: Harleysville, Pennsylvania
High School: North Penn
What do you like most about Albright College?
“I like Albright for the small community atmosphere, to be able to have my group of best friends, and strong athletic conference for competition.”
How do your teammates make practice fun?
“My teammates and I like to have competitive drills built into practice because we usually get very invested in them, and it can get very fun when we split up into teams. It is a great way to get to play against each other, and help each other get better. ”
Do you have any pre-game superstitions?
“I always wear the same pair of spandex on game day, and I have to get to the locker room at least an hour before we warm up.”
What is one thing people do not know about you?
“I performed in Irish dancing for 13 years of my life.”
What is your favorite song to listen to prior to competing?
“Dreams and Nightmares by Meek Mill”
What is your current favorite memory as a member of Albright athletics?
“My favorite memory is beating Widener in a shootout for a huge conference win last season.”
Why did you choose Division III?
“I chose a Division III school because I wanted a very competitive conference I could play in, while still being able to focus on academics.”