Mosinee’s Brooklyn Montgomery: Impact of Community Support is Humbling and Appreciated

Mosinee (OnFocus) – Brooklyn Montgomery concluded a fabulous volleyball career at Mosinee, earning second team honors on the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association All-State Team.

We caught up with Montgomery with the world-famous interview capped off by the ultimate question by the same title: ‘Pancakes or Waffles?’

OnFocus: What classes are you taking this year?

Montgomery: I am taking Sociology, Accounting, Discovering your Career, AP Environmental Science and Pre- Calc.

OnFocus: What is your favorite class?

Montgomery: My favorite class is Sociology.

OnFocus: What are your hobbies?

Montgomery: Spending time with friends and family and going on the lake.

OnFocus: What is your most memorable moment as an athlete?

Montgomery: My most memorable moment as an athlete was going to state as a sophomore and not just the playing part but the way that we were treated while we were there was crazy. I just remembered walking out of the tunnel to play and all of our community cheering for us. It was such a humble feeling to see how many people in our community were there for us.

OnFocus: Who is/was your favorite teacher?

Montgomery: My favorite teacher is Mrs. Jahnke.

OnFocus: What is the most unusual food you have eaten?

Montgomery: Alligator.

OnFocus: What is your favorite music to listen to?

Montgomery:I really do enjoy all kinds of music but my favorite is probably R&B.

OnFocus: What are your plans after high school?

Montgomery: I plan on going to a 4 year university. I will either go in state for 3 years and study abroad in Europe for one year or I will go out of state for 4 years.

OnFocus: If they made a movie about you, and your life,  what would it be called?

Montgomery: Mischief at the Montgomery’s.

OnFocus: What sports do you play?

Montgomery: I just play volleyball but I play it year round.

OnFocus: Which teammate would you not want to be stranded with on a deserted island?

Montgomery: I would not want to be stranded on a desert island with Claire Selenske because she gets too scared.

Montgomery:  The coaches are definitely the best part of being an athlete. They really do make sure to push you but they also make sure that it is a fun experience. Also,this community is very different. Since we are a small town, a lot of the community watched our high school sports and I find that really special too.

OnFocus: What is your most memorable moment as an athlete?

Montgomery: My most memorable moment as an athlete was going to state as a sophomore and not just the playing part but the way that we were treated while we were there was crazy. I just remembered walking out of the tunnel to play and all of our community cheering for us. It was such a humble feeling to see how many people in our community were there for us.

OnFocus: Who is your favorite athlete?

Montgomery: My favorite athlete is Steph Curry because he has been pursuing his dream ever since he was very young.

OnFocus: What do you enjoy most about playing home games?

Montgomery:  Seeing all of our fans come to them and being able to pack the gym.

OnFocus: What’s the best thing about being a student-athlete at Mosinee?

Montgomery:  The coaches are definitely the best part of being an athlete. They really do make sure to push you but they also make sure that it is a fun experience. Also,this community is very different. Since we are a small town, a lot of the community watched our high school sports and I find that really special too.

OnFocus: What words of wisdom can you give to other student-athletes?

Montgomery:  My advice would be that hard work pays off and I know that is such a popular saying but if you work hard every time that you’re in the gym then I promise you, it will pay off.

OnFocus: Lastly, pancakes or waffles?

Montgomery:  I would have to say pancakes.

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]