Three goals, including two game-winners, was enough to power Plymouth sophomore Brianna McNab to this week’s Athlete of the Week honor.
She collected a staggering 38,010 votes (47.6%) in the voting, which ran from Monday afternoon until Thursday at noon. She topped second-place finisher Kayle Karnesky from Livonia Churchill, who received 27,470 votes (34.4%). Karnesky and her fans kept the race close until McNab pulled away Thursday morning. She scored three goals and had two assists in Churchill’s three games last week.
Plymouth’s soccer team has enjoyed plenty of success this season, and currently is just one point behind Hartland for second-place in the KLAA West with a conference record of 8-2-1. McNab has played a key role on the team, and has accounted for nine goals.
We caught up with McNab and asked her some questions after being voted the winner:
What are some of your personal and/or team goals for the rest of this season?
“Some of my personal goals for this season is to improve as a player with 50/50 balls and 1v1s. I find this a great time to improve intelligence of the game and help my teammates better themselves as well. As a team I want to win divisions and regionals, and I think we are on a great path to accomplish that.”
Who is your favorite sports role model or athlete and why?
“My favorite athlete is definitely Tom Brady because he went from barely playing games, to being an extraordinary player. He kept working hard, improving himself and never gave up.”
Who is your favorite musical artist/band and why?
“My favorite music artist is Juice Wrld because at his concerts he has great motivational speeches, and all his songs have meaning or past experiences in his life.”
What is your all-time favorite movie (or TV series) and why?
“My favorite TV series is All American because Spencer came from a high school in not a great part of town, transferred high schools and had to live away from his family. He had many challenges to over come and it is all around very interesting.”
What are your future plans after high school and do they include soccer? What year in school are you?
“I’m a sophomore and my future plans for college and beyond are to commit to a D1 college. I plan on studying finance/real estate and getting my bachelors degree. My dream school is Michigan State because the campus feels like home, and the coaching staff is amazing. After college I wish to play professionally.”