Bronger serves as the team’s jokester and describes herself as not afraid to be embarrassed, silly, and “pretty awkward.” She believes her humor allows for the rest of the team to geek out at her jokes.
“I just like bringing everybody together and making everybody laugh,” Bronger said. “If things aren’t going well, I like to make sure that everyone is okay and to make somebody laugh is what I strive for.”
Kroll is the only female three-sport athlete at Brownsburg. Volleyball and softball are her other sports.
Not only is her letterman jacket full from recognition in the three sports, but she has swept the mental attitude awards going 10-for-10 during her time as a Bulldog. She credits her upbringing.
“From an early age my parents have always taught me to look at the bright side of things,” Kroll said. “Even when we’re in the moment and it seems like we’re down and losing, there’s always a chance you can come back and win.”
Kroll and Oles have been best friends since kindergarten through growing up and playing sports together. Another thing the duo shares is their involvement in DECA, an organization that helps prepare high school students for futures in business, marketing, and hospitality.
Kroll is the president of DECA at Brownsburg and Oles recently took first place at district for her demonstration. Oles advances to state in March at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.
“They have a bunch of activities there and you learn a lot about marketing and I want to further my education in marketing,” said Oles, who plans on attending Purdue University next year.
The seven seniors are so much more than just guards and forwards on the court.
“They come in and work hard and want to be great basketball players, but we have girls who are great students and involved in a lot of school activities,” Brauman said. “They’re a lot more than just basketball players.”
But like all good things, they must eventually come to an end and the Bulldogs’ beginning of the end starts tonight.
“I kind of compare it to raising kids,” Brauman joked. “You get them to the point where they’re all acting like they’re supposed to and then they leave you.”