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Yorktown Senior Leader Gives 110 Percent Every Game

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Husker Brittany Giordano focuses at the plate against Pawling. Credits: Rick Kuperberg
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Yorktown senior Brittany Giordano is the starting third baseman on the varsity softball team.

How old were you when you started playing softball and how did you get started?

I was probably around 5. I actually started with T-ball then eventually moved on to softball. I loved watching baseball with my dad when I was younger and started playing from there.

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What do you think are your strengths as a softball player?

I think I’m a great leader on the field. I have a good game sense so I know where the next play is and what to do in certain situations.

As a senior on the team this year, how do you see your role as a leader?

My role as a leader on the team is lead by example and make sure I always give 110 percent in games and in practices.

What is your favorite team activity, pregame or postgame ritual that you share with your teammates?

The best thing after an away game is the bus ride home when we just blast the music and sing along to it. I think it’s those moments that makes us closer as a team.

Who has been your biggest role model over the years and what have you learned from them?

My biggest role model is my dad because he’s spent countless hours working with me and traveling with me. He’s always pushing me to work harder and constantly giving me advice. He lets me know what I’m doing right and what I’m doing wrong, but no matter what I know he always has my back.

Tell us one thing about yourself that not a lot of people know?

I tell people I’m 100 percent Italian but I’m actually 25 percent Polish.

What does it mean to be able to play for Yorktown?

Playing at Yorktown means a lot because I love this school and being able to represent the strong athletic programs we have is important to me.

Who is your favorite professional athlete and pro or college sports team?

My favorite professional athlete is Mike Trout and my favorite sports team is the Yankees.

What is your favorite music to listen to warming up for a game?

I listen to any kind of music—I don’t have one specific genre.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

Being able to time travel because I would love to really see how people used to live during all different generations.

If you could pick one place to visit on vacation that you’ve never been to, where would you go and why?

I would love to go to Fiji because I’ve seen pictures of it there and it looks beautiful.

What is your favorite food to eat before or after a game?

Salads. My mom always makes me different types of salads before games.

Best place to eat in Yorktown and why?

Salsa Fresca because the food is good and you always see someone you know.

What advice would you give to a young softball player growing up in Yorktown?

The advice I would give is to always work hard, make sure you’re having fun while playing and enjoy it while you can because it will be over before you know it.

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