Preparing for her junior year at Whitehall-Yearling, Brooklynn Greer already has emerged as a standout in three sports.
She has excelled in soccer, basketball and softball, including helping the girls basketball team reach a district final last season.
A third baseman in softball, Greer was unable to play this spring after the OHSAA canceled the season because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Greer again was expected to be a key contributor for coach Kirsten Turner, and the Rams were disappointed that they didn't get a chance to compete or send off the seniors with additional memories.
"I was looking forward to the season," Greer said. "Our team was bonding, and coach Turner was excited. We were all excited. I was sad. I was definitely sad for the seniors and coach Turner. The seniors didn't get a chance to play their last season."
Last year in Turner's first season, the Rams finished 6-15 overall and 3-6 in the MSL-Ohio Division.
"Season No. 2 was definitely a tough season to let go of because I've been mainly with all the same girls and I only had a few new ones coming in, so I knew the team pretty well and we were adapting really well," Turner said. "I was super excited for the season, so I'm heartbroken for my seniors."
Samantha Cottrell (2B), Kaila Daugherty (P) and Kamdon Pauley (1B) were the seniors.
"We had a lot of heart," Greer said. "The girls wanted to get better. We were listening to (Turner). It was like a big family. We were having a good time (during the preseason) and we just wanted to win."
In basketball, Greer played a key role in the Rams' season, which concluded with a 60-47 loss to Lakewood in a Division II district final. Whitehall finished 20-6 overall and won the MSL-Ohio title at 13-1.
Greer, a 5-foot-2 guard, was named second-team all-league.
"Brooke is a very important piece to the puzzle for our program this upcoming season," coach Quentin Taylor said. "With two years of varsity experience, she's going to be counted on for her natural leadership qualities and her ability to live up to the atmosphere. I hate to see her not be able to play a sport she's very good at in softball, but she's kept in communication a lot and she's been sharpening her craft in basketball, which I'm very happy about."
Greer decided to stop competing at the club level in softball after eight years so she could focus on basketball during the summer.
"Brooke is a very strong athlete and basketball just happens to be one of her greatest talents," Turner said. "Not that softball isn't, but she's amazing in both sports. I know her passion for basketball is really strong. She loves it and travel ball is tough on anyone because I played it and it takes all your summers and time. Brooke is always on the go and she needs a break."
In soccer last fall, Greer, a midfielder, led the Rams with a program-record nine goals and three assists as they finished 3-12-1.
"Basketball is my No. 1 sport, but during the season I enjoy all of them," Greer said. "I take my time and I make sure I really buy into the sport that I'm in at that time."