Brouard set to play for Johnson next season


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Kaitlyn Brouard

Kaitlyn Brouard has deposited at Johnson State College and is preparing to play for the Badgers women’s basketball team next year. The senior shooting guard currently attends Milton High School in Milton, Vt.

“I’d describe K.B. with these words: Speed, quickness, endurance, but most of all passion,” said high school coach Mike Lefebvre. “She has the ability to hit clutch shots from the foul line or the perimeter.  In addition to adding offense to our team, 10 points per game, she is a tenacious defender who always gets the assignment to defend the opposing team’s best guard.”

Brouard also plays for former Vermont Frost Heaves player and Coach Kerry Lyons on the Next Level Athletics team and is also a cross country athlete for Milton.

“Kaitlyn Brouard has been a pleasure to coach,” said Lyons. “Her enthusiasm is contagious and it’s great working with someone who has so much passion for what she does. Her dedication and drive have made her progress fun to watch. I can’t wait to watch her blossom under Coach Eckman. She will be a great addition to the Johnson Family.

As a three-year starter and a one-year captain for Milton, Brouard is a power player for her team. Brouard will travel overseas to compete alongside Next Level Athletics teammate and future Badger teammate, Jenni James with the group, American International Sports Teams to represent the United States at the 2015 United World Games for Basketball. Team USA will travel to Germany, Austria and Italy for international competition in June 2015.

Off the court, Brouard is a regular on the student of the month list and earned academic honors her sophomore and junior years. Brouard also keeps busy by assistant coaching for the Milton 7th-8th grade Mini Metro Teams, Milton Recreational Basketball team and the K-4th programs.

Coach Greg Eckman said of Brouard, “KB will bring incredible speed and quickness to our backcourt.  She has a very high basketball IQ and sees opportunities in offensive transitions that put her teammates in great opportunities to score.  She is also an excellent finisher in transition and 3-pt shot maker.  KB will also help bolster our defense with her on the ball defense and quickness while on help-side and in rotations.”

Last year, the Johnson State College Badgers finished 7-19 last season, going 7-11 in conference play. They secured their first playoff berth for the first time since the 2010-11 season.