Braun combines soccer and brains

By Paul Williams
December 6, 2001

justine DiFilippo

Michael Braun has left his mark playing soccer during his four years at Cabrini. He first began playing soccer at 5-years-old. From that young age he has been dedicated to becoming the best player that he can be through his hard work and enthusiasm. “I have always loved the competition that soccer can bring,” Michael Braun said. “One goal is all it takes to win a game and soccer games can last for hours without anyone scoring.”

Braun impressed Cabrini’s coach Duncan Hubley when Hubley spotted him playing for Deptford High School in New Jersey. Braun said, “After talking to coach Hubley, I knew I wanted to play for Cabrini. He believed in my abilities to further help Cabrini’s team especially in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference.” During Braun’s first year playing with Cabrini he helped the Cavaliers win the PAC championship against Eastern in 1998. Braun thinks that that game in particular displayed the kind of team he wanted to play for. “We only won 1-0,” Braun said. “It was the toughest game that I have been through during my four years here.”

In his sophomore year, Braun had two important goals in a game against Wesley, which helped Cabrini to eventually go on to the 1999 PAC championship and win for the second straight year. Braun, who plays the forward position, was named first team all-conference that year. He also received the same honor in his junior year, as well as second team all conference during his senior year.

“I hope that in the years that I have played soccer at Cabrini, the younger guys can see that my work ethic is what made me successful,” Braun said. Braun is a business major with a minor in marketing. He hopes to find a job that is financially rewarding and that will help him further his education.”

Paul Williams

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