Sports Spotlight on Brianna Flynn | VideoAlexander Gorney | 2/6/2013
Being an all-state athlete requires being the best of the best in a particular sport. Flynn is that with a hockey stick and a softball bat.
"I guess knowing that if you work and you can see the outcome is good and as teammates coming together as a family gets so close when you work toward a goal and achieve it, its a greta feeling to have."
Flynn is a multiple all-state hockey and softball player, as well as an all-region golfer. She is one the top goal scorers in the state and her batting average was nearly .600 last spring. Teammates and coaches say she may have the best set of hands of any athlete.
"Her hands are amazing, she always seems to be able to put the puck into the back of net," said Blizzard senior forward Haleigh Springan.
"Her hands are just so smooth and she can do anything with the puck and I`ve seen her hit a golf ball and she can hit a golf ball a mile and from what I understand I`ve seen tape but she can hit a softball farther than anyone in the state of North Dakota," said head coach Annie Cashman.
But If she could only pick just one sport to play....
"I`d say hockey because it`s so unique in the abilities you need to play and theres so much hard work you need to put into it. Other things like basketball and soccer thats running. this is where you need to learn how to skate before you can play the game, and there`s stick handling to the equation and then shooting the puck and i just think its a different kind of sport compared to all the other one out there," she said.
But it was on both the diamond and the rink where Flynn has her fondest playing moment.
"Favorite memory the same year, we beat West Fargo when they were undefeated as well as in softball it was kind of interesting cuz the scores in both games was 4-3 and that kind of sticks out to me they were supposed to be the best team and were the ones to put a loss on their record."
Flynn plans to take her hockey skills to the college level. She is fifth in the state in scoring right now. She has 26 goals and 16 assists.
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