York senior Brittany Therres has been the backbone of the Spartans’ softball team for four seasons. Entering her senior season, she had already set the team records for career wins (52), shutouts (20) and innings pitched (493). She also crushed the team record for wins in a season – nearly doubling the previous record during her second-straight first-team All-CAC season of 2010 with 27 victories. The three-time all-conference standout also contributes offensively with a .253 career batting average, including 17 extra base hits. INTRODUCING … YCP’s Brittany Therres.
Briefly, what is your background in the sport you play? I started playing softball when I was five years old. I was a four-year varsity starter at Thomas Stone High School in Maryland as a pitcher, first base and left field. I also played travel ball for the Southern Maryland Shockers. I dedicated all of my time to just softball instead of playing other sports because I loved playing so much.
What is your major in college, and what is the most important thing you learned in that discipline? My major is Business Administration, and I’ve learned to be professional at all times.
What is your favorite spot on campus? My favorite place on campus is the softball field because I spend the majority of my time there.
Outside of your home and campus, where is your favorite place to visit? My favorite place to visit is Myrtle Beach, S.C., because it’s so nice and I love the beach.
Briefly describe the most memorable experience during your collegiate athletic career. My most memorable experiences during my collegiate athletic career would be pitching a no-hitter against Gwynedd-Mercy my sophomore year and when I hit my first collegiate homerun against Mt. Aloysius my sophomore year as well.
If you could change any one item in the world (in your personal life, school, community, amateur, or professional sports, national/international issue, etc.), what would it be, why, and how would you do it? I would eliminate animal abuse because I love all animals and I hate knowing there are so many that aren’t getting the attention and love they deserve.
Other than your family members, who was the most influential person in your life? The most influential person in my life has been Guy Bowling because he had a huge impact on my softball life and helped make me the player I am today.
What is your favorite form of entertainment? I love watching sports, especially softball, football and baseball because of the competitive nature.
What is your favorite source of information (TV, book, magazine, website, friends in dining hall, etc.)? I get my information from the internet – everything is covered.
If you could give one piece of advice to elementary school children, what would that advice be? I would advise them to always work hard; it pays off in the end.
Outside of the Capital Athletic Conference, who or what is your favorite sports person or team? My favorite sports person is Cal Ripken Jr. , because of the outstanding role model that he is.
Name three (3)
people, real or fictional, living or dead, that you’d like to
have dinner with?
Cal Ripken Jr. because I grew up watching him play for the Orioles and he is my favorite athlete.
Jennie Finch because she was my role model as a pitcher and softball player and I really enjoyed watching her play and always wanted to be just like her.
Ellen Degeneres because she is hilarious and I love watching her show because it always puts me in a great mood. I would love to go see her show in person.