Fall II Athlete Spotlights: Week Three

Highlighting Two Successful Senior Captains

Senior Football captain Brendan O’Brien is highlighted as a Fall II Sports Athlete of the Week.

Abington High School’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee(SAAC) has decided to honor two athletes during each week of the 2020-2021 Fall II season. SAAC will recognize one male and one female athlete per week, from the Football, Indoor Track (run outdoors), Volleyball, and Gameday Cheerleading teams. Highlighted on the third week of these Fall II spotlights are Brendan O’Brien and Faith Kramer.

Brendan O’Brien

Senior captain Brendan O’Brien, from the Varsity Football team, is our male athlete of the week. The two-year and two-way starter starts at running back and defensive back for the Green Wave this year. The captain showed his impact immediately as he returned a punt back to the end zone to kick off the scoring for the Green Wave’s season in their recent win versus East Bridgewater. Recently, he added to his touchdown total taking his second punt to the house in a winning effort against Carver. Number 22 has been playing football since the second grade. All his hard work paid off, winning the 2019 state championship at Gillette Stadium, while also being awarded a South Shore League All-Star honor. O’Brien credits his success to his mom and his coaches. His favorite class in school is Sports Marketing, which is taught by his favorite teacher Mrs. Howell. He plans to attend college after high school to study business. After the football season, you can catch him on the lacrosse field for the Green Wave. With only a few games left in his football career wearing green and white, Brendan O’Brien will be looking to lead a hungry Green Wave squad to make a push at a league championship.

Faith Kramer

This week’s female athlete spotlight goes to senior Faith Kramer, one of three captains on the Varsity Volleyball team. She is a setter and a hitter, and she has been playing volleyball for seven years. Her favorite memory of the sport is when her friend Kecia taught her how to play in sixth grade. Kramer chose this sport because she “has the most fun playing than any other sport”, and she “loves the feeling of playing.” She also plays lacrosse; however, she plans to continue playing volleyball in college. When asked who helped her to get where she is today as an athlete, Kramer mentioned, “My coaches and friends, especially my freshmen year coach Natalia who was amazing and helped me get much better, taking the time to one on one, and caring about each player individually visibly.” Kramer looks up to different college teams, specifically Texas and Arizona, and her favorite memory from high school is having the opportunity to get into an early college program and start college early with the Massasoit dual enrollment program!