Xander Welty

Players, coaches emphasize playing for one another
By Xander Welty ’21 THE ROUNDUP Two of the biggest parts of Brophy’s life on campus are religion and athletics. Incorporating religion into sports can be a tricky thing to do, but a lot of the teams on campus find time for some sort of religious activity before, during, or after they play. Whether it be prayer, retreats, or spending time in the chapel, teams utilize a variety of different…
Hetman, Hopkins look to lead team to strong showing this season
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Brophy runner Kenny Fitzgerald ’20 runs during a meet last season. By Xander Welty ’21 THE ROUNDUP After a finish in the top half at the state meet last year, the Track and Field team is looking for a strong showing in this upcoming season. Varsity Head Coach Mr. Bill Kalkman said that he would love to see the team perform well in early season events…
Basketball team looking to build off young base
Photo by Vipul Dua ’20 | Brophy’s 7th period basketball class runs through a drill with Varsity Head Coach Matthew Hooten. By Xander Welty ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Last year’s varsity basketball team finished their season 26-1 and made it to the state semi-finals. This year, with a young core and senior leaders, they are looking to build off of last year’s accomplishments. “I think last year’s success gave our…