This weeks' senior spotlight focuses on Women's Soccer standout, Breann Fetterman from Mountain Top, Pa. Fetterman competed for four seasons with the Nittany Lions, paving the way as one of the original team members from the inaugural season in 2016. Over that stretch of time, Fetterman has gone on to earn an Associate Degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant and later this year will complete her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Letters, Arts and Science along with minors in Psychology and Rehabilitation and Human Services.
On the field, Fetterman was one of the best midfielders in the conference year after year. She led the Penn State University Athletic Conference in assists every year since 2017, adding three United States Collegiate Athletic Association All-American awards, three 1st Team All-Conference selections and a Player of the Year award from the PSUAC. For her career, Fetterman played in 50 games, totaling 17 goals, 39 assists and three game-winning scores.
We caught up with Bree during the week for a brief Q&A:
What are you up to these days?
I'm currently working as a Physical Therapist Assistant on a peridium basis but mostly trying to keep up with schoolwork. It's tricky taking all my classes online since I'm much more comfortable learning face to face but I'm managing to make it work. Other than that, I try to work out when I can and I'm trying to convince my mother to get another dog….she's resisting.
What was your favorite memory while competing with the women's soccer team?
Being able to comeback and take the lead over Brandywine in the conference championship this past season was really great. I'm really proud that we were able to do that and compete at a high level. I also just enjoyed meeting new teammates year after year and developing new relationships with people. Going to miss that.
What advice would you give a new student-athlete coming to Penn State Hazleton?
Be as involved as possible. It really makes a difference and helps you keep an organized schedule. I learned a lot from playing soccer. It taught me a lot about leadership, teamwork, humility and to be more disciplined in my life.
What are your plans after graduation?
Right now I'm focused on finishing school over the summer and getting out applications for graduate school in the winter. Ultimately, I want to challenge myself to get an advanced degree and become a Physician Assistant. I really enjoy studying physiology and love helping both mentally and physically.