A Southern California native, junior Brianna Cindrich finds both cross country and soccer as an essential outlet for her competitive spirit. A life-long soccer player, Brianna began her soccer career in the 3rd grade, playing club soccer and soccer for Holy Family since freshman year. When asked why Brianna decided to go out for Cross Country for the first time this year, she said, "I really just wanted to get in shape for soccer season. I had no idea that I would love the competitive aspect of Cross Country as much as I would. I am not the biggest fan of running long-distance, but I love the challenge of keeping myself motivated to not stop and to continue pushing."
This is Brianna's first year running Cross Country, a rookie season that resulted in a visit to the CIF State Championships. Brianna placed in the top 30% of the state, finishing 61 out of 203 state finalists. When asked about her finish, Brianna said, "I'm disappointed. I could have done way better. It'll happen next year!"
Brianna loves the welcoming and supportive sisterhood that the Holy Family athletic program offers student athletes. She also loves how the athletic program made the transition from middle school to high school easier. "I have made many new friendships and memories by being in soccer and cross country and these are the things I will carry with me even after I graduate."
Brianna comes to Holy Family from St. Ignatius of Loyola School in Los Angeles and hopes to attend one of the California State University or University of California schools.