P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week: Brooke Staszkow
MOSCOW, ID —
If you watch a Moscow High School softball game, it’s not hard to find infielder Brooke Staszkow, with her black sports goggles.
“I love that it’s a quick game and it’s all about reflexes,” she said.
Reflexes that she puts to good use, off the diamond.
She might love playing softball but drumming is her true passion.
“I’ve been drumming for 10 years,” she said. “I’ve been drumming since I was seven.”
Not softball, drumming is what she’s known for around MHS.
Even at seven years-old, she wanted to make a statement playing an instrument.
“I was a super tom-boy growing up,” she said, wanting to play the most masculine instrument she could think of at the time. “Once I started going, I just love playing with people.”
And like most of our prep athletes, she is a part of more than one team.
“It’s called Blue-Eared Elephant,” she said.
Stemming from an inside joke, the band has been jamming out for two year together.
‘Well, all of us were kind of getting tired of playing alone in our rooms and basements,” she said.
When it comes down to music, she’s a four-tool player.
Not only can she play the guitar but “I play the ukulele as well and then I’m a part of an acapella group where I beat box.”
And it’s not her music doesn’t help her athletics either.
“I’ve noticed that my ability to have rhythm and focus has definitely helped me with in my athletics,” she said. “So I think they really go hand in hand for me.”
Next year, she’ll be going to Boise State University, majoring in environmental studies.
And in her environmental studies club, is where she met her bandmates.
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