Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight: Alex Broullire – Notre Dame Academy track and field, soccer
By Rich Palzewic
Name: Alex Broullire
Sports: Track and field, soccer
Events: 400-meter dash, relays
Parents: Melanie and Andrew Broullire
Alex Broullire is a senior at Notre Dame Academy on the track and field and soccer teams.
His hobbies include playing video games, reading and spending time outside.
Broullire will be attending Northern Michigan University in the fall to study business and possibly play soccer.
How do you pronounce your last name?
“BROY-ER. My family owns a business, and we spell the business name that way so people know how to pronounce it.”
Is that French?
“It is – my grandpa is French.”
What kind of business does your family own?
“It’s a rental business. We fix places and then rent them out.”
Tell me about your family.
“I have a younger brother and sister. Jacob is 11, Allison is 12, my dad is from the Iron Mountain area and my mom is from Green Bay.
Do you come from a sports family?
“Jacob plays soccer and baseball, Allison is into soccer and rides horses, my dad did soccer, ran track and played football in high school and my mom wasn’t into sports.”
Is there a track event you wish you had tried?
“The discus would have been fun. I threw it in middle school, and I liked the group of people who threw.”
What was it like having Molly French as your track and field coach?
“It was great. It might sound like a cliché, but she was like a second mother to me. The atmosphere was fun, but she was intense, too. She structured things in a way to help you succeed.”
How many years did you play high school soccer?
“I played four years on the varsity team.”
What’s your most memorable sports moment?
“This past fall during the soccer season playing in the sectional final against Seymour. We lost 2-1 in overtime, but it was a great game.”
An embarrassing one?
“During my freshman year, it was our first away game, so we got out of school early. I wasn’t sure where the bus was, so I spent 15 minutes wandering around the school searching. I was the last one to get on the bus and had to walk by all the upperclassmen as they laughed at me.”
How are you staying busy not being in school due to COVID-19?
“I’ve been busy with my online schooling, riding the Peleton Bike and running.”
This is not how you envisioned your senior year ending.
“Above all, it’s strange. Change mixes things up – for better or for worse – so we’ll be able to look back upon this and see the good and bad things. Right now, it stinks. It’s not what any of us had planned.”
Why Northern Michigan?
“Since I love the outdoors, that’s one of the main reasons. We have a cabin in the Upper Peninsula, so I know how much fun it is being outdoors.”
What three words describe you?
“Hard-working, compassionate, laid-back.”
Besides eradicating COVID-19, if you could have one wish, what would it be?
“I went to Jamaica on a service trip last summer and saw lots of kids who wanted to be a part of sports but couldn’t. I’d want kids all around the world to be able to pursue their dreams.”
What will you miss about Notre Dame?
“It’s a smaller school, so the community feel is special.”
Candy: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Ice cream: Butter pecan
Card game: Uno
Phone app: Snapchat