Rising Junior Victoria Broderick serves as the quiet leader of the women's team. Suffering a stress fracture at the end of her freshman year due to an untied shoelace during a race, Victoria had to take some time off to heal properly. She worked incredibly hard and was able to PR by 19 seconds during her sophomore campaign. With healthy and uniterrupted training, we are expecting great things from her this fall!
1) What made you come to Lebanon Valley College? Where did you come from and how did you hear about our institution?
I first heard about LVC from a coworker of my mom's. She highly recommended it and said I should consider a campus visit, so I did. I actually had a tough time at first deciding between LVC and another school, but once I was accepted into the PT program and I knew they had a varsity cross country team I was sold. I'm from Ellicott City, MD, which is only about half an hour from Baltimore.
2) What is your major and why did you choose it?
I'm a physical therapy major. I chose it because I really like to help people and see progression, especially for those who may not have been able to walk at one time, but then can.
3) What do you plan on doing upon graduation with your degree?
I plan on working in a rehabilitation office for physical therapy or a hospital. Ideally I'd love to be able to open my own practice in New Zealand and work there as a physio, but we'll see.
4) What is your favorite part about being a member of the LVC cross country program?
The people on the cross country team are definitely the kindest ones out of all the other sports teams. Plus long distance running can be very soothing at times and leaves you with a great sense of accomplishment.
5) What is your favorite type of workout? Is there any one particular workout that you can remember that was challenging but made you a better runner for it?
I like fartlek workouts, but not on the track! One workout we did last season where the team was split into two different groups, some did a shorter distance in the park, but then I and some others did the longer distance. The trees were marked with green tape, which we couldn't see very well, but then had to turn around at one point and run back to where we started. It was quite challenging, but definitely made us better!
6) What are your short term and long term running-related goals, both team and individual?
For the team, I hope that in the short term we can all get to know each other really well and have fun. Long term, I hope we as a team can perform well at MACs. My short individual goal is to make it through the next season without any injuries. Long term I'd like to one day run at least a half marathon if not a full one.
7) What hobbies, sports or other leisure time activities do you enjoy most? Photography, traveling, and playing the violin. 8) What is your favorite type of food?
Seafood, BBQ, hummus, fruit, and salad.
9) What makes you unique? Do you have any special talents or something else that you'd like to share that others would find interesting?
I work at the Maryland Science Center during the summer and breaks. Come visit! Also, I just got back from studying in New Zealand last semester!
10) Why should a high school junior or senior take a more serious look at LVC?
A high school junior or senior should take a more serious at LVC because not only is the campus beautiful, the food good, the teachers and coaches wonderful, but also the people there are very kind.