New Providence Athlete of the Week: Bryan Sherman
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • 11:39pm
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – New Providence’s Bryan Sherman is not your normal high school senior. While most students struggle with classes, extra-curricular activities and maybe one varsity sport, Sherman has mastered the art of playing three.
Aside from being the go-to receiver on the football team, Sherman is a starting forward for the NP boys’ basketball team and the third baseman for the varsity baseball team.
Sherman remains focused even with three demanding sports consuming a lot of his time. When he is not on the field or basketball court, he can be found lifting weights and working hard to constantly improve himself.
“No matter what season it is, I’m always working hard and hanging out with my teammates,” Sherman said.
Football head coach Joe Carollo speaks highly of his senior quarterback turned receiver. going so far as to call Sherman “one of our best wide receivers.”
Sherman and Carollo have a similar outlook on the season and that their program is defined by championships.
“My personal goal is to win a conference and state championship this year, that’s number one,” Sherman said.
Carollo has a lot of confidence in his team and expects his senior class to be the leaders on the team. His seniors seem to be on the same page.
“Everyone on this team can be a leader, from people that don’t play to people that do play, senior through sophomore, everyone’s a leader,” Sherman said.
While he may be a stud on the football field, his most successful season may be the spring, when he occupies the third base on Miller Field.
Sherman hit .440 last season for the Pioneers with 19 runs and 27 RBI. He also tagged six doubles and a triple to go along with his three stolen bases, according to his NCSA recruiting profile. He also received first team All-Conference honors and Honorable Mention All-County, All-Area and All-Region.
“I plan to play baseball in college and I’m going to visit a few colleges in the Fall,” Sherman said.
He said that he has been looking into Salisbury University and Johnson & Wales University as potential options to play ball.
You can catch Sherman and the rest of the Pioneers in action on Friday at Belvidere High School (0-1). Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.