August 28th, 2017

20 Questions with Brandon McManus

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Brandon McManus
Brandon McManus is a prolific goal scorer for Trinity / photo from the ECHO

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports posts the Sullivan “20 Questions” feature that highlights a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific athlete that you’d like to know more about, email future suggestions to

Name: Brandon McManus

Age: 16

Current school: Trinity High School

Current Sports playing: Soccer

Parish/grade school attended: St. Gabriel the Archangel

Colleges considering or attending: University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, Northwestern University, Michigan State University, University of Evansville, or Notre Dame University.

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Making it to the National Semi-Finals and becoming the U16 national leading goal scorer with 44 goals with my Javanon team this past club season.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Skittles or Starburst Jellybeans.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Drunk in Love - Beyonce

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Robert Lewandowski because he adjusts his game and does whatever it takes to score goals.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? "I'm not calling him dad... even if there's a fire." - Stepbrothers

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? I think its helped my relationship because sports help me realize how blessed I am and how thankful I should be for everything God does and has done for me.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Eric Cartman - South Park

8. All-time favorite board game? Sorry

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone 6S

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Highland Morning

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Big Brother

12. What is your greatest fear? Having to give up soccer.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? I believe my sense of humor.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Sour Patch Watermelons

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 8 p.m., because in the Summer there's always something to do at 8, and in the school year I'm usually at soccer around that time.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? B or Brando

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Dare to Care - Fern Valley

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? Dancing

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? I would go back to nationals this summer, and change my game to help bring home a national championship.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? I would ask Ronaldinho how he made everything look so easy.


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