Breionna Dodson '21

What is your favorite athletic memory as a Tatnall Hornet?
I loved the crowd at the first round of the State Tournament my junior year - there was so much support in the crowd, which definitely helped with our success.

What is the most important lesson playing sports at Tatnall taught you?
The most important lesson I’ve learned from playing sports at Tatnall is that sometimes you’ll wake up and not want to play or go to practice or play in a game, but when you’re surrounded by people who love you and believe in you, your attitude kind of changes. What I’m saying is, if you surround yourself with genuine people who care about you, you will want to do better.

What was the greatest difficulty you faced in your athletic career, and how did you overcome it?
My biggest difficulty was letting go of my mistakes and mess-ups in games. No one wants to make a mistake, so it was kind of hard moving on to the next play. 

If you could say one thing to younger Hornet athletes, what would it be?
You can always do better than what you’re doing, so push yourself.

Who is a teammate or coach you would like to spotlight, and how did they help you as a Tatnall athlete? 
Coach Paul Smith. Coach Paul has helped me with a lot and got me through tough times when I wasn’t feeling like myself or feeling like I’m not performing in basketball how I felt like I should be. He assured me that I was fine and helped me fix what I needed.

The Tatnall School

The Tatnall School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in PK3 through Grade 12 located in Wilmington, Delaware.