Athlete Spotlight: Tori Bruckner

Junior Thrives on Playing Defense
By Mia Deckman
Staff Writer 

Editor’s Note: This story was written before Tori was injured.  

Varsity Girls Basketball player Tori Bruckner has been playing ball for almost five years.

“I love sports, I try to participate in them even if they are not my best sport, and I want to be active,” the junior said recently.

According to her teammates, Jordyn Culler and Julia Plousis, Tori is a driven teammate and a great defensive player. “I think she is a really good basketball player, and has a good commitment [to] being on the team,” Jordyn said. Having a goal to try her best and win is one of Tori’s favorite parts about the sport. Her position is power forward, and playing defense is her specialty. “I love defense and I love being with the team and working together,” she said.

When asked how well the season would go for her and the team, Tori responded with, “good. I’m really excited and happy to be with my team and I think we will excel.”

So far this season, Tori’s favorite part is practice and the drills that the team does. During her free time, Tori enjoys going to the gym, pet sitting and babysitting. Other than playing basketball, she also plays volleyball in the fall.

At the end of eighth grade, Tori left Woodlynde, and she returned this fall for her junior year. Tori is glad to be back at Woodlynde and is happy to be a part of such a hard working basketball team.
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Woodlynde School

445 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA 19087-5498
Tel: 610.687.9660 
Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in Grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language-or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.