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Andrea Leitner was an intern with 2aDays in the fall of 2021. Andrea is a master’s student at Belmont University in Nashville, TN where she is studying sport administration and is anticipated to graduate in the spring of 2023. In May of 2021, Andrea graduated from University at Albany with a degree in business administration, with a concentration in marketing and management. During her undergrad and first year of her master’s degree she played Division I soccer at her respective universities. In her free time, Andrea loves going to the beach, cooking, shopping, and watching sports. Andrea Leitner can be found on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok at @aleitner15.
Andrea Leitner was an intern with 2aDays in the fall of 2021. Andrea is a master’s student at Belmont University in Nashville, TN where she is studying sport administration and is anticipated to graduate in the spring of 2023. In May of 2021, Andrea graduated from University at Albany with a degree in business administration, with a concentration in marketing and management. During her undergrad and first year of her master’s degree she played Division I soccer at her respective universities. In her free time, Andrea loves going to the beach, cooking, shopping, and watching sports. Andrea Leitner can be found on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok at @aleitner15.
Interview With Vanderbilt Bowling Star Samantha Gainor
Advice to Spare
Interview With Vanderbilt Bowling Star Samantha Gainor

By Andrea Leitner|October 27, 2022

Come back every Thursday for Athlete Interviews on college recruiting and advice. Samantha (Sam) Gainor is a graduate student at Vanderbilt University who earned her undergraduate degree in Economics in...

Daily Grind: Belmont Soccer Star Sarah Doyle 
Grind Don't Stop!
Daily Grind: Belmont Soccer Star Sarah Doyle 

By Andrea Leitner|October 5, 2022

Being an in-season college athlete requires a lot of time management: typically, one day during the school week is dedicated to games, several more to practice, and every weekday is...

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Who Is the Greatest American Olympian of All Time?
Who Is the Greatest American Olympian of All Time?
3 Realities of Being an Upperclassman Transfer	as a College Athlete
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3 Realities of Being an Upperclassman Transfer as a College Athlete

By Andrea Leitner|September 21, 2022

Being an upperclassmen transfer is both amazing and truly uncomfortable at the same time. Having a fifth year of eligibility due to COVID, I decided to take the leap and...

7 Recruiting Tips for Goalkeepers with Binghamton University Commit Rebecca Kessler
Keeping Up With College Athletes!
7 Recruiting Tips for Goalkeepers with Binghamton University Commit Rebecca Kessler

By Andrea Leitner|September 20, 2022

Rebecca Kessler is a goalkeeper who expects to graduate high school in 2023. Kessler currently plays for the PDA Blue ECNL ‘05 soccer team and is verbally committed to attend...

4 Best Gear Brands for Field Hockey Athletes
Stick to These Brands!
4 Best Gear Brands for Field Hockey Athletes

By Andrea Leitner|September 2, 2022

Although field hockey is one of the biggest sports in Europe, it is still up-and-coming in the United States. Several field hockey gear brands that have been excelling for quite...

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Dear Freshman: What I Wish I Would’ve Known as a Rookie College Athlete
Hindsight is 20/20
Dear Freshman: What I Wish I Would’ve Known as a Rookie College Athlete

By Andrea Leitner|August 31, 2022

Dear Freshman,  Welcome to college athletics. Some of the craziest times of your life are about to start; you will laugh, cry, scream, and cheer…a lot. As a retired athlete,...

Recruiting Horror Story: “Everyone Who Recruited Me Left”
Don't Leave!
Recruiting Horror Story: “Everyone Who Recruited Me Left”

By Andrea Leitner|August 23, 2022

Recruiting Horror Stories™ are posted every Tuesday to provide athletes' first-hand experiences of what can go wrong during the recruiting process. ***Name has been changed to preserve anonymity Kira's recruiting...

3 Tips for Playing a College Sport as a Freshman 
Tips for Rookies!
3 Tips for Playing a College Sport as a Freshman 

By Andrea Leitner|August 17, 2022

Many athletes in their first year of college believe that the chances of playing and/or starting on their college team will be slim to none. While that may be the...

4 Things You Need to Know as a Rookie College Athlete (From an Athlete Whose Been There)
Been There, Done That
4 Things You Need to Know as a Rookie College Athlete (From an Athlete Whose Been There)

By Andrea Leitner|August 11, 2022

Being a rookie college athlete is an intimidating experience–you are faced with going to an entirely new place, with entirely new people, all in an entirely new atmosphere than you...

Hits and Misses: The Best and Worst Soccer Gear From Two Major Brands
Don't Waste Your Money!
Hits and Misses: The Best and Worst Soccer Gear From Two Major Brands

By Andrea Leitner|July 15, 2022

As more athletic brands began making deals with universities, brands have expanded their gear to fit the needs of the sports represented at these schools. Before being sponsored by a...

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4 Tips to Help Athletes Prepare for Preseason Soccer
Be Prepared!
4 Tips to Help Athletes Prepare for Preseason Soccer

By Andrea Leitner|July 14, 2022

Preseason is a scary time, and having gone through preseason five times, I can truthfully say that every time I was just as anxious. Throughout the summer it is crucial...

2 of the Most Common Soccer Fitness Tests (and 5 Tips to Help You Crush Them)
Don't Stress Over a Test!
2 of the Most Common Soccer Fitness Tests (and 5 Tips to Help You Crush Them)

By Andrea Leitner|June 22, 2022

Athletes dread them, coaches live by them: fitness tests. Countless hours each summer are spent on preparing for your incoming fitness test. One thing to remember is they DO NOT...

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