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Sydney DeNardo was a Fall 2021 2aDays Intern. She recently graduated from Monmouth University with a Business Marketing degree and is back at Monmouth for her MBA in International Business, set to graduate in the Spring of 2022. She has played women’s tennis all four years and has eligibility from Covid-19 to play in her 5th year. When she is not playing tennis or studying, she loves to hang out with her friends and go to Monmouth beach. Sydney can be found on Instagram @sydneydenardo, Twitter @sydneydenardo, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
Sydney DeNardo was a Fall 2021 2aDays Intern. She recently graduated from Monmouth University with a Business Marketing degree and is back at Monmouth for her MBA in International Business, set to graduate in the Spring of 2022. She has played women’s tennis all four years and has eligibility from Covid-19 to play in her 5th year. When she is not playing tennis or studying, she loves to hang out with her friends and go to Monmouth beach. Sydney can be found on Instagram @sydneydenardo, Twitter @sydneydenardo, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
63 Tennis Terms You Need to Know
Serving Up Knowledge
63 Tennis Terms You Need to Know

By Sydney DeNardo|April 12, 2022

Tennis has a lot of vocabulary that you should know when watching, playing, or talking about the sport. There are game rules, shots, equipment, court terms, positions, and scores to...

16 Things You Need to Play College Golf
Golf Swag
16 Things You Need to Play College Golf

By Sydney DeNardo|March 9, 2022

You’re a newly recruited college athlete playing golf. What do you need? Every golfers needs essential items to succeed on the course, but we’re here the items you need to...

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Who Is Going to Win the Men’s College World Series?
Who Is Going to Win the Men’s College World Series?
How to Decide Which Division to Play College Sports
DI, DII, or DIII?
How to Decide Which Division to Play College Sports

By Sydney DeNardo|February 10, 2022

When going through the recruiting process, it is important to understand not only the different divisions, but also what levels certain schools are within their divisions.  Depending on your level...

13 Items You Need in Your Tennis Bag
Tennis Gadgets and Gear
13 Items You Need in Your Tennis Bag

By Sydney DeNardo|February 9, 2022

Whether you are just starting to play tennis, or moving away to play on a college or professional team, tennis players always need to pack these items to succeed on...

5 Tips to Make a Tennis Highlight Video
Making Highlight Videos
5 Tips to Make a Tennis Highlight Video

By Sydney DeNardo|February 8, 2022

Having a tennis video that highlights your game is extremely beneficial when getting recruited. It helps coaches see your game when they cannot in person. Using a highlight video also...

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How To Find Your Spot on a College Coach’s Recruiting Board
Recruiting White Board
How To Find Your Spot on a College Coach’s Recruiting Board

By Sydney DeNardo|February 7, 2022

Coaches are always looking for valuable players to recruit, but it can be hard to tell if you are what they are looking for. Coaches usually go through the recruiting...

Will DI Freshmen Get Playing time?
DI Athletes
Will DI Freshmen Get Playing time?

By Sydney DeNardo|February 4, 2022

Depending on your sport and skillset, freshmen can get playing time at a Division I level.  Different Levels within DIThere are different levels within Division I, which greatly influence where...

63 Tennis Terms to Pretend You Know What You’re Talking About
Sports Lingo
63 Tennis Terms to Pretend You Know What You’re Talking About

By Sydney DeNardo|February 2, 2022

Tennis has a lot of vocabulary that you should know when watching, playing, or talking about the sport. There are game rules, shots, equipment, court terms, positions, and scores to...

Recruiting Horror Stories™: Trapped at Team Bonding in the Woods
Snowy Official Visit
Recruiting Horror Stories™: Trapped at Team Bonding in the Woods

By Sydney DeNardo|February 1, 2022

Recruiting Horror Stories™ are posted every Tuesday to provide athletes’ first-hand experiences of what can go wrong during the recruiting process. Halle DeNardo is a Division I tennis player in...

Monmouth’s Coach Chris Leicht and What He Looks for in Tennis Recruits
Tennis Coach Advice
Monmouth’s Coach Chris Leicht and What He Looks for in Tennis Recruits

By Sydney DeNardo|January 24, 2022

Come back every Monday for Coach Interviews on college recruiting and advice. Chris Leicht is a Division I tennis coach for Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. He has...

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7 Tips to Turn Defeat into Motivation
Performace
7 Tips to Turn Defeat into Motivation

By Sydney DeNardo|January 17, 2022

Nobody likes to lose. When it comes to losing a point or a game, defeat is a hard feeling to shake. Sometimes it feels impossible, but there are ways to...

4 Ways to Deal with the Pressure of Being a College Athlete
The Stress of Unmet Expectations
4 Ways to Deal with the Pressure of Being a College Athlete

By Sydney DeNardo|December 20, 2021

As a college athlete, there are many different pressures on you. They could be from parents, coaches, teammates, and sometimes the biggest pressure is from yourself. College athletes have a...

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