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Coach Interview: UMBC Sports Performance Coach Zach Woodard Talks Discipline, Recovery, and Tips For Freshmen Athletes
Tips for Peak Performance
Coach Interview: UMBC Sports Performance Coach Zach Woodard Talks Discipline, Recovery, and Tips For Freshmen Athletes

By Rhys Davies|April 24, 2023

Zach Woodard is a sports performance coach at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Coach Woodard oversees men’s soccer, both swim and dive teams, both cross country squads, the softball team,...

Athlete Feature: Multifaceted LSU Freshman Flau’jae Johnson
Flau'jae All the Way!
Athlete Feature: Multifaceted LSU Freshman Flau’jae Johnson

By Daesha Harper|April 7, 2023

The LSU women’s basketball team has continually shocked everyone throughout their 2022-23 season. In case you missed it, the Tigers have received high praise and accolades after defeating the University...

Coach Interview: Skidmore Strength and Conditioning Coach Matt Chatham’s Advice for Incoming Freshmen
Strong Advice!
Coach Interview: Skidmore Strength and Conditioning Coach Matt Chatham’s Advice for Incoming Freshmen

By Bella Nevin|March 20, 2023

Multitasking is hard, but it’s all in a day’s work for Matt Chatham who is the strength and conditioning coach for 19 varsity teams at Skidmore College. Chatham works with...

Athlete Feature: Freshman Malaki Starks Exceeds Expectations 
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Athlete Feature: Freshman Malaki Starks Exceeds Expectations 

By William Calhoun|January 13, 2023

When a team has a player who is projected to be a first-round pick like All-SEC cornerback Kelee Ringo, for example, the opponent will often target the other side of...

Ouch! The Reality of Freshman Injuries and How Athletes Can Cope
You're Tougher Than Your Injuries
Ouch! The Reality of Freshman Injuries and How Athletes Can Cope

By Sydney Borens|January 12, 2023

Everyone says your freshman year of college is going to be the best year of your life–new friends, a new environment, new things to learn, and I was more than...

All-Star Alert: 4 Freshmen to Watch in College Hoops
Slam Dunk!
All-Star Alert: 4 Freshmen to Watch in College Hoops

By Jenaro DelPrete|December 7, 2022

In the 2022-2023 season, college basketball has some notable newcomers that have the chance to make a real name for themselves over the course of their careers. The long season...

7 Things To Pack When Traveling To An Away Volleyball Game
Be Prepared!
7 Things To Pack When Traveling To An Away Volleyball Game

By Lilia Farach|November 9, 2022

As an athlete, you’re probably spending a good chunk of time on the road, and on some occasions, most of the games in the season might end up being away...

5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known My Freshman Year With UCLA Beach Volleyball Player Lexy Denaburg
Hindsight is 20/20
5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known My Freshman Year With UCLA Beach Volleyball Player Lexy Denaburg

By Anna Garrett|October 3, 2022

Nobody knows what to expect in their freshman year of college. I mean how should you? There’s not a handbook that you get when you first arrive that tells you...

Athlete Feature: Baylor Basketball’s First Preseason Big 12 Freshman of the Year Kendall Brown
Award-Winner!
Athlete Feature: Baylor Basketball’s First Preseason Big 12 Freshman of the Year Kendall Brown

By Daley Craft|September 23, 2022

Coming into Baylor as their 4th ever 5-Star signee, all Bear fans’ eyes were on Kendall Brown during the beginning of the 2021-2022 season and Kendall did not disappoint! Averaging...

4 Ways to Handle Homesickness as a Freshman College Athlete
There's No Place Like Home
4 Ways to Handle Homesickness as a Freshman College Athlete

By Anna Garrett|September 8, 2022

Your first year in college is scary. Whether you are 30 minutes away from home or all the way across the country, living on your own in a new environment...

4 Tips for Freshman College Athletes
Fresh Advice!
4 Tips for Freshman College Athletes

By Carlos Carrera|September 7, 2022

Unfortunately for rookie college athletes, your freshman year will most likely be one of the hardest. But on the bright side, it’s likely because you just need some time to...

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,...

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...

A Look Back at the Pitch: 3 Tips from a Freshman on a Starting Roster
Start out Strong!
A Look Back at the Pitch: 3 Tips from a Freshman on a Starting Roster

By Annie Welch|July 28, 2022

My summer before getting to Yale University and becoming a part of the varsity women’s soccer team there, I got a call from my future head coach telling me that...

High School to College Athletics: 3 Tough Transitions to Think About
Tips For Your Next Stage in Life!
High School to College Athletics: 3 Tough Transitions to Think About

By Sarah Borer|July 18, 2022

The switch from high school to college athletics is something that all athletes who are pursuing collegiate careers must eventually face once they make it to graduation. Although the transition...

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