A student Athlete faces many challenging factors in their typical day. Athletes must know how to prioritize. Athletes need to make sure you have time for just about everything, but school must come first. Student athletes have long days and may have trouble with being focused in school due to lack of sleep. Student athletes have to stay up later than the average student who do not play sports to get their homework done after practice. McNamara’s baseball star Nick Washington ’17 says, “You are gonna have long days feeling tired but you have to overcome the diversity and get the work done.”
Student athletes have to constantly think about the future rather than the present. and in the day-to-day cycle they have to give 100% in everything they do. McNamara’s basketball star Charles Kelly says, “Every day is a new day with a new mindset of being great. You have to tell yourself that it is mind over matter giving 120% in the classroom and on the court.” Student athletes may face troubled times in the classroom from giving their all in their sport. You may come across people falling asleep, but that is merely because of the lack of rest they got from the day before.
In this interview with Varsity Junior Center Fielder Juliet Denton, we discussed what positives and negatives she sees in her play and what needs work, what separates her from other center fielders in the WCAC, and what strengths she sees in the team this year that they can build on moving forward.
In this interview with Varsity Junior Second Baseman Dayna Ferguson, we discussed how she felt playing on Varsity now after playing on JV for two years, what experience she can bring with her and the strengths the team can build on during the season.
In this Interview with Varsity Junior Pitcher Caitlin Gordon, we discussed what type of focus a pitcher needs to have in order to be successful, what separates her from other pitchers in the WCAC, and what her goals and aspirations are for the team this season.
In this interview with Boys’ Varsity Junior Lacrosse Defensemen Michael Sensenig, we discussed the challenges associated with playing defense in lacrosse, how the new coaching change has impacted him as a player, his experience playing lacrosse and his passion for the game.
In this interview with Varsity Senior Second Basemen Hunter Mohler, I asked him how he thought he performed with tryouts in the books, what he’s looking forward to most this season in his senior year and his experience and passion for baseball.
In my Interview with Varsity Senior Shortstop of the McNamara Mustangs Brad Sullivan, we discussed what went into making the decision to commit to Concord University, what schools were in the running prior to making the decision and how much experience he’s had playing baseball and what drew him to the sport.
In this Interview with Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse Defense man Meghan Wyvill, I discussed with her the skill set that is needed to be a lacrosse defense man, the difference in mental and physical strategy it takes to compete against attackers and midfielders in the WCAC compared to non-conference teams and how much preparation will be needed for her to be at her best with tryouts days away.
In this interview with Varsity Senior Guard Chanice Lee, we discussed how important team chemistry is on and off the court, how she compensates for other guards who may be bigger or faster than she is, and what she thinks the team’s play as of late says to critics and supporters. The Lady Mustangs are coming off of a three-game losing streak hoping to break it against the Holy Cross Tartans tommorow January 27th.