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Senior Natalie Nevins runs out as the announcer calls her name for the starting 11 before the Aug. 27, 2023 Drexel game. PHOTO COURTESY OF NATALIE NEVINS

An uphill battle

Natalie Nevins, Copy Editor May 1, 2024

For the past 18 years of my life, a soccer ball has always been at my feet.  From the moment I could hold myself up on my two little legs, I was learning how to kick a ball in the smallest size pink...


Student-athlete program normalizes mental health conversations

Natalie Nevins April 24, 2024

When Katie Carnaghi was hired as an athletic trainer at the University of Mary Washington (UMW) in 2022, she wanted to tackle an issue at the forefront for student-athletes: their mental...


Temple Athletics Program strives to help student-athletes be ‘TUWell’

Natalie Nevins April 17, 2024

When Stephany Coakley, Ph.D., was named the senior athletic director for Mental Health, Wellness and Performance at Temple University in 2017, she had one goal in mind for her student-athletes: to...

Photo of Lindsey Keenan holding phone to the camera with PROmotion app visible, rugby game in background

PROmotion promotes student-athlete mental health screening

Natalie Nevins April 10, 2024

When the 45 to 50 women on West Chester University’s rugby team arrived for their annual mental health training in 2016, athletic trainer Lindsey Keenan, Ph.D., stood by with paper and pencil to complete...

Katie Meyer celebrates a win with Stanford soccer fans. PHOTO COURTESY OF KATIE’S SAVE

Turning grief into action: ‘Katie wanted to change the world’

Natalie Nevins March 20, 2024

An absolute force of nature on the soccer field, Katie Meyer, senior captain and goalkeeper for Stanford University’s women’s soccer team, was eagerly waiting on a decision from Stanford Law School...


Out like a light

Natalie Nevins February 14, 2024

I love falling asleep but hate waking up. While some people I know jump up at the sound of their alarm, I punch my pillow, quietly cursing out whatever morning obligation has awakened me from my beloved...

Amanda Dahlman, the founder of Hope for Athletes poses with a sticker for the organiztion which provides
student-athletes with a platform to share their mental health stories.

Former athlete creates mental health storytelling platform

Natalie Nevins December 6, 2023

Amanda Dahlman had high hopes of staying involved in the athletics world after graduating from Messiah University in 2020. As a defensive specialist and libero for Messiah’s women’s volleyball...

Natalie Nevins ’24 practices grounding on Saint Marys Lawn.

Trying grounding as a student-athlete

Natalie Nevins November 1, 2023

Eyes closed, my bare feet skimming the grass, I grounded myself in an enigmatic act of nothingness. The longer my feet stayed connected to the Earth, the farther I was transported into a world...

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