Todo Sacrificio Tiene Su Recompensa

By Gerardo Milano Making a life change is difficult, sometimes scary, especially when you’re saying goodbye to your family and friends. Hard to believe, but that is the cost of pursuing your dreams — dreams that push you outside of your comfort zone and demand the best of you. Continuing my soccer career abroad was…

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Owning It

By Mel Weber and Adam Gostomelsky Tramaine Shaw sits up in her office chair, located in a narrow hallway on the first floor of Cabot, and leans forward. “You know, I always joke with my athletes, I don’t know if I could have ever coached myself.” It’s an ironic statement coming from the 2015-2016 Northeastern…

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Year on the Sidelines

By Becca Gaddy When Katie Rolfe tore her ACL and meniscus this past summer, there was only one clear option for her to choose from. With a six to nine month recovery, she knew she would have to redshirt her sophomore volleyball season. Amidst the excitement of signing to play a sport at the collegiate…

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Good Nerves

By Elizabeth Klemm Nationals. I was going to Nationals. I had talked about it for years and now it was finally here – almost. Just one more week and I would be driving nine hours across cornfields from suburban New Jersey to middle of nowhere Michigan for my first national championships, the 2018 US Collegiate Figure…

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Team Over Records

By Gabrielle Eyl When you think of the greatest moment in sports history, what do you think of? Exact statistics like Mike Eruzione’s goal in the third period against the Soviet Union during the infamous 1980 “Miracle on Ice” hockey game? Or do you think of grander collective victories such as the inspiration that gold…

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Always More to Score

By Hannah Rosenblatt I love practice. Growing up in the small town of Lincoln, Massachusetts, Saturday mornings since preschool revolved around early morning rec soccer and t-ball. Throughout my elementary and middle school years, I was always one of the smallest girls on the field, which forced me to find different ways to break defenses…

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Over In An Instant

By Mackenzie Hagist During my four years at Northeastern, I can confidently say that travel and meet days are among some of my favorites. From the moment I pack my bag to travel, to the second the last relay is over I am always overflowing with emotions. There’s something about getting up, putting on a…

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Always a Maddog

By Gabriella Gil Joining the Women’s Rugby team in the spring of 2015 felt like a puzzle piece clicking into place for me. After coming back from NU.in Dublin, I felt severely out of place on a campus that was meant to be my home for the next four years of my life. Being from…

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Shaving Seconds

By Sara Corey As a coxswain, my principal job is to steer, so the Head of the Charles is my time to make the biggest difference in my boat’s performance by steering the shortest course possible and by keeping the rowers engaged and motivated for three miles, or about eighteen minutes. By turning at just…

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United for Silver

By Sara Corey This summer, Madison Mailey and her teammates on the Canadian Senior National Rowing Team had a choice: they could race with a poor mentality and lose, or they could unite and race to win a world championship. After winning the Under 23 World Championships for the second time, Mailey earned a spot…

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