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Thanks, Mom!

May 13, 2013 | by Clare Devine

No matter your life circumstances, we all came into this world with the help of our mothers.  Some of us may be blessed to have our mothers present as grandmothers, some of us may have had time with our mother on earth cut short, and some of us may have been born into the world … Read More 

Pursuit

May 6, 2013 | by Clare Devine

‘Tis the season for championships and heartbreaks.  An inexplicable lightness and joy is found in the satisfying accomplishment of a major goal, and heaviness is found in a drained heart after leaving every fiber of being on the field.  No matter the numerical outcome, peace can be found in knowing you and your teammates, or … Read More 

Transition

May 3, 2013 | by ISSCD

by Rosie Kays,  Neumann University student-athlete (women’s soccer) Treasurer, Sport and Entertainment Management Club Transition. Change. Adaptation. As humans, we live an ever-changing lifestyle and are often challenged to respond to a variety of situations in a positive light. This is not always easy as change can trigger the onset of fear of the unknown … Read More 

One Love

April 29, 2013 | by Clare Devine

In correspondence with family and friends, I often sign my name below “One Love” as a little shout out to keep things fresh.  No one questioned my meaning until my former high school English teacher asked what I meant. (Note to self: always know the purpose of your words, especially when writing to an English … Read More 

Hate to Lose

April 22, 2013 | by ISSCD

by Caitlin Cantwell, Neumann University student-athlete (volleyball) The worst part about sports – as anything else – is losing. I never realized how much I hated losing until I suffered a few big-time losses. Two losses stick out in my memory above all others. The first was my sophomore year against Baptist Bible College in … Read More 

Moments

April 15, 2013 | by Clare Devine

If a picture can say 1,000 words, how about a video?  Watch this: You may now be at a loss for words, but I am sure you have a plethora of goose bumps to compensate.  The chills running down your neck might leave you as speechless as the announcer who repeated “wow” and “what a … Read More 

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned

April 10, 2013 | by ISSCD

by Caitlin Cantwell,  Neumann University student-athlete (volleyball) I was told to get moving on my “elevator speech,” so here’s to that. Hopefully I’m not headed to the balcony level! Just kidding—kind of. I’m Caitlin Cantwell! You can call me Gaga, Cantwell, or the really loud, blonde girl on the volleyball team. When applying to colleges, … Read More 

Universities Suffer

April 4, 2013 | by ISSCD

by Lee M. DelleMonache, M.S., Coordinator, Management & Planning, ISSCD When the public begins to believe that the value of the institution is to be measured by the success of its athletic teams, the core mission of the university is threatened…the value of an athletic program must ultimately rest on its support of and integration … Read More 

A Broken Perspective

April 3, 2013 | by ISSCD

by Rosie Kays, Neumann University student-athlete (women’s soccer) Treasurer, Sport and Entertainment Management Club I had always thought that the perspective on Division I athletics was a bit skewed, but this weekend during the Elite Eight games, namely the Louisville University versus Duke University game, this became ever more evident. As many of you may … Read More 

The Best and Worst in Catholic Youth Sports

March 6, 2013 | by ISSCD

by Lee M. DelleMonache, M.S., Coordinator, Management & Planning, ISSCD I am very competitive and love to win. Over the years in my roles as a student athlete, a team chaplain, and a parent of athletes, I have lost championships and I have won them. I have been on the losing end of some hard-fought … Read More 

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