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UNC Athletes | The Mental Stress & Effects of Injuries

With the physical demands of high school and college sports today, it is rare that an athlete makes it through their playing career without some sort of injury. For example, the NCAA reports that the overall injury rate in NCAA football is 8.1 injuries per 1,000 athlete exposures. This is with games and practices combined. There

January 20, 2020 Kate Morris

Get a Kick Out of Former UNC Soccer Player & Current NWSL Athlete’s Recruiting & Injury Advice

Julia Ashley, an American professional women’s soccer player is currently awaiting the start of the 2020 NWSL season. She graduated from the University of North Carolina as a four-year starter and was a first-round pick for Sky Blue FC in the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft. Rather than signing with Sky Blue FC,

January 16, 2020

Former UNC & Soccer Player & Current NWSL Athlete gives Necessary Recruiting Advice

North Carolina Tar Heels Dorian Bailey played for the North Carolina Tar Heels from 2015 to 2018. She won the honor of being on the Freshman All-ACC Team. In her four years at North Carolina, she played in 86 games to which she scored 17 times with 17 assists.  Washington Spirit Bailey was signed to

December 30, 2019

Major Arena Soccer League Rising Star Talks How to Get off the Bench

Zach Reget, a 24-year-old professional soccer player, recently finished his first full season playing for the St. Louis Ambush. He  ended the 2018-19 year with 22 goals and ten assists in 24 games and earned Rookie of the Year for the Major Arena Soccer League.  Reget played college soccer for Trinity International University, an NAIA

December 9, 2019

All-American Pole Vaulter Shares His Story on Finding the Right Coach

Chris Nilsen, the University of South Dakota junior and three-time NCAA title pole vaulting champ, reached new heights in the 2018-19 track and field season.  In April, Nilsen beat the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist and 2017 World Champion Sam Kendricks to win the pole vault at the 110th Drake Relays. He cleared the bar with

November 25, 2019

Minnesota Moorhead Softball Coach, Amanda Reckamp, Talks Persistence & Communication

Amanda Reckamp was recently named the new head softball coach at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM). During her first season of 2018-2019, she worked hard to revamp the Dragons softball team. Under Reckamp’s guidance, the Dragons were able to break the doubles record in mid-April.  Reckamp coached at Grinnell College for eight seasons. In 2018,

November 11, 2019

Atlanta Falcons Wide Receiver Coach, Dave Brock, Talks Injuries

Dave Brock is the wide receiver coach for the Atlanta Falcons. He is entering his second season with the Falcons, this season being his first as the wide receivers coach. In his first year in Atlanta, Dave assisted with the wide receivers where the receivers had 214 receptions for 2,848 yards and 13 touchdowns. Brock

November 4, 2019

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