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The Mental Game, Physical Fitness and Nutrition for the Athlete by Mark Glicini

Before Yale, Mark Glicini completed a post-graduate year at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, where he was selected as a First Team All-New England two-way lacrosse midfielder and was the starting point guard on the basketball team. He was also awarded the Benjamin C. Haviland Trophy, which is given each year to the “lacrosse player who has by his constant striving contributed most to both the improvement of himself and his team.”

In 2016, as a Yale senior, he was selected First Team All-Ivy League, First Team All-New England, and earned All-American status as one of the top-three short-stick defensive midfielders in the country. During his career at Yale, he won 3 Ivy League Championships and was the recipient of several Yale Men’s Lacrosse awards, including the Donald J. Reape Award for “character, spirit, dedication, hard work, and enthusiasm,” the Christian Prince Memorial Jersey for “best teammate” (as voted by the team), the Dan Casman Award for the “underclassman who has contributed most to team spirit and morale” and he was twice the recipient of the prestigious Winthrop A. Smith Award for “inspiring teammates with superior conditioning and team play.” Due to his strength and conditioning, recovery, and nutrition habits, he played in every game throughout his four years in New Haven.

In the 2016 Collegiate Draft, he was drafted by the Chesapeake Bayhawks, where he played his first three professional seasons in Major League Lacrosse. Now, he is a member of the Chaos Lacrosse Club in the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) and a member of the San Diego Seals in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). In the PLL’s inaugural season, he was selected to the All-Star Team, was nominated for the George Boiardi Hard Hat Award for Best Short-Stick Defensive Midfielder in the league, and received the Jimmy Regan Teammate of the Year Award. In 2019, he was selected to represent the United States Men’s National Lacrosse Team.

In addition to being a Professional Athlete, he holds nationally-recognized certifications as a Physical Fitness Trainer, Nutritionist, and Mental Performance Coach. In this interview Mark talks to athletes about the mental game, team work, physical strength & conditioning, being a good teammate and winning the little battles in your life.

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