Nassau Community College Pitcher / Keep Smiling Foundation Founder Andrew Ammazzalorso Encourages Athletes to “Keep Smiling,” As Better Days Are Ahead.

Published by: Holly Ruvo Interviewed by: Ben Ruvo Andrew Ammazzalorso is a 20 year old Junior Right-handed Pitcher at Nassau Community College, studying exercise science. He Runs a Pancreatic cancer foundation called Keep Smiling Foundation, started two years ago. They have raised over $2,000 and have over 500 professional athletes spreading awareness for them. Ben: […]

Washington College Field Hockey Alumna & Current Athletic Trainer Clare Ingersoll Opens Up About Anxiety During Her Athletic Career, Inspiring Current Student-Athletes To Do The Same.

Published by: Holly Ruvo Interviewed by: Ben Ruvo Originally from Centreville, Maryland, Clare Ingersoll played Field Hockey at Washington College and had an extremely successful career. In 2018, she started 17 of 18 games. She tied for second in team goals (4), assists (2) and points (10). Ingersoll was a 2x Goose Nation TV Shorewomen […]

The Wakeup Call(s)

Written by: Ashley Branagan Published by: Holly Ruvo Ashley Branagan is a recently graduated Swimmer/Diver for the University of Vermont, originally from Easton, Massachusetts. In her most recent season, she finished 10th on the one meter (194.35) and ninth on the three meter (205.30) at the 2019 America East Championships. Branagan additionally placed second on […]

Meg Klink of Washington College Women’s Soccer Opens Up About Depression, Anxiety and Eating Disorders, While Urging Society to Normalize Mental Health Issues

Published By: Holly Ruvo Interviewed By: Ben Ruvo Meg Klink is a senior forward on the Women’s Soccer Team at Washington College, located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She is an Art History major with a minor in Physics. Ben: How has your athletic career been shaped since you were a kid until now? […]

Ultramarathon Runner Kouros Sadeghi-Nejad Redefines “Running On Empty” Amidst Mental Block in the Daily Training Grind

Published By, Holly Ruvo Interviewed By, Ben Ruvo Kouros Sadeghi-Nejad is a road and trail runner currently attending New York University. He specializes in the half marathon, but has run races up to 50 miles. He graduated from West Essex Regional High School in 2019. In two years he plans to attempt his first 100 […]

Riley Katzman of Washington College Tennis Opens Up About Her Battle With OCD

Published by: Holly Ruvo Interviewed by: Ben Ruvo From Huntington Bay, New York, Riley Katzman is a junior student-athlete on the Washington College Tennis team. In her 2017-2018 season, she went 4-2 in singles (including 2-1 at No. 6) and 13-9 in doubles (12-7 at No. 3). Ben: Explain to us your athletic career growing […]

Athlete Q&A: University of Vermont ‘19 Standout Ernie Duncan is Not Afraid to Open Up About His Battle with Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

Published by: Holly Ruvo Interviewed by: Ben Ruvo Ernie Duncan is a recently graduated Guard from the University of Vermont. The Catamounts had a great season where Duncan led them to an impressive 27-7 record, NCAA Tournament bid and Conference Championship. Originally from Evansville, Indiana, he played alongside his two brothers making them the first […]

The Prevalence of Eating Disorders in Female Athletes: Problems and Solutions

By Kaitlyn E. Finn, The University of Queensland Introduction Eating disorders are extremely serious mental illnesses that manifest psychologically, physically, and emotionally and can lead to health complications or even death. Anorexia nervosa specifically has the highest mortality rate of any psychological disorder, due not only to medical issues but also to suicide (Bar, Cassin, […]