JOURNAL: Student-athletes embrace mental health problems

JOURNAL: Student-athletes embrace mental health problems

.....“Each athlete is unique, and their experience of collegiate sport is their own,” Hoff says. “Athletes often set goals for themselves, and they are relentless in their pursuit of goals, so certainly pressure or a desire to succeed for themselves, their coaches and their teammates does exist with D1 athletes across the country.”

No matter the sport, challenges arise for many different student-athletes at Marquette in their own way.

Women’s soccer graduate student defender Maddie Monticello says she tries flipping the script on the pressure by facing it, rather than succumbing to it.

“I have a different look at the pressure given by fans, whether it’s at a tough away game or even in front of Marquette fans at a home game. I think it’s the coolest pressure to go against,” Monticello says. “I try to tell the younger girls on my team that this is pressure that everyone has to face and that took me a while to figure out.”.....


Bethany`s Notes: A good reminder that being an athlete is not your identity. Sports is something you do...not something you are.

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