Pratt on the Pitch

By: Preston Beale From a very young age, Danielle Pratt was tossed—by her parents—into the arena of being active and staying active. Her parents were fixated on finding a sport that would suit her natural abilities. Noticing that Danielle was taller than most girls, her parents decided to place her in sports where she would take over and dominate, such as basketball and soccer. In … Continue reading Pratt on the Pitch

More Than Just Four Years

By: Caitlin Haworth For senior Tori Clarke, second baseman for CNU Softball, life isn’t complete without sports. Growing up in Denville, New Jersey, Tori can only remember a childhood filled with various sports and activities. But her journey into collegiate athletics is a bit different from the norm. Being the only out-of-state athlete on the CNU Softball team, Tori faced many decisions that ultimately landed … Continue reading More Than Just Four Years

Competing and Surviving with Marfan Syndrome

 By Brendan Duball There is less than 200,000 known cases of Marfan syndrome in the US per year, about 1 out of every 5,000 people suffer from Marfan syndrome. According to the Marfan Foundation, Marfan syndrome is “a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue. Connective tissue holds all the body’s cells, organs and tissue together. It also plays an important role in helping … Continue reading Competing and Surviving with Marfan Syndrome

David Furrow: Guided by Faith On and Off the Field

  By: Sam Dillistin Coming from a small high school in Virginia, David Furrow knows that he began as a small blip on the radar. Ask him where he is from and he’ll answer, “I’m from Warsaw, but there’s a small chance you know where that is”. To put it bluntly, “it’s in the middle of nowhere, no one has ever heard of Warsaw.” Although … Continue reading David Furrow: Guided by Faith On and Off the Field

Miya Denison: Confidence is Key

 By: Jennifer Titus How do you verbally commit to a college for a sport after only playing the sport for three years? Ask Miya Denison, she did just that. She started playing Field Hockey in the 8th grade and by the end of her sophomore year had committed to her dream college, Boston University, to play her favorite game. In just three years, Miya developed … Continue reading Miya Denison: Confidence is Key

The Hardwood Journey-From Glouchester, VA to the Final Four

      By Peter Mallett Boys and girls from all over the world grow up dreaming that they will one day be able to play sports in college and the pro ranks. With around 8 million students currently participating in high school sports in the U.S., only about 460,000 of them will compete at collegiate level. From this select group of athletes, only a very … Continue reading The Hardwood Journey-From Glouchester, VA to the Final Four