No Time For Rest: Female Student-Athletes Spend Summer Enhancing Their Conditioning
Posted August 7, 2012
For the last six weeks, female student-athletes at St. Andrew’s descended on MacDonald Hall to participate in the school’s strength and conditioning program. On any given Tuesday or Thursday, volleyball, soccer, cross-country and basketball players participated in agility, strength, and speed drills to prepare themselves better for their upcoming seasons. Attention was also given to ACL (knee) injury prevention. Throughout the hour-long training sessions, laughing was permitted but sweating was expected. Each athlete was challenged to train on her physical edge and to push themselves to enhance their physical and mental toughness under the guidance of Athletic Director and Head Girl’s Volleyball Coach Joan Kowalik, who was joined by Head Girl’s Basketball Coach Tish Few and Head Girl’s Soccer Coach Glenn Whitman. As always, Athletic Trainer Sean Hurney gave his time to make this program such a great success for St. Andrew’s female athletes. The program enhanced each girl’s confidence in their physical abilities and gave them an important head start to their upcoming seasons and their pursuit of the school’s next championship team.