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Monday, October 26, 2020

Monday Must Read

Be sure to check out this article from UVA Today on the Citizen Leaders and Sports Ethics Community Impact Fellowship, a new leadership program for student-athletes started by UVA Athletics and UVAโ€™s Contemplative Sciences Center.ย  @UVATFCC athlete Emma Myer, Madeleine Boylston (@UVAvolleyball), Morgan Murphy (@UVAsoftball) and Quentin Matsui (@UVAMensLax) are among those who are participating in the 12-month fellowship, which started last spring. Brief overview: Fellows identify a specific, pressing challenge to the well-being or flourishing of their teammates or the larger community of student-athletes at UVA, then spend their fellowship year designing and implementing programs to overcome those challenges with evidence-based tools, such as mindfulness meditation and other contemplative practices. Read the full article here.

Football Frenzy

Four “football” stories for you this morning. First, up congratulations to @UVAFootball alum Joe Reed who scored his first NFL touchdown yesterday.

Current @UVAFootball tight end Tony Poljan was all over ESPN on Sunday morning with replays of his touchdown in the Miami game. Check out the play itself in the tweet below.

The other two stories are about the “other” football, @UVAWomensSoccer and @UVAMensSoccer.

UVA womenโ€™s soccer alum Becky Sauerbrunn shared a hilarious story about a game of Hungry Hungry Hippos from US Womenโ€™s National Team training camp. As the tweet said โ€œitโ€™s what happens when soccer players stop being polite, and start getting real.โ€

Orlando City SC Head Coach Oscar Pareja points to Daryl Dikeโ€™s performance at the 2019 NCAA College Cup as a big reason why he felt OSC was fortunate to get him at the 5th overall pick of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft. Read the full article from here.