Monday February 1, 2016
This semester is off to a good start for me, even though I’m super busy all the time, I’m still finding time for fun. One of the things I really enjoy is working with athletics, I love helping work study with games.
With the beginning of softball season underway, I finally feel like I have adjusted to my new schedule. Being able to get back out on the field, or the turf in our current case, has made me realize that in the end, hard work really does pay off.
Monday January 25, 2016
When it comes to being a student-athlete, time management is a key component. In season all of my classes have to be done before three in the afternoon because around three we leave for practice. This means having to do the dreaded 8:00 AM classes which no one likes.
Being a student-athlete, sometimes things can get hectic. Once there is some sort of routine it gets easier, but no matter what, it seems like my plate is always full. Something I have learned while playing my two sports is that it never changes.
Being a student-athlete is something I will never take for granted. I started playing soccer when I was four years old and ever since then I had the dream of playing professionally. However, while growing up, that dream quickly became something out of my reach.
Monday January 18, 2016
Last Monday night I was full of anxiety, wondering what was to come the following morning. I sat in my kitchen with my parents asking them why they told me surgery was the way to go, and wondering what things would be like if I hadn’t had the operation.
As I sit here looking at a messy dorm room, a somewhat unpacked suitcase and a used train ticket, I am so happy to be “home”. This month being away from school was probably one of the hardest absences from Newbury.
Saturday January 10, 2016
As winter break is slowly coming to a close, I reflect back on the end of my fall semester as well as my winter break as a whole. This past fall semester was one of the best semesters so far at Newbury.
The end of break signifies not only a fresh start for myself, but also for my team, and Newbury softball as a whole. With Coach Cassie officially starting at Newbury over break, I am definitely ready to get back to campus and see what she has in store for this season.
As I wrote in last weeks blog post, I’m really excited to get back up to school. So while I’m writing this it is my birthday (January 10th).
Sunday January 3, 2016
This winter break has probably been the best break I've had so far since I've come to Newbury.Coming home was that much more amazing because I wasn't able to come home for Thanksgiving this year.
Noelle Sass: Ready to Tackle the Spring Semester
The whole week of finals, the sentiment around campus was that everyone could not wait to be home. I felt the same way. My roommate left on monday night and I had to wait out the week until my last final on Thursday.
So with two weeks left of break, I am starting to get anxious to be back at Newbury. While being home has its perks, it’s always nice to be back on campus and seeing friends.
Sunday December 20, 2015
As I look back on this past soccer season here at Newbury, there are a lot of positives both on and off of the field. Along the way there were a lot of bumps and bruises but that all comes with playing the beautiful game that we love.
The day before I moved into Newbury for preseason, I wasn’t sure how I really felt about all of it. I was getting ready to start a whole new chapter in my life, and to say that I was nervous would be an understatement.
I’ve always been told to appreciate what you have before it’s gone. I cannot believe that I already have finished two years of college soccer. Looking back on this season as a whole, I couldn't have been more proud of myself and my teammates for pushing through everything that was thrown our way.