Norene Iosia: Athletes, Let’s Talk

Norene Iosia first posted the following text on her instagram blog @athletes.realtalk If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction or thoughts of suicide, please reach out for professional help. A list of resources can be found at this link. It was the summer going into my senior year. 2019. I was a…

Triathlete Max Dunn: Racing for The Hidden Opponent

Max Dunn is a student at Indiana University -Bloomington and will be competing in the America’s Multi-Sport Festival on Saturday, September 26th in Muncie, Indiana. Max will be racing to raise awareness for mental health and The Hidden Opponent organization. He caught up with our editor the week leading up to the race to tell…

Natalie Allport: The Weight of Not Making It To The Olympics

Natalie Allport competed in slopestyle snowboarding for the Canadian National Team before retiring in 2015, though she stays active today by competing in CrossFit. She posted the following on her Instagram @natalieallport in July 2020. Natalie also founded 93 Agency, a social media marketing agency for athletes, as well as The All In Project, a…

Paul Clingan of Down Dog Athletics: Why I Quit College Baseball

Paul Clingan played Division 1 baseball at Washington State University for two years before deciding that for him “the juice wasn’t worth the squeeze” anymore. In a recent video, Paul reflects on why he actually quit college baseball and how it took him nearly ten years to realize the true reason behind his decision. He…

Jojo Cotto: Miss Independent, Coming Back From Two ACL Tears

Josephine “Jojo” Cotto is a rising junior on the women’s soccer team at the University of Pennsylvania. She first published this story at thesidelinepost.com. When I was a kid, I didn’t let my mom cut my sandwiches, because I wanted to be a “big girl.” I hated asking teachers to help me with my schoolwork, and…

Maria Auth: I won back the freedom from my own mind

My name is Maria Auth and I am a 5th year senior on the Penn State women’s lacrosse team. I love my school, I love my team, and I absolutely love playing my sport. Regardless of some hardships and adversity I faced during college, I wouldn’t trade my experience for anything. I began my career…