What I love most about ELITEAM-
I love the atmosphere of being surrounded by so many enthusiastic athletes for an entire week. Whether it's Doug's enthusiasm to push campers' limits in the ropes courses or the campers' determination to win relay races on the first night, I find the energy contagious. I always feel like I've grown as a person at the end of a week at ELITEAM, which I absolutely love.
Advice to young athletes-
Let yourself be consumed by your aspirations and do what makes you happy. Learn your limits so that you can push yourself beyond them.
Ballston Spa High School, Class of 2013,
Bowdoin College, Class of 2017
7 Years @ ELITEAM-
Competitive sports background-
I ski raced competitively for Stratton Training Center for 7 years and then for Ballston Spa High School my sophomore and junior year. I’ve played soccer since I was 4 years old and am now playing at Bowdoin College. I also ran Outdoor Track for 3 years in high school and am now running Indoor and Outdoor Track at Bowdoin College.
What I’ve learned from my sport-
Through various sports I've learned what it means to push myself outside of my comfort zone, what it means to work for a team, and to be part of something bigger than myself. I have also learned what a difference it makes to surround yourself with the right people.
Other sports/activities I like-
I like trying to play almost any sport I can get my hands on—particularly volleyball, tennis and tether ball. I really enjoy watching professional tennis and college or professional hockey. I love being with my family, but I also love being at Bowdoin where I’m surrounded by great people, in the great state of Maine.
Eliteam Coach for 3 years
Club Soccer (Albany Alleycats) Assistant Coach for 1 year
Personal/ Fitness goals-
Have a competitive, fun soccer season.
Be confident with my [soccer] touch by the end of the summer and by the end of the fall season.
Be able to play a full 90 min soccer game.
Drop 6 seconds on my 800 time.
Always be able to do at least 7 chin-ups.
When I’m not coaching at Eliteam, I’m…
Either enjoying my time at Bowdoin with my classmates and teammates or spending time at home with my family. I like to be busy so you'll find me in the midst of training for soccer or track almost anytime of the year--except when I'm free skiing on breaks.
I have a tooth that is spun 180 degrees.
Favorite ELITEAM dance move-
The Meat Grinder has always been a classic ELITEAM dance move that I've enjoyed.
Favorite “power” food/fuel-
Smuckers Natural Peanut Butter--anytime, all the time, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Most memorable at camp-
My most memorable moment as a camper was almost crying on the World Cup ropes course, but then conquering it with laughter and the support of my friends.
My “Motto” in life-
Do what you love and love what you do.
What I love most about ELITEAM:
I love the excitement I get every year in the weeks leading up to camp and the first day meeting everyone. I love everything about camp which is why I keep coming back!
BS- Movement Science, Hobart and William Smith Colleges '10,
Doctorate of Physical Therapy- Sacred Heart University '14.
13 Years at Eliteam:
Strapped on skis at the age of 3. Raced for Stratton Training Center for 6yrs. Just recently moved home from Utah where I got to experience some amazing big mountain skiing.
Other sports/activities I enjoy:
Anything outdoors! Always trying new sports to keep things fresh. I enjoy lacrosse, field hockey, rock climbing, running, and playing with my dog outside!
As an Athlete, I am inspired by... my friends. We encourage each other to get out and try new things. I have a tendency to surround myself with people who push me to my limits and help me to grow as an athlete. We're there to support each other and have fun!
6 yrs coaching the freestyle team at Stratton Mountain and many years coaching various camps for kids from ELITEAM to summer field hockey and lacrosse camps.
Favorite ELITEAM Memory:
As a camper…Finally catching the trapeze (I was a bit of a head case and always psyched myself out, but finally caught it!)
As a coach...when a camper accomplishes something they didn’t think that they could do. I love their look of shock and excitement that they actually did it!
Favorite Eliteam dance move:
All of them!!! The dance is one of my favorite parts of camp :)
Favorite Eliteam workout:
Circuits! I love the energy in the room and everyone working so hard to push themselves and then walking out drenched in sweat.
The ELITEAM pretzel. It requires a bamboo pole, balance, coordination and flexibility.
Continue with Crossfit training and to work on my flexibility.