Knight Life recently caught up with Connor Nicholson, the Knights Basketball Shooting Guard from Staten Island, to talk about life as a student athlete and his favorite moments playing for the Mount.
1. How do you balance playing a sport and being a student? What do you do to unwind?
Time management is the biggest thing for a college student athlete. Practices are usually late at night during the week, which makes it important that you take classes in the morning. This gives you time during the day to get all your homework and studying done. Our off day is usually Sunday, so I like to just relax in my room. I’ll order some food and watch football with my teammates. Continue Reading
Elizabeth Lavin (far left, #1) is pictured here with the MSMC Volleyball team at a game held at Oneonta on August 29, 2014.
I’ve been playing volleyball since I was in 7th grade and played at the varsity level starting my sophomore year of high school. I flipped between being an Outside Hitter and a Middle Hitter, which is something I still do today. Upon entering my senior year of high school, I was hesitant when deciding whether or not I should try to continue playing in college. Today, I know I made the right decision to play volleyball at the collegiate level. Continue Reading
Freshman Shanice Robe recently became the first player in women’s soccer program history to be named the Skyline Conference Player of the Year. Robe led the entire NCAA, including Divisions I, II, and III, with 35 goals and 74 points this season. She helped the Knights to a record of 17-4-1 and a berth in the ECAC Metro Region Tournament.
Knight Life: When did you start playing soccer?
Shanice Robe: I started playing when I was very young, I guess at about two. I grew up playing on concrete, most of the time in bare feet. The majority of the time I would play with the boys. They wouldn’t worry about marking me until I touched the ball and they saw what I could do.
When you think about a typical college student’s spring break, what do you think of? Do you think of a giant party some place warm, often categorized by events and activities you would never write home about? In many cases, this is the spring break that a lot of us embark on to escape the pressures of school.
Only the first half of the above statement was true for the Mount Saint Mary College men’s tennis team. For the individuals on Coach Justin Satkowski’s team, spring break meant something else. Spring break meant blood, sweat, and determination for the Cinderella team from last year. Of course, the team was there to have fun, but ultimately, it was to tone up their skills for the upcoming season so they may once again reach the Skyline Finals, and ultimately prevail where they failed last year.