Make a Wish in Hawaii

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

March 7, 2014 | by ISSCD | Leave a comment


by Kayla Fuller, Neumann University, Senior Psychology Major, Spanish Minor        (Women’s Soccer) As individuals we all have an idol, someone who we look up to, someone who we would like to meet or someone who we just plain admire. We are inspired by our idols for specific reasons that relate to our … Read More 

What it means to be an Honorary Member

November 14, 2013 | by ISSCD | Leave a comment


by Lauren Shipman,  Neumann University, Junior Psychology Major & Honorary Member                         (Women’s Lacrosse) Last year I became the Honorary Member of the Neumann University Women’s Lacrosse team as a result of a presentation I gave to the team about my disability. It all … Read More 

So you’ve made the team – now what?

August 26, 2013 | by ISSCD | Leave a comment


You’ve made the team – now what? This exact experience – working with a diverse community for a common goal – stretches far beyond the field or court: this will be your life. This is our world. How you handle conflict, disagreements and differences of opinion is so important. How you neglect or nurture and … Read More 

“Don’t ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

July 22, 2013 | by ISSCD | Leave a comment


We are fortunate in the Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development, to work “in the shadow of the pillars” (as Sr. Marguerite O’Beirne, Vice President for Mission and Ministry here at NU would say).  It was with great intention that the ideals of Respect, Balance, Reflection, Beauty and Play were selected to highlight … Read More 

Trust the Team

July 1, 2013 | by ISSCD | Leave a comment


“I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it.” – Mia Hamm Mia Hamm, though now retired, is a legendary American soccer player. She played forward for the United States women’s national soccer team and was a founding member of the Washington Freedom … Read More 


May 3, 2013 | by ISSCD | Leave a comment


by Rosie Kays,  Neumann University student-athlete (women’s soccer) Treasurer, Sport and Entertainment Management Club Transition. Change. Adaptation. As humans, we live an ever-changing lifestyle and are often challenged to respond to a variety of situations in a positive light. This is not always easy as change can trigger the onset of fear of the unknown … Read More 
Caitlin Cantwell, NUVB

Hate to Lose

April 22, 2013 | by ISSCD | Leave a comment


by Caitlin Cantwell, Neumann University student-athlete (volleyball) The worst part about sports – as anything else – is losing. I never realized how much I hated losing until I suffered a few big-time losses. Two losses stick out in my memory above all others. The first was my sophomore year against Baptist Bible College in … Read More 

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned

April 10, 2013 | by ISSCD | Leave a comment


by Caitlin Cantwell,  Neumann University student-athlete (volleyball) I was told to get moving on my “elevator speech,” so here’s to that. Hopefully I’m not headed to the balcony level! Just kidding—kind of. I’m Caitlin Cantwell! You can call me Gaga, Cantwell, or the really loud, blonde girl on the volleyball team. When applying to colleges, … Read More 
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