All student-athletes have their own stories to tell, their own adversities they’ve overcome, their own sets of sacrifices and their own unique experiences that have made all of the hard work worthwhile.
While psychologists and psychiatrists often have to consider how to treat the negative responses that student-athletes have to their environments, they also play a role in helping the student-athletes optimize their performance in high-pressure competition situations.
Silence filled the women’s locker room at Cagan Stadium Monday afternoon as the women’s soccer team watched No. 10 Stanford (13-5-1, 6-5-0 Pac-12) draw a match against CSU Fullerton (8-6-7), the Big West tournament champions, in the first round of the NCAA Division I postseason tournament to be played Friday at home.
The Stanford women’s soccer team routed Oregon State 5-1 at home Thursday night to take the early lead in the Pac-12 conference and extend its unbeaten run at home to 60 games.
The class consists of forward Alex Doll (Bethesda, Md.), midfielder Hannah Farr (Hillsborough, Calif.), midfielder Lo’eau LaBonta (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), midfielder Haley Rosen (Rolling Hills, Calif.), defender Lauren Schmidt (San Martin, Calif.) and forward Chioma Ubogagu (Coppell, Texas).