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The Difficult Conversation: A necessity for growth
Jeremy Benoit is a native New Englander, hailing from the great state of New Hampshire. After applying to nearly 100 collegiate athletics positions all over the country as he finished up graduate school at Castleton University, where he also played four years of college football, Jeremy landed at Goldey-Beacom College as the Compliance Specialist in August, 2015. Four years, three promotions, and several major departmental and institutional improvements later, he has laid a great foundation for his career and his impact on the College and its students continues to grow. Jeremy's student-centered focus is what collegiate athletics amd the small college experience is all about.
Unlocking the Collective Power of Athletes to Solve Real-World Challenges
The Psychology of Working with Professional & Elite Athletes
Ryan Drummond is a highschool all-American who went on to be a co-captain at the University of Delaware Men's Lacrosse Team. In 2018, he left his job as a VP of Campus Recruiting at JPMorgan Chase & Co. to start The Athlete Book. A company that uses gamification to help college athletes virtually explore employers. During COVID-19, he started a national program, Virtual Recess for Kids Led by College Athletes. Ryan consults with companies like Amazon, Tesla, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. on implementing virtual, athlete-hiring programs. When speaking with college athletes his core message is simple; "Athletes can be our nation's next leaders if they transform their grit into a career path that aligns with their dominant personality traits."
Dr. Joel Fish is a licensed psychologist and a nationally recognized expert in sport psychology who has worked in the field for over 30 years. He has worked extensively with athletes of all ages and skills levels, from youth sport through the Olympic and professional ranks. Dr. Fish has been a sport psychology consultant for the Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, the Philadelphia Phillies Organization, the USA Women’s National Field Hockey Team, and the USA Women’s National Soccer Team. Dr. Fish has also served as a sport psychology consultant for the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Saint Joseph’s University, and numerous other universities. Dr. Fish has been a visiting lecturer at the Wingate Institute and Zinman College in Netanya, Israel, where he has taught about sport psychology and elite athletes. He has spoken nationwide on sport psychology at over 300 universities and is a popular presenter at a variety of athletic functions. Dr. Fish has also worked with numerous businesses and organizations on the topics of leadership development, organizational development, professional development, peak performance, sustaining motivation, and teambuilding. Dr. Fish has been frequently quoted in the Philadelphia and national media, having been featured numerous times on ABC, CNN, ESPN, Fox, HBO, and NBC. In addition, he has been featured on television programs such as NBC’s Today, HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, ESPN's SportsCenter and Outside The Lines. He is currently the Director of The Center For Sport Psychology in Philadelphia, where he works with athletes of all ages and skill levels. He is the author of a popular youth sports book, 101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent. Dr. Fish received his B.A. from Clark University, an M.A. from Temple University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Gold Medal Mindset
Played for the US Women’s Soccer Team 136 times, Is 1 of only 4 US Soccer Players to win 3 Olympic Gold Medals. Won a World Cup Silver Medal and 1998 NCAA Championship. Currently a sports broadcaster, motivational speaker and Mom.
The Challenges of an International College Athlete
Jono Hooper is a current student athlete at Goldey-Beacom College, studying in the Doctor of Business Administration Program and competing in Track & Field.
Jono traveled from Australia to Indian Hills Community College in southeast Iowa to compete in collegiate Cross Country and Track & Field. He completed his associates in 15 months before transferring to Goldey-Beacom College, where he completed his Bachelor's in Business Administration and MBA within 4 years.
Jono remains a competitive student athlete at Goldey-Beacom earning MVP honors 2X for Cross Country, CACC All-Conference Honors and Highest Team GPA for both sports in 2019. He finished his Cross Country career as the 4th fastest All-Time in school history and will compete in his final season of Track & Field in Spring 2021.
Youth Sports - Lessons Learned
I played soccer at and graduated from UNC Charlotte. I went on to play professionally for the Delaware Wizards and earned a Masters in Educational Counseling. I am the Athletic Director at Salesianum School and head coach for the soccer team, where we’ve won 16 state championships in the 18 years and also teach Sports Psychology. I am currently the General Manager for Delaware FC soccer club, which is a non-profit organization that works with over 5,000 players in Delaware and surrounding areas and offers levels from beginners to the top teams in the country. I am married and a proud girl dad to two beautiful girls, Madison and Rebecca.
The Untold Truth of Being a Student Athlete
I am currently a senior at Goldey-Beacom college majoring in Psychology. I plan to graduate in the Fall of 2020 and then pursue a masters and doctorate in clinical psychology to one day become a sports psychologist. In high school I was always involved in sports at the school and on travel teams. My high school team was Susquehanna Champions in 2014 and my travel team Delaware Rush were state champions every year. My individual accomplishments in high school include being names All-County first and second team and was named team captain of her team. In travel soccer I was captain of my team, I was selected for Rush Select, and I also played for Maryland ODP. I am currently going into my fourth season of soccer at Goldey after recovering from foot surgery and during the summer I play for the semi-pro team called Delaware Ospreys.
I graduated from Goldey-Beacom College where I was the captain of the Men's Cross Country team. Aside from my time as a runner I am the assistant varsity coach for the boy's basketball team at St. Andrew's High school in Middletown Delaware, and I am the co-director of the MOT Future Stars which is a non-profit youth basketball league located in Middletown Delaware as well. I help organize an event every Fall called "Battle Of The Borders" which is a high school basketball showcase event that raises funds for breast cancer research. Last year the event was located at the 76ers Fieldhouse. I now work at Cedar Lane Elementary in Middletown Delaware where I am the Behavioral Interventionist in an emotional support classroom.