What is your top "in-the-cage" memory?
My top "in-the-cage" memory came into fruition during my red-shirt senior season when I made an unbelievable stroke save and won a penalty shootout in the 2017 NCAA tournament’s semi-final match versus the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.
How do you balance a playing career with coaching?
Time management, open communication with my co-workers, and staying organized helps me to balance my coaching and playing career. I enjoy continuing to learn about the game through both lenses.
Nina poses in her USA Field Hockey uniform. Photo credit: Mark Palczewski
What was the biggest surprise once you made the transition from player to coach?
How exhausting preseason is for a coach...I thought it was exhausting as a student-athlete but being a coach during August is a whole different level of fatigue. Say hello to swollen feet and the sweatiest of days!
Thank you, Nina! And thanks to everyone who submitted a question!
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