Editor's note: This story appeared in our Winter 2019 magazine as part of our "offseason training" issue.
During the heat of the fall season, life can be hectic for a Division 1 soccer player. It’s a fact that Justin Donawa, fresh off a stellar four-year career at Dartmouth, knows well.
Three games in eight days, film sessions, time with trainers and cross-country travel — it all adds up. Toss in a full course load, exams and meetings with teachers, and it makes for a jam-packed schedule pretty quickly.
“No matter what kind of day you’re having, you have to bring the energy and make sure you’re on it,” Donawa said. “That and school are your two full-time things, and you want to put your best foot forward all the time.”