Rookies always take a little bit of time to adjust to the professional game. It is part and parcel of the leap between college and the pros.
They usually aren’t also trying to juggle their Yale economics degree in the process, though.
Hartford Athletic midfielder Nicky Downs (Lakeville, Conn.) somehow managed the feat as a first-year player for a first-year team. The grind started from the moment Hartford Athletic opened camp and carried all the way until he earned his diploma in May.
How did he figure everything out?