Former three-sport athlete Nancy O’Neil gave a presentation to Whittier Vo-Tech athletes recently.
Haverhill High School is hoping to field a girls golf team in 2018. Jacqueline Connolly, a member of the Student Advisory Council who briefs the School Committee at its meetings, told members this week that HHS Principal Beth Kitsos and Athletic Director Tom O’Brien hope to make girls golf the 59th team to play for the Hillies.
Whittier Athletes Appreciate Health Presentation
Nancy O’Neil, formerly a three-sport athlete at the University of Massachusetts, visited Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School this week to remind student-athletes about the importance of taking care of themselves. Topics included healthy eating and sleeping, and the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
“It helped reinforce the fact that we need to keep ourselves healthy and stay away from negative things that could get in the way of our paths of being student athletes,” said Ryan Ducrow, a senior on the wrestling and cross-country teams.
“It was really cool that it was a student athlete telling us these things,” Ducrow said. “She knows the dangers we face and what it means to take care of yourself.”
O’Neil played volleyball, basketball and lacrosse, knew what they were facing. She was a three-sport athlete at the University of Massachusetts who played volleyball, basketball and lacrosse.