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Series Faith and the Field

Faith and the Field

Profiling various student-athletes, regardless of faith background

The shrill sounds of a beeping alarm clock wake senior Connor O'Neill up at 5:45 a.m. Rubbing his eyes, he throws a shirt and shorts on and, grabbing his keys, makes the early morning drive up to school. After a grueling yet refreshing morning run, Connor begins his school day, working through his all-honors/AP schedule while fighting the urge...
The whole rugby locker room shakes before the game.  With music blaring, players shouting, and rugby balls flying around, the team feeds off of each other's focused energy before walking out on the field.  As kickoff approaches, the starting 15 binds in a circle under their defending goal post, surrounding their captain, Eric Miller.  Miller leads the team in a prayer, offers...
Solemnly silent, the group of 51 students waits for the chaplain to speak. "The response is: Blessed be the Lord, my rock." The team responds in unison, "Blessed be the Lord, my rock." This is not a special occasion or public display; this is the Jesuit football team sharing a prayer in their locker room, minutes before kickoff. One of...
When you look at Jesuit from an athletic point of view, you're likely first confronted with large programs such as football (8-4 on the season; playoff berth), baseball (36-8-2; championship win), lacrosse (14-2; championship win), or crew (quarterfinal berth at Henley Regatta). More of this wealth can come in the form of burgeoning programs such as powerlifting, consistently successful programs like...

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