MVP Off the Field
- November: Mike Nazzaro, Football
- December: Emma Delaney, Field Hockey
- January: Sullivan Cohen, Men's Swimming
- February: Jade Kluver, Women's Soccer
- March: Rachel Robinson, Field Hockey
Repairing hurricane damage in New Orleans and feeding homeless families in Washington D.C. are only some of the many places our Bridgewater Bears are found when “off the field”.
It is hard to imagine that the same softball player who is often seen running the bases is also depended on to run free youth clinics in Fall River, MA. Few recognize that the same hands that firmly control a field hockey stick also gently hold animals at a shelter in Sterling, MA. Not many know that the same mind that memorizes football plays has also produced four semesters of Dean’s List status schoolwork.
The Bears “MVP Off the Field” feature is designed to reveal who our student-athletes are behind their red and black uniforms and to discover what part collegiate athletics has played in influencing their lives.
Our coaches certainly recognize the treasures they have in their student-athletes. Head men’s basketball coach, Joe Farroba, attributes his team’s success to the “high quality of student-athletes” on his squad. Head women’s field hockey coach, Erika Smith, also explains how her team is successful due to her players’ “hard work and her upperclassmen acting as great role models for the rest of their team”. Both coaches, along with those of other Bridgewater sports teams, stress the importance of maintaining good time management skills as well as working just as hard in the classroom as they do on the field.
MVP Off the Field will showcase one student-athlete per month who has been identified as being a model student in the classroom, a model athlete in his or her sport, as well as a model citizen in the community. You will not want to miss this unique opportunity to learn more about your Bridgewater Bears. Check back to find out who will be the next MVP Off the Field!