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45 Years of Growth

Bob Boerigter had been a high school coach for only two years when his alma mater, Northwestern College in Iowa, hired him.

A Coach of Coaches

Keri Becker says she was “born and raised” in Division II athletics.

A Historic Step

Big Sky Conference commissioner Andrea Williams is the first African-American woman chosen to lead an NCAA Division I conference.

The Missing Peace

The mystery of what her fate could have been compels Lillian Martino Bradley, who was adopted from Ghana at age 3, to be a voice for human trafficking victims.

Something in the Water

At an age when some kids are still learning to swim, Samantha Sannes was learning to save other swimmers.

His Hardest Loss

Mark Veilleux went without a good night’s rest for more than 20 years as he tended to his ailing son.

First and Foremost

Saint Leo University’s Maddie Holub will have a hard time topping her first year on the job. Holub, 25, was named the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s Division II Assistant Coach of the Year in her debut season.

A Pitcher With Command

Good grades came naturally to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy pitcher, who is majoring in energy systems engineering. But school, he says, could only teach so much.

More Relief Than Fear

A couple of ibuprofen, Ashley Inman thought, and the headache would go away. The throbbing began on an April afternoon. The ibuprofen didn’t help.

Onward and Upward, but Still Giving Back

After years of playing soccer, including at the college level at Valparaiso University, Serratore is now a volunteer coach for the University of Oregon’s women’s soccer team, where he tutors the goalkeepers.

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