Alison O'Hanian's Tale of Goalie, Growth, and Mental Health - Podcast 237 | Lax Goalie Rat

Alison O’Hanian’s Tale of Goalie, Growth, and Mental Health – Podcast 237

Have you ever tackled a completely new challenge head-on? That’s exactly what D2 Walsh University goalie Alison O’Hanian did when she traded her field hockey goalie gear for a lacrosse stick and stepped into the goal crease.

In an episode that’s as much about personal growth as it is about sports, Alison, from Walsh University, shares her experience with this transition, offering insights into her proactive learning style, the mental fortitude required for goalkeeping, and the joys of collegiate lacrosse.

Her journey is peppered with lessons from Ohio’s club lacrosse scene, advice from professional goalies, and the highs and lows of college recruitment.

When it comes to gearing up, Allison knows what works for her, from her STX Eclipse 2 to the comfort of her ECD Carbon Pro shaft. But beyond the physical equipment, we take a deep dive into the mental health side of athletics, an area Alison is passionate about.

Through her advocacy with Morgan’s Message, she speaks candidly about managing anxiety and fostering resilience. Listeners are invited to peek inside the personal strategies, such as journaling, that keep Alison grounded both on the field and in her nursing studies.

Rounding out our discussion, we consider the cutting-edge aspects of sports technology, like the use of AI to understand athletes’ mental states better. Alison insights into the goalie community, her attendance at the Lacrosse Goalie Summits and her love for the game provide a heartfelt conclusion to an episode that will leave goalies and non-goalies alike inspired.

Her parting advice? It’s all about savoring the moments, enjoying the journey, and the irreplaceable bond with your teammates.

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