Though the 2020 spring athletics season was cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19, that hasn’t stopped UMassD student-athletes from excelling. Many student-athletes are using their time away from the training room to work in hospitals, nursing homes, and community health centers to help their communities battle COVID-19.
Kate McDonald ('20, Nursing) and her journey as a nursing assistant at South Shore Hospital during the COVID-19 crisis was recounted by the Patriot Ledger.
Nicole Quinn ('20, Biology/Pre Med), was covered by the Brockton Enterprise for her transition from the lacrosse field to working on the COVID-19 front lines in a local nursing home.
Kayla McMahon (’20, Nursing) and her nursing family on the frontlines was lauded by the Patriot Ledger.
Jessica O’Reilly (’20, Nursing) and her experiences as a nursing assistant at Mass. General Hospital in Boston were described in the Metrowest Daily News.
Lacrosse student-athletes, Sam Muir ('20, Nursing) and Joria Todd ('20, Nursing), were chronicled by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette for their work on the COVID-19 frontlines.