March 13, 2013
Athlete of the Month Archive
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern has named Peter Beasley of men's soccer and Nandi Mehta of women's soccer as its February Sports Performance Athletes of the Month, Assistant A.D. for Sports Performance Jason Pullara announced today.
"Both of these athletes have quietly set the pace of their respective teams during this integral time of their physical development," Pullara said. "Although verbally they may go unnoticed, their actions and work ethic are impossible to ignore. Peter and Nandi's dedication to Sports Performance has been a great example for all our student-athletes."
Peter Beasley (Men's Soccer)
A sophomore native of Naperville, Ill., Peter exemplifies work ethic. He has made major improvements since the beginning of his freshman year which he has continued during off season training this month. February is an important time for training when the team gets a chance to spend more time in the weight room with a break between the fall and spring seasons.
Peter's presence is not that of the typical leader on the team. "He is one of the quieter guys in the room as his teammates will attest. However his hard work and focus does not go unnoticed by the other members of his team," said sports performance coach Justin Blatner. "That quiet but noticeable presence adds value to the team and the training environment."
Nandi Mehta (Women's Soccer)
Nandi is an extreme competitor who brings an attitude of hard work and determination to every workout, something you would expect more out of an upper classman and not a freshman. Nandi has been a great source of leadership for her team not with her words but with her work ethic. "Nandi is the type of athlete that when she steps on the field or in the performance facility she has the look in her eyes that says she will give it everything she has to help her team win." Great work Nandi!
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