Monday, December 30, 2013

Endicott Student-Athlete Defends Both Field and Nation

Christine Todd
Photo by Dave Hicks
By Dave Hicks
Gordon College News Service
December 9, 2013
(This story is a part of a package of stories on college athletes written for the Boston Globe North.)

As many college athletes prepare to go home for the holidays, some, like Lauren Todd, still have work to do.

Though Todd, 23, graduated a semester early from Endicott College with a degree in psychology and concentration in criminal justice and four years on the soccer and lacrosse fields, she began classes just days later in Endicott’s homeland security master’s program. She is one of a growing number of today’s students who move directly from undergraduate studies into a graduate program.

“She came on my radar as someone who’s not only very intelligent, but also manages her time well,” said Professor Michael Andreas, the director of Todd’s Homeland Security Studies Graduate Program who taught her as an undergraduate. “She’s a natural born leader and a very high performer.”

Her college career both off and on the field, she said, produced in her skills such as time management, leadership and excellence, qualities that began forming while growing up in New Field, New Hampshire. When it came time to attend college, she knew she wanted both to stay in the Northeast and to play lacrosse in college. But it was Endicott’s women’s soccer coach Jodi Kenyon who ended up recruiting her.

“She immediately struck me as a young woman who knew exactly what she wanted,” said Kenyon. “From day one at Endicott, she had everything mapped out for the next four years. That’s rare these days.”

As an NCAA Division III school, Endicott’s athletics department emphasizes balance between academics and athletics. Todd’s lacrosse coach, Meghan Fitzgerald, was impressed by the way she succeeded in both.

“She’s the ultimate example of a D-III athlete,” she said.  “She was so successful in the classroom that she was able to graduate early. To do that while playing two sports, and participating in multiple internships is a huge achievement.

Endicott also requires students to participate in internships in their fields. First and second year students must complete an internship for their winter breaks, and upperclassmen are expected to participate in a semester-long internship.

Todd was drawn to Endicott in part because of this requirement. As a freshman she worked in the guidance department at an elementary school, and as a sophomore she took a community service trip to Costa Rica. But by the fall of her senior year, she ventured in a different direction and analyzed crime in Boston at the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC).

Because the earlier internships took place over a holiday, they did not affect Todd’s athletic practice schedule. But her internship with the BRIC occurred during soccer season.

“I would be running into the locker room with my high heels still on from work,” she said. “I would change really quickly into my gear, run out onto the field, and have to be ready.”

Todd said that keeping such an intense schedule has prepared her for the next phase of her career in homeland security, a field that, according to Andreas, will give her ample opportunities to apply her talents.

“She learned that the [18-month graduate] program was beginning in August, nine months before she was scheduled to graduate,” he said. Rather than wait, Todd decided to take extra courses as an undergraduate so that she could graduate early and enroll in the program in December. Andreas said she even doubled up her course load to catch up so she can graduate with her peers in May, which is why the Christmas break won’t give her much leisure time.

“Because the field (homeland security) is multi-disciplinary and multi-functional, the prospects for employment are wide and deep,” he said. “She receives my highest recommendations, and I’ve no doubt she’ll be successful.”


  1. Creating and picking a great exposition subject and afterward it approbation can truly be a troublesome undertaking and can

    take months. Have you enough time under control for this errand?

  2. thats a great piece of information i must say thanks for sharing it pay to do homework for me

  3. Your post helps me to complete my assignment writing projects of university. Thanks for assisting me.. top essay writing service

  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

  5. What a wonderful and thought provoking article! pay for paper writing

  6. term paper composing may even be a sculpture or associate art that is in degree extraordinarily position to be happened to accomplished at. that} among that and looms, devices and progression may even be versatile at, clever and ideal. this suggests to purpose that talent top essay writers online . To equip lend a hand to our booklovers paper composing service is often equipped up. to amass further in sequence delight keep shut or connect with North yank nation.

  7. I am glad to find your distinguished way of writing the post. captain america leather jacket avengers

  8. I recommend everyone cool website for writing essays. Fast and high-quality team of professionals has fulfilled your task

  9. Credit ratings product of motor vehicle this excellent the particular courtroom bedroom inserting inside of financial products may very well be following in 1 month mutually along with alter a greater notion. Potential buyers provide this excellent the particular courtroom bedroom inserting inside of from the motor vehicle nonetheless defense techniques with the entire short-term household home finance loan inside of standard bank. If the purchaser curbing to acquire improve whereby household home finance loan inside of standard bank, your own personal most recent repeated standard bank will involve woman or maybe men round the motor vehicle mutually along with publicize whereby to assist you improve exactly what specifically measurements desired essentially easily title loans mobile

  10. If you need to get an admittance in a school, college or a university or cause any help in any kind of mission, so don’t get unnerved. Get ideas about your creation by using essays writing. I don’t consider that there is anything debauched in using writing services.

  11. download lagu mp3 terbaru

  12. Higher education seems to be very important for university students. However, some guys do not have perfect writing techniques. It cannot be an issue to worry about. It can be possible with write my paper .

  13. Thanks for sharing. I also welcome you to Writing Services . All works offered by Writing Services are authentic. That is, your essay will be produced specifically for you , so that is could satisfy the needs and terms of your order.

  14. So student life very interesting. But often to the students also necessary help. Hope, college papers writing service will be useful for them.

  15. Most students in schools and tertiary educational background position organizations would commonly want essay help online with regards to their essay jobs would regularly examine internet expert services whereby those people students could purchase them.


  16. To find information just about interesting stuff, students get writing essays help and custom essay at the essay writing services. Moreover, the term paper writing services furnish the essay writing of high quality.

  17. Recently, I had a difficult period in the learning process. I could not find material to write essays on my topic. But in the internet, I accidentally came across a resource that specializes in professional writing essays. They saved me! In a short period of time created an awesome essay! I am very grateful to them!

  18. This is a great blog post. Like you very much for the fantastic insight and we really appreciate the time you took to write this. buy custom essays online

  19. Well this is really a informative post and I am glad to read such a great post. I came to your site by mistake but from now I am going to read all of your posts. Great article thanks. college paper

  20. psychology and concentration is really a main subject of education that is why mostly people prefer this education degree. and I'm one of those. do my coursework online

  21. i found the perfect site ever where Essay writer will assist you with writing tasks.At the end i was provided with non-plagiarized content for every essay.I just placed an order at and i was surprised not only by cheap prices for supreme quality writing, but friendly customer support service.

  22. set up my own. Do you require any html coding knowledge to efek samping minyak bulus
    make your own blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated! collaskin asli nasa
    Hey are using Wordpress for your blog platform? jual minyak bulus
    I'm new to the blog world but I'm trying to get started and bahaya minyak bulus

  23. This is an incredible blog entry. Like you all that much for the phenomenal knowledge and we truly admire the time you took to compose this.

  24. brain research and focus is truly a principle subject of instruction that is the reason for the most part individuals favor this training degree. what's more I'm one of those.

  25. Thanks for such a good posting. I am really find your distinguished way of writing the post.
    dissertation writing services uk

  26. Well, i were in the shoes of Lauren Todd and o know how it feels when everybody set out on holidays and you stay to finish some undone tasks. It was my mistake to try to write my papers on my own. But surely i am the one who will buy an essay here and set free

  27. Amazing news that is , during the days of my college and university i am very fashionable and interesting man.
    View More at Getmyleather

  28. Great! Thanks for sharing the information. That is very helpful for increasing my knowledge in this field.
    happy wheels
    my little pony games
    hulk games
    mickey mouse games
    car games
    bike games
    fun games

  29. I think this is one of the most interesting articles I’ve read on this subject
    apply baixar facebook gratis and descargar whatsapp gratis and descargar mobogenie gratis and apply baixar facebook