Natalie Canterbury ’14, captain of the Southern Vermont College Women’s Soccer team, returned to Forman School on October 21 for a visit. She spoke with the Girls’ Varsity Soccer team about her two years on the Forman soccer team and her experience in collegiate athletics.
“She talked about the conditioning and motivation needed in college athletics,” Forman Assistant Soccer Coach Tammy Diehl said. Canterbury discussed the challenges of having so much free time in college and encouraged the girls to keep up the time structure that they learn here at Forman. “She talked about the use of a planner and how you have to be responsible for yourself in college; you will not have teachers asking you for homework or giving you extensions or retakes,” Diehl added. Most importantly, she advised the students to take advantage of the opportunities and resources that are given at Forman. “It is a magical place that can transform you if you take advantage of it,” Canterbury said.
The Biological Sciences major is currently doing research for the medical field using natural resources like spider silk. She will return to Costa Rica as an intern for the Rainforest Project with Director Wendy Welshans and current Forman students in March.