Best Of 2020

Throughout the past year, scores of current and former local athletes and coaches have taken active roles in the fight against COVID-19 and for social justice. These are just a few of their stories. 

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Michaela Corvi

Michaela Corvi, a senior midfielder for the Johns Hopkins field hockey team, works as an emergency room technician at Lowell General Hospital in Massachusetts when she’s not at school. She plans to attend medical school after graduating in the spring of 2021.

Corvi has spent as much time at the hospital as possible this year and has seen how the COVID-19 pandemic has taken an emotional toll on health care workers.

But she said playing field hockey at Hopkins “has helped tremendously [in being] able to adapt to a stressful environment such as the emergency room. In your sport, you learn how to work as a team. That collaborative aspect translates to the emergency room so well. … It really is much more of this holistic team effort that everyone’s involved in from beginning to end, and I feel like the stuff I learned in field hockey in terms of as a teammate being able to listen helped me so much.”

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Johns Hopkins Athletics 

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