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For:  Players and Parents in the Mass Elite Classes of 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021; Parents of Mass Elite Players in the Mass Elite 2022 Class
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Knight Auditorium, Babson College (271 Wellesley Ave, Wellesley, MA 02481)

The workshop will feature three prominent female professionals in their respected fields including:

  1. Kate Fagan; ESPN writer and author
  2. Dr. Kathryn Ackerman, MD, MPH; Sports medicine physician
  3. Julie Nicoletti; Sports nutritionist and founder of Kinetic Fuel

Topics of Discussion

  • Injury prevention
  • Differences in proper training versus overtraining
  • Importance of nutrition with respect to fueling a female student-athlete’s body 
  • Professional development
  • Relevant themes from the novel, “What Made Maddy Run”

RSVP is required.  Please email Meredith at MeredithEFrank@gmail.com to RSVP.

If you would like to purchase a copy of "What Made Maddy Run," please email Meredith at MeredithEFrank@gmail.com.  Books are available for $10.00.  


Kate Fagan is a columnist and feature writer for espnW, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine.  Kate was a basketball player at the University of Colorado, Boulder and also played two seasons with the Colorado Chill of the National Women's Basketball League (NWBL).  Her recent New York Times Best-Selling novel, What Made Maddy Run, The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen, “details the story of Madison Holleran and her struggle with depression, which also reveals the mounting pressure young people, and college athletes in particular, face to be perfect, especially in an age of relentless connectivity and social media saturation.” 

Kathryn E. Ackerman, MD, MPH is a sports medicine physician and the medical director of the Female Athlete Program in the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital.  Dr. Ackerman’s interests in clinical care and education involve merging disciplines of sports medicine and endocrinology, while advancing the science and understanding of these interwoven specialties. Dr. Ackerman is a former national team lightweight rower, a team physician for US Rowing, and the course director for the Female Athlete Conference, held biannually at Boston Children's Hospital.

Julie Nicoletti is a nationally recognized sports nutritionist who specializes in coaching student and professional athletes to achieve their highest potential—both on and off the field. Combining her professional training as a registered pharmacist with her experience as a certified sports nutritionist, Julie has created a customized program called Kinetic Fuel.  Kinetic Fuel is a performance based nutrition company focused on optimizing athletic performance, health and wellbeing while reducing the risk of illness and injury.