Strong Bodies & Minds

February 28, 2023 @ Emerson Suites on Ithaca College’s Campus
South Hill Entertainment hosts Premier Lacrosse League star Blaze Riorden,  award-winning author Katie Lever, and Cornell Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Connor Buczek for a live panel discussing their experiences with mental health in athletics and techniques that have improved their performance and lives.    



Learn from experts who have done it before you.


Learn how to create an optimal environment for your team.


Learn how you can best support your children as they work towards their goals.

Blaze Riorden

Voted the #1 lacrosse player in the world by his Premier Lacrosse League peers in 2021

3x PLL Goalie of the Year

4x All-American at UAlbany

PLL Champion & MVP


Katie Lever

Ran track and cross country at Western Kentucky University from 2012-2017

Doctoral Candidate at Univerity of Texas Austin studying NCAA discourse in the field of rhetoric and language.

Lever’s research focuses on athlete rights, issues in intercollegiate athletics, and college sports reform. 

Presenter at national conferences, author, and freelance writer for, an online resource for prospective college athletes dedicated to transparency and educational empowerment in college athletics.

Connor Buczek

 2022 Ivy League Coach of the Year

4x All-Star MLL/PLL

Ivy League Player of the Year in 2014

3x All-American






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