Wheeling Jesuit softball team hosts retreat at Lantz Farm

  WJU News
  Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:40 PM
  Service, Athletics, WJU News

Wheeling, WV

Over the weekend, the softball team at Wheeling Jesuit University held their third annual overnight retreat at Lantz Farm. The team has been doing this overnight retreat since 2017, which takes place each spring.

The retreat was planned by Brianna Grimes, a junior at WJU, along with the support of two softball alumnae -- Morgan Stohlman and Kelsi Thompson, who shared various lessons and wisdom that not only applied to softball but also life in general. 

These overnight retreats allow the student-athletes at Wheeling Jesuit to strengthen the bond with their teammates as well as their coaches through games, inspirational talks and different activities and exercises. The student-athletes are also given time to reflect on themselves and learn how to be more present in their individual lives. 

"Because of the number of student-athletes attending Wheeling Jesuit University, Campus Ministry offers these retreats to all of our athletic teams aiming for a better integration of mind, body and spirit. Campus Ministry cannot guarantee winning seasons for every athletic team, but we can support each student-athlete to become a great person for and with others," said Hadi Sasmita, S.J.

Wheeling Jesuit University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the country offering 25 majors and concentrations, 15 minors, and six graduate programs. The University provides a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts education, and our affordable programs unite the Jesuit tradition of intellectual excellence allowing students to receive an education for life, leadership and service with and among others. The 65-acre campus is situated on the Ohio River 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, and two hours east of Columbus, in Wheeling, WV.

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