Athletics & Academics Come Together During Switch Week!

Switch Week graphic showing the coaches and faculty that experienced one another's practices and classes throughout the week of April 1-7.


SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. - The Mount Holyoke College Department of Athletics and Physical Education celebrated NCAA Division III Week from April 1 through 7 and in addition to social media takeovers and activities on campus, the department also held its first annual Switch Week. The event brings together Lyons' coaches and College faculty members in an effort to experience the roles that each other play in the MHC community. Coaches got to experience classes, while faculty members joined team practices throughout the week.

Below are the Switches that took place throughout the week!

Sport Coach Professor Department
Field Hockey Andy Whitcomb Robin Blaetz Film Studies
Riding CJ Law KC Haydon Psychology
Rowing Seth Hussey Valerie Barr Computer Science
Soccer Kanae Haneishi Kenneth Colodner Neuroscience & Behavior
Lacrosse Miriam Esber Mark Shea ESOL & English
Volleyball Iris Carpio Martha Hoopes Biological Sciences
Tennis Aldo Santiago Jacquelyne Luce Gender Studies
Track & Field Chris Kibler Kerstin Nordstrom Physics (also serves as Lyons' Faculty Athletics Representative)

It was an incredible week of learning for all involved. A huge thank you to all the coaches and professors for taking the time to make this event so successfull!

Go Lyons!