Fighting Irish Athletics | November 4, 2015
For three members of the University of Notre Dame men’s soccer team, a week in Jamaica sounded like a pretty great way to wrap up the 2014-15 academic year. What they experienced on that trip changed their lives.
Juniors Patrick Connolly (New Canaan, Connecticut), Mark Mishu (Knoxville, Tennessee), and Mark Gormley (Minneapolis, Minnesota) traveled in June with Gormley’s father to Kingston, Jamaica, to take part in a medical mission trip.
“My initial motivation was just to spend a week with my buddies,” Connolly confesses. “I really had no idea what it was actually going to be like.”
What it was like was hard work and less-than-ideal conditions, to which, certainly, athletes on an elite NCAA Division I team are no strangers.
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