LORAS COLLEGE – Senior Lara Mangialardi made a huge decision last year. Instead of playing her junior year, she decided to travel halfway across the world to Spain!
Lara explains how, though it was a tough decision, she wanted to do it. Since is she a Spanish and International Studies major, she felt this trip would benefit her in many ways.
Although she missed last season, she said it helped her arm tremendously. She feels like her arm is well rested and ready for this season. Although she couldn’t play softball overseas, she came back and started working hard with the girls. Lara said the girls were supportive of her decision and gave her a warm welcome back.
Lara will be graduating this Spring and has an exciting future ahead of her! She says she will be teaching in Madrid, Spain. She does not have an exact placement yet, but she is extremely excited to head back overseas.