Sarah Colletti '13
Mansfield High School, Mansfield, MA
Sarah Colletti left the Boston area to attend college in New York City – and a lot of Yankees baseball games.
“Yes, it’s true. I am a Yankees fan from Boston,” she confesses. “My whole family are Red Sox fans and I left them to come here. I am the lone Yankees fan from Massachusetts. They give me a hard time about it, but I’ve made them come to a few games with me when they visit. It’s so great.” As a child, Sarah spent a lot of time visiting her New York-area cousins and has always dreamt of one day attending college in New York City.
“I chose the College of Mount Saint Vincent because I really liked the feeling I got when I visited the campus,” she says. “It’s like one giant family. The friends you make here are the best friends you’re ever going to have.” Sarah is a standout athlete, as captain of the women’s soccer team and a leader on the women’s lacrosse team. She also works on the event staff for the school’s athletic department.
“On my first day here, I happened to be wearing my high school soccer T-shirt. Coach Tina Prickett noticed and started recruiting me on the spot to play on the women’s soccer team. She also talked me into playing lacrosse. That’s the thing about the Mount – whether you want to join a varsity team or a club or intramural sport – everyone here has an opportunity to be part of something. I love my coaches and teammates and I know if I ever needed them, they would do anything for me.”
A Nursing major now in her third year, Sarah earned a great internship with New York–Presbyterian—The Allen Hospital.
“The internships that the Mount students get are fabulous. I have friends working at Regis & Kelly and ABC Sports – and all of us nursing majors get the opportunity to work at New York City hospitals, which are among the very best in the country. There is nothing like the experience of a truly great internship because you gain real life knowledge, along with the understanding of what it actually means to be a nurse. I wouldn’t trade my time here at the Mount for anything. It’s my dream come true.”