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Surviving and thriving on Team USA

Surviving and thriving on Team USA

Originally Published: October 20, 2011
By Rachel Dawson

U.S. field hockey midfielder Rachel Dawson, a 2008 Olympian, is blogging about her team's Pan Am Games experience for espnW. In her latest installment, Dawson spills her hard-earned secrets for playing on the U.S. team, and talks about the first Pan Am match against Mexico.

Some of my best-kept secrets for surviving the craziness of team sports:

No. 1: Get over yourself.

No. 2: Bring earplugs. Snorers run rampant.

No. 3: Bring nose plugs. Other things run. (And ...

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