Hayley Dowd

Hayley Dowd talks about Fernando Braz’s All-Sports summer conditioning program.

“I trained at his camps and played soccer all summer to make sure my touch was good. Lots and lots of running, but he’s great. There were a lot of innovative things that I’ve never done before that push you mentally and physically.”

Hayley trained in Fernando’s program during each collegiate offseason, and for six years in total. The focus is on creating aerobic strength and improving quickness and first-step balance.

Fernando says that training “was not something she embraced right away, but I’ve noticed that she now understands that it’s a foundation. If that’s not built right in the beginning, it is possible everything would collapse a lot more than it should. She came in prepared, so she has the whole entire package together. What I saw in Hayley was what was very well documented. Her intensity was second-to-none. What was actually more impressive to me was her ability to learn and want to learn, and that she had to do other things to become better on the soccer field.”

[In her senior year as co-captain of the BC’s Division 1 soccer team, Hayley scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Florida State. This was her 4th game-winning goal of the season. She had 14 career game-winning goals, putting her into 3rd place in BC soccer history.

Hayley was a two-time Northeastern Conference MVP, four-time Boston Herald All-Scholastic, three-time Boston Globe All-Scholastic, two-time All-New England selection, 2011 NSCAA High School All-American, 2012 NSCAA Youth All-American, 2011-12 Mass. Gatorade Player of the Year, and led Peabody to the Division 1 Mass. State Championship in 2011. She finished her high school career with a school record 204 points, 148 goals.

We thank the Salem News for the comments from Hayley.]


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