Before the whistle, Alex Bilka looks down at her wrist, where she has inked the word “TEAM.”
Bilka, a senior from Cranberry Township, is a forward on the Penn State Behrend women’s soccer squad. She writes the word with a Sharpie before every game.
“It helps me get into the zone,” she says. “It pumps me up.”
Jordan Oberlander, a forward, writes “FAMILY.” Leah Morra writes “MOM.”