In the first episode of the spring 2023 semester, Sports Editor Mike Anderson sits down with junior infielder Kyra McFarland of the Stony Brook University softball team. While talking about her upbringing in Colorado, McFarland opens up about her struggles with mental health during her collegiate career, highlighting its effects on and off the diamond.


Mike Anderson is the sports editor of The Statesman. He is a junior majoring in journalism with aspirations of becoming a sports journalist. His love of sports comes from his time spent as a baseball player. As a reporter for The Statesman, he has covered baseball, softball, football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer and hockey. He has also interned at Axcess Sports as a high school and college baseball and softball reporter. He is a local product from Port Jefferson, N.Y., and is a diehard Mets, Jets, Nets and Islanders fan.


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