BU Sport & Performance Psychology Team 2018-19


Mason Blake

Mason played academy soccer in England for 10 years before going on to pursue a BSc in Sport Psychology at the University of Roehampton in London. Mason recently graduated from the University of Denver’s MA in Sport and Performance Psychology program, where he worked as a mental skills consultant for the Center for Performance Excellence, consulting with youth soccer academy, leadership development, gymnastics and track and field programs alongside individual clients. Mason is currently a first-year Glenn Fellow in the Counseling Psychology and Applied Human Development Program.


Bob Diehl                                                                             

Originally from Connecticut, Bob is entering his fourth year in the Ph.D. program in counseling psychology at BU and fourth year as a member of the BU Sport Psychology Team. After gaining a Master’s degree in sport and performance psychology from the University of Denver in 2011, Bob has been supporting athletes, performers, and teams in their mental approach to their craft for the past 7 years. Currently, Bob is also collaborating with Dr. Amy Baltzell’s research team focusing on mindset training towards performance excellence and well-being for college student-athletes and Olympic-level performers. A former college student-athlete (men’s lacrosse) at Wesleyan University, Bob looks forward to continuing to support BU student-athletes to pursue excellence in their sport.


Riley Fitzgerald                                                                             

Over the past five years, Riley has worked with numerous teams and organizations helping athletes develop their mental game in order to compete and perform at their best on a consistent basis. In addition to serving as a coach-educator for USA Hockey, Riley has provided mental performance services to competitive athletes in the collegiate setting and beyond, including those at Tufts University, Boston University, Endicott College, and in the ECHL.


Maddie Lenard      

Originally from California, Maddie enjoyed playing high-level soccer throughout high school and college. She earned a Master’s degree from BU with a concentration in Sport and Performance Psychology and is entering her second year in the Counseling Psychology PhD program. She has worked with Division I and Division III teams and individual athletes from a wide variety of sports. Maddie enjoys working with athletes to tailor mental performance programs to their individual needs and help them perform under pressure.


Stephanie Dinius                                                                                      

A former Div. I cross country and track & field athlete, Steph is a second-year PhD student in Counseling Psychology at BU. Prior to the doctoral program, she graduated from BU with a Master’s in Counseling and Sport and Performance Psychology. Over the last four years, Steph has worked with individual athletes and teams from a variety of sports at BU and other Boston-area institutions. In addition to mental skills training (e.g., goal-setting, self-talk, anxiety management, etc.), she enjoys supporting student-athletes coping with injury.