BU Sport & Performance Psychology Team 2018-19










Riley Fitzgerald — Coordinator of Sport Psychology Services                                   

Over the past six 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. 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. In addition to working with BU teams and athletes, Riley is a coach-educator for USA Hockey and the Institute for Rowing Leadership, lecturer in Questrom’s department of Management and Organizations, and serves as the coordinator of sport psychology services at BU.

As a doctoral candidate and Glenn Fellow in sport & performance psychology, Riley’s research interests center on the creation of optimal performance environments and the ways in which organizations can promote athlete performance, growth/development, and well-being.



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.



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.