Natalya Moody, who plays defense for George Mason University’s women’s lacrosse team, said she is an “avid” voter.
It is a sensibility instilled in her by her mother, Natasha Dartigue, who is a deputy district public defender for Baltimore City.
“She is a firm believer I should be active in every election, whether on the state level or for presidential elections,” said Moody, a senior mechanical engineering major. “It is incredibly important to be active in your community.”
But Moody also understands why student-athletes do not always exercise that right. That is why she said she was excited to hear that Mason Athletics is giving all its student-athletes Election Day (Nov. 3) off—that is, free them of obligations related to their sport.