The Sports Advisory Board at MC10

Isaiah Kacyvenski, MC10 Sports Advisory Board

Isaiah Kacyvenski, Sports Advisory Board Chair

Isaiah Kacyvenski’s diverse background includes playing in the National Football League for 8 years for the Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams and the Oakland Raiders, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of the not-for-profit, Sports Legacy Institute.  Isaiah currently runs the Sports Segment at MC10, a cutting-edge conformal electronics company based in Cambridge, MA, where he is responsible for overseeing the development of wearable electronics to optimize athlete performance. Isaiah holds a Cum Laude Pre-Medicine Bachelor degree from Harvard University and graduated from Harvard Business School’s MBA program in May of 2011.

Matt Birk, MC10 Sports Advisory Board

Matt Birk, Board Member

Matthew Birk, a NFL Appeals Officer and a former center for the Baltimore Ravens, played in the NFL for 15 years.  He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL Draft.  Birk is a two-time All-Pro, six-time Pro Bowl selection, and a Super Bowl Champion. He was named the 2012 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for his commitment to helping children overcome literacy problems.  Birk announced in February 2013 his intentions to eventually donate his brain to Boston University’s School of Medicine for research into concussions.  Birk played his college football at Harvard and was named the 6th smartest athlete in all sports by the Sporting News magazine in 2010.

Matt Hasselbeck, MC10 Sports Advisory Board

Matt Hasselbeck, Board Member

Matthew Hasselbeck is a professional football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts. He was selected in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. After a season on the practice squad and two seasons backing up Brett Favre, he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in 2001. Hasselbeck gained the starting role in 2003, and led Seattle to six playoff appearances and a Super Bowl; he was selected to three Pro Bowls and an All-Pro selection. Following ten seasons with the Seahawks, Hasselbeck joined the Titans in 2011. In 2013, he signed a contract with the Indianapolis Colts.

Grant Hill, MC10 Sports Advisory Board

Grant Hill, Board Member

Grant Hill is a retired professional basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA.  As a collegian with Duke University, he was the 1994 ACC Player of the Year, a two time NCAA All-American, and a two time NCAA champion. As a professional he was the 1995 NBA co-Rookie of the Year, and has been a seven-time NBA All-Star, four time All-NBA Second Team selection, and three-time winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award.  Grant is the second-longest tenured player to have played in the NBA, a testament to how he prepares his mind and body each season.

Kristine Lilly, MC10 Sports Advisory Board

Kristine Lilly, Board Member

Kristine Lilly is a retired American soccer player who competed professionally for the BostonBreakers and internationally as a member and captain of the United States women’s national soccer team. During her 23 years on the U.S National Team, Lilly played in 5 World Cups and won two and played in three Olympic Games and won two Gold Medals and 1 Silver. Notably, she is the most capped player in soccer history, 352 more than any male or female in the world.Lilly is widely known as the “Iron Lady of U.S. Soccer”. In recognition of her accomplishments, Lilly was inducted into the U.S Olympic Hall of Fame in 2012. Lilly received her bachelors in communication at the University of North Carolina where she also captured 4 NCAA Championships.

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Andrew Luck, Board Member

Born in Washington D.C. and raised in Europe until the age of 11, Luck has always excelled academically and athletically.  He was valedictorian of his Stratford High School (Houston, TX) graduating class and was an Academic All-American at Stanford University where he graduated with a degree in Architectural Design.  Luck was at the forefront of transforming the Stanford football program into a perennial national contender.  In 2011, he won the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year, as well as a Walter Camp All-American. He was also named First Team All-Pac-12 in 2010 and 2011, and a 2011 First Team All-American.  In his three collegiate seasons, he was twice named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year and led Stanford to three straight Bowl Games and two straight BCS Games (Orange Bowl 2011, Fiesta Bowl 2012).  In April 2012, Luck was the #1 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft to the Indianapolis Colts, and in his rookie season lead the Colts to an unprecedented 11-5 record and a Wild-Card playoff appearance against the eventual Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens.

Paul Rabil, MC10 Sports Advisory Board

Paul Rabil, Board Member

Paul Rabil is a professional lacrosse player with the Boston Canons of Major League Lacrosse and the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League. During his collegiate career, Rabil was a four-time All-American and two-time National Champion at Johns Hopkins University. In Major League Lacrosse, he has been named Most Valuable Player twice, Offensive Player of the Year three times, First-Team All-Pro four times, and an All-Star five times. He is one of only three lacrosse players to have won a MLL, NLL, World and Division I Championship.

Angela Ruggiero, MC10 Sports Advisory Board

Angela Ruggiero, Board Member

Angela Ruggiero is a four-time Olympic medalist, including a gold medal, and an ice hockey defenseman with Team USA. She competed for the fourth time at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, where she won the Silver medal.  In 2010 Angela was elected to a highly regarded position as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission, where she is also chair of the 2016 Lillehammer Youth Olympics Coordination Commission, as well as a Board Member of the United States Olympic Committee.  In addition to her four Olympic medals, Angela is a four-time World Champion and a leader of the U.S. Women’s Hockey National Team. She currently holds the record as All-Time Leader in Games Played for Team USA.  Angela is one of the most prominent women’s ice hockey players in the world.  She is also currently the President of the Women’s Sports Foundation. Angela is a graduate of Harvard University, has her M. Ed. in Sports Management from the University of Minnesota, and is currently getting her MBA at Harvard Business School.

John Thompson III, MC10 Sports Advisory Board

John Thompson III, Board Member

John Thompson III is the 17th Head Coach of the men’s basketball team at Georgetown University. During his eight-year tenure, the Hoyas have been selected to the NCAA Tournament six times, invited to the National Invitation Tournament twice, won back-to-back Big East Regular Season titles, won a big East Tournament title, and went to the Final 4 in 2007. Previously, he served as the head coach of the men’s basketball team at his alma mater, Princeton University, and assistant coach on the USA Basketball Men’s Under-18 National Team. He was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ Coach of the Year in 2007 and the Black Coaches Association Male Coach of the Year twice.

Taylor Twellman, MC10 Sports Advisory Board

Taylor Twellman, Board Member

Taylor Twellman, a former U.S. Men’s National Team player and Major League Soccer MVP with the New England Revolution, is ESPN’s lead analyst for Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team matches. Twellman played eight professional seasons for the Revolution and was one of Major League Soccer’s most prolific forwards before his career was prematurely cut short after suffering from multiple concussions. Since his career-ending injury, Twellman has dedicated himself to generating awareness about the dangers of concussions and head injuries, particularly in soccer.

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