As director of player performance for the New York Liberty, Laura Ramus is the healing hands, the motivating voice, the trusted confidant and “the selfless glue” — as many players credit her — of the team. Ramus’s impact is palpable and tangible, and has been since she joined the Liberty in 2012. Predawn rises. Loading buses. Carrying equipment. Stretching and wrapping. Washing uniforms. Coordinating. Care-taking. Ramus does it all with a mindful eye to the details. She’s the best at what she does so the players can be the best at what they do.
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