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Being a Hawk On and Off the Field

To be a Hawk is special. Here we aren’t just a part of a group; we contribute and reflect along our journey. What does that mean? It feeds back into the Jesuit identity and our coaching mission, to foster life skills. Our well-rounded education allows us to identify strengths and broaden our toolsets. We enjoy finding solutions, shaping beliefs, creating our own story while surrounded by layers of support. 

Our field hockey hand-outs include a simple SJU reminder: “Live Greater. That’s the Magis. Doing more, being more and achieving more than originally thought possible.”

Hawk hockey student-athletes want to be challenged and understand change can provide growth. In order to reach our best selves, we embrace finding comfort in the uncomfortable. Thinking outside of the box, being change agents and taking risks allows us to learn about ourselves and therefore, can give back to the greater society.

Cura personalis is another Latin phrase we incorporate into our lives here at SJU: “Care for the entire person.”

I am privileged and proud of the student-athletes I get to work with every day and it has been amazing to see their success after graduation. Here on Hawk Hill, there is genuine care for mind, body, and spirit; we take great pride in core values. On the field we are intense and competitive; we play a tough NCAA Division 1 schedule and set challenging goals. Our 2018 Hawk team set a goal in 2016 to hit the top 10 rankings in 2 years; they did it with a 3.37 GPA! We do it by focusing on the individual, our education and having passion for everything we do. 

Small but Mighty

We value integrity and believe in greatness – ONE can make a difference. You feel the family atmosphere on campus and it’s genuine. Our alums love their experience.

Our program focuses on the journey: one of self-discovery, team unity, campus pride, and the world our student-athletes will enter upon graduation. Love what you do – do what you love. Our hockey players experience ‘battles’ on the field, life-long memories, internships, international culture, individual development, service, field experience, applicable research and many are part of or have attended campus clubs/organizations. Wow! They are equipped & confident for life after college. Prepared, resilient and humble – knowing the spirit of the Hawk will always be with them and they too will pay it forward. #THWND

 

— Lynn Farquhar, Head Coach of SJU Women’s Field Hockey

 

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