Getting to know… Marissa Surdy

Junior Field Hockey player

Junior Field Hockey player, Marissa Surdy

Purvit Patel

Junior Field Hockey player, Marissa Surdy

Name: Marissa Surdy

Year: Junior

Major: Nursing

Hometown/High School: Mountain Top, PA/ Crestwood

Position: Forward

Q: What was the driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

A: I came to Wilkes because they had a really good nursing program that would offer me the chance to have a hard major while still being able to play field hockey.  I also chose Wilkes because I wanted the college experience but I still wanted to be close to home.

Q; What are your plans after graduation?

A: I want to become a labor and delivery nurse.

Q: What are your hopes for your Junior season as a Colonel?

A: I want to win the MAC Championship.

Q: When/Why did you first begin playing field hockey?

A: I started playing in 3rd grade because my sister was playing and I wanted to be like her then just ended up falling in love with the sport.

Q: If you had to choose one thing about Wilkes’ Field Hockey Program that you could improve, what would it be?

A: I don’t really think anything.  I love my team and program and this year we get along really well on and off the field.

Q: Do you have other sports/interest/hobbies off of the field?

A: I enjoy photography and baking and hanging out with my friends.

Q: Who would you say, is the most influential person in your life?

A: My parents because they’ve always supported me in every aspect of my life.  My parents continually build me and have helped mold me into the person I am today.

Q: What is a quote you live your life by?

A: “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will”

Q: What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

A: To be the best version of yourself everyday and work hard for the people around you.

Q: If you could have dinner with a famous person, who would it be?

A: Miley Cyrus