AOTW: Dallas Kendra, senior field hockey player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week Aug. 31 – Sept. 7 Why Dallas Kendra was selected: Kendra recorded her tenth career shutout against Kean Univeristy with 10 saves on 13 shots, earning her fourth MAC Freedom Defensive Player of the Week award.


Nicole Gaetani

Senior field hockey player Dallas Kendra

Name: Dallas Kendra
Year: Senior
Major: Pharmacy
Hometown: Mountain Top, Pa.
High School: Crestwood HS
Position: Goalie

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because it was so close to home, I was able to be a student-athlete, and the homey feel I got when I walked around campus for the first time.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

I still have a few years, but eventually a pharmacist.

Favorite building on campus?


What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The egg.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

Being my last season, I have high hopes for this season. I believe that we have the potential, as a team, to do amazing things this year and I am hoping to go out with a “bang.”

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I first began playing in 6th grade, when my soccer team decided they wanted me to try out for field hockey. When I first started, I was actually a midfielder. I became a goalie in 8th grade, when the varsity head coach said she wanted to see me in the pads, and here I am.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

Drink breaks.

If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?

A locker room update.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

I love to take pictures.

Most influential person in your life?

My mom. I hope one day I can be at least half the person that she is.

If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?

Princess Diana.

Favorite professor?

Dr. Schicatano

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Chicken Caesar Wrap from the POD!

A quote you live your life by?

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To me, it means to be the best that you can be and don’t settle for anything less.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

I want to give a shout-out to my fellow seniors on the field hockey team: Haley Gayoski, Megan Kane and Kayla Gronkowski.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor