AOTW: Jessica Egan, junior soccer player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week Oct. 6 – Oct. 14 Why Jessica Egan was selected: Egan scored two goals in back-to-back games, including the game-winning penalty kick against King’s on Oct. 10 as well as the first goal of Wilkes’ 5-0 shut-out against Eastern on Oct. 13.


Kirsten Peters

Junior soccer player Jessica Egan

Name: Jessica Egan

Year: Junior

Major: Nursing

Hometown: West Long Branch, NJ
High School: Shore Regional HS

Position: Defender

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

The accredited nursing program.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

To pursue my degree and become a Registered Nurse with hopes of attending graduate school.

Favorite building on campus?


What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The egg.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

To build as a team by pushing past our individual battles and reaching our team goals.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I genuinely loved staying active as a kid and my dad was a great coach. We grew close through the sport and I’ve loved it more and more ever since.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

Set pieces and small possession games.

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

I wish more people would come out and support other sports teams.

Favorite professor?

Dr. Victor.

Coke or Pepsi?


Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

Working out, reading and spending quality time with friends and family.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Wraps and salads from Greens to Go.

Most influential person in your life?

My parents.

A quote you live your life by?

“Let me fall if I must, the one I will become will catch me.”

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

Being a Colonel means doing the right things for the right reasons, always.

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

I’m not interested in meeting famous people from the past. I would chose my grandfather because I am greatly invested in the people who came before me and made me who I am today.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

My 317 ladies! Thank you for keeping me sane!

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor