AOTW: Haley Gayoski, senior field hockey player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week Oct. 15 - Oct. 21 Why Haley Gayoski was selected: Gayoski has been chosen to play in the Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division III senior game after scoring two imperative goals in a 5-3 win over King's.

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AOTW: Haley Gayoski, senior field hockey player

Senior field hockey player Haley Gayoski

Senior field hockey player Haley Gayoski

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Senior field hockey player Haley Gayoski

Nicole Gaetani

Nicole Gaetani

Senior field hockey player Haley Gayoski

Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

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Name: Haley Gayoksi

Year: Senior

Major: Early Childhood and  Elementary Education

Hometown: Forty Fort, Pa. 

High School: Wyoming Valley West

Position: Defense

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I wanted to come to Wilkes because of the small campus atmosphere and the small class sizes. Also, it gave me the opportunity to be close to home and play field hockey.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

Pursue a teaching job and become a field hockey coach.

Favorite building on campus?

Breiseth.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

As a Colonel, I hope to win a MAC championship with my team. Our team has so much talent and I believe we can achieve anything we put our minds to.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I began playing field hockey in fifth grade at a summer camp hosted by Wyoming Valley West. I fell in love with the sport and have been playing ever since.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

Play Money Ball and joke around with my teammates.

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

Nothing. This program has been exceptional the past four years!

Favorite professor?

I can’t pick just one. All of the professors in the education department are extremely caring and helpful!

Coke or Pepsi?

Coke.

Most influential person in your life?

Both of my parents. They are both extremely supportive and do everything possible for me. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without them.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

Hanging out with my friends, spending time with my family and playing with my dogs.

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To me, “Be Colonel” means to take pride and represent Wilkes University in the classroom, on the field, etc.

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

The whole field hockey team and coaching staff. I have made some of my best friends on this team and I will forever be grateful for all of the opportunities and people this sport has led me to.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

The whole field hockey team and coaching staff. I have made some of my best friends on this team and I will forever be grateful for all of the opportunities and people this sport has led me to.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

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