AOTW: Allyson Joly, freshman ice hockey player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week Feb. 12 – Feb. 18 Why Allyson Joly was selected: Joly received the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) Goalie of the Week honor after the women’s ice hockey program earned their first-ever point in a 1-1 tie against Lebanon Valley, with Joly stopping 44-of-45 shots. On Feb. 15, Joly finished with a season-high 66 saves in net against Utica. She followed up her impressive performance with 63 saves against Utica the following day in the Colonels last contest of the season.


Kirsten Peters

Female Athlete of the Week: Allyson Joly, freshman ice hockey player

Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

Name: Allyson Joly

Year: Freshman

Major: Sports Management

Hometown: Lincoln, R.I.

High School: Tilton School

Position:  Goalie

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I decided to come to Wilkes bcause of the facilities, the small community and  the ability to play two sports – ice hockey and lacrosse. 

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

After graduating, I would like to work at a New England boarding school.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I started skating when I was 3 years old and began playing hockey when I was four years old. I started playing hockey because my older brother did as well as all my cousins. 

Favorite thing to do during practice?

Game-like situations.

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

Having more skaters.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

Other than ice hockey, I enjoy partaking in lacrosse, listening to music and watching Netflix. 

Favorite building on campus? 


Favorite professor?

Dr. Woojun Lee.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

A cinnamon raisin bagel from Starbucks.

Coke or Pepsi?


What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The chicken.

Most influential person in your life?

My dad.

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

Walt Disney.

A quote you live your life by?

“Win today and we walk together forever.” – Ray Shero 

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To me, “Be Colonel” means working hard for the people around you to succeed, not only just for you. 

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

My teammates and coaches. 

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor