FATOW: Jessica Egan, senior soccer player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week Oct. 20 to Oct. 26 Why Jessica Egan was selected: Egan scored the first goal of Wilkes’ contest against King’s on Oct. 23. In the 74th minute, Egan scored again with a header goal to lead the Colonels offense in the 5-1 victory.


Kirsten Peters

Female Athlete of the Week: Jessica Egan

Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

Name: Jessica Egan

Year: Senior

Majors: Nursing

Hometown: West Long Branch, N.J.

High School: Shore Regional HS

Position: Forward


Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

My driving force can be accredited to the nursing program, along with the amazing team chemistry that I experienced from the women’s soccer team on my overnight visit.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

I aim to pass my NCLEX after graduation and find a job in a hospital as an emergency room nurse. I have hopes of going back to school to further my education.

Favorite building on campus? 

The beautiful Weckesser Hall. 

What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The egg.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

This season, I hope our team wins the MAC Freedom final and continues on in post-tournament play.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

Soccer was the first sport I started playing when I was young, and it has always been my favorite out of the many I played growing up. It is the reason I have the close relationship that I do with my parents today.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

I love penalty kicks and small-sided possession drills.

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

I would love to see more representation around campus for all of our athletic teams.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field? 

I enjoy reading, lifting, running and spending time with my friends.

Most influential person(s) in your life?

My mom. 

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

Jason Momoa.

Favorite professor(s)?

Dr. Steawrt. 

Coke or Pepsi?

Diet coke.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

POD wraps and salad.

A quote you live your life by?

Two quotes I live my life by are: “Just show up and do the work” and “Let me fall if I must, the one I will become will catch me.”

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

“Be Colonel” means to show up and do your absolute best every day, regardless of the circumstances.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

My parents and my best friends!

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor