Male Athlete of the Week: Donny Flynn, sophomore hockey player

The Beacon: Male Athlete of the Week Jan. 12 to Jan. 19 Why Donald Flynn was selected: Flynn notched five points throughout the week, tallying a combined two goals and three assists against SUNY Cortland and Nazareth. Notably, two of Flynn’s points fueled a comeback against Nazareth for a 4-3 overtime victory.


Kirsten Peters

Male Athlete of the Week: Donny Flynn

Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

Name: Donny Flynn

Year: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Randolph, N.J.

High School: Pope John XXIII

Position: Forward

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I came to Wilkes University because of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build something.

Post-graduation plans in terms of a career?

I’m not too sure what I want to do right now. I want to see what life has in store for me.

Favorite building on campus?

Stark Learning Center.

What came first? The chicken or the egg?


Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

I definitely hope to build off of last year’s success while also competing for a National Championship.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I began playing hockey when I was four. 

Favorite thing to do during practice?

I like to win the “Pays to Win” games.

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

Honestly, everything. You never can be satisfied.

Other interests or hobbies off of the ice? 

Outside of playing hockey, I like eating out at new/different restaurants, playing video games, watching all types of sports and hanging with my friends.

Most influential person(s) in your life?

I’m so lucky to have three: both of my parents and my girlfriend.


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

Knute Rockne.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

A wrap from the POD.

A quote you live your life by? 

“Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.” – Psalm 27:3

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To me, “Be Colonel” means leading with your best foot forward while embracing the day-to-day grind. 

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

I would like to give a shout-out to the boys I live with: Tyson, Charlie, Ship and Morgan. And, of course, my wonderful girlfriend, Lauren.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor