Female Athlete of the Week: Ally Joly, sophomore ice hockey player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week Jan. 19 to Jan. 26 Why Allyson Joly was selected: Joly was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Week and the UCHC Goaltender of the Week after recording her first career shutout in the Colonels' 3-0 victory at Alvernia. She stopped all 21 shots she faced on the day.

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Kirsten Peters

Female Athlete of the Week: Ally Joly

Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

Name: Ally Joly

Year: Sophomore

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 because the university offered my major along with being able to play two sports, ice hockey and lacrosse.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

Coaching/starting my own youth program. 

Favorite building on campus? 

Starbucks.

What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The chicken.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

My hope is to keep moving the women’s ice hockey team in a positive direction and making strides on and off the ice as a team.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I began playing when I was four because my brother and cousins played. 

Favorite thing to do during practice?

My favorite thing to do is small area games.

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

Better ice time.

Other interests or hobbies off of the ice? 

Playing lacrosse and watching Netflix. 

Most influential person(s) in your life?

My dad. He has such a positive outlook on life. 

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

Scott Disick.

Favorite professor?

Dr. Lee.

Coke or Pepsi?

Sprite.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Southwest chicken wrap from the POD.

A quote you live your life by?

“Someone’s gotta do it.” – @tice_son

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To me, “Be Colonel” means working hard and playing for something more than yourself. 

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

My teammates and coaches.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor