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Spotted on Campus With... Kristin Heaney

Aug. 13, 2012

Sport: Field Hockey
Class: 2014
Major: Economics

I. Academics

What do you enjoy about your major?
I'm able to learn a lot of fundamental information that will be useful throughout college and in the business world after graduation.

One class that every Lafayette student should try to take is...
Environmental Geology with Professor Germanoski.  It is a really interesting class and Professor Germanoski is awesome.

What was your most unique academic experience (class/project/internship) at Lafayette?
This past summer I interned at IBM in software sales, so that was a really insightful and great experience.  I was able to get a taste of the real working world and apply some of the things I learned at Lafayette.

Do you have any post-graduation plans?
Hopefully find a job in sales... but I have some time to figure that out!

II. Athletics

How has the team prepared to defend its Patriot League Championship this season?
Everyone on the team has worked really hard in the spring and summer to get in great shape and improve our skills. We have a lot of depth this year so everyone will have a chance to make an impact, which is also really positive heading into the season.

You deflected in the game-winner in the Patriot League Championship game. What do you remember about the play, and that day overall?

That play happened so fast I barely can remember it! There was a great pass into the circle and I was lucky to be in the right place to get a good touch on it. I remember the excitement on the field right after the goal, which was a great feeling. Overall, I was just so happy that we won the Patriot League Championship and that I was able to contribute to the team's success. 

After playing in England in the spring, how does international field hockey differ from the college game?
Field hockey is huge over in England, whereas it is not so popular here in the U.S. Many girls grow up playing it, so the culture of the sport is definitely different. As for playing styles we learned that they played a much more spread out and controlled game and the players were really comfortable with their fundamental skills and stick work, which is a big advantage. 

III. Personal

What reality show would you have the best chance of winning?
Wipeout, why not right?

What song/band/album is most likely to be playing on your iPod?
Beyonce, she's just great for all occasions.

What movie can you quote word-for-word?

Who is most famous person you have ever met?
Ken Daneyko, retired defensemen for the New Jersey Devils. 

IV: Leopard Tracks

Favorite Meal: Bagels
Pre-game Ritual: Blasting music on the drive out to Metzger and in the locker room.
Favorite Cartoon Character: The yellow minions from Despicable Me!
Words to Live By: "Do what you like, like what you do." 

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