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Jennifer Holland

Providence College - Field Hockey
What is your major?
What athletic awards did you receive while at Sacred Heart?
Most Valuable Player (Junior Year, JV Field Hockey)
Most improved player (Senior Year)
Have you received any awards at your college?
Why did you choose to play Field Hockey at Providence?
I love the sport and when I had to opportunity to play at a Division 1 school I jumped on it.
How did playing sports at Sacred Heart prepare you for playing at Providence?
At sacred heart we practiced everyday, almost like in college.  Both also have a long pre-season.
How is playing field hockey at the collegiate level different from playing at Sacred Heart?
At my school it is year-round, there are winter and spring seasons.  Also, there is a lot more conditioning and lifting.  Furthermore, you get to travel more.
How did being on a team help the transition from high school into college?
On a team, you already have a built in family when you arrive at school.  You automatically have people that you spend a few hours a day with.  You also get to meet many of the other athletes.
What is your fondest memory from your athletic career at Sacred Heart?
Games against Greenwich Academy, especially when we almost won senior year.
What do you enjoy most about college?
All of the free time and being able live with all of your friends.
Who would win in a fight, your college’s mascot or the Sacred Heart Tiger?
My college mascot is a friar, but its pretty intimidating...I think it would be a fair battle, but the Tiger might win in the end. 
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Convent of the Sacred Heart

An independent, Catholic school for girls K-12​,​ with ​coed ​Barat Center for Early Childhood Education
1177 King Street
Greenwich, CT 06831
Telephone 203.531.6500