Jan. 28, 2011
The Providence College field hockey program will be highlighting each of its current student-athletes in this new segment entitled "Meet The Friars". Each student athlete will answer a series of questions for their segment, allowing followers of the program to gain a closer perspective of the program and the student-athletes whom comprise the roster. The first segment will feature freshman Sally Adua. Adua is from Madison, Connecticut and attended Daniel Hand,prior to her arrival at Providence College. Adua did not compete during her rookie season for medical reasons, and has four years of collegiate eligibility remaining.
Now, let's meet Sally Adua!
1. Why did you decide to come to PC and play field hockey here?
I decided to apply to PC because my older brother also attends PC and is currently a sophomore. At the time I applied to schools, I was very unsure about where I wanted to go and where I would end up. When I got my acceptance letter to PC, I started communicating with Coach Madl and was extremely excited at the opportunity to play Division One field hockey for a well-respected Big East team. My visit went extremely well, and though it may sound cliché, I felt I could picture myself at PC. Everything seemed to fall into place, and now, here I am.
2. If you could give advice to an incoming freshman, what would it be?
I would definitely say learn how to manage your time as soon as possible. Field hockey, classes, and homework take up most of your time, and it is important that you find a way to get everything done as efficiently as possible in order to have some free time to socialize, hang out, and most importantly sleep. At the beginning of freshman year, I was stressed about getting all of my work done while still having time to sleep and be rested for field hockey, but I figured it out quickly and was able to manage my time so that everything felt doable.
3. Favorite book?
My favorite book of all time is The Time Traveler’s Wife, which is odd because I normally dislike any books that center around impossible events. However, Audrey Niffenegger, the author, manages to create a beautiful relationship between the two main characters which feels so true and real that the reader believes anything is possible. I would recommend the book to anyone and everyone. Each and every time I have read it Ihave gathered something new and different that escaped me the previous times.
4. If you were a car, what would you be and why?
If I were a car, I would be a Honda CRV, not only because that is the car I have and drive but because it suits me perfectly: it is the perfect size (not too big, not too small), it has good gas mileage (compared to most cars of its size), and it has four wheel drive (perfect for New England winters). It is a practical, reliable, and consistent car that gets the job done without being flashy.