April 22, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Hello Friar fans, it's Daniella (Dani) Bernasconi of the field hockey team! I hope everyone is getting excited for this weekend's festivities [Alumni Weekend]. For my Meet The Friars/Alumni Update, I had the pleasure to talk to former player, #22 Kerianne Murphy. Kerianne is a 2010 graduate of the College and played defense. I asked Kerianne a few questions about her experience playing field hockey at Providence College, and this is what she had to say:
Dani: What was your favorite memory as a Friar and PCFH player?
Kerianne: Wow, there are so many favorite memories it is hard to pick just one. Spending time with my teammates on and off the field were some of my absolute favorite times. The top two best game-time memories were beating UConn and winning the Regular-Season BIG EAST Championship our freshmen year and beating Princeton on our own turf when they were ranked No. 4 in the country our senior year. I will never forget what it felt like after those games. Best feeling EVER!
Dani: Why did you pick #22? Does this number have any meaning/significance to you?
Kerianne: I was #2 in high school, so I thought why not step up my game and make it double in college. It also has become a big Murphy family number.
Dani: What does it mean to be a PCFH alum?
Kerianne: I love the sense of community among the PCFH alumni. I still follow the team and try to catch a couple of games each season. It meant so much to me to see alumni in the stands when I was playing, so I try to get back and see the team play as much as I can. PCFH was the most important part of my college experience. I love that as an alumnus I still feel part of the team and all the accomplishments that the program is making.
Dani: Did you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions prior to games?
Surprisingly, I didn't have too many pre-game rituals. By senior year, the game-day braid was necessary for every game. I played defense for four years with fellow classmates Adrienne Marois
and Rachel Chamberlain
and we all had a handshake we did before each game.