April 25, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
In the 10th edition of Meet The Friars, we're checking in with freshman Jackie Fusco. Jackie is from North Caldwell, New Jersey and attended West Essex Regional High School, prior to her arrival at Providence College.
Jackie played in 11 games as a rookie with the Friars and made two appearances in the starting line-up. She registered one defensive save.
Let's check in with Jackie Fusco!!
1. Why did you decide to come to Providence College?
I decided to look at Providence College mostly because of my family. I have so many Aunts and Uncles who graduated from here, and knowing me, they always thought it would be a great school for me. My first time on campus was actually when I was 10 months old at my Aunt's graduation! I then visited when I was a sophomore in high school on a college trip with my older brother. I immediately fell in love with the campus and the people. During my junior year I visited, again, and met with Coach Madl, Coach Wasser, the field hockey team and everyone in the athletic department. Everyone was so nice and welcoming - it felt like home. As we were leaving I told my parents that they could leave me here right now, that is how much I loved it!
2. If you could be doing anything right now, what would it be, and why?
If I could do anything right now, I would be laying on the beach in Turks and Caicos. I love the beach, especially during summer time. Being outside and relaxing in the sun is one of my favorite things to do! I've been to Turks and Caicos three times and it is one of my favorite places in the world!
3. What would you do if you were given a million dollars?
I would donate some of this money to the Autism Project in Rhode Island because it is a really special charity to close friends of my family. Next, I would buy a beach house in Montauk, Long Island for my parents, because we've been vacationing there since I was born, and it's always been their dream to have a home on the beach. If I have any money left over I would go on a shopping spree in New York City!!
4. What are three adjectives that best describe your life, and why?
Happy... because I am where I always dreamed to be. Playing a Division I sport at my dream school with a great group of girls who have become family to me makes me so happy. Blessed... because I come from a big loving family, who I know will always be there for me. Challenging... because I am always working hard to get better. I am constantly trying to better myself in the classroom, on the field and just to be the best person I can be.