May 28, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Hi my name is Steph Guglielmo. I am rising senior on the field hockey team. For my Meet the Friars/Alumni Update I contacted Julie Ruggieri '11. Julie graduated right before I came to PC and I got the honor of wearing her jersey, which is #21. Here are a few things about Julie, her experience at Providence College and where is she now. Enjoy!
Steph: What is something you know now that you wish you knew when you were here?
Julie: I wish I knew how incredibly fast my four years at PC was going to go by. It was by far the best four years of my life and I wish I took time to cherish every moment a little more, because before I realized it, it was over!
Steph: What is your most fond memory of your four years of Providence College Field Hockey?
Julie: My most fond memory during my time at PC was our game against Princeton my junior year. It was a Sunday afternoon, Princeton was ranked 4th in the Nation and we had just been creamed by UConn the day before. We played the game of our lives, overcame obstacles and ended up winning! I will never forget the goal I scored during that game. I went to take a reverse chip, with completely incorrect form, but with a lot of luck from Fr. Shanley and the Friars, it flew over the goalie's head and landed in the back of the net! There was no better feeling than celebrating with my teammates, friends and family after the game.
Steph: What do you do now in terms of a job/occupation?
Julie: I moved to New York City this past August and I teach at The Chapin School in Manhattan. I also coach varsity field hockey, squash (which I knew nothing about prior to coming here) and lacrosse.
Steph: Did you have any pregame rituals/routines?
My pregame ritual consisted of me watching my teammates get down on the dance floor in the locker room. It took out all the nerves, provided a lot of laughs and got us focused for the game!
Steph: What do you miss most about PCFH?
Julie: Hands down the thing I miss most about PCFH are my amazing teammates. From practices, to games, to living with each other, they became a part of my family over the course of my four years. I met so many influential and kind-hearted people who are still my best friends today!