Athlete of the Week: Emily Hapgood ’22

Swarthmore field hockey picked up a huge Centennial Conference win in an overtime thriller against Gettysburg last Friday. Down 2-0 in the second half, the Garnet were able to equalize the score and push the game into overtime. Once there, the Garnet sealed the win with a clutch goal from Emily Hapgood ’22. Hapgood, a first-year from Halifax, MA, could not have picked a bigger place to score her first collegiate goal. Field hockey currently sits at a nice 6-9 record, with their final game coming up this Saturday against Haverford at Clothier Field.

Jack Corkery: What is your major, and why did you choose it?

Emily Hapgood: My intended major is neuroscience, and I got into neuroscience because I am interested in researching ways to help solve problems people are faced with neurologically.

JC: What led you to choose to attend Swat?

EH: I chose Swarthmore because I loved the atmosphere of the school and how everyone here enjoys learning and supports everyone else both in and out of the classroom.

JC: What has been the biggest change for you as a freshman college athlete?

EH: The biggest change for me as a freshman college athlete has been adjusting to the busy schedule of the season and learning to manage my time at Swat.

JC: What is your favorite spot on campus?

EH: My favorite spot on campus so far is Cornell, especially being there late at night talking with friends.

JC: What led you to start playing field hockey?

EH: I started to play field hockey freshman year of high school because I wanted to join a team where everyone supported each other and I fell in love with the sport as soon as I learned how to play.

JC: What is your favorite part about being on the field hockey team?

EH: My favorite part about being on the field hockey team is getting to spend time with all of my teammates both on and off the field and becoming family to everyone on the team.

JC: What was it like to score your first career goal in such an exciting way?

EH: I was excited to score the goal in overtime during the game because I know that everyone on the team worked so hard all game and gave all of their effort and I was happy to be able to help the team finish off the game with a win.

JC: Do you have any team or personal goals for the rest of the season?

EH: My goal is to continue to work hard and improve as much as I can personally and we can together as a team for the rest of this season and into next season.

 

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