April 1, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
In our seventh edition of Meet The Friars, we're going to check in with junior field hockey player Caitlin Malone. Caitlin, who is a native of Ossining, N.Y., joined the team as a walk-on in 2010 and has developed into one of the top players in the BIG EAST Conference and the region. Her transformation and growth with the Friars has not gone unnoticed, as she earned the program's Mountain Climber Award.
Malone, a center midfielder, led the Friars in scoring this season with 27 points on nine goals and nine assists. For her efforts, she was named All-BIG EAST Second Team and NFHCA All-Northeast Region Second Team. Malone notched two, multiple-goal games this season against BIG EAST foe Georgetown (9/14) and Vermont (10/8) during non-conference action. She also tallied a season and career-high of four points in three games vs. Kent State (9/3), Georgetown (9/14) and Vermont (10/8). Malone was credited with the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory against BIG EAST opponent Villanova on October 13. The win was critical in the Friars earning their first BIG EAST Championship berth since 2009.
Let's check in with Caitlin!
1. Why did you decide to come to Providence College?
I decided to come to Providence College because of the highly competitive academics and athletics. During my college search, I wanted a smaller school that had high academic standards, Division I field hockey and wasn't too far from home. When I visited Providence, I found that it was the perfect fit for me.
2. What is your favorite quote? Why?
"In this life, you don't have to prove nothin' to nobody but yourself." - Rudy I've always tried to model myself after Rudy's work ethic. His determination and persistence proved to be more meaningful than talent alone. I always knew that I wanted to play Division I field hockey, and as a walk-on, putting in hard work everyday was how I earned my spot on the roster.
3. If there were only one book you could read for the rest of your life, what would it be? Why?
One book I could read for the rest of my life would be any book from the Harry Potter series. It is my favorite series, and no matter how many times I read them, I never get sick of them.
4. What is one of your guilty pleasures?
Chocolate. My favorite kinds are M&M's and Reeses. If either are put in front of me, they will be gone within a few minutes.