As part of Division III Week, we are giving our fans the opportunity to learn more about our student-athletes. Let's get to know Jillian Hughes...
Sport: Field Hockey
Major: Health and Sales
Hometown: Andover, Massachusetts
High School: Andover High School
When did you start playing your sport and how did you get involved with it?
I started playing field hockey my sophomore year of high school becuase I played ice hockey my whole life and one of my best friends convinced me to try out. I ended up falling in love with the sport and was very thankful she convinced me.
What is your greatest athletic accomplishment?
Receiving the All-American Award my sophomore season.
What is your favorite memory of playing at Salisbury University?
Beating York in overtime in this year's Capital Athletic Conference playoffs.
Who is your biggest hero, athletically or otherwise, and why?
Brad Marchand (Boston Bruins forward) becuase year after year he continues to get better and improve his game.
What is your favorite part of being a student (not just a student-athlete) at Salisbury University?
Being able to walk around campus and pass my friends' smiling faces whether its another student-athlete or someone I became friends with through class.
What do you like to do when you're not at practice, at a game or in class?
Hang out with friends, play volleyball, cook, watch The Office.
What are your plans after graduation?
Move back to Massachusetts and go to graduate school.
Favorite food: Chicken Parmesan
Favorite movie/book: Marley and Me
Dogs or cats: Dogs
Go-to song before a big game/event: Kill The Lights
Favorite TV show (all time): The Office
Favorite music genre: Hip-Hop / Rap
Favorite sports team (not Salisbury University): Boston Bruins