Dutchwoman of the Week: Jackie Hagopian ’17

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Courtesy of Union Athletics
Courtesy of Union Athletics

Hometown: Wakefield, Rhode Island

Major: Political Science

Minor: Sociology

Sport: Women’s Lacrosse

Campus Involvement: Hagopian is a member of Delta Delta Delta.

Notable: Hagopian was recently named to the Liberty League Honor Roll.

Q: When did you start playing lacrosse and what got you interested in it?

A: I started playing when I was in first grade because a newsletter about it went home in my Friday folder.

Q: What is your favorite team to play against?

A: My favorite teams to play against are RPI and Skidmore. Whenever we play them, the games are always close; they’re our biggest rivals and the most fun games of the year.

Q: What’s one rule in the game of women’s lacrosse that you’d like to change?

A: There’s actually a rule they just changed this year which lets us self-start after penalties. So I would’ve wanted to change that rule but they already did.

Q: What are the best aspects of Union’s women’s lacrosse team?

A: Off the field, we are very close. That’s something that really attracted me to the team. I think it’s part of why we are so successful. We are always playing for each other.

Q: How do you balance athletics, academics and social commitments?

A: I think playing a sport really helps me to manage my time better. During the season, my schedule is more structured but when I’m not in season, I don’t have as many set things to do. So being in season just makes everything a lot more structured.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about Union?

A: I really like the community. I went to a really small high school so my favorite thing is that Union is so small and close-knit.

Q: What’s your go-to food of choice in Reamer?

A: My favorite thing in Reamer is any of the soups.

Q: What’s your favorite restaurant in Schenectady?

A: My favorite restaurant is Johnny’s.

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