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Class of 2018 Spotlight - Nakona Wolfe

Class of 2018 Spotlight - Nakona Wolfe

WINCHESTER, Va. - We continue our look at the Class of 2019 by meeting women's lacrosse standout Nakona Wolfe.

Major:
Nursing 
Sport Played: 
Women's lacrosse 
Why did you choose Shenandoah? 
I chose SU because it was one of the few schools that allowed me to play lacrosse for four years and be a nursing student - not all schools allow you to do that. I also really like the small class size and that it was a direct admit program for the nursing school. Lastly, the family dynamic the team showed me on my recruiting visit, after the visit I got in the car and was balling to my dad because the girls here made me feel like I was just at home even though home was 421 miles away. 
Favorite Class and Professor: 
My favorite professor is Amy Brown, my OB professor. She is the definition of sunshine! She is always positive and inspires us to do our best and always believed in us. My favorite class was microbiology, having Dr. Zimmerman really helped me learn the material and always presented interesting information. 
What do you like most about playing sports at SU? 
I like that I can be a student-athlete. I like how we get praise from the athletic department for doing well and we celebrate accomplishments. I like how all teams support each other in one way shape or form. And I really like a lot of the coaching staff, even though I don't play field hockey you can find me hanging out in coach Ashley's office while I wait for my coaches. 
Favorite thing to do in Winchester: 
Go downtown to El Centro! 
Favorite SU Athletics Memory: 
My sophomore year, coach called a meeting to the locker room and we went around the room giving stories and reasons of who we played lacrosse for. It got really emotional but in the end we learned a lot about each other. But you can't have just one favorite memory! I loved going to Florida last year for spring break and bonding with my team from last spring. Oh and Coach Lutz asking if we wanted to go get team tats down in Florida:) 
What has playing athletics at SU meant to you? 
It's meant that I am part of something bigger than myself. SU is heavily involved in community service which is a big part to me, we give back so much and that is the best feeing in the world. It also means that I have life long family, not just friends but family. 
Post-Graduate Plans: 
Go back home to NY for 2 year and work in a hospital, hopefully the ER or Pediatric ER! But before all that pass my boards! 
Nobody knows that I... 
can fall asleep basically on command... 30 minutes before lift? Ok 20 minutes nap go and I'm out!