Questions answered by Club Field Hockey Vice President Brooke Dean
Is your club competitive? Where are some places you have traveled?
Our club is pretty competitive, but we place the most importance on having fun. We love to travel! We’ve gone to schools as close as University of Maryland College Park (UMCP), and as far as tournaments in California and Florida! We regularly compete against schools in Maryland such as UMCP, Loyola, and Salisbury. But we also travel a lot to schools in DC, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
How do you join?
All you have to do to join our club is sign a liability form, pay dues and come to practice! We love getting new members and try and make it as easy as possible for people to get involved. We usually have practice twice a week either on Burdick Field or Unitas Stadium. Times vary due to field availability.
Do you hold try outs? Do you have a coach or officers?
We do not hold try outs! We pick our roster for games based on practice attendance as well as involvement in fundraising and service projects. Since we do not have a coach (by choice), our officers are responsible for everything. We determine game schedules, budgets, travel rosters and practices. Anything our club does or is involved in is due to our officers. Our team is a very close-knit group and it is due in part to our independence in running ourselves without a coaching staff.
What is your favorite part about Club Field Hockey?
I love the members of our team and the relaxed vibe all the players have. We really just want to enjoy playing field hockey and I think that mentality has worked in our favor. I have made life-long friends from being involved in Club Field Hockey because everyone has respect for each other and we truly get along.
Are there any other activities your club does together outside of practices and games?
Like I said earlier, we are very active with fundraising and community service projects. We also have team dinners periodically throughout the semester. Some of our team outings include going to a corn maze/pumpkin patch and then carving them together after! I would encourage everyone to get involved in clubs when they get to college. I would not have enjoyed my time as an undergraduate as much if I had not joined Club Field Hockey!
What is the main objective of your group?
The main objective of our student group is to put students who have been abroad during their time at Towson University in contact with students who are interested in going abroad. We want the group to be a way for students all over campus to meet and discuss all there is to love about studying and traveling abroad as a college student. Students who are interested in studying abroad can learn about it from other peers who have already had the experience.
Tell us about what you do.
The student group is actually a new one so thus far we do not have too much of a presence on campus. We mostly hold our meetings and take time to discuss new ways to get students interested in studying abroad while reflecting and remembering our own times all over the world.
Do you take part in any events?
We are hosting two events this semester. The first of these events is a Friday Night Live event being held on November 8th from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. in PAWS. The event will be an international pub quiz! The evening will consist of an international trivia challenge, free international food and entertainment. Every student on campus is invited to participate, regardless of their interest in studying abroad in the future. The event is a way to try to bring the joys of going abroad to the students of Towson.
Our other event is a Study Abroad Pre-Departure Social on December 10th. This event is just as it sounds, a social for students who are studying abroad in the upcoming minimester or spring to have a chance to chat with study abroad alumni. This event features food, music and time to learn the tips and trades of studying abroad.
When are your meetings held?
Our meetings are held once a month. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Study Abroad Department Student Lounge (4th Floor, Psychology Building, Room 408). Our next meeting is November 7th.
How can we learn more about your group?
You can learn more about our club by visiting our Involved@TU page or follow us on Twitter: @TUConnectAbroad.
Our Ambassadors having some fun today at Open House! #TUOpenHouse