Diana Soucier, Lacrosse
After transferring from St. Joseph’s of Philadelphia before her sophomore year, Diana became the career scoring leader at Saint Joseph College in three years with 78 goals, 11 assists and 89 points. she took some time to reflect on the past three seasons.
What are your general thoughts on the past three years?
"It was a great experience walking onto this team. I made my best friends on the lacrosse team over the past three years and couldn’t have asked for a better experience with all three coaches [Tee Alexander, Dee Stephan and Jim Herrera] I had.
There’s been a lot of growth in the team. It’s about winning and moving the program forward, but also about finding teammates to work with and creating a cohesive unit that you know not only as players, but as friends. We became sisters, we were that close by the end of my three years."
Did you make the right choice coming here?
"Absolutely. They have nursing, which is what I wanted, and the Division-III athletics to offer. As a freshman coming into this school, you might be thrown off by the all-girl atmosphere, but being a student-athlete makes your experience here so difference; a lot more complete."
What would you say to the high school student considering Saint Joseph?
“Give it a chance. If you throw yourself into things you like and really like to do, you can make your college experience what you want it to be. And that can be done at Saint Joseph.”
After winning one game in your sophomore year, you helped win seven games over the past two. Do you see the future as bright?
“Oh yes. Coach Herrera is the best lacrosse coach I ever had. He is incredibly knowledgeable, approachable and makes the atmosphere family-oriented. That’s what makes the team work. He’s turning the program around and there’s a lot to look forward to in the future.”