The NESCAC is brimming with talented student-athletes and the "Friday Feature" is a way for fans to get to know them throughout the academic year. The conference introduces Connecticut College's Jamie Navoni, a dual-sport student-athlete who has captained and been named All-Region in both.
Jamie Navoni, Connecticut College
Senior, Women's Lacrosse and Field Hockey
Northborough, Mass./The Rivers School
Why did you choose to attend your Connecticut College?
Connecticut College gave me the opportunity to receive an amazing liberal arts education in a small school environment, while also being able to play both field hockey and lacrosse at a high level. From the minute I walked on campus, I immediately felt the strong sense of community and knew it was a place I could see myself.
What is the best thing about being part of the NESCAC?
Anything can happen in the NESCAC. The conference is filled with fierce competition, which always makes for exciting outcomes and surprises.
What extracurricular activities do you participate in?
In addition to playing field hockey and lacrosse, I am a member of the Peggotty Investment Club, Student Advisory Board for Economics, and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
What has been the greatest part of your college experience so far?
Being a part of multiple sports teams has been fun and given me an exciting college experience while teaching me many lessons along the way. Whether it be waking up for early morning practices or hanging out with teammates off the field, the moments shared with others have shaped my time at Conn.
What are three top things on your bucket list?
1. Travel to Europe
2. Run a marathon
3. Go skydiving
What has been your favorite class outside of your major? Why?
I took a 2-Dimensional art class, which took me out of my comfort zone and challenged my artistic ability. I had to draw a variety of objects using different mediums and tools. Drawing proved not to be my greatest asset, but it was definitely unlike any class I had taken before.
What internships/research projects have you participated in? What did you learn from these experiences?
This past summer, I worked as a Corporate and Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Mitsubishi UFG (MUFG) in New York City. I gained hands-on experience in the world of global finance and was part of an integral team to support deals and client-driven products.
What advice would you give to yourself as a high school first year?
Always do what makes you happy - take the time to reflect and figure out what is truly important to you.