Inside the Circle with Jamie Mulhare
Jamie Mulhare, a first-year on the Virginia field hockey team, has helped the Cavaliers to a top-20 national ranking despite facing one of the toughest schedules in the nation. She scored her first collegiate goal against California in a key 3-0 win for the Hoos and added her second in a goal against No. 14 Louisville on the road.
My favorite meal: Lox and bagels, with tomatoes and grapes
My favorite sports figure: Brady Quinn
My favorite movie: Top Gun
My favorite book: In the Shadows of the Ark
Major and why I chose it: Studio Art — I really enjoy painting and exploring the complex of colors and light
My primary inspiration in sports is: My family
My advice to players is: Keep mentally positive and take each day as it comes—live in the moment
The best thing about the University is: The welcoming atmosphere all around the campus between students and staff alike
My dream vacation would be: A sailboat cruise around either the Caribbean or Mediterranean
The best advice I ever received is: Life is about relationshipsmy Dad
My favorite place near Grounds: Mellow Mushroom
My song on the psych tape is: Lose yourself Eminem
My favorite moment in my personal sports history: A breakaway when I was a junior in high school during overtime. I had a 70-yard sprint with a diving shot on the five-yard line to win the game.
My favorite moment in sports history: USA women winning the FIFA World Cup in 1999
Best field hockey game I have been a part of: Beating the local powerhouse public school in 2006, my senior year, in overtime
Best field hockey game I have ever seen: Spain vs. Australia
Why I play field hockey: I love the exhilarating feeling of adrenaline during competition
A brief summary of my early hockey history: My two older sisters, Shelby and Meghan, both played
If I could invite someone to dinner, it would be: My late uncle Ross (my father’s eldest brother) to hear all of his stories of the Air Force and of my Dad
What do Michele Madison and her staff bring to Virginia? The ability to have fun while still reaching for our potentialthey are a very knowledgeable staff and are willing to work with you and your questions without hesitation
Why did I choose the number that I have? I had 10 in high school, and before that it was my sister’s number.
What do you enjoy most about UVa and your team: I have enjoyed every minute of my short time here as a team we suffer, sacrifice, and achieve together. We keep each other positive an optimisticalways striving for what we can do better.