By Eric Coburn ’18 and Kelley McLellan ’17
Sports Editor and Associate Sports Editor
Jennifer Cain, a junior at Merrimack College comes from Melrose, Massachusetts. She is studying Sports Medicine and is a member of the Women’s Volleyball team. Cain has set career highs during her time at Merrimack, including 20 kills at Bentley in 2014 and 47 attacks in that same game. In 2014, Cain was ranked third on the team and she continued to have a record high of 173 kills during the entire season. The Beacon sat down with Cain to get to know her a little more off of the court.
What is one thing you wish you knew before going into college that you know now?
One thing I wish I knew coming into college was how hard it would be to balance school, volleyball, and the social aspect of being a freshman. Now it’s a lot easier to balance these things because I have a routine to get everything done.
What is your dream job?
My dream job would to be a physician’s assistant. Ever since I was a kid I’ve always wanted to be a doctor and one who works with children.
If you had to survive off of one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
It would probably be steak because it’s one of my favorite foods!
If you could be in any movie what would that movie be?
I would love to be in the movie Blue Crush. When I was young I loved to watch that movie and because of it I learned how to surf. Now I spend most of my summers surfing up in Maine.
If you had the chance to do over a moment in your athletic career what would it be?
I would want to do over a volleyball game from my freshman year of college. We made it to the NE-10 championship game. Our game was against New Haven who was the reigning champs. We pushed them to play five sets but we lost by 2 points. That is a moment I would love to do over and end with a different result to win the championship game.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years I see myself working my dream job as a physician’s assistant working with children while living near a city married with a family and spending summers in Maine.
If you won a million dollars, what would you do with the money?
I would donate a lot of money to cancer research. This is one thing I’m very passionate about because my aunt who I’m very close with has been battling with this disease for 15 years now. I would also use this money for a house, car and to continue my education.
What is your biggest pet peeve while driving?
The thing that bothers me the most about when I’m driving is when people don’t use their directional and then cut me off.
If you could fluently speak another language, what would that language be?
I would want to be able to speak Spanish. Wanting to work in the medical field I feel that this is a language that would be very helpful to know.
Would you rather live in the city or the country? Why?
I would probably want to live in the city; I don’t live far from Boston. I always enjoy going into the city and love being able to walk around. There is always something going on and many places to visit.
What is your favorite childhood memory?
In 2004 when the Red Sox were in the World Series my dad got tickets and I got to go. Our seats were right behind the bullpen. Towards the end of the game David Ortiz (Big Papi) who is my favorite player was up and hit a home run and I caught the ball!
What do you want accomplish before you graduate at Merrimack?
One thing I want to accomplish as an athlete for Merrimack is related to volleyball. I would love to win an NE-10 championship and make it to the NCAAs.
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