Cavalier of the moment: Jess Huda makes the save

By Kendra Clark
November 30, 2000

Stacey Hanby

by Kendra Clark

staff writer

Believe in yourself and anything is possible. These are the words that senior Jess Huda, this week’s selection of Cavalier of the Week, lives by.

As she says those words, one cannot help but believe in those words too when she lists her accomplishments.

Huda is no average student here at Cabrini. Most know her as a resident assistant, from the apartment complex or from Xavier, where she held the position last year. Others know her from the soccer team where she is team captain and has been named MVP for the past two years. Also, others who visit the Dixon Center frequently may know her from the fitness facility or pool, where she works.

Besides those activities Huda has also managed to find time to manage a fitness facility at Healthease Corporation at UGI in Valley Forge. She also helped lead Search, a spiritual retreat hosted by Campus Ministry.

Huda, a sports science major, enjoys all of her extracurricular activities, but her ultimate obsession is playing soccer.

She has played on the Cabrini team for the past three years. “Being captain of the team is memorable because I have had the chance to know a lot of great people and hopefully our friendships will carry on,” Huda said when asked of her most memorable experience. She also added, “Our trip to Boston was memorable because it was quite a bonding experience.”

Besides playing soccer Huda, who describes herself as “sarcastic in a humorous way, a hard worker, and addicted to playing soccer,” also thinks about the future.

When talking about the future she excitedly speaks about an internship that she will have next semester at Dupont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Del. After graduation she plans to stay in the area and eventually go on to graduate school to receive a doctorate. She hopes to one day work in a hospital for children.

After talking about her future the conversation turns back to the present. She remembers a meaningful activity that she helps coordinate, Project Appalachia

“It’s a great experience going down there and meeting those less fortunate,” Huda said. She also added, “I have built a lot of great relationships.”

With all of her extracurricular activities it is hard to imagine that she finds time to do anything else, but she does. Like most college students, Huda admits that besides playing soccer her absolute favorite thing to do is sleep. She also proudly admits that she loves “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and that you can never go wrong with a cheese steak and cheese fries from Campus Corner

In fact when asked what she will remember in 10 years, she said, “All the memories that I have playing soccer and the late night Campus Corner and WaWa runs with my friends.”

With the time clock running out, Huda leaves a piece of advice for fellow students that she has followed and has had success with. “Just do what your heart tells you to do and don’t be afraid to be yourself.”

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