The Saint Joseph's men's lacrosse program will recognize its three graduating seniors leading up to the regular-season home finale against Wagner this Saturday, April 20. Today's senior spotlight will feature midfielder Zach Hare.
"Zach is a guy who really makes me laugh because of his great sense of humor," said senior classmate Thomas LaRose. "Zach really knows how to liven up a room. He is a great teammate, but more importantly, a caring friend. Being with Zach either at home or in the locker room is a true privilege. He will definitely be someone I will be close friends with for the rest of my life."
"Zach is one of the most genuine kids I know," added fellow senior Thomas Tarleton. "Being around him always brightens up my day. He is such a strong kid, and I know that whatever he faces in life, he’ll be able to get through it. I know Zach and I will be extremely close friends for years to come.”
1. What is your favorite Saint Joseph’s lacrosse memory?
On top of being able to suit up with the team again this spring, another one of my favorite memories has to be Alumni Day this season, when we tied Hobart with .6 seconds left on the clock and then won it in overtime. I could not have been more pumped for my teammates and coaches and the way we scrapped the entire game to pull out that win.
2. How would you like to be remembered as a member of the Saint Joseph’s lacrosse team?
I would like to be remembered as a guy who came to work every day to help the team in any way that I could.
3. Describe the relationship of this senior class.
After freshman and sophomore year, our class lost a lot of great guys, but I think that made our relationship as a class even stronger. Tom and Tom are two of the hardest-working teammates and friends that I have had the pleasure to suit up with, and I call those guys my brothers.
4. What will you miss the most about Saint Joseph’s lacrosse?
The thing I will miss the most about St. Joe's lacrosse is, first and foremost, playing on the same team as my brother, Liam. He has been my teammate since I was a sophomore in high school, and throughout our careers at SJU, we have only become closer. On top of that, he has become a great leader to the program. Another thing I will miss about St. Joe's lacrosse is the Campion lunches and dinners with my teammates after practices and lifts. There were and always are great conversations at those tables with the guys.
5. What has being a member of the Saint Joseph’s lacrosse program taught you?
Being a part of this program has taught me many life lessons. One of the most important ones that I learned is being prepared for anything that might come your way, whether that's on the lacrosse field or in life. You never know when you'll be called upon, so being ready and prepared for any opportunity is something that will always stick with me.
6. What will you take out of your involvement with the Saint Joseph's lacrosse program moving forward?
One of the things I will take with my involvement with this program is to be a good teammate or individual first in anything you do in life. Coach Wray told us a great story about how years down the road from now, your teammates won't remember all the points racked up during your career; instead, they'll remember you by how good of a teammate you were.
7. What is your funniest Saint Joseph's memory?
My funniest St. Joe's lacrosse memory has to be our bus ride home from Bryant this year. Coach Meehan was encouraged by the team to partake in freshman karaoke and sang "Milkshake" by Kelis, and all I need to say is my coach has better vocals and dance moves than your coach.
Thank you, seniors. The Hawk Will Never Die!