FORMER RAM, PAIGE HAWKINS, FINDS SUCCESS IN VCU'S OWN BACKYARD
With all of the buzz surrounding Virginia Commonwealth University Athletics, many students, faculty and local residents within the city of Richmond forget about "little" Maggie Walker Governor's school just around the corner from the Siegel Center.
Located on the edge of VCU's campus, the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies is better known for it's excellence in the classroom, being named one of the "Public Elites" by Newsweek magazine and one of the top 24 performing public schools in the nation by the Washington Post.
The Dragons aren't just performing in the classroom; their field hockey squad is currently 13-0, with only one goal scored against them. Maggie Walker Head Coach, Paige Hawkins, a graduate of VCU and a member of their field hockey team from 1987-1992, seems excited about her teams' continued success.
"This season has gone well so far because of trust, leadership and a sense of family within our program," Hawkins said.
Now in her 19th year at Maggie Walker, Hawkins received Colonial District Coach of the Year honors in each of her last five years at the helm of the program and led her team to the VHSL State Tournament in 2009 and 2010.