The senior high-scoring lacrosse player called her time at the school “perfect.”
Kasey Hawe went because she heard all the great stories.
Now she’ll be telling them for the rest of her life.
Hawe is a senior at St. Hubert High School, and when she was at St. Matt’s during her grade school days, she decided to become a Bambie because everyone who went there spoke so highly of the school.
They loved playing sports, they loved making friends and they loved just being in the hallways. That’s what Hawe wanted for her career. Now that her career is rapidly coming to an end, her words could one day send an eighth-grader to Hubert.
“I love everything about the school,” Hawe said. “It’s just such a great place. I wanted to have a great time in high school and I did. Everything about it was perfect.”
Hawe entered high school an accomplished basketball player, but when the fall of her freshman year arrived, she didn’t want to wait for the weather to get cold to be a Bambie, so she signed up for field hockey, and became a top scorer.
She did basketball in the winter, and during the spring, she figured she’d try lacrosse to stay in shape.
Four years later, that might be her favorite sport. It also might be her best.
Hawe was the leading goal scorer on the Bambies. She estimates she scored about 30 goals during her final year, and in the process helped Hubert make the playoffs and win a game before falling to Lansdale Catholic, 13–8, in a quarterfinal last Wednesday.
The loss ended the Bambies’ season and halted an impressive run that saw Hubert knock off higher-ranked Archbishop Wood in its final game of the regular season to get into the postseason, and then beat Little Flower 16–11 in a pre-playoff game.
“The best part of my senior year is when we chopped Wood,” said Hawe, who scored three goals in the win over Wood and five in the victory over Little Flower. “We did it in field hockey and then we did it again in lacrosse. Nobody thought we could beat them because they are really good. It was great to win because it meant so much, especially in lacrosse.”
The Bambies enjoyed playoff campaigns in both field hockey and lacrosse this year. Those were the only two sports Hawe played during her final two years. During the winter, she decided to give up basketball at high school to focus on the other sports, but she did continue to play basketball.
“I played for St. Matt’s CYO team,” Hawe said. “I think I liked field hockey and lacrosse more. When I got to high school, I was a basketball player. I played point guard. I never played the other sports because they weren’t offered, but once I started playing, I loved it.”
Hawe was the same type of player in both sports.
She was a sniper who found openings and routinely beat goalies with her strong shot. But she’s quick to point out that when she was lighting up the scoreboard, she was getting plenty of help.
“I couldn’t do it without my teammates, they always got me the ball and got me in position to score,” said Hawe, who was an All-Catholic selection in lacrosse. “Once I would get it, I would pump fake and deke to try to get the best shot. I had to do my part, and my teammates made it easier.
“That was what I did, I didn’t love scoring, I loved going out and getting everybody fired up. I liked to lead. I like getting everybody ready. That’s what I try to do. I have the same role on both teams. And we had such a great season.”
Next year, Hawe is headed to Temple University. She is enrolled in the Fox School of Business, but is leaning toward studying education and special education.
“I hear great things about Temple,” Hawe said. “I won’t play for Temple, but I’m looking into playing club lacrosse.”
She also has a fun summer planned.
After graduation, she’s headed to Stone Harbor, where she’ll spend the summer walking the beach.
“I’ll be working with beach tags,” Hawe said. “It’s the perfect job, I get to be down the Shore and spend my days on the beach. It’s perfect.”
Almost as perfect as St. Hubert.
Not only was she an athlete, but she was in the National Honor Society and a member of Athletes Helping Athletes, a group that teams players and developmentally disabled students who love sports.
“I’m really going to miss high school, it was great,” Hawe said. “I loved the people, I loved the sports, I loved the school. It was perfect. It was a great four years.”