The Hawken Girls Basketball program is centered on the principles of Hard-Work, Character, Accountability, and Service.
Hard-work is a prerequisite for success; on the basketball court, in the classroom, and in life. Our program strives to instill the value of hard-work as it relates to all aspects of the student-athlete experience at Hawken School.
"The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything."
- Vince Lombardi Jr.
Character is key to who we are and how we deal with adversity, on and off the basketball court. Our program prioritizes the development of character as one of the primary goals of Hawken Athletics.
"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
- John Wooden
Accountability fosters growth, both individually and collectively. Our program emphasizes the importance and value of accountability, on the basketball court and in life. TEAM before SELF.
"Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions."
- John Di Lemme
Service to others is one of our greatest tools in creating change. The Hawken Girls Basketball program seeks to demonstrate its commitment to this value by engaging in service to the greater community.
"Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."
- Martin Luther King Jr.