In my early years up until I left for school I was fortunate to play for a coach by the name of Todd Johnson. With experience in the NHL and college hockey before representing U.SA in the olympics, Coach Johnson pushed me on and off the ice. I was named captain and continued to lead the team in points. Having a rigorous academic experience mixed with a rigorous hockey schedule for a high level team taught me how to plan ahead and balance my life on the ice and in the classroom. As freshman year drew closer I began the search for schools where I could continue to do this in hopes of getting exposure. I soon was able to find Kent and immediately fell in love with the balance of academics and high level premier athletics. At Kent I immediately found myself being challenged as a student athlete. Whether it’s waking up to skate at five in the morning for captains skates in the fall or physical testing throughout the year Kent prepares its student athletes for the next level far beyond the rink. For as long as I can remember my dream has been to play hockey at the collegiate level and my experience thus far at Kent has only deepened my confidence in that dream.