I want to play college hockey because I love the sport and I want to continue to grow as a player. My dream would be to attend a school that prepares me for my career while supporting my passion for hockey. I started playing when I was young and by the age of 8, I decided the life in between the pipes was for me. As a young kid, I would watch UMaine play. I was fascinated by the gear at first, but as I grew older I was in awe of their skills. I have been playing travel hockey ever since I started, and this year I got the call to be the varsity starter on my high school team. I had an amazing season, leading the team to a 13-3 record, and our school’s first Northern Maine championship appearance since 2003. The pressure of this season made me a better player and I had the time of my life. I made so many memories with all of my teammates and it really taught me how to play for every single person in the locker room. Along with the great season, I was very humbled to be given the Bronco Shield Award. This award stands for outstanding team play, good leadership, and dedication. I gave everything I could to be the best teammate, player, and person that I could be.
While I am extremely passionate about hockey, I also fill my life to the brim with other interests. I am very invested in my schoolwork because I know it is necessary for my future career. I also have played soccer and baseball my whole life. Having academics and sports constantly being on my plate, I am learning how to manage my time while putting 100% effort into all my activities. I understand that to play college hockey, you have to be extremely committed to not only yourself but your teammates, coaches, and your academics. I believe that I possess the drive to not only meet these expectations but exceed them.