Rio Kauffman ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • Cushing Academy
  • Glenwood Springs, CO
  • Men's Ice Hockey
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Rio Kauffman's Men's Ice Hockey Recruiting Profile
Cushing Academy
Prim. Position:
Team Level
AAA (Tier 1)

Personal Statement

Looking back on my time in high school, I have tried to make considerable contributions to my school. I am pleased to be able to share some of them with you.  During these years, I have worked to exceed expectations and to leave an impact on the way I work with and treat others,  honor commitments to my education and develop my athletic skills and ability.  There are some specific character traits I believe I have contributed to the school community and to my athletic teams.

A character trait I believe is a strength of mine is my citizenship. A person with good citizenship might dedicate himself to being aware of what’s going on in his community, state, country, and even worldwide. I may not be the type of person who reads the newspaper every day or watches the nightly news, but it is a characteristic of mine to be conscientious of the general events going on. Another aspect of my good citizenship is my involvement in school events. Besides, when I am flooded with undertakings from other responsibilities, you could expect me to attend all major school-related activities. As a part of any community, I truly appreciate being a part of events anywhere possible. Another aspect of citizenship for me is helping others. I enjoy lending a hand, whether it is subtle, supporting a younger athlete who is struggling during a drill, volunteering as a youth coach, or supporting my younger billet brothers academically or athletically or more desirably, participating in service learning project through trail building, community cleanups or around my school during events.

As can be found in any good student, I am very dedicated to my academics. While there will be some geniuses in the world, for most like me, success in school only occurs by putting in time and effort. I have made sure to work hard in school because who knows what might end up of my other interests, but if I excel in school, I know I can accomplish many things and open many opportunities for myself. In school, while improving myself academically, I also have supported and pushed some of his less motivated friends to improve and grow themselves, intellectually and academically. In a recent past season, my good friend on my hockey team had not previously focused on his school work. From our friendship, I helped him see the value and he made the Dean’s Effort List the last quarter of school for the first time. For some people, their school experience isn’t very important to them, but for me, it is first and foremost.

One of the last and most significant character traits about my time in high school is my focus on improving athletically. I am very fond of participating in many sports; in my past, I played football, baseball, golf and of course my passion, ice hockey. Some people play sports because they are super competitive, and others just play it because there is almost nothing they would rather do. I believe the reason I have been able to succeed in athletics is that I have both of those things. With that combination, there is no problem with people or coaches asking me to try harder and do extra work.

One thing that you could always see in me is sportsmanship. Sportsmanship is being humble in victory, and to have acceptance and grace in defeat. Also, a good sportsman will show respect to any competitor no matter what they have done to you. One thing that is true about me is that on any competitive playing field, I will work hard to achieve my best and to support my team, essential to good sportsmanship. As a student, athlete, and person, I try to be aware that my character traits impact my actions and have an impact on my family, friends, community and myself.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 2 years
  • 2020 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey:
  • Team Awards:
    Cushing Academy
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Jersey: #33
  • Team Awards:
    Cushing Academy: Watkins Invitation Champions
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #31
  • Team Awards:
    Northwood School U16 Tier I: 2017 EJEPL Diamond Midget Champions, 2017 Northwood Invitational U16 Champions
  • Season Schedule

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 8 seasons
  • 2020 Cushing Academy (Varsity New England Prep School)
  • Notes: Coach Steve Jacobs
  • Season Schedule
  • 2019 Eastern Mass Senators (MA) U18 Tier I (Tier I )
  • Season Schedule
  • 2019 Roc City Elite 02 (Junior A)
  • Notes: Coach Matt Dibble
  • Season Schedule
  • 2019 Eastern Mass Senators (MA) Tier I (Tier I U16)
  • Notes: Head Coach Greg Thomas, MA U16 Tier I District Semi-Finals
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 Colorado Thunderbirds (Tier I U16)
  • Notes: 2018 TIER I ELite Championship- 2nd Place, 2018 CAHA State Champions, My Hockey Rankings 12th Overall U16 Tier I
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 Team Grey (U16 Selects)
  • Notes: Head Coach: Goalie Coach: Brian Eklund Team Manager: Steve Rizzo
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 All American Prospects (Tier I Elite U16)
  • Notes: 2018 Jr Chowder Cup Champions, Coaches Jake Bennett & Drew Bennett
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 North American Selects (Junior- European U18)
  • Notes: Terry L Christensen, Head Coach, Wayne Smith, Northern Selects Coordinator/Scout
  • Season Schedule

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Steve Jacobs
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Greg Thomas
  • Juniors Coach
  • Wayne Smith
  • Private Coach
  • Mike Garman
  • High School Head Coach
  • Trevor Gilligan
  • Other
  • Eddie Mio
  • Private Coach
  • Steve Briere
  • High School Assistant Coach
  • Cam Clemenson

Additional Sports

  • Baseball
  • F
  • 8 Years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • First Baseman, Catcher, Pitcher, Little League Juniors State Champion, gone to sate consecutive four years
  • Golf
  • 7 Years
  • Freshman Team
  • Football
  • F
  • 6 Years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • Quarterback and Tight End, 2015 Pee Wee Football League Champs



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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Cushing Academy

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. 11th Grade: Calculus Physics 10th Grade: Honors Chemistry Honors PreCalculus Spanish V 9th Grade: Honors Biology, Honors Algebra II, Spanish III-IV (9th grade)
AP Classes:
Yes. AP Statistics AP Chemistry
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Cushing Academy High Honor Roll 2018-2019
  • Award
    • 4.0GPA Cherry Creek High School Honor Roll 2017-2018
  • Award
    • 4.0GPA Northwood Dean's List 2016-2017
  • Award
    • 4.11GPA Northwood Effort Honor Roll 2016-2017
  • Activity
    • STEAM Club
  • Activity
    • Music: Vocals
  • Activity
    • Band
  • Activity
    • Guitar
  • Activity
    • Ukulele
  • Activity
    • Student Council
  • Activity
    • Student Ambassador
  • Activity
    • American Red Cross Certified Life Guard
  • Activity
    • Chess
  • Activity
    • Leather Craftsmanship
  • Activity
    • Hunting
  • Activity
    • Camping
  • Activity
    • Rafting

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Contact Information

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Mailing Address

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Statistic 2020 Cushing Ac 2019 Varsity Te 2019 Eastern Ma 2019 Roc City E 2019 Eastern Ma 2018 Colorado T 2018 Team Grey
Games Played 3 3 3 4 15 30 4
Record 2-1-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 3-1-0 6-3-4 22-5-0 3-1-0
Goals Against Avg. 2.0 2.89 1.87
Shutouts 2 3 1
Save Pct. .917 .904 .901
Total Saves 325 545 64
Statistic 2018 All Americ 2017 Varsity Te 2017 North Amer
Games Played 5 OF 7 30 4 (3 started, 1 relief)
Record 4-0-1 23-4-1 2-1(OTL)
Goals Against Avg. .67 .87
Shutouts 1 6
Total Saves 2GA
Save Pct. .949


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