Winning the AYHL regular season has been the biggest achievement I have accomplished in my hockey career. However, the most significant moment in hockey for me was when we lost the AYHL playoff finals three times (two times with Team Maryland and once with the Washington Little Capitals). Losing so many heartbreaking games has only made me stronger and more hungry to win a championship. I began playing as a high scoring forward until the second year of Bantam, when the coach asked for a volunteer to play defense due to an injury of a player. I volunteered and became a two-way defense-man that can rush the puck up and also play solid defense. I became the first defensive pair in a matter of a month. The new changes brought my competitiveness and grit to a whole new level. Now, I win a majority of my 50/50 battles and I believe my skills can translate to an ideal college defense man, a talented player offensively that can also play shutdown defense.
I've had the opportunity to play for great organizations such as Team Maryland and the Washington Little Capitals throughout my whole hockey career, having success with every team I have played with. I became a leader on and off the ice where my teammates have depended on me to demonstrate hard work and a positive attitude. I also developed a more competitive drive and more commitment to the game of hockey. I am dedicated to being a student-athlete and I believe that academics are the most important thing for my future. I am looking for a school that has an amazing hockey program but also offers an excellent academics program. I believe I have the skill, grit, and leadership to make it to the college level. Over the years I have shown great leadership to all my teammates and my coaches acknowledge that. Last year, my coach’s evaluation stated my best traits are my leadership skills and my hockey IQ. He commented on my leadership as influential and important to our team's success. As a 2- sport athlete I believe I have what it takes to make an impact on a college roster.