Ever since I began playing hockey, I have had an innate passion for the game, coupled with a strong drive to perform at the next level. I am very much motivated by strong competition. This passion and drive is fueled by what many of my coaches have called a 'natural talent,' but my strong work ethic is what has elevated me to compete at the highest level. My ultimate goal is to play in a Division 1 program. This goal is my daily inspiration to train both on and off the ice.
My next challenge, playing at the prep school level, was achieved as a result of very strong academics, disciplined training on the ice and consistent performance during competitive games. I feel extremely fortunate to have both the academics, as well as the athletic ability to be selected to play at this level, alongside many gifted players. I am fully prepared and committed to taking advantage of this privilege.
As an individual, I am considered a leader both on and off the ice, and I truly try to help cultivate a positive and competitive atmosphere within the team. I believe that competition brings out the best in me and it is what truly allows my game to develop. My strong character and perseverance allow me to overcome difficult situations and adversity. Many of my coaches would describe me as 'highly coachable,' responding well to feedback and one who implements what I am taught. From a very young age, practice, practice and more practice has been my mantra.
My natural sports abilities have allowed me to play at very high levels in the game of soccer, as well as on the golf course. While my true passion is hockey, I find my natural sporting ability has provided me many years playing competitive sports, which has only reinforced my talent, as well as my discipline to hone my skills.
I am determined to take my game to the next level and to persevere until my goals are surpassed. If given the opportunity to play Division 1 (or higher), I am confident I will rise to the occasion.
"People with goals succeed because they know where they're going" - Earl Nightingale