I have been in skates and on the ice since I was five years old. I began as a player, but when I was eight, I realized that I belonged in the net, and since the very first day I put on the pads, I knew I'd made the right choice. Although this is possibly the most difficult position in hockey, I thrive on the unique challenges it presents, both mentally and physically. The goaltending position has definitely taught me responsibility, dedication, mental fortitude, and leadership. I am hardworking, academically focused and determined to excel in school as well as hockey. I am a leader on and off the ice, well liked and respected by teammates and peers, and in turn, I respect others. As a hockey player, I am very coachable and strive to apply critique and criticism constructively to make me a better goalie.
I think what sets me apart from other players is my attitude towards coaches and my focused approach to my hockey and academic future. I love the game, but I also realize that being a hockey goaltender is just one large part of who I am as a whole. It has shaped my character a lot over the years through discipline, learning how to deal with disappointment (and sometimes failure) even after giving 100%, and needing to be responsible and accountable to my teams and coaches.
My long-term goal is to play D1 hockey, because I believe it would open doors and provide many exciting opportunities for my future, regardless of what path I decide to take in life. I know this will require extreme dedication and hard work, but I look forward to working toward this aspiration.