In my family hockey is a staple whether it's a game on TV playing in the background, my father running to coach his travel teams, my parents, sister, grandparents and the dog hustling to my games & practices no matter how close or far away. These are special family times for me, it's a bond that fuels me on and off the ice. The support that my family provides, prides me to do well in all I do in life. I have been playing travel ice hockey since I was six years old and have seen how being part of a team (my other family) and always being respectful and supportive to one another helps myself & others succeed. There is nothing gained by negativity and though something may be hard or not work out as expected you use it as a learning experience and grow from it. Being diagnosed with Dyslexia & LD has presented struggles to my day to day both academically and socially. The skills/strategies I have learned to overcome these obstacles has empowered me to not be defined by the disability. I do not label myself with a "disability" these are just my "differences" to the norm and I strive to adapt in a positive manner to any challenges I am faced with. In college my hope is to continue playing hockey on a competitive level and want to study Business Management with a sports focus. I am passionate and would love to be an integral part of a sports organization and have a desire to be involved with recruiting.