I learned how to skate and play hockey a little later than most, but after I stepped on the ice for the first time I was hooked. Skating came natural to me and is my strongest quality. At every level I have played, coaches compliment me on my skating, especially my speed, edge work, stride, and strength on my skates.
I was raised by my dad and I am the second oldest of four. My dad was a U.S. Navy Officer and Jet Pilot. He instilled in all of us qualities like hard work, integrity, team before self, coachability, and a strong desire to succeed. These qualities show in the way I play the game of hockey. Fast, physical, and aggressive are things I tell myself before every practice and every game. I am the first on the ice and last off every practice. I give 100% and I never take a drill or shift off no matter what the score. I work just as hard in the gym and I take the time to watch film to get better. Although I am not the tallest on the ice, I play big. I am the type of player who will battle along the boards, in the corners, in front of the net and block shots. I also have the speed to go around players, get behind defenses, and disrupt plays on the forecheck and backcheck. I am especially good on the penalty kill.
I set a goal for myself to play at the college level. It is a dream of mine to play at that level and something I work toward every day, on and off the ice and in the classroom. I want to be a part of something bigger than myself and represent my team, college, and community. I know my role and can be an impactful player to help my college team achieve success at the League and National levels. If you are looking for a hardworking, fast, and versatile forward, I am your player. If given the chance I can make a difference for your team. I want to take what I learn from playing college hockey at a competitive level and my degree to achieve success and make a difference after college.