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Being part of a team is important as a young athlete, because a good teammate will work hard not only for himself, but for the rest of the men on the ice. Being a good teammate on and off the ice teaches character that you carry outside of hockey.
I started playing hockey when I was in 5th grade at the local in-house league. Our team, the Canadiens, had everything we needed except for a goalie. Under the impression that I wouldn't have to skate as much as a goalie, I was the first one to volunteer. To tell the truth, I wasn't any good, but I loved it, and it sparked a passion in me not only for hockey but for athleticism in general.
The following year due to conflicts outside of hockey I could not play in 6th grade, but I was determined to see as much ice as I possibly could even if I didn't have a team.
Since then, I have been playing for Shady Side Academy, a place that fosters my desire to play as much hockey as I can. As a freshman, I decided to participate in PE hockey, a fall hockey program that allows anyone who is interested in getting some ice time before the season to do so. Although this program was utilized mostly by players on the MPHL team, I took that as inspiration to keep up with the big guys, and eventually make the team.
My junior year I did just that. I dressed with the Prep team while remaining the starting goalie for the Varsity team, and attended both teams' practices.
Outside of hockey, at work and school, I have the same drive. I like to learn from peers and experiences to make myself the best I can be at whatever it may be. I am a competitive person, and I grew up with a sister who also plays hockey at a high level and we use our bond to push each other past our limits.
I believe that my outgoing nature, my competitive spirit, and my love for playing the game no matter where is something that makes me a coachable player, and a good fit for any team.