My hockey interest comes from my dad. He played in Grand Forks, ND and Sioux Falls, SD where I currently play. I hit the ice for the first time as a mite. My parents have taught me that nothing is going to be handed to you and if it is something you want bad enough, it is going to take hard work. My hard work has paid off to this point because it had a lot to do with being moved up to the Varsity level, 2 years early. My goal is to play for a College hockey program while studying Athletic Training and involved in Coaching. I would really love to take all the knowledge I have learned from hockey and my experience to give back to my hometown hockey community.
The skills at being a goalie I have learned overtime I have put to good use in the summer by helping to coach younger goalies in various camps that are put on by my goalie coach at our local hockey rink. I have found that the younger goalies often have the same struggles that I had at that age. I want to give back to them and help them along the route of potentially playing in College.
There are so many things I have learned from playing hockey that could be used in any area of life. The one that makes the biggest impact is to overcome the first reaction to blame myself for the mistakes, but to take that energy to make myself a better player and teammate. I hopefully feel that has come thru to my teammates and the teams around our league because I have been honored by being named to the South Dakota All State 1st Team Goalie two years in a row which is voted on by the players and coaches around our league. I will do whatever it takes to play at that next level. Thank you for your time reading this!