Ever since I started playing competitive hockey in Saratoga, New York, I knew that it was my passion. When the time came to play AAA hockey with the Troy/Albany Titans, I was sure that playing college hockey was my ultimate goal. I have always been a forward mostly playing center, but I can play wing too. I adjust to my coach and team’s need for playing whatever is asked of me.
Academics are very important to me. I have maintained a solid GPA(currently 3.84) from my freshman year at Cambridge high school throughout junior and senior year at Burr and Burton Academy. I have maintained this GPA while taking honors and AP classes and playing three varsity sports during my junior year. I’ve also achieved a 1420 on my SAT(super scored 1460) and 4’s on both AP tests during junior year. My teachers have complimented me on my time management skills and I believe that they are one of the keys to my success.
Coaches have repeatedly told my father and I that I am one of the most coachable and unselfish players that they have ever seen. These things, I believe, separate me from other players. As soon as a coach makes a suggestion, it’s my number one priority to incorporate it into my play. I always buy into what my coaches tell me and I believe in the systems they run. Hockey isn’t a game of points to me; I play for the team. I’m just as happy grinding and getting someone else a goal as I am putting the puck in the net myself. I always am looking for the best pass no matter who it is. My teammates and coaches are able to rely on me to do what’s right and not be a selfish player. At the end of the day, the most important thing isn’t who scores or who hits the hardest, it’s about how the team does as a whole.
So far I’ve had what I believe to be a good career. I earned first-team All-State as a junior in Vermont and was the leading scorer in division one. As a captain, I’ve demonstrated my leadership skills and led the way for my team with my coach’s full confidence in me. I was also the first sophomore in 16 years to be named to a Vermont Allstate team. While playing high school hockey, I played in the EHL with the Vermont Lumberjacks and averaged a point per game over 21 games. I attended the 2018 Hockey Night In Boston showcase and made the all-star team scoring a goal in the all-star game. I have also attended to NY state national development camp.
I have been given a lot of advice along my journey which has molded me into the player I am today. I am focused on bringing my work ethic with me to become a key part of a college team that is right for me. I am very excited to pursue a college degree and play collegiate hockey at the highest level possible.