I was a late comer to hockey. I learned to skate at 11 years old and started playing hockey in the house program later that year. For my major squirt year I decided to tryout for one of the local travel programs, the Ashburn Xtreme. I did not get picked for the team and realized that I had to get better to make it. I used that feeling of being cut to motivate me. It was a horrible feeling and I was devastated. From that point on, my goal was to get better and one day make the Xtreme birth year. I had to go to another program at that point to get the ice time I wanted. In my first year playing for the Piedmont Predators I made the Squirt B team, the following year I made the Pee Wee lower A team and the year after that I made the Piedmont AA team. It was after that year that my parents and I felt I was ready to go back to Ashburn. As a Bantam minor I accomplished my goal and made the Ashburn Xtreme 05 birth year team. While college seems very far away, I would like to play college hockey when the time comes. I am a very hard worker and look to continue to my development.
While I am quiet, I feel like I am a very good teammate and support my teammates. I am very coach able and all my hard work has helped me achieve my goals.
I am going into the 9th grade and get A's and B's in school. School does not come easily to me but I work very hard to be successful. My teachers and school officials recognize me with awards for hardwork and kindness.
I think that I would be successful at the college level as I always work to get better and push myself. While I know that there may be better players, I don't believe there are many players that work harder than I do. I spend three to four days a week working with private hockey and skating coaches before school.