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Benjamin Skelton ‘21 Recruiting Profile

  • Roanoke Catholic School
  • ROANOKE, VA
  • Men's Ice Hockey
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Benjamin Skelton's Men's Ice Hockey Recruiting Profile
Club:
Washington Little Caps
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
170
Age:
18
Prim. Position:
G
Team Level
AAA (Tier 1)
  • 2021 Highlights

Personal Statement

I fell in love with hockey the moment I stepped on the ice at six years old. Eleven years later I am still learning from it and getting better. Some of the lessons I most value are the importance of patience and that struggle and failure leads to success. I am patient, whether waiting out a shooter or training every day to remain sharp and ready to return to the ice when the pandemic has passed. I balance hockey practice, lacrosse practice, a job, coaching 12u goalies, and three AP classes.  Whether on the ice or in the classroom, I apply myself 100% and pursue my goals relentlessly.

I learned self-sufficiency during a month long foreign exchange trip to Santa Cruz, Bolivia. I was thirteen years old. I lived with a family I had never met before, attended a Bolivian school, and had to speak Spanish almost exclusively. I have been a multi-sport athlete since I began competing, and currently play both lacrosse, for which I am a captain, and hockey. I love my teammates as brothers, and work to push them, as they push me, to be the best players they can be. I lay everything on the line for my team, and commit myself to pursuing victory with a vengeance. 

I am incredibly grateful to my family, who have supported me every step of the way. Though I love and dedicate myself to hockey, I recognize that academics are equally important. I have worked to achieve honor roll every quarter in high school, and will continue to until I graduate. I want to pursue both hockey and education at the highest level I possibly can.

Athletics

Club Information

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Paul Haskins

Additional Sports

  • Lacrosse
  • F
  • 5 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • Captain junior year

Academics

Grades

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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Roanoke Catholic School
State:
VIRGINIA
Enrollment:
466

Academic Accomplishments

AP Classes:
Yes. Currently taking AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Literature, AP Gov Previously took AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, and AP Language and Composition
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • National Honor Society
  • Award
    • First Honors (Sophomore and Junior) at Roanoke Catholic
  • Award
    • Second Honors (Freshman) at Roanoke Catholic
  • Activity
    • Medico club
  • Activity
    • Fellowship of Christian Athletes club
  • Activity
    • Piano
  • Activity
    • Coaching Younger Players
  • Activity
    • High School Student-Chaperone on Middle School Trip

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Contact Information

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Statistics

Statistic 2019 Roanoke Ju
Games Played 25
Record 14-7-2
Goals Against Avg. 2.11
Shutouts 7
Save Pct. .913
Total Saves 483
 

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