I began playing hockey at the age of seven, and have grown to love it more than any other activity or hobby. The reason I fell in love with the sport was not only the rush and drive the game gives me, but the relationships and connections I have made through hockey. This incredible sport has taught me numerous lessons, and given me countless opportunities to better myself as a person. I have had the honor of being the captain of my team, but I also know what it is like to be a leader without the "C" on your chest. I respect others for their efforts, and in return I give the team my everything. playing multiple sports has given me the opportunity to expand my horizons and test myself to see what I am truly capable of.
I believe the experience that taught me most was our 2018 district tournament heartbreak when we lost in the championship game. After returning home we received a call saying that we were given a bid to nationals due to our performance in the regular season. We went on to take third place in the nation due to our team's hard work and dedication after knowing what it was like to lose only two weeks prior. This experience not only taught me how much farther you can get with the right mindset and effort, but also taught me that when playing a team sport as long as everybody believes in each other for at least one period at a time, amazing things can happen.