From the first moment I put skates on and touched the ice I knew hockey was different then all the other sports I had played before. It is my dream to be a contributing player on a successful college hockey team. In spite of not being able to represent my team at Tier 2 Nationals, and High School Nationals this spring because of the Covid pandemic and cancellations, I am setting new goals and looking forward to new challenges. I am not a stranger to challenging myself, I started playing hockey later than most so I had to push myself longer and harder. After working with a skating instructor specializing on power skating I pride myself on being a fast, aggressive player. I believe my determination, passion and coachability are my greatest strengths.
In 2019 my coaches and teammates recognized my diligence and voted to make me team captain. My ability to float above the drama and lead our team towards a common goal is one of my greatest strengths. I strive to set an example, both academically and athletically. At school I take rigorous courses and maintain a high GPA. In addition, I always show up to practice with a positive attitude and mindset. Both of my parents were collegiate athletes and they have taught me how to work hard in order to achieve my goals.
I plan to pursue a degree in Neuroscience but I also know that hockey needs to be part of my college experience. Hockey enhances my time management, organization, and mental health. Being part of a team grounds me, and I would feel incomplete without it. I would be honored to play hockey for a coach and a team that holds the same passions and values as I do.