I started playing hockey in 6th grade while living in Chicago, a late time to begin, especially for my location. As embarrassing as it was to be behind everyone else regarding skill-level, I showed up to every practice ready to learn and improve, turning my anxiety of not doing well into motivation to come out on top. My early experience in hockey definitely reflected who I would become later in my hockey career: a dedicated, hard working player who has the utmost respect for the learning process. I then moved to Idaho freshman year, where I earned the opportunity to be on the Select State Team, getting the interesting opportunity to understand different kinds of play and coaching styles.
Ever since I was a child, I’ve known exactly what I want to do, and how to get there. I knew I wanted to be a primatologist and therefore devoted my life to achieving high academic scores, which reflects on my performance on the ice as well. I expect a lot out of myself in everything I do, which extends to my unique style of play on the ice. I expect a lot out of the college I plan to attend as well, as education is of great importance to me. My academic achievements directly translate to my athletic achievements; I am fantastic at working independently and in groups, allowing me to transition from relying on myself on the ice when I have to, and also understanding the extreme importance of teamwork. My high number of assists exhibits this fact. Finally, I am a well-rounded person with a variety of interests that ranges from choir and musicals, and, of course, hockey, and I would love to bring my success-driven personality to your team.