My name is Kailey Smith and I’m from Framingham Massachusetts, where I live with my parents and two older brothers. I started playing hockey when I was 4 years old for Framingham Youth Hockey. I wanted to play hockey to keep up with my two older brothers Cullen and Nolan. It was not too long before I fell in love with the sport and can honestly not remember a time when I did not dream of playing hockey at the collegiate level. My first club hockey experience was playing for the Minuteman Lady Flames where we won the state championship. After one season, I made the move to the Boston Junior Eagles from U12-U14. Following this, I was invited to play Tier 1 U16 at Assabet for my last year of U14 and would stay with Assabet for two seasons. In the fall of 2020, I moved over to skate at Collegiate Prospects Combine (CPC) with Seth Goodrich and Scott Pellerin. In addition to hockey, I also play varsity field hockey and lacrosse. When I am not in school, I am enjoying time at our family’s camp in Ellsworth, Maine on Green Lake. Days there are typically spent kayaking, reading, water skiing, boating, fishing, or hiking. I also volunteer with Framingham Youth Hockey when I am home from school, helping with the Learn to Play, and assisting with the skill sessions doing on-ice demonstrations and coaching. If you asked people to describe me, my parents would describe me as being friendly, loving, resilient, humble and outgoing, kind and thoughtful. My teachers would say I am hard-working, curious, involved, and engaged. My friends would say I am fun-loving, loyal, and bubbly. My coaches would say I am hardworking, competitive, and very coachable. I will play any position they need me to and I am a selfless player. As I look towards college, I want to be in a place where there is great school spirit and be part of a team that is committed to competing, doing the hard work to get there, but also doing it together as a unit.