As a 7th grade varsity player, I knew that I already had a solid foundation to work off of. After countless hours at practice and getting experience in games, I finally found my rhythm as a sophomore. That season taught me not only how to be a better player overall, but also about hard work, sportsmanship, and sacrifice. Hockey has changed the way that I face problems, and has made me a more persistent person.
As many student-athletes do, I spend the majority of my time working to improve my hockey skill, as well as my academic performance. Learning how to balance the two was a major obstacle that I faced, but one that I was able to overcome with time. Finding the time to complete my school work is a priority to me and will remain to be one throughout the rest of my academic career. Hockey is something that I will never have a problem finding time for as well, being my method of relieving stress. As an athlete that has learned the importance of this student-athlete balance, and what it takes to succeed in both, I believe that I have what it takes to be a beneficial addition to your team and school community.