My name is Catrina Chinetti and I play women’s hockey. Not only do I love hockey, but I love all sports. As a young girl, when I was asked, “what do you want to be when you grow up?”, my answer was a hockey player. Knowing that a being professional female hockey player isn’t a long-term career option, I’ve researched careers that could keep me close to the game and sports in one way or another.
My parents tell me, “Do what you love and love what you do.” I believe that playing college hockey will help me fulfill this dream. I also believe I am well prepared to be a college athlete. I attend one of the Boston public exam schools, which has a rigorous college prep curriculum, and play hockey at the junior level. I have learned to manage my time well because both my school work and hockey are very demanding.
I think everybody enjoys the exhilaration of rushing the puck, but I don’t consider myself a flashy player, I consider myself a smart player. When I play my game, I constantly read the ice and anticipate the next move. Hockey is a team sport and I do what is best to help the team. I have played every position except goalie. My team and coach call me the utility player. I enjoy that title as it says my coach believes I have the skill sets to play where I am needed under any circumstances.