“Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude that separates excellence from mediocrity.”
– William Blake
I share this commitment in all aspects of my life; athletic, academic, social, family, and environmental. I have the attitude required to win. I demonstrate it on and off the ice, and I am willing to put it all on the line for my team.
Pure and simple, I love the game. I began skating at 2 and started hockey at 5. I have been known to hit the rink two hours before practice for Rapidshot and Elevation conditioning, follow practice with hockey in the driveway and come in at dusk to play hockey video games. My game knowledge, skills, and abilities have grown with me through my hockey career.
Being respected as a teammate is an important aspect of the game. During the 2013-2014 season, I was selected by the players and coaches to be team captain. As the team’s youngest player, I took the role very seriously, earning the respect not only of my team, but other teams and coaches as well. Being a player that my team looked up to, I focused on making sure everyone bonded, tried their hardest, and had a great time while playing the sport we all love. I am a team player, and have a firm belief that the player with the best shot should take it.
In the past four years my team accomplishments include:
- 2016 LCMGHL Playoff Champions
- 2016 Regular Season Champions
- 2016 State Finalist
- 2016 Silver Stick Midget A Champion
- 2015 National Bronze Medalist
- 2015 State Champion
- 2015 Sarah Backstrom Tournament Champion
- 2013 Silver Stick Champion
- 2012-2013 LCAHL League Champion
My commitment is focused in the classroom as well. I posted a 3.86 GPA for my freshman year. And a member of the National Junior Honor Society. I am enrolled in Honors MIchigan A, AP Biology, and Spanish 3 for my Sophmore year in high school.
The service requirement for the NJHS demonstrates my commitment to my community. I have swam with Special Olympians, staffed the International Dwarf Games and served as an usher at church. As a 9-year Girl Scout, I earned my Gold Award almost two years aead of tradition. To earn this award I organized, funded, and completed a 85-hour proect for Suburban Ice Arena in East Lansing, Michgan. As a Girl Scout I have also completed the Silver Award and the Bronze Award.
I have high expectations for myself. I believe I have the attitude to be successful. I have confidence, and trust in myself and I believe in my teammates. I have faith the players on my teams and at my competitive level will do everything they can to be successful on and off the ice. I am excited for my future and I look forward to finding a program that will recognize my abilities and provide opportunities to challenge myself physically and mentally.