My dad is a big influence on this sport. I remember my first day on the ice as a four-year-old. I was crying a lot and didn’t want to be there, but he stood by my side. He gave me a little talk and since that day I’ve loved the ice. As older i got more I became interested and involved. I learned the game of hockey very fast, and once I hit the game level I was learning skills and characteristics. My level was higher than my age which led to me getting moved up every year I should’ve stayed down. In my last year of 12u we started making it to regions, and following every year after that. My second year of 12u was the first year we made it to state. But covid hit us hard, we couldn’t even hit the ice. We were the ones to win it that year, but every year after that we made it back to state. Leading to a few obstacles that I had to face was getting me moved up by the board to make me a better player. Some advantages I had by moving up were, playing with teammates that have the same level or even higher to push one another, good coaches, and good team bonding and competition. I believe they made the best decision by moving me up. I got to play with amazing teammates my 15u year and by bonding and becoming a strong team. My youth years could’ve ended better as we became state champs, which came with a lot of hard work and late practices. The next year was my first year of high school hockey, the real deal. As an 8th grader, I made varsity and even made the starting lineup during playoffs. The season was an amazing experience and a blast to play with a whole bunch of levels and ages. I ended the season scoring in the final section game to go to state, but sadly lost 3-2. It was a heck of a season. I was the leading scorer and had the most points. What I dreamed of as a young girl went farther than I ever expected. Now my next goal to achieve is to make a college hockey team.