Being the starting goalie for the varsity hockey team as an eighth grader was not supposed to be easy, and I feel that I grasped that quite well. I knew that I needed to grow as a player and as a person in order to contribute to my team’s success to the best of my ability. With a long career ahead, I took each day one day at a time, determined to improve every day. I continue to do so today, so hopefully I will have the opportunity to keep improving beyond my high school career.
One thing high school hockey taught me extremely early on was self-awareness. In order to succeed, I needed to communicate with myself and know what’s best for me as a person and as an athlete. I can use this tool throughout the rest of my high school career to help myself improve both on and off the ice. Hopefully being self-aware can help me in achieving my goal of continuing my hockey career after high school.