One of the most memorable moments of my hockey career is when I made the 15's USA Hockey National Camp in the summer of 2016 as a defenseman. It was a pivotal moment in my hockey career. It taught me the value of working hard and how that can help you attain your goals. This was the summer I realized that my dream of playing college hockey could become a reality with hard work and determination. However, I feel I have grown the most this year as a junior on the Minnetonka High School Girls Varsity Team when my coach moved me to forward. It has made me a much more versatile player. I am continuing to improve as a player, gain more confidence and become a leader and dominant player on my team. All of this which can lead to my goal of playing at the collegiate level.
I am fortunate to live in Minnesota and play for Minnetonka High School where girls' hockey is strong and competition is fierce. I play for a team and coach that has many past state championships under their belt and many players who have gone on to play D1 and D3 college women's ice hockey. My coach has taught me the value of teamwork, being a physical player, and giving 100% each shift. He also expects his players to be role models and leaders on and off the ice.
I am looking for a program that is a good fit for me athletically and academically. I know that I not only have the talent to play at the collegiate level but also the character, grit, determination and leadership skills to make an impact on a team and college program.