II have been a very fortunate person. I am lucky enough to have two loving parents who understood the importance of an active lifestyle and playing sports and being part of a team. At a very young age my parents let my older sister and I try numerous sports to see what we liked and what we had the most fun at. It has always been interesting to me that my older sister gravitated towards the individual sports and plays varsity golf while I focused on team sports like hockey and lacrosse. It is funny how much alike we are but in sports we found different likes and paths. I have been playing hockey since I was four and a half years old. My dad played in his youth and introduced the game to me and I am fortunate to have had him coach me at different levels throughout my career which has allowed us to spend extra time together.
I work hard at my academics and push myself to get the best grades I can. Just like in hockey or lacrosse I know when to ask for help and am not afraid to accept it. I am going to continue to push myself and am taking HP classes in highschool to better prepare myself for college and get whatever jump I can on college courses. One obstacle I realized this past year was that I was not one of the tallest or strongest players so I asked my parents to help me find and engage with a personal training coach to increase my speed and strength. I was blessed this summer to find a great coach and she helped me achieve my goals. Some of the best characteristics I possess I have learned from my family and the sports I play. I am consistently told by the coaches at the various camps, leagues and teams that I play in that “you are extremely coachable”, “you are always looking to improve and improve the players around you” and “you are a great teammate”. Hockey is a team sport and it takes teamwork to have a great season, I am lucky that in life I have a great team behind me in my family, friends, coaches and teachers.