My name is Ava Schmidt. I attend Cathedral High School in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Being from Minnesota and a Minnesota hockey town, I got my first pair of hockey skates at the age of 3. I wanted to be a hockey player just like my older brother. I have enjoyed every year of hockey whether skating competitively, skating on our "back-yard" ice rink, playing roller-blade hockey with my brothers, or attending hockey camps. I believe that I will make a great addition to a collegiate hockey team because I am a focused hockey player, I am a team player (both on and off the ice), I have been told that I am very "coachable", and I am committed to my academics.