As I’m a born and raised Floridian, never did I think my path would take me over a thousand miles from home. It all started with a skating lesson at age six, and I never looked back. I needed to play ice hockey. In Florida, however, there were no girls teams, only boys. But I made every team I tried out for, even bantam checking leagues. This wasn’t always easy, as I got lots of resistance from the other boys, their parents, and even coaches. When my sister Molly went to boarding school in NH, I knew I had to go also.
Fast forward to today, where I have completed my sophomore year. I’m amazed at what I’ve accomplished. From living on my own for the first time, handling my laundry, and traveling by air by myself, I’ve also managed to study hard and make the honor roll every semester so far. Now I can’t see my life as the same without these experiences.
Now I’m focused on my schoolwork and getting involved in leadership opportunities. In addition I’m working out hard at the gym and getting lots of ice time in Florida this summer. My goal is to play college hockey, whether it's Division 1 or Division 3, I'm excited to see where my path takes me.