Hockey has always been a passion of mine. Ever since I started skating at five years old, I knew it was goal of mine to play competitive Women’s Ice Hockey in college. Playing both girls’ and boys’ hockey has shown me how to be a physical and fast-paced competitor. My calm presence on the ice helps me to make quick and smart decisions in the defensive zone, earning me a spot on the penalty kill unit on just about every team I’ve ever played on. My smooth skating skills help me to follow the play over the blue line into the offensive zone, and my strong passing skills and quick shots on net help my team to score goals.
Growing up on Long Island where hockey wasn’t very competitive, I knew I had to branch out to achieve the high level of play I wanted. My sophomore year I transferred to New Hampton School to seek a more competitive hockey and academic experience. My first year playing at the level was definitely eye opening, but I made the adjustment quickly and efficiently, achieving 4 assists during my first season. Every game I strive to compete at a high level, and to push myself to transfer the physical play of the boys’ game into the girls’ game.
Since making the transition to prep school, I’ve learned to come out of my comfort zone on and off the ice. Off the ice, I play Lacrosse at the Varsity level, and was a starting midfielder on the Huskies Lakes Region Championship team. I’ve continued to expand my knowledge in the music department, learning to play piano and viola, after playing violin for almost 12 years. I’ve also challenged myself in the classroom, taking advanced classes while striving to keep a high GPA. I repeated Junior year in order to complete the required 2-year sequences for the International Baccalaureate program. This year, as a 4th year student at New Hampton and a senior, I am enrolled in AP electives, and continue to challenge myself to new heights in the classroom while researching college options for next year. Being able to balance sports, school, and music is something I pride myself in and plan to continue in college.
I am ready, willing, and able to move forward as a 2-sport college athlete, and hope to have the opportunity to play on the East Coast.