As a second-grader, my teacher would tell me, “girls can play hockey, you can play hockey.” She would tell my parents that I was competitive and that they needed to sign me up to play hockey. She took me to a girl's high school game and that’s when I decided that hockey was my sport. I started hockey the next year and ever since I’ve had the dream to play hockey in college, and from that day I have worked very hard to try and achieve that goal of mine.
What makes me different from other hockey players is my compete level. I take pride in winning board battles and getting to the puck first. I also have a very team mentality way of thinking. When I’m on the ice in games I look for the open player to pass, and in practice to push them to get better. My coach likes to refer to me as his Swiss Army knife, as I can play wherever he needs me whether it’s center, either wing, penalty kill, or power play he knows he can count on me to get the job done.
As much as I love hockey, education is also a top priority of mine. I take pride in school and work very hard to earn good grades. My teachers have often commented on my leadership and organizational skills in the classroom and I’d like to think that many of those qualities come from hockey. At this point, I am unsure about what I’d like to pursue as a career, but I know that to play hockey at the next level I need to continue to work hard in school.
I am looking for a school that will push me to the next level, and I believe that with my work ethic on and off the ice I will be able to achieve my goal.