My name is Cece Curtin. I’m a Senior at Montpelier High School in Vermont's state capital, but I play 2/3 of my sports, including Hockey, at Union 32 High School (U32- Go Raiders!)
Hockey started for me at age 7 when my dad built our first rink in our back yard, 3 doors down from a neighbor with a rink in her front yard, who grew up to be an Olympic Gold medalist. Watching her play made a lasting impression. The following year I joined the Barre Blades. Over the years, I played for CVSA Capitals and with the club Vermont Flames. Many teammates dropped off and by the Bantum years, I was the only girl playing for our club. By my second Bantum year, I started as Right Wing. Five feet tall but skating toe to toe with boys twice my size and weight. I had speed, determination and I was often underestimated, which worked to my advantage.
High School arrived and I decided to stay with my High School team. More friends parted for travel teams and prep schools. I wanted to stay with my local team to help develop the program and encourage female hockey to remain at our rink. I started, Right Wing, freshman year. Sophomore year I was the second highest scoring player, second only to the highest scorer in the state, who is also my close friend. I was recognized Junior year state-wide as Team I All-Star and MVP of the team; I scored 23 goals and had 16 assists my Junior year.
I am a good student and maintain a GPA over 3.0, I play 3 sports: Ice Hockey, Field Hockey (Captain and Vermont All-State Team 1, and recipient of the Solons Award Senior Year; top team scorer and Offensive Player of the Year Junior year and Vermont All-State Team 1), and Lacrosse (awarded team MVP Sophomore Year). I have worked since age 15, scooping ice cream and bussing tables.
I believe I have what it takes to be a college student athlete. I look forward to meeting coaches who will recognize my diligence, perseverance, loyalty and balance.