|Primary Position||Right Wing|
|Secondary Positions||LW, C|
|SOG||SHG||SHA||SH %||Pts||PPG||PPA||GWG||GTG||GPG||G||FO %||APG||A|
|Shoots||Bench Press (max)|
Academic Athlete Award every year;
My participation in sports has given me so many positive experiences and has played a huge part in shaping me into the person I am today. Aside from the obvious of gaining skills in my specific sport, my participation in sports has taught me how to work as a team, how to set goals, how to develop a strong work ethic, how to manage my time and balance my academics and my sports. It has given me a built-in group of peers/friends who have similar goals, both on the ice and off, and who value many of the same things I do--setting high standards for myself, working hard and being the best I can be at whatever I set out to do. The last but most important thing sports has provided me is a great sense of joy and passion for the game of hockey and all that goes with it--I love and enjoy it so much that I cannot imagine my life without it! Playing collegiate hockey would continue to feed that passion and joy, along with all of the other things this sport has given me over the years. Playing hockey at the collegiate level would be one of my biggest dreams come true!
On the ice-I try to demonstrate leadership every time I take the ice by maintaining a good attitude and work ethic, no matter what the scoreboard shows. To me, what shows true character and leadership is a positive attitude and consistent work ethic, especially when you are losing by a significant amount. The other thing I always try to demonstrate leadership in is working for my team, not just myself....that means rather than trying to capture the glory of making a goal myself, making the decision to make a pass because that is the best chance of scoring, which is the best decision for the TEAM.
Off the ice, I try to put those same goals to work...keeping a good attitude even in tough times and always doing my best and working hard at whatever it is I'm taking on and being a good person and overall role model. I believe those qualities are what earned me three different school awards--the Optimist Club Award; the TC West Principal's Award and the Titan award. Recipients of these awards are chosen based on their ongoing attitude, their work ethic, the way they treat others and their commitment to academics.
A big part of pursuing healthy athletic performance is figuring out how to manage your time and creating a balance where you are dedicating time and effort to both school and to your sport. It is about committing to your sport and your academics and making those be two of your biggest priorities. It is knowing that your commitment to your sport is not just about what happens when you are out on the field/ice, but it is also about the choices you make when you are not out there--choices related to how you spend your free time, the people you choose to associate with and making sure their goals mirror your goals, right down to choices you make about what you eat, how often you work out/train and how you manage time to get school work done and do well in school so you can realize the career goals you have set for yourself. So...it comes down to figuring out how to juggle all of those things!
I have participated as a peer mentor for the Girls on the Run Program for younger girls two years in a row; I was asked to be a one-on-one peer mentor for a new girl entering middle school where I assisted her in getting accustomed to the school and introducing her to new friends and such, I provided student tutoring for younger kids during my last two years of middle school and I recently did a community service project to raise awareness among my peers about kids in foster care and how they (my peers) could get involved themselves in this cause in our community . These efforts are important to me because I was raised in a family that has always taught me the importance of giving back and of being a positive presence in other people's lives. My mom is a social worker in child welfare and I have learned from her how so many young people do not have positive people in their lives and the challenges they face every day that I could not imagine, and it makes me realize how fortunate I am and that one of the ways I can be grateful for all that I have and the family I have is to give back to others and to encourage other kids my age to do the same. My dad has always used this saying in our family that goes something like, "To those given much, much is expected, " meaning that I have been very fortunate in the life I have and because of that, it is expected that I use all I have been given to give back and make a difference in the world.
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