Q: What are your expectations for the season?
A: To win the MIAC and to play our best hockey by the end of the season. The biggest thing we need to work on is consistency when it comes to playing easier teams. We have a tendency to play down to their level instead of playing our game. We are able to compete with some of the best team’s in the nation, but then struggle with some of the teams that don’t do quite as well in the MIAC. In addition, we need to focus on scoring more goals so we have less pressure on us at the end of the game. In order to peak at the end, we need to maximize our time on and off the ice and reward any type of improvement.
Q: What is your best athletic memory?
A: Being able to play at nationals as a freshman. It was special to me because it was something we worked so hard for. The atmosphere was unlike anything I had previously been a part of. It was really cool to see all of the teams competing for the same reason. Although the end result wasn’t what we were hoping for, it was an experience that I will forever remember.
Q: Why would you recommend Gustavus?
A: I would recommend Gustavus because it’s an excellent school and an even better place to compete in athletics and all of the opportunities to be a part of something bigger than yourself. From clubs, to intramural sports, to sororities and fraternities, we seem to have it all. I am personally involved in the Army ROTC program in Mankato that partners with Gustavus. It’s a program that allows students to get school paid for, learn leadership skills for future careers, and commission as an officer in the United States Army upon graduation.