Tell us about yourself!
Hello, my name is Sophia and I’m from Houston, Texas!
I play hockey, go to school and I like to play outside with my friends. I also like to watch hockey with my dad at home, and watch him play in his adult league. I also enjoy doing dry land training with him.
My dad used to play as a kid, and we had an in-line skating class in PE. I asked for some in-line skates for Christmas, and I always wanted to skate. My dad took us ice skating, and I loved it. We kept going, and my dad decided to join the adult league. When he decided that, I wanted to play and have something that connected us more. I did the learn to skate, and learn to play classes at our local rink. I was then approached by the Houston Girls Hockey Association, HTX Storm to come get evaluated and play with them.
I haven’t looked back since.
What made you want to be a WHL Brand Ambassador?
I want to support all girls playing hockey. I want to help grow the game for girls hockey, and to possibly be a mentor for new players, and eventually help grow my game and network to maximize my potential.
What are you most looking forward to as a #WHLAMBASSADOR?
I am most excited to meet new people, and to help people learn and get excited about girls hockey.
What’s something not a lot of people know about you?
I used to play tennis and do gymnastics. My favorite food is sushi. My favorite subject in school is math, and I can fold my tongue into a W.
If you could sit down and have dinner with one female hockey player, who would it be and why?
Amanda Pelky. She sent a video during the Team Texas girls hockey celebration weekend. She was just telling us how proud she was to be helping grow the game of women’s hockey. She inspires me to keep working hard, and being a good teammate.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given in hockey or in life?
In hockey? To not swing my arms.
In life? Work hard pays off, and don’t give up at the first sign of struggle
What’s your dream for women’s hockey?
To expand the women’s professional league, and to help grow the interest of women’s hockey around the country.