I got back from USA Hockey Nationals in Detroit, Michigan about three weeks ago. My Massachusetts Spitfires team went 2-1 in round robin. It was a fun week, but I was excited to get back to school with my friends. This team is my club team, which I only play on in the fall every Sunday. Then, over Thanksgiving break, we have our State Tournament and then the Williston season starts.
Once I settled back into school, Williston Northampton, and made up all of the work that I missed, I started to get back into the groove. This hockey season was definitely one of the most fun seasons I had in a while, but it did not end the way we wanted to.
We lost to Nobles 1-0 in the quarterfinals on a 5v3 power-play goal. It still stings to watch that happen, but the team knows that we played our absolute hearts out, and having two of our players get hurt in the third period, we only had five forwards that play regular shifts. The good thing about that game is we saw what kind of adversity our team could get through and I am proud of our team and am happy to see what next year brings us, as we only have two graduating seniors.
I do track and field for my spring sport with a few other girls on the hockey team. I do the 400m race and throw the javelin. We have practice from 3:45pm-5:15pm every day and then on Mondays and Fridays, we lift with our strength and conditioning coach, Blayne. We do exercises like front squat, bench press, TBDL, hang cleans, pull-ups, dumbbell reverse foot elevated lunges, and others. I also try to get an extra lift in during the day on Tuesdays because I have double free from 9:40am-11:50am every week. I usually don’t go crazy during those, and usually just go for more reps rather than more weight.
We only have three more weeks of school and then I go home, Clifton Park, NY, for the summer! I am excited to see what the rest of this spring brings, and am excited to be home for three months!