Team: Merrimack College Warriors NCAA Division 1
Hometown: Cary, NC
Birth Year: 1996
Chosen Attribute: Integrity
Why is this important to you?
Integrity is extremely important to me because it means staying true to yourself and continuing to pursue a life with Christ no matter what other things/influences may be around you.
Living a life for Christ is never easy but being consistent and disciplined in your walk, staying true to your beliefs and a holding yourself accountable to the life that Jesus pursues us to live for Him is how you hold high integrity.
Have you been involved with FCA or FCA Hockey in the past? What has been your experience with us? How has FCA Hockey impacted you?
Yes, this past season I got involved with the college call and I have loved it. I got involved towards the end of the season so I didn’t get to join a whole lot but every single time that I was on I loved it.
Being able to connect with other guys going through the same things that you are and being there to pick each other up and encourage one another is the best part about being on the call. They have given me encouragement to keep on walking uprightly even when everything around me tells me differently.
What is your favorite scripture verse? Why is this important to you?
My favorite scripture is James 1:2-4 which reads, "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."
This is my favorite scripture because it has brought me solace during my toughest times. Being told that my trials are not in vain and knowing that they are going to be used to build me up and make me stronger allows for me to find joy even in the toughest of times.
How did you hear about FCA Hockey?
I heard about FCA through one of my previous teammates, Mitch Fossier who I played earlier this year and asked if I wanted to be involved with the college hockey call.
What else should we know about you (future goals in hockey, family members, what church do you go to, favorite stuff outside of hockey, etc.)
My goals for hockey are to sign a professional contract and play in the NHL but I have many other goals outside of hockey. At Merrimack College, my major is Civil Engineering with a concentration in structural engineering and I also have a double minor in math and graphic design.
Once I graduate and finish with hockey, I would like to go to grad school for architecture and eventually open my own custom homebuilding business. My home church in North Carolina is called Hope Community Church and I have been attending there for about 7 years and I absolutely love it. I absolutely love music and listen to all types of music throughout the day. A couple of my favorite artists are Brett Eldredge, Drake White and David Crowder.
Outside of hockey, I love to do anything outdoors. I especially love fishing and that is definitely my biggest hobby outside of hockey. I mostly fish for largemouth bass and catfish but when I’m up north I love to fish for smallmouth bass and they are my favorite fish to target by far. I love to go on fishing trips by myself to just relax and be outside because that is where I find the most joy.
Outside of hockey and fishing, I love to work with children with special needs and also animals. I have been fortunate enough to be a part of great programs that help people with special needs and working with them has been one of the biggest blessings in my life. My ultimate goal in life is to raise a family who loves and serves God in everything that they do.
Posted on Tue, June 5, 2018
by Rick Randazzo