Team: Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL
Hometown: Corona, California
Birth Year: 1997
Weight: 168 lbs
Chosen Attribute: Excellence
Why is this important to you?
This attribute is very important to me because it has helped me overcome a lot of obstacles in my life so far. The way that I describe excellence is doing whatever it takes to become your best. I have been cut from teams and passed over many times. All that has done is made me work that much harder to prove those people wrong. Coming back to excellence, when your life is over, you don't want to have any regrets. You don't want to say "what if..." or "if only..." That's why doing whatever it takes to become your best is so important. If you give your all and it doesn't work out, at least you can look yourself in the mirror and say it wasn't meant to be. But if you do give your all, and it does work out, then it will make the accomplishment that much sweeter, especially if you had people who said you couldn't do it. Fully committing to a goal is the only way to reach that goal. You have to be all in.
Have you been involved with FCA or FCA Hockey in the past? What has been your experience with us?
This was my first summer being involved with FCA Hockey and it was an awesome experience. I was a part of the Chowder Cup tournament team and it was a ton of fun. Not only meeting all the guys and coaches and having a blast with them, but also being able to share in God's word with other hockey players my age was really cool. Lot of great memories with even better people.
What is your favorite scripture verse?
I really don't have a favorite scripture verse but one that has really stuck with me lately is 2 Chronicles 15:7 which says, "But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded."
This verse speaks to me because it relates back to my life. Being patient and persevering through hardships are 2 important parts of a person's character, and they have helped me through some hard times. When all seems lost and you feel like you can't do it, be strong and do not give up, for you will be rewarded.
How did you hear about FCA Hockey?
Through Rick Roberts
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.
Next year I am going to play D1 hockey at RIT. I plan on playing there for 4 years and then just seeing what happens and what God has in store. My dad works with Rick Roberts and has coached at a few FCA camps in California over the years. Favorite stuff to do outside of hockey is watch hockey, hang out with friends and occasionally binge a Netflix show. Proud NAHL alum.
Posted on Thu, November 10, 2016
by Rick Randazzo