Team: Castleton University, NCAA Div. 3
Birth Year: 1993
Weight: 200 lbs
Chosen Attributes: Integrity
Why is this important to you?
Integrity to me is the most important of these four characteristics because that speaks of one’s character in all situations, not just in hockey. As a Christian, your integrity is important for not only your relationship with God but also to minister to others. The more people who trust what you say, the more opportunity you have to fellowship to others.
Have you been involved with FCA or FCA Hockey in the past? What has been your experience with us?
I joined FCA my freshman year of college and now as a sophomore, I am President of the club. FCA is great tool for Christian athletes to meet in a setting that is more comfortable for them. Everyone there understands what you are going through and the content is relatable.
What is your favorite scripture verse?
Romans 4:1-8 This is important to me because Paul acknowledges in the chapter that suffering produces character, and that character brings us closer to God. In sports, there is a lot of ups and downs, but knowing that Jesus suffered more than we ever will, gives me strength to persevere through the small issues that we face as athletes.
How did you hear about FCA Hockey?
Melissa Crossman, our huddle leader, informed me of FCA hockey and encouraged me to pursue them further.
What else should we know about you?
I hope to graduate in two years and then play Pro in Europe for a couple years. I would love to get into coaching down the road and share my knowledge of the game in different ways. I come from a family of four: Two brothers (one older and one younger) and my Mother. My parents got divorced when I was 11 and we have lived with my Mom since. When I’m home during the summer I attend Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Ottawa, ON. My favorite stuff to do outside hockey is play other sports. I am on the tennis team at school but I also love to golf, ski, and bike. Currently I am helping start a Hockey ranking website for North American kids from the age of 14-20. The company is called Neutral Zone, and we are hoping to offer the most comprehensive ranking system on the market. The goal is to remove the grey areas when comparing leagues across North America and help coaches, players, and parents with recruiting and the difficult decisions they make regarding their goals in hockey.
Posted on Tue, July 5, 2016
by Rick Randazzo