SoCal’s Coolest Team: Women’s Ice Hockey!

Kelly Kelly, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

Playing ice hockey is my biggest passion and my favorite thing to do in my free time. I started playing at 5 years old and haven’t stopped since. I knew that I definitely wanted to continue ice hockey in college but on a club level instead of varsity because I knew I wanted to have time to pursue my other interests in college. Out of all the schools I applied to (which was mostly schools on the east coast), USC was the only one with a club team! This was another great reason why I chose to attend USC because I could pursue a quality education while still getting to play ice hockey.

Skating up the ice!

Skating up the ice!

Hockey has always been an escape for me, a place for me to forget about my problems and enjoy being on the ice. Getting to attend practice once a week is a wonderful break from the rigor of an engineering coursework, and gives me motivation to get all my work done so I won’t have to worry about it come hockey time. I also love the variety of people on my team. There are girls of all different grades and majors, and without hockey I would have never had the opportunity to meet them. Besides seeing each other at practice, we also have team bonding events. My team is like a family: we look out for and take care of each other, which is a great support system to have in college. I also have both a big and a little on the team which promotes accountability and friendship.

My little is fellow VSA, Ellen!

My little is fellow VSA, Ellen!

Due to the lack of competition in California, we always travel to play in a tournament in the spring which is the highlight of my spring semester. This past year we travelled to Las Vegas to compete in a tournament with a variety of women’s team. Not only did we improve each game, but we placed 3rd overall which was a huge achievement.

The entire team in Vegas!

The entire team in Vegas!

I can’t wait to serve as the captain of the team this year, and I’m excited for where the team is headed. Check out our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/uscicehockeyw or email us at wise@usc.edu. Even if ice hockey isn’t the sport for you, USC has a huge variety of club sports, so I would definitely recommend getting involved. Take a look here: http://sait.usc.edu/Recsports/sports/club-sports/clubs-list. Fight on!

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