"Hockey means a lot to me because growing up I have always wanted to play ice hockey but I never got the chance.  I have played almost every sport, but ice hockey has always been that one sport that I have longed to play.  Having a women's ice hockey team at American University gives me that opportunity that I never had before to play a sport that I really enjoy.  I fell in love with hockey the minute I stepped out on the ice.  Although a bit wobbly at first, I have grown so much as a player, & I would hate to have the chance to improve further taken away from me.  Not only have I become obsessed with the sport, but it has also been an outlet for me to meet new people & make new friends.  Hockey has become my passion, & I will be devastated if I am unable to play anymore."