I grew up playing competitive girls hockey for the Kingston Ice Wolves organization and when I was in my grade 11 year at high school, Kingston was granted a team to compete in the Provincial Women's Hockey League (PWHL). I played on the PWHL team for 2 years, while also being given the opportunity to play for Team Ontario in the Canadian National Championship. After that, I played 4 years for Colgate University in the ECAC. We were a Division 1 program and over the course of the 4 years I played for Colgate, we went from only winning 7 games my freshmen year to competing in the NCAA Division 1 National Championship game my senior year in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This was Colgate's first appearance in the NCAA tournament. We won our semi-final game in double overtime to Wisconsin, granting Colgate's first ever appearance in the National Championship game. We unfortunately went on to lose the National Championship game in overtime in a very close decision.