By Pam Flores – In this unusual year – with no action to report, we continue to celebrate our Seniors!
Katelyn Polovin, Lake Forest High School
Katelyn attends Deerfield High School and plays left wing for the Lake Forest Scouts and has played on the team all four years of high school. During her Freshman and Sophomore years, she also played for the Falcons and during her junior year played for Wilmette.
Her favorite high school hockey memory occurred during her Sophomore year when the Scouts played in and won the Founders Cup championship. She credits her Dad as having the biggest impact on her hockey career. She notes, “My dad has always been supportive and has coached me most of my life.”
Katelyn also plays lacrosse in the spring, is a lifeguard, and tutors kids in English and social studies.
Jocelyn Hazard, Maine
Jocelyn attends Resurrection College Prep. She played for Evanston during her Freshman year and played for Maine during her Sophomore and Senior years. She plays forward and is double-rostered with the Northshore Warhawks.
Next year Jocelyn will attend either the University of Alabama or the University of Tennessee to study psychology.
Her favorite all-time favorite high school hockey memory came during her Sophomore year at Maine. She notes, “We were playing against Latin and we were tied 4-4, with 5 seconds left. I passed the puck to my friend Marisa and she scored with .06 seconds left and we won the game. It was crazy that we scored with so little time left and it was a moment I will remember for a long time.”
She points to her Mom as having the biggest impact on her hockey career. “My mom plays hockey and I have looked up to her ever since I was little.”
Jocelyn also plays varsity volleyball and likes to go fishing and four wheeling.
Amelia McKenna, District 211-214 Rebels
Amelia McKenna attends Saint Viator High School and plays for the District 211-214 Rebels. She usually plays defense but noted that this year she has been playing a lot at forward.
She was on the original Rebels team. She explained, “I played for the Rebels from Sophomore through Senior year – our team is only three years old.” As a Sophomore, she was double rostered with the Glenview Stars.
Next year she plans to study Architecture or Civil Engineering at a University in the Midwest.
Her favorite high school hockey memory is when “we would always end our practices with
a kickball game on the ice” and credits Coach Jimmy Warrick with having the most positive impact on her hockey career.
In addition to hockey, Amelia plays piano, “which I’ve kept with for the last 15 years.”
Katie Miller, Maine
Katie plays defense for Maine and attends Resurrection College Prep. She played for Maine all four years of high school.
Next year she plans to study Biology, and then get a master’s degree in Public Health with the hope of becoming an Epidemiologist. She will attend Northern Michigan University.
Her favorite high school hockey memory was when the team participated in tournaments. “Every time we went to tournaments, it was always so nice for our team. We would hang out before and after games so we could bond, and all become closer. It was always nice being able to spend a lot of time with my team,” she explained.
She adds, “I think the people who have had the most impact on my career in hockey were probably my teammates. They always impacted me as a player on the ice and on the bench. I always bonded with my teammates and they always made the time I had at hockey a lot better.”
Katie is also her school’s Psychology Club Vice President.
Sarah Bayan, Maine
Sarah Bayan attends Logos Christian Academy and plays defense for Maine. She played for Maine all four years of high school. Next year, Sarah plans to attend Northern Michigan to study Medicinal Plant Chemistry.
Hanging out at the hotel at the team’s 2019 South Bend tournament is her favorite hockey memory and she credits her Mom with having the most positive impact on her hockey career. She notes, “My mom made sure I found a sport that I love playing. She has driven me to countless games and practices and has always made sure to tell me what to improve on. I’m really grateful for everything she has done for me.”
Amy Walker, Lake Forest High School
Amy attends Highland Park High School and has played for the Lake Forest Scouts as a wing for all four years of high school. During her Freshman and Sophomore years she also played for the Falcons.
She plans to attend college next year. Her favorite all-time high school hockey memory was winning the Founders Cup. She credits her teammates with having the most positive impact on her hockey career and note that, “they are so supportive.”
Amy enjoys watching Manchester City with her dad when she is not on the ice.
Allie Metter, Maine
Allie attends Maine High School and has played with the team all four years of high school as a defenseman. She is unsure what is next for her after graduation.
Her all-time favorite high school hockey memory came during her freshman year. She notes, “I met some of my best friends and we had the best laughs all season long. Specifically, our car rides to and from practice.” In addition to playing hockey, Allie is a figure skater.
Stay tuned for more news on the Metro Girls league! Best wishes to all for a wonderful holiday!