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April 1, 2014

2014 Salem News Student Athlete Award profile: Brittany Smith, Manchester Essex





Hometown: Manchester

Age: 18

College you will be attending: Sacred Heart University

What is your favorite book?: “The Catcher In The Rye” by J.D. Salinger

What is your favorite movie?: “Miracle”

Who is your favorite singer or musical group?: Tie between Florida Georgia Line and Dave Matthews Band

What is your favorite website?:

What is your favorite class in school?: AP Calculus

What athletic feat are you most proud of and why?: “When I received the MVP of Hockey Night In Boston. I was shocked but also very proud. I wasn’t positive that there was even a spot on Team New England for me, nor did I think I would be an impact player. I was not satisfied with my performance throughout this tournament, but I was very happy that I was chosen to be MVP of Team New England, especially since all teams in the tournament were comprised of top hockey players from New England and Minnesota.”

Who has had the biggest influence on your life and why?: “My parents. Ever since I can remember, my parents have provided continual support and for everything that I aspire to do, including playing multiple sports, playing the guitar and saxophone, and travelling to Ecuador to partake in community service opportunities. I can’t go without mentioning that my father initiated my love for sports — especially ice hockey — (since) he started building a rink in our backyard before I could talk, and because of that I have spent countless hours practicing and playing hockey throughout the winter.”

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?: “I will be 28, freshly out of graduate school. I will have a masters degree in Physical Therapy. I will be living in an apartment in Boston, because I think Boston is always exciting. Lastly, I will be participating in a women’s ice hockey league. I always intend to play pick-up hockey throughout my life.”



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