Finn Larson is in her final semester at Arizona State University. Below, Finn reminisces on her time as a Sun Devil and her future plans.
Talk about your experience playing hockey at ASU.
F: I tried to join the team my freshman year as just a practice player, to keep hockey in my life and stay in shape but not fully commit. Lindsey said I could only join if I fully committed and after a year with this team, I wasn’t going anywhere. I’m so happy to have been apart of the exponential growth this program has made in the past 4 years and excited to see what the team does in the future!
What is your favorite thing about playing hockey at ASU?
F: This team has been my home and safe space during a pivotal time in my life. I have never felt so much unconditional love and support from a group of people. My favorite thing about playing for ASU is the culture that was established by those who came before me and carried by everyone that wears our jerseys today.
What is your favorite hockey memory from ASU?
F: My favorite memory was our sophomore year trip to Missouri. I just remember an overwhelming sense of family that trip, we volunteered at elementary school, got to play on the playground, and sat by the fire together at the hotel. That’s also the trip that our locker room was robbed and my phone and wallet was stolen, making for an interesting travel home.
What legacy do you hope to leave behind for ASU Women's Hockey?
F: I want this team to continue to be a home for anyone and everyone, like it was for me. I’m proud to be apart of such a supportive and inclusive community and hope that legacy is carried through years to come.
Any advice for younger players or players looking to play at ASU?
F: My advice for younger players is to always have fun. This team has proved over and over again that we play better when we’re having fun and lifting each other up. Remember to stay positive, especially if your teammates are down, passing on positive can be the difference.
What is your plan after graduation?
F: I will be finishing my honors credits by going on a study abroad trip this summer, after that, the possibilities are endless
From Finn, "I want to thank my parents for putting me on skates when I was 4 and supporting me through my entire hockey career. I wouldn’t be who I am today without hockey in my life and I owe everything to you guys. I also want to thank my best friends for being there for me through these past 4 years, picking me up from the airport, coming to my games, and all the emotional support that comes with being a college athlete, I truly couldn’t have done it without you. And lastly thank you to everyone that has been a part of this team, to all the alumni that paved the way, to everyone here today, and of course the coaches for giving so much of your time and energy so that we could have such an amazing college hockey experience. "