Abby Steinman is in her final semester at Arizona State University. Below, Abby reminisces on her time as a Sun Devil and her future plans.
Talk about your experience playing hockey at ASU.
A: Playing hockey at Arizona State has been a dream come true. Growing up in Arizona, I didnt know if I was going to have the opportunity to play until Lindsey completely created the program from scratch. Throughout my years, the team continues to grow and hit major milestones.
What is your favorite thing about playing hockey at ASU?
A: My favorite thing about playing hockey at ASU has been the team mates and coaches that Ive met. ASU womens hockey has never fallen short to support me or eachother. Playing with one another and growing closer as a family has been the absolute best.
What is your favorite hockey memory from ASU?
A: My favorite hockey memory was probably when we scored the first goal against Adrian a few years ago. We were far from winning that game but we had never been so happy as a family. We were all so young but so scared to play this top university, so when we scored that first goal. It was amazing.
What legacy do you hope to leave behind for ASU Women's Hockey?
A: I think that it theres any legacy Id like to continue which we have been doing is putting a mark on the map. ASU womens hockey was once a team who didnt stand close to making top 10, or top 15. To continue to make a name for ourselves and hopefully go to Nationals this year. I also hope to leave the program better than when I got here.
Any advice for younger players or players looking to play at ASU?
A: Keep reaching and competing for your dreams. Playing hockey in Arizona has been amazing and you will recieve so many amazing opportunities. Keep your head up even when hockey gets tough, because training your whole life to play somewhere like ASU is such a privilege. And it goes by way to fast.
What is your plan after graduation?
A: Go to Nursing school next spring.
From Abby, "I want to thank my mom and dad. My mom and dad continue to support me and my hockey career. After moving to Arizona and randomly wanting to start playing hockey at a late age, they have never been short to support me or my dreams. They drove me hours to the arena whether it was at 5 am or 10 pm at the furthest one in the valley. I want to thank Matt Shott for always believing in me and continuously giving me a shoulder to lean on. I also want to give thanks to the coaches at ASU for always having my back and pushing me to new extremes I never knew of before. I also want to thank my team mates, thank you will never be enough you guys. To have friends that will last a life time, im too lucky and grateful for my time here."