Karlie Chadwick is in her final semester at Arizona State University. Below, Karlie reminisces on her time as a Sun Devil and her future plans. Karlie will graduate with a BS in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Mathematics. Karlie is the President for ASU Women's Hockey through the Sport Clubs department at ASU.
Talk about your experience playing hockey at ASU.
K: I had a great experience playing here at ASU. Throughout the four years I’ve learned to really time manage my academics, social life, and athletics. I have also had the privilege of staying active and maintaining my health while doing something I love. In terms of the team, from my freshman year to now I have seen and been a part of the program’s growth and I believe it can only go up from here. I’ve also met the most amazing people through this program that I hope to remain friends with for years to come.
What is your favorite thing about playing hockey at ASU?
K: I love the level of competition my team brings; I’ve had to work very hard on and off the ice to be a contender in games. I think having to earn a spot on the ice, a win in a game, etc. is also what makes the sport so rewarding. Playing at ASU has also pushed me to be better in other aspects of my life and I’m very grateful for that.
What is your favorite hockey memory from ASU?
K: My favorite hockey memories were going on away trips. Aside from the games, I loved the fun things we had the opportunity to do like volunteering at an elementary school in Missouri and eating thanksgiving lunch at Mal’s house in Massachusetts.
What legacy do you hope to leave behind for ASU Women's Hockey?
K: I hope to leave the team with a good foundation to build on my presidency just like I had done from the previous presidencies. I focused on improving community outreach through many different forms of volunteer work. Some of my favorites that I led were making birthday desserts for children in foster care and packaging food for people in need at Midwest Food Bank. I also enjoyed participating in Skatin’ for Leighton by raising money roller skating for girls hockey. This year we reached the highest amount of volunteering hours per player in club history.
Any advice for younger players or players looking to play at ASU?
K: I would just say enjoy playing hockey. Anything you spend your time doing you should make sure you enjoy it.
What is your plan after graduation?
K: I plan to build my resume working in a research lab and shadowing professionals to strengthen my application to medical school next year. I also want to give my time volunteering in a medical setting like hospice or at a hospital. Once I get to medical school I dream of studying dermatology, embryology, or pediatrics. It changes everyday.
From Karlie, "I would like to thank my parents for their consistent support throughout my athletic, academic, and personal endeavors."