Meredith Goldhawk Soaking In Senior Season
The Chatham Outlaws and Bluewater Hawks alumni is trying to soak in the experience, while leaving everything she has on the ice.
“Being a senior on the team is bittersweet for me,” said Goldhawk. “My emotions are high, playing every game like it’s my last and hoping to influence all the young rookies to keep working hard and that time playing university hockey goes by quick.”
Goldhawk is in her fourth year with Windsor, planning to graduate from her Human Kinetics program this spring, an on and off-ice experience she’ll cherish.
“My overall experience has been one to remember. Being an student athlete isn’t easy, but with the help of great professors, they understand and always give a helping hand when needed. The human kinetics programs gave me the best workplace experiences and helped me pave a path to my dream career. Playing with the Lancers has been a positive experience. It has provided me with a lot of life lessons, but most importantly friendships that are irreplaceable. I’ve learned so much as a player and as a person that I will definitely be taking all these skills and knowledge throughout the rest of my life.”
With four years of experience under her belt, Goldhawk, a Ridgetown graduate, is serving as an offensive leader for the Lancers, and believes she’s playing the best hockey of her career.
“Right now, Im definitely playing the best hockey I’ve ever played,” said Goldhawk. “I guess it take 4 years to start finding the back of the net, however, for the second half of the season my goal is to continue playing the way I’m playing right now, strong and a hard work ethic but continue having a positive attitude and help the rookies gain the passion and confidence I have.”
Although she’s in her senior season, Goldhawk could return as a graduate student, but for now, she’s simply enjoying the experience, and will figure out the future as it comes.
“As a 4th year player, I still have one year of eligibility left, however I’m looking to graduate from my human kinetics program this coming May. I could decide to come back and play my last year here with the Lancers or I might start looking for a career and start coaching girls hockey.”