Bri Eid Makes NCAA Commitment To Long Island
Bri Eid, a former Chatham Outlaws hockey player has made an NCAA Division I commitment to play for Long Island University.
“When I committed to LIU it was a really exciting feeling,” Eid told CKSN.
“It felt like a lot of hard work payed off and it was nice to see something I wanted for a long time come true. I could start looking at the next chapter and set new goals.”
Eid, a defender, had 2 goals and 9 points in 29 games for the PWHL’s Southwest Wildcats last season.
For the Belle River product, there were many reasons to choose LIU, the same school Southwest teammate, and fellow former Chatham Outlaw Milana Butera also committed to recently.
“I chose LIU for a lot of different reasons. Some things that were really important to me as a player was one, the coach. I thought Coach Rob and I had a lot of great conversations. He has a lot of experience coaching at high levels and I think that we have the same mindsets when it comes to hockey. He had a great plan and some really good goals for building a first year program and that really impressed me. Also, Long Island is absolutely beautiful, the campus itself and the city. I couldn’t see myself spending the next four years anywhere else. Everything just felt right for me.”
The former Outlaw was part of Chatham’s 2017 Bantam ‘A’ OWHA bronze medal team.
That season, and her recent seasons with the Southwest Wildcats are likely feeling farther away at the moment, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
“Despite how strange this year has been, I’ve been trying to stay ready for a return to play. I’ve been in the gym at least 4 times a week trying to get stronger and be ready for the next level. Our team has also been on the ice 3 times a week, 2 practices and a 4-on-4 game which is pretty lucky considering there’s a pandemic going on, I know we’re all really thankful to be back playing.”
Eid, who will study sports management at Long Island University is keeping focused on improving, so that when she hits the ice with the LIU Sharks, she can make an immediate impact.
“When I get to the NCAA, my goal is to make an impact,” said Eid.
“I want to be able to generate offensively from the blueline, and at the same time be responsible and reliable in my own end. The most important thing to me is helping the team win another championship.”