Katie Nolan, a senior at Fontbonne Academy and tri-captain of the Ducks Ice Hockey team, scored her 100th point at Shea Rink on Sunday, Jan. 17 while beating Braintree 6-0.
Nolan, a resident of Dorchester who lives in Neponset, has been playing hockey since she was five years old, but she is ready to move on to bigger and better things- college-new sports, new teams, and new classes.
“My future plans are to play hockey and maybe softball. As of right now, I am undecided on where I want to attend school, but I would like to study either business administration or criminal justice,” said Nolan.
Fontbonne’s head hockey coach Bob Huxley said Nolan is “a very special player gifted with speed, super shot, team play, a great hockey sense, and desire to play this great game of hockey.”
“As a team player, she is always encouraging other players to do better. She does this in a very nice way, by showing rather than by yelling or demanding, that is why she is a captain. She has most improved on team play and balance, and she never quits even if we are down,” said Huxley.
Kelsey Finn, the Assistant Coach for Fontbonne, says Nolan has been “one of the leading assets to the team since her freshman year.”
“Playing for the Ducks for the past four years has been awesome,” Nolan told the Reporter. “I’ve met so many great people and my coaches have been amazing. I’ve grown so much as a person, on and off the ice, and I have my coaches and teammates to thank for that. My teammates and coaches are the reason I have reached 100 points in my hockey career.”
Ambitious and hardworking, she has made a long-lasting impression on her peers. Nolan and a fellow teammate, Samantha Moussalli, got some great news last week: They both have been selected to play in the Shriners All-Star Classic, a showcase for the state’s best hockey players, on March 26 in Framingham.