Newbridge Academy Female Varsity Hockey – Haley McKim
The Newbridge Academy Female Varsity Hockey program is pleased to announce the recommitment of goaltender Haley McKim. McKim hails from Moncton, New Brunswick, and will be returning to Newbridge for her second year. She is looking forward to building on the success she and her teammates accomplished last year.
“Haley had a great year. She adapted well to the program and has been a great fit for our model. She came in with a high compete level, but her battle level continued to steadily improve. The combination of her improved technical play and her consistency have allowed her to take her game to her next level,” said assistant coach Keifer House.
Her ultimate goal is to become a student-athlete at the post-secondary level, ultimately playing in the NCAA. Haley is has learned that the Newbridge Varsity program can be a vehicle to assist her with her with these goals. She credits the development and exposure she received last year, including the opportunities to play in the USA, as keys to her return and vital pieces to her provide her with the best opportunity to achieve her goals. She counts playing at Newbridge as her biggest achievement to date.
Kirk Tomlinson, Director of Female Varsity, had this to offer on the news of Haley’s signing.
“Haley is a tremendous competitor. She is a great teammate, and someone that will be a role-model on our U16 Female Varsity team. I am so happy that she is returning, she embodies the qualities of a student-athlete that we are striving for at Newbridge.”
Quick Q&A with Haley
Favourite Subject: English
Favourite Hockey player: Jonathan Quick
Favourite pre-game meal: Pasta
Favourite off-season activity: Swimming
Welcome back Haley!