Please tell us a little bit about yourself. 


Hi I’m Alex! I grew up in Vancouver and live a typical west-coast lifestyle which includes skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, and much more! I am the youngest of four siblings (2 brothers and 1 sister) and I followed in my brother’s footsteps and decided to play hockey from a young age. I played boys hockey until I was in grade 9 and switched to girls competitive AA hockey, where I won a couple of provincial championships. Throughout highschool I played field hockey but excelled in track where I ran at provincial championships three times. After graduating, I took off to Ontario Tech university where in my second year I picked up varsity field lacrosse. Thanks to my track experience I did well in the mid field position, and in my senior year my team and I made it to the final four of the OUA’s. The summer leading up to my fourth and final year in university I attended a Bobsleigh Canada recruitment camp back home in Vancouver. It was from this camp I got an invite to the Prospect camp which was held in Calgary late September. Unfortunately I could not commit to the whole season with Bobsleigh Canada but I have continued with strength training in preparation for next season! As I just finished my undergrad, I ended my year off with winning the varsity ETS captains award… for the second year in a row (the award is for strength and conditioning dedication and leadership).


Who is a role model to you? Why?  


My mum, she’s the hardest worker I know. In a single day she works, strength trains and still makes time for family. She was an alpine ski racer when she was younger and it showed me that I could do whatever I dreamed of. I credit a lot of my motivation to her and my dad because I see how much they have done for me. 

What would tell a girl who is thinking of dropping out of sport?  


I have had these thoughts as well and don’t let go of a dream because of one thought or one person. Your dream is your dream, don’t let anyone try to take that away. Fall down 7 times, stand up 8.


What advice do you have for parents, coaches, or sport administrators to encourage or improve sport for females? 


Sports are as much of a mental game as it is physical. Check in on your athletes to ensure they have everything they need to be successful. Sometimes a good laugh is just as important as an extra training session. 


What is a quote that motivates you? 


“Kid, you’ll move mountains!” – Dr.Seuss 


I apply this quote to everything I do, whether it’s finishing my undergraduate degree, or finishing a heavy lift. We have the ability to change what’s around us for the better! 


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