Middlebury

#9 Karen Levin
Graduation Year: 2008
Position: D
Height: 5-5
Previous School: Niles North
Hometown: Morton Grove, Ill.
Major: Matthematics
Describe your initial reaction upon seeing the campus and athletic facilities for the first time.

My first campus tour it was raining, but the campus was still incredibly beautiful. Kenyon arena was the first college hockey rink I saw during my college search and I thought it was amazing at first sight. As I began to look at other schools there was no comparison. The school has provided the Middlebury athletes with unrivaled facilities and amazing opportunities.

What is the one thing that makes Middlebury College a special place for you?

There are many programs and facilities that Middlebury has that make it a special place, but more than the programs, Middlebury is special to me because of the people I interact with daily. They are very genuine in character and have a passion and a drive that is rivaled by few.

What is your best memory as a player at Middlebury College?

Each year we have played Manhattanville in the NCAA quarterfinals to qualify for the frozen four. They have been very important games and each one has been close. The best memory for me was my freshman year overtime win over Manhattanville. When we scored everyone jumped over the boards in sheer excitement and jumped into a pile. We were headed to the final four.

What have you learned from your sport that you will use in your everyday life?

I have learned a lot about teamwork and passion. I have been inspired by my teammates to work hard and always take the extra step. I have also learned to appreciate the opportunities given to me, and that every time I put a jersey on with an “M” on it is a cherished occasion.

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