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Center Ice Spotlight: Karly Aguirre | Waltham, Massachusetts

My name is Karly Aguirre and I'm from Waltham MA. I am currently a sophomore in college attending Stevenson University. I am majoring in Marketing. I started skating at the age of 2. I started playing for Waltham youth hockey with all the boys. I soon joined a select program, Assabet Valley girls hockey. I played for both teams. I soon switched to just girls hockey. I still played for Assabet Valley and Waltham Girls hockey program. When I was in 8th grade I began to play for the Waltham high school team, which i was on for 3 years. I had always known that I wanted to play hockey in college, so i decided to transfer to a prep school, which gave me better academic and athletic chances. I decided to repeat my sophomore year and played my remaining high school hockey at Dexter Southfield school. I also continued to play for Assabet Valley girls hockey program, I played 14 years with them. I now am playing for Stevenson University. 

Growing up I was one of just a few people that was of color and sometimes I felt out of place. When this opportunity came about, I want to be an example for younger kids like me. I want to be able to help young kids like me that want to pursue hockey, that it is possible.

I enjoy watching movies with my family. I also like to go for hikes when I can.