New Mentor Alert! Alana Lopez
In the Fall of 2020, Alana signed as an independent player with the PWHLPA.
The St. Louis Blues will host a 2021 Secret® Dream Gap Tour showcase on April 11 and 12. The games will feature Team adidas (Minnesota) and Team Women’s Sports Foundation (New Hampshire). Team adidas came away with showcase wins in New York and Chicago earlier this year against Team Women’s Sports Foundation.
There are currently 5 teams (categorized by region), with Alana not yet assigned to a team as of this writing, but one would assume she will be, with Team WSF, in the near future. Stay tuned for updates.
In her first year of collegiate hockey season of 2015-16, she appeared in four games for Manhattanville College, making her Freshman debut against Holy Cross.
She then moved on to attend Post University In Waterbury, Connecticut, for 3 1/2 years, completing her studies last Spring.
In High School, Alana played four years at Vermont Academy, where she was named team captain during senior season.
She is an outspoken advocate & proud member of the LGBTQIA+🏳️🌈 community, as well as being proud of her Hispanic heritage & importance of being a BIPOC female hockey player. She is also outspoken about equality & equal pay amongst her fellow female athletes.
Says Alana: “Growing up in a world where women & men in sports have never been equal, I knew a professional hockey career after college would not be in the cards for me. The fight for gender pay isn’t new....I’m now part of a movement that not only tuned into my interests & passions, but also celebrates me, because the gender gap is on it’s way to being mended and female athletes are staring to see a light at the end of the tunnel!”.
From all of us here at the HPOC Movement & beyond, we welcome you Alana, and look foward as you grow with us.