Each week, GoCrimson.com will take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the members of the Harvard women's hockey team. This week features junior defenseman Sarah Edney. (Gil Talbot)
Why did you choose Harvard?
Academics and hockey were equally important to me in choosing a school. I got the very best of both worlds here. And the team was great, so it was an easy choice.
Whom do you model your game after, and why?
I don't have a quick and easy answer, but recently I had the chance to play with Catherine Ward, and I have been working to play with confidence all over the ice like she does.
Is there any significance as to why you wear your number? If so, what?
My first year of hockey I was assigned number 3 on my house-league team. The next year my mom asked what number I wanted to be when I got to choose. I said I wanted number three...duh.
What's your favorite pregame meal?
I like to change it up. But, clam chowder always seems to be out in the dining hall on gamedays and I love it so I stick to that.
Do you have any superstitions before getting on the ice?
Not as bad as Sami Reber or former team mate Jillian Dempsey. But I get dressed from right to left and always braid my hair the same way at the same time before every game.
What are three words you would use to describe yourself as a hockey player?
Quick. Smart. Reliable.
What/who are you listening to pregame, and why?
My recently added playlist. Nothing specific, but my iPod gets to be played in the locker room before the games this year so I must be doing something right. I also have been into techno recently. Animals is a gem.
What's the best part about road trips during the season?
When the coaches perform karaoke at the front of the bus.
Do you have any good stories from a particular away trip?
When we were at Colgate, someone put a tree in front of Margaret Chute's hotel door. Being an avid nature lover she opened the door, looked both ways, and slowly brought the tree inside of her room and shut the door. Even better, it was caught on tape on the flip cam, which has since gone missing. Lots of good memories on that thing.
Where are you most likely to be found in the offseason?
Back up north. Or rather west and a bit north. Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA. Working out, teaching hockey, golfing, swimming and getting my tan on.
What is your favorite thing about Cambridge/Boston?
The food. There are so many cool little places to eat that so many people don't even know exist. I try to eat somewhere different every time I go into Boston. The sports teams are also cool though, but I don't know if I am allowed to say that being a Leaf's fan...
What other Harvard team do you enjoy watching as a fan?
Our team goes to most of the women's basketball and softball games and they come to a lot of our games too. Men's hockey is also a great atmosphere, although in season it is hard because our games conflict.
If you could travel back in time, when/where would you go?
I would go back to when my grandma was a kid and lived on a dairy farm in PEI [Prince Edward Island] with her 13 siblings.
If you could have a superpower, which one would you chose?
Teleportation. It would make lots of things a lot easier.
What kind of legacy do you want to leave here at Harvard?
I want to leave a positive image of a student-athlete. I want to be known as hard-working, dedicated, easily approachable and willing to put it all on the line for our team to succeed.