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Meet the Crimson: Miye D'Oench

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 sophomore forward Miye D'Oench (Photo: Elan Kawesch)

Why did you choose Harvard?
I chose Harvard because I fell in love with the school and the hockey team, and I couldn't be happier with my decision.

Whom do you model your game after and why?
I don't really model my game after this player, but I do my best to model my attitude after the New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan. His commitment to his team and the game is obvious everytime he hits the ice and I love watching him play.

Is there any significance as to why you wear your number?
No special significance, I just like the number.

What's your favorite pregame meal?
For Saturday games breakfast is our official pregame meal, and I usually go for an egg sandwich.

Do you have any superstitions before getting on the ice?
Dancing with Emerance to Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" before we go to the lockerroom to get changed. 

What are three words you would use to describe yourself as a hockey player?
I'd like to think I'm clever, quick, and scrappy.

What/who are you listening to pregame, and why?
It depends on the day, but usually the walk to the rink/bus ride to the rink is usually oldies (MJ, Motown, Springsteen, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, you name it). Then it depends on who's controlling the iPod in the lockerroom.

What's the best part about road trips during the season?
The best part is definitely on the bus ride back after we win when we get Bosey (speakers) out and start celebrating.

Where are you most likely to be found in the offseason?
At school you can probably find me either studying, training, or hanging out with the Team or my roommates.

What is your favorite thing about Cambridge/Boston?
I love walking over the Charles River everyday. In the spring it definitely makes the early morning walk to the rink pretty special, even if you're still sleep walking.

What other Harvard team do you enjoy watching as a fan?
I like watching the men's team, but unfortunately most often our games conflict. I also love Softball and Women's Basketball, and their players come to a bunch or our games too.

If you could travel back in time, when/where would you go?
Probably the 1970's just to meet my parents when they were young and fun.

If you could have a superpower, which one would you chose?
I often find myself wishing I could teleport, especially up to my fifth floor dorm room.

What kind of legacy do you want to leave at Harvard?
I want to be remembered as someone who made others better as players and teammates. That is most important to me.

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Previous installments of Meet the Crimson:
Marissa Gedman
Hannah Zarzecki
Briana Mastel
Samantha Reber
Jessica Harvey
Sarah Edney
Hillary Crowe