No. 2 Men’s Hockey to Host Playoff Game Against No. 7 Skidmore Saturday Night
In his first year as a Beacon, Albee Daley’s goal in the Eastern College Athletic Conference East playoffs shifted the momentum of the game. The sophomore forward is hoping to provide that same spark this Saturday when No. 2 UMass Boston hosts No. 7 Skidmore College at 7 p.m. in the ECAC East quarterfinals.
Daley, an exercise and health sciences major from Averill Park, New York, was one of only two freshmen to get ice time in all 27 games last year, including the Frozen Fenway game against Salem State.
“We got to see the Red Sox locker room, which was an awesome experience. Just being at Fenway Park when you go to school in Boston is second to none, really, and that’s what you look for when you’re trying to experience collegiate athletics, and it was a really cool thing to be a part of,” Daley said.
In his first two seasons as a Beacon, Daley has 5 goals and 12 assists. In the offseason, he works as a lifeguard at the Clark Athletic Center’s swimming pool. And this semester he’s providing an assist for fellow students in his major.
“My teammate, Jeremy Finger, and I started a club called the UMass Boston Physical Therapy Society that’s aiding students who are interested in pursuing graduate school to become physical therapists, give them volunteer opportunities, and help them get them in touch with grad schools and stay on track academically,” Daley said.
Daley is passionate about physical therapy, and he’s been soaking up all the information he can from the team’s trainers and his professors before he graduates.
“I came into the exercise and health sciences program not really knowing what to expect, and once I got into it and met some of my professors who just had this tremendous knowledge that they could pass on to their students, it was a really big deal for me. A lot of the professors I have now will be people I’ll be in touch with for the rest of my life,” Daley said.
Anyone interested in joining the UMass Boston Physical Therapy Society should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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