AOTW: Kendall Castro, freshman ice hockey player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week Oct. 26 – Nov. 1 Why Kendall Castro was selected: Although the Colonels lost 3-1, Castro pulled the Colonels within one goal at the 9:16 mark of the third period when she scored Wilkes’s historic first-ever goal in their inagural game against King’s College on Oct. 26.


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Freshman ice hockey player Kendall Castro

Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

Name: Kendall Castro

Year: Freshman

Major: Undeclared Sciences

Hometown: Killingworth, Ct.

High School: Mercy HS

Position: Forward (Right Wing)

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I wanted to come to Wilkes to begin the first-ever women’s ice hockey team at this univeristy.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

After graduating from Wilkes, I hope to go to graduate school and get a degree in Occupational Therapy.

What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The egg.

Favorite building on campus?

My favorite building is the Cohen Science Center.

Coke or Pepsi?


Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

This season, I hope to win the first women’s ice hockey game in history.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I was four years old when I first began playing. My family members were involved with ice hocey, so my dad was set on having his daughters play the game as well.

Favorite professor?

My favorite professor would have to be Dr. Mary Beth Mullen.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

My favorite thing to do during practice is work on our powerplay.

If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?

Absolutely nothing. We are a first year program and are just excited for the opportunities that we will have this season.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

Off the field, I like taking naps and watching netflix.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

The POD.

Most influential person in your life?

My dad.

If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?

Wayne Gretzky.

A quote you live your life by?

“A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” – Serena Williams

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To me, “Be Colonel” means being compassionate to others and always being the best person you can be.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

Both of the Wilkes ice hockey teams.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor