As the Fergus Falls girls’ hockey team kicks off the beginning of its schedule, single-sport athlete Chloe Nelson is ready for whatever challenges the season brings. As one of five seniors on the team, Chloe’s leadership and experience will be an invaluable asset for the Otters as the beginning-of-the-season jitters subside and they dig deeper into the season.
The Otters girls’ hockey team hosts Hutchinson today (Nov. 23) at the Community Ice Arena at 1 p.m.
Parents: Josh and Jill Nelson.
Plans after graduation: Valley City State University.
Field of study: History.
Hobbies: Volunteerism, socializing, BIO girls.
Q: What are your early impressions of the hockey season it seems you guys are struggling a little to find your footing?
A: I knew that it was going to be a tricky start because I knew we weren’t going to have the same starters and we lost all of our starting goalies, but I think that it’ll come with the practices and the games — just experience is really what we need right now.
Q: What has your sport taught you?
A: A lot. How to make relationships with people who you don’t necessarily get along with, but also just how to be a family, be one and all together.
Q: What’s one memory from your sports career that stands out more than others?
A: Definitely the section championship game beating Alexandria last year. That was definitely a highlight and something I’ll always remember.
Q: Being that you’re a senior, what do you see for the future of the program after you leave?
A: We’re only graduating five seniors this year but I think it’ll be fun to come back just to see what coach (Tim Lill) is doing with the girls this year after we leave.
Q: As an athlete how would you like to be remembered here at Fergus Falls?
A: Positively, I hope that I’ve made a good impression on all the younger girls and they feel comfortable texting me when I’m away for college or anything like that — if they need anything.