Fergus Falls single-sport athlete Liz Mattson’s experience and competitive style of play is an asset the girls’ hockey team will need to cultivate a return trip to state. With plenty of time still left in the season Liz’s influence during the remainder of the schedule with be vital for future wins.
Parents: Kent and Nancy Mattson.
Plans after graduation: College/university (undecided).
Field of study: Child psychology.
Hobbies: Socializing, working out, spending time at the lakes.
Q: What are your early impressions of the season?
A: Right now we’re just trying to get our chemistry back together. So we’re trying to get our rhythm down and the passion to score. We have a lot of younger girls that have moved up, our goalies are both eighth-graders but they’re showing a lot of hard work in trying to be the best goalies they can be for our team right now.
Q: What have you learned from playing hockey?
A: I’ve learned dedication and time management, teamwork and overall skill.
Q: What’s one memory that stands out to you more than others?
A: Definitely beating Alexandria by two points to go to the state tournament last year and just the state tournament itself.
Q: What do you see for the future of the program after you leave?
A: I can see the coaches working hard to get a better team to make it back to the state tournament or at least winning playoffs.
Q: As an athlete how would you like to be remembered?
A: As hardworking and dedicated, overall kind and a nonintimidating senior girl.