Congratulations are in order for 15-year-old Mya Headrick of Garden River First Nation as her sports journey has led to her commitment to play for Bemidji State University’s hockey team.
“I am very honoured and so excited that I have this opportunity to be able to play Division 1 hockey,” says Mya. “It has always been my dream growing up after watching my older sister and brother play. I am striving to play hockey at the highest levels and this is a part of the process for me.”
Mya has been playing hockey since the age of three.
She’s played for the Sault Ste Marie Wildcats and the Sudbury Midget AA Lady Wolves.
Right now, Mya plays in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League for the Etobicoke Junior Dolphins.
She was selected to the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association’s U16 summer program and has participated in APTN’s “Hit The Ice” program.
“My two older siblings Jana and Owen Headrick have been huge inspirations,” says Mya. “I have always looked up to them growing up as they both have played high-level hockey and they’ve been great role models.”
She points to her parents, Dave and Anne, as being her and her siblings’ biggest supporters.
As Mya continues her to follow her dreams, she encourages others to do the same.
“My advice to kids in my community is to be the hardest worker on and off the ice and in the classroom. This will help you to chase your dreams.”