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Senior Spotlight: Willow Starkey #71

By Brian Crowley, 01/23/23, 2:15PM EST


Senior Spotlight: Willow Starkey #71

Willow Starkey #71

Mars hockey wishes to recognize one of its Class of 2023 Seniors, #71 Goalie, Willow Starkey

Willow is the daughter of Lisa Reddipenning and Aaron Starkey, and the granddaughter of Linda Mackey.

She choose the #71 because Evgeni Malkin is her favorite player.

Willow would like to recognize her grandpa as her greatest influence as he was the person who introduced Willow to hockey and would bring her to the rink.  He played an instrumental role in helping Willow prepare for games and improve her performance.

When she is not playing hockey and going to school, Willow cites reading as her favorite activity.

She plans to continue her education towards a career as an athletic trainer.  She would also like to continue playing hockey after graduation from Mars High School.

Willow's message for her family, teammates, and coaches:

"Thank you for giving me the chance to play hockey all these years and showing me support.  You all made it a fun experience and helped me become a better hockey player. I could not have become the person I am today without the opportunity to play hockey and support you all have given me".

Congratulations Wilow!