As chilly temperatures encourage many of us to hunker down at home with hot chocolate and Netflix, our winter athletes are just beginning to ramp up their quest for NCAA Division III victory. Help us cheer them on in a new blog feature we’re calling Winter Athletics Roundup. First up, their skills are as cold as ice, [pun intended] meet freshman forwards Brian Farkas and Christopher Sattler from Wentworth’s Ice Hockey team.
- Brian hails from Seattle, Washington and studies Interdisciplinary Engineering and scored the shootout winner in the Salem State tournament earlier this season. He notes that “the best part about being a student athlete at Wentworth is the opportunity to earn a great education while continuing to play the sport he loves.” He is most excited for the “final stretch of the season and a deep playoff run.” He encourages prospective athletes to “manage your time well, Wentworth is not an easy school and it is important to balance your time with school and sports.”
From Springfield, Massachusetts, Chris studies Construction Management and his hometown team, Western New England University, didn’t know what hit them when Chris scored two goals in less than 26 seconds against them earlier this season. He enjoys the camaraderie of the team, especially the opportunity to befriend upperclassmen studying Construction Management because they help inform him of future expectations of the major and how to excel in classes. Chris encourages prospective freshman athletes to “go for it, Wentworth is a great school and in the end you will graduate with great job opportunities.”