“Life as a student athlete is demanding and busy,” men’s ice hockey captain Kyle Flanagan ’13 says. “On top of classes and homework, we put in a lot of time at the rink. You really grow. It's a fun atmosphere if you manage your time well, and being a student athlete really helps with that.”
Kyle has served as captain since his junior year, the same season he reached the 100-point mark. As a senior, was among the nation’s leading scorers for much of the season. But his fondest moments have nothing to do with game-winning goals.
“My first year we beat our rival Clarkson at home in the first round of conference playoffs, and during my sophomore year I got to play on the same line as my brother Sean ’10,” he says.
In Canton, Kyle’s hometown, college athletics are huge. He grew up a St. Lawrence hockey fan and now he gets to play for those same fans.
“I love the support we get from the community, students and faculty,” he says. “I enjoy having the chance to be a good role model for the young kids who come to our games. I feel very fortunate to be able to play NCAA Division I hockey in front of friends and family.”