Year 2017 under Review

It’s the last day of 2017 and time for a 2017 review! 🙂 I will keep this one short and sweet, picking one “highlight” in every single month of the year!

January

In January I was able to give my comeback on the ice after my MCL and ACL injury and prepare for the Olympic Qualification Tournament in February.

February

Qualified for the 2018 Olympic Games although injured the same knee knee again, but this time a torren meniscus.

March

Reunion in Plymouth/Detroit with my long time friend and goalie mentor Paddy Elsmore-Sautter. She was the best goalie the Swiss national team ever had and was an incredible support and mentor for me ever since I joined the nationalteam when I was 13 years old. Paddy is living in Minnesota, that’s why I don’t get to see her all too often unfortunately.

April

In April I had knee surgery. It was my first ever surgery in my life. I was super nervous, but I knee I had the best doctor for this kind of procedure. The surgery went really well and I was incredibly happy with the outcome.

May

Travelled to Iceland for an extended weekend. Such a beautiful country. So many great sights and friendly people. Absolutely loved it and would recommend it to everyone!

June

I spent 2 weeks in Ancient Olympia, Greece with the International Olympic Academy. 2 weeks I’ll never forget in my entire life. Met so many great people from all over the world with the exact same interest. We had so much fun and laughter during these two weeks, that it was difficult to leave this place behind. Hopefully we’ll all be able to stay in touch.

July

I guess July was a travel month going to Spain and Croatia. Spend a nice week at the beach in El Palo with my goalie friend Zuzana Tomcikova before we travelled to Granada for the first ever IIHF Goalie Development Camp. From Spain, I travelled to Croatia to be at my friend’s wedding which was another unforgettable experience.

August

Travelled to France with my two best friends from Northeastern University in Boston. Was so great to catch up with them and just enjoy each others company. True friends! I wish I could spend more time with them!

September

The new hockey season started!

October

I was able to organize a Girls’ Hockey Day again at the SWISS Arena in Kloten where approximately 60 girls participated again. I’m all in for the development of girls’ hockey in Switzerland!

November

San Francisco baby!!! Was able to spend over a week in the Bay area with my ME310 project group exploring the area but most of all work on our project with Sanford University. It was a great time and I can’t wait to go back there in June for our final presentation. 🙂

December

December is all about Christmas and family time. Especially because I don’t get to see my family all to often throughout the year, Christmas is a holy time for me and my family as we are all together for almost the only time throughout the entire year. With all the snow that we’ve had, white Christmas was even more special this year!

2018

2017 was a fantastic year, but I’m ready to take on 2018!

Happy New Year

xo

Florence

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