And RIT Takes the Win!

Last night I was at the RIT men’s hockey game. It was so much fun!! Men’s hockey actually had two games this week, one on Friday night and one on Saturday night. Friday night’s game was a shut out, we won 8-0 against Mercyhurst University. The whole crowd was yelling and screaming the entire game. I have never seen anything like it.

Then, last night (Saturday), we played them again, but Mercyhurst really stepped up their game. At the end of the 3rd period, we were tied 1-1. Can you imagine…after winning the night before 8-0, and now we only tied 1-1? We went into overtime, which was thrilling. Oh, I should have mentioned, all of this was taking place in the brand new Gene Polisseni Center, which just opened this year! Here’s a picture from last night, during overtime: IMG_0344

With about two minutes left of the game, Mercyhurst pulled their goalie, so they were able to have an extra player on the ice. Just so happens that our players shot the puck down the ice, and in it went! No goalie to save it! The whole stadium was on their feet cheering and screaming!

Here is a picture of the two teams after the game:


And with the win, we go into the playoffs! Tickets went on sale last night, and it’s being played right here at RIT on March 13th and 14th! I’m going to be sure to get my tickets on Monday!

Hope you have a great week! Happy March 1st!

About Caroline

Major: American Sign Language—English Interpretation

Hometown: East Hampton, N.Y.

Why I Chose RIT: I chose RIT because the ASL—English Interpretation program is incredible and I loved the idea of continuously improving my ASL skills because there are more than 1,300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students on campus!

Clubs/Activities: School and my job in the NTID Admissions Office doesn’t leave much free time, but I am involved in the Student Interpreting Association and a student member of GVRRID (Genesee Valley Region Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf).

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy traveling around the world—I have been to 12 countries, and I hope to check some more off my list soon! I also love to bike, swim and when I am home, paddle board every day!

What I Like Best About RIT: I love the strong sense of community here at RIT. With 15,000 undergrads at RIT, along with 1,300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students, it is large enough to have a variety of backgrounds, interests and opinions, but small enough to be able to spot a few familiar faces when you’re walking down the quarter mile. I also love that there are so many deaf and hard-of-hearing people on campus, so I can continuously use ASL and hone my skills. And best of all, my professors are amazing! They are willing to help me with anything I need, and that is really important to me. RIT is a very supportive environment and I love it!

Favorite T.V. Show: “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost” and “How I Met Your Mother.”

Fun Fact About Me: This summer I went to Italy for a study abroad program. It was one of the most amazing experiences and I can’t wait to go back!

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