Breaking the ice with our newest women's ice hockey member

December 06, 2023

Ella Sennick smiling in Quinnipiac spirit wear

Ella Sennick ‘28 took a shot and scored with her decision to commit to Quinnipiac. The incoming first-year student plans to make her mark playing on the Division I women’s ice hockey team.

The connection between Sennick and her future teammates and coaches made the decision to choose Quinnipiac an easy one.

“When I came for my official visit, I loved the campus and the girls on the team who I met," said Sennick. "I had a gut feeling and I decided that Quinnipiac was the right fit for me.”

Growing up with a father who is a master cabinetmaker sparked Sennick’s interest in building, innovation and creation which translated into her choice of study: civil engineering.

“I also liked to build Legos and play games like "Minecraft." I really enjoy using my creativity in this way," she said.

With her degree, Sennick hopes to build structures — like bridges or highways — that will benefit the community and beyond. 

“When I first committed to Quinnipiac, it was surreal and I was on cloud 9. I was so excited,” said Sennick. “When I told my close friends and family, I felt so proud. It was also a relief to have already decided on a college at the beginning of my junior year of high school.”

Sennick looks ahead to the shift from high school to college hockey, explaining "The most significant differences I anticipate in making the transition from high school ice hockey to the college level are the heightened intensity and the faster pace of the game."

“I am looking forward to meeting new people and hopefully creating life-long friendships with the people I meet,” added Sennick. “Also, I am so excited to play college hockey and to experience all the wonderful things that come along with it."

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