Student-Athlete of the Week: Aaron Angelo - Hockey
As the 2018-2019 Boys Varsity Hockey Season comes to an end, we would like to recognize a tremendous Player, Student and Young Man. Senior Goalie Aaron Angelo has been a leader for the Oxford Avondale United Hockey team for the last 2 seasons.
In the 2017-2018 season, Aaron was the only Goalie for the team, playing in all 26 games. He was one of the best goalies in the conference, single handily keeping OA in all of the games and stealing some wins along the way. Although tired at times with a lot of the games clustered together, he never failed to take the ice, leading by example, and rallying the team around his spectacular play.
The 2018-2019 saw Aaron take a leadership role with the underclassman, 2 of which were first year goalies that joined the team. Aaron made sure that both Sophomore goalies were engaged in practices, getting them ready to play High School Hockey. This season the team actually had less skaters, with the majority being underclassmen, and as the conference was updated, OA had to face some of the top High School Hockey clubs in the state. Aaron faced these challenges head on, having to face 50 plus shots almost every game, and when we needed him, he actually skated out as a forward for 8 games, a position he has never played, scoring 2 goals and assisting on 3 more.
All in all, Aaron has been a stand out player for the team and setting an excellent example of a student athlete for our younger players. As he graduates, he will leave a big void in the program.