Meet the Athlete: Camryn Witham


Mya Stanberry

Sophomore Camry Witham prepares to steal the puck from Holy Angels Nov. 30. Hopkins-Park lost 3-1.

Abby Bartleson

When did you first start playing hockey?

I was on my first hockey team when I was seven, but I started skating years before that.

How did you get interested in playing hockey?

My family is a big hockey family— a lot of my cousins are older and I look up to them a lot. When they got into hockey I became very interested and immediately wanted to do it myself. 

What about hockey are you most passionate about?

I feel like (what) I’m most passionate about playing hockey is the feeling I get when I score or do something really well on the ice. It’s what I strive for and what makes me even more passionate about playing. 

What is your proudest accomplishment while playing hockey?

Probably when I made varsity, I worked really hard and put a lot of time and effort into it, so it’s nice to see it paying off with good playing time. 

What were some of your favorite memories from hockey?

Going to tournaments and playing hockey with my teammates, also spending time before and after, listening to music and getting closer with each other.

What is your main motivator when you feel like you want to quit? 

Definitely my teammates, they always push me to do my best even when I’m feeling down. Every single one of my teammates are there to pick me up after a bad shift or if we are losing. 

Do you have any goals for your hockey career?

Maybe one day becoming a captain, or just doing my best at all times, continuing to make an impact on the varsity team. 

What’s the most important thing you’ve gotten out of playing hockey?

Good friendships and a lot of happinesses. If things aren’t going well in the rest of my life, I can go to the rink and just focus on hockey.