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Cold as Ice: Nick McCauley

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Senior Nick McCauley pictured in a game at Hempfield’s Kirk S. Nevin Arena.

Ice sprays from skates; players bounce into boards; there is a brisk coldness that makes spectators’ cheeks rosy. This is Hempfield Area Hockey and whipping down the rink is Nick McCauley, a senior who brightens our hallways but whose athletic persona is cold as ice.

He sees success on and off the ice. While spending most of his time playing Spartan hockey, he is also a member of four academic programs; NHS, GNHS, SNHS, and Rho Kappa and a dedicated student.

McCauley has been playing hockey since he was just eight years old and has a passion for the game. When asked who his biggest inspiration was, he said “Players like Chad Ruhwedel really inspired me to pursue a career in hockey. Seeing how Chad moves the puck makes me push myself to the best of my ability.” 

His says hockey provides a, “great release from stress to be out there skating.” It is is favorite place to be; his home away from home. 

While McCauley has no intent of continuing his career in the sport beyond high school, up to this point, his time on the ice has helped to define who is as an individual, a student, and an athlete. His future plans include attending college to pursue a civil engineering degree. 

 

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Tyler Goodlin, Contributor
Tyler Goodlin has Spartan in his blood; his father a Spartan, his grandfather a Spartan, and now he a Spartan. Born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, he spent his elementary days in Hempfield, but moved to Tampa for a brief stint. He returned to Greensburg at the age of 16. With his father being an executive for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Tyler has always been interested in journalism. Tyler spent many days at the Trib's headquarters in Pittsburgh studying how newspapers are produced. He decided to take up journalism senior year with collage on the horizon, a minor in the subject is very likely for Tyler. His time outside of school is spend golfing and focusing on his studies. He enjoys travel and has seen most of the United States. All of this travel makes Tyler very cultured and open minded to new ideas. Tyler's plans after high school include attending a four year university and studying finance. Taking journalism should help him in his journey to become a successful college student.