Victoria Zammit ’20 comes from what she calls a “hockey family.” Her father played ice hockey in high school and college, and her sister, Alexa Zammit ’18, is currently on the girls ice hockey team. Zammit began skating at the age of four, but she didn’t switch over to ice hockey until the age of eight, when she grew jealous of watching her siblings play. Now, she joins the varsity team as one of two freshmen on the team.“Ice hockey is pretty much my whole life … it’s a state of mind. It takes 24 hours, seven days a week for me. I can’t hang out on Fridays or on the weekends,” Zammit said.
Zammit’s whole world revolves around ice hockey. Along with high school games, she also competes with a club hockey team, the New Jersey Rockets. She trains under Madison Packer, who plays professionally for the New York Riveters. Madison has aided Victoria, from improving on her speed and agility to helping her warm up.
Zammit credits her coach with teaching her how to be more physical and aggressive, as well as improving her general skating skills. She considers Packer to be her role model and aspires to be as successful as her. Zammit hopes to play on a college team in the future.
While there are many teams in the National Hockey League, Zammit’s favorite is the New York Rangers. One of the players that she admires also dons the same number on her jersey: number 11, Mark Messier, a retired New York Ranger.
Zammit is excited to play against the strong teams with the fastest skaters for upcoming games.