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Connor's Corner: Meet Men's Hockey Co-Captain Mike Sinsigali '14

Connor's Corner: Meet Men's Hockey Co-Captain Mike Sinsigali '14

Name: Mike Sinsigalli

Year: Junior 

Hometown: Redding, Conn.

Previous School: The Taft School

Position: Center

Academic Major: Psychology 

Favorite Harris Meal: "The Morrison"

What is the best part about lacing it up for the Camels?

Two things, just lacing it up in general and the guys on the squad. I know we have had a couple of tough years in the past but it truly is an honor and a privilege to be playing for Connecticut College. It's pretty cool to be playing for something that is bigger than yourself and representing an institution. I also am very fortunate to be out there with such an amazing group of guys. I can honestly say I have never met a better group of guys in my life. 


Most memorable moment of playing for the Camels?

I have 2...First is beating Hamline in a shootout last year at the Oswego Tournament. After pulling out a W in that game we really came together as a team, which provided some great momentum for the rest of the season. The other memorable moment was scoring my first collegiate goal. I was pretty lucky to be in the lineup as a freshman in the first weekend and on top of that scoring two goals in the game against Middlebury that weekend was something that I will always remember.


Have you set/identified any personal team goals for the 2012-2013 season?

Our goal this year is to win a NESCAC Championship. We have not made the playoffs in the past two years and collectively we refuse to let that happen again. We have a talented, hard-working group of guys who are determined to get the job done.


Do you have a favorite professor/class. Can you comment on this academic experience?

I do not necessarily have a favorite class but I would have to say Professor Stock has been someone who has been incredible influential during my time here at Connecticut College. I can honestly say without her I would not be doing nearly as well. 


How will the leadership summit help you in 2012-2013 and as you move on into your professional career?

I was a little skeptical about the program at first. However, I came out of it with new perspectives and was able to identify my weaknesses as a leader. I now believe I have a better understanding on how to be a better communicator between my coach and teammates, not simply lead by example. From this experience, I know that I will be a better captain and teammate.