Stillwater standout announces commitment to Boston University after impressing at two positions
Addison Finn announced her verbal commitment to the Terriers as a defender, but spent the past year at Stillwater playing as a forward.
STILLWATER, Minn. — Not many hockey players can claim to play as both a forward and a defender, but Stillwater's Addison Finn has excelled in both positions.
Finn scored 25 points in 27 games this past season with the Ponies as a forward, but caught the eyes of collegiate coaches this summer at the Team USA 16/17s National Camp playing as a defender.
"I'm a versatile, offensive, competitive player. I'm aggressive and fast," says Finn on her flexibility out on the ice. She enjoys both positions, but prefers playing as a 'D'.
On Monday, Sept. 26, the 16-year-old announced her verbal commitment to play Division I hockey for Boston University as a defender.
I am excited to announce my commitment to play Division 1 hockey at Boston University. Big thanks to all my coaches, family, friends & teamates.@Eandk1 @winnybrown5 thank you for everything you have done for me throughout the years!! Dream come true! #goterriers pic.twitter.com/Km4JzmfdzW— Addison Finn (@addisonfinn22) September 26, 2022
"I didn't know what I wanted to do at first and I didn't know where I wanted to play, but I know I wanted to go to a big school," said the Stillwater resident, who now is committed to a school with close to 17,000 undergraduate students.
"I just fell in love with BU when I was out there ... The coaches were always super consistent and they were always there from the start and they were just patient and gave it time because I wasn't ready right away."
Finn is now heading into her junior year of high school after helping propel the Ponies to a 14-11-2 record last season in 2021-22.
Even though she now plays for Stillwater, Finn grew up in Cottage Grove and played her first varsity season in eighth grade with Park High School.
The 5-foot-8 hockey player said her father was influential in her picking up the sport as a child. Finn was in dance at a young age, but ended up not liking it very much, and made the switch over to hockey around the age of 4.
Fast forward to 2022, and Finn has three seasons of varsity experience under her belt and has a few goals she hopes to accomplish with Stillwater before she goes off to college at BU.
"I want to win the state tournament ... I want to make it farther than we ever have."
Finn feels excited about this year with the team. The Ponies have a number of high-level prospects on their roster that the BU commit says are ready to take on the new season.
Stillwater's girls hockey team will look a little different on the bench this year though, as previous head coach Mira Jalosuo has taken the assistant girls hockey coach position at St. Cloud State University, and will be replaced by Annie Cashman.
When the versatile hockey player isn't out on the ice, she enjoys playing on the Stillwater tennis team, and volunteering with with the school's T.R.U.S.T. club.