Senior Spotlight: Alexa Berg

Kole: What’s your name, major, and where you’re from?

Alexa: My name’s Alexa Berg.  I’m originally from west Fargo, North Dakota, but I moved to Minnesota. I don’t have a major, I’m just taking classes for grad school. 

K: If you were meeting someone for the first time how would you describe yourself?

A: I’m very outgoing, energetic, and bubbly, and I feel like I give off good vibes. 

K: What are some of the most important things to you in life?

A: My family for sure. Hockey’s also super important to me, or else I wouldn’t be here!

K: What kind of sports were you involved in growing up?

A: I did track for a little bit and dance for sure. But I tried every single sport out there. So at least like dipped into everything a little bit, but didn’t commit to them.

K: How did you get into hockey?

A: My dad had my brother and I on the ice when we were 18 months. I kind of just got thrown into it and I really liked it and never stopped. So, I can skate better than I can walk that’s for sure. 

K: What is your favorite part about playing hockey?

A: Meeting people and being around your teammates when it all becomes a family. You get to have those people and those girls with you for the rest of your life. So that’s fun. Obviously, I like competing a lot. I love being able to compete every day and then get the chance at winning, that is fun too. 

K: What is your favorite part about being on the hockey team at Minnesota State?

A: I love the girls. They are so welcoming right away. I felt like I was a part of the team all along and not a brand new person on the team, so that was nice. I love how everyone’s there and competing every day and always having fun and having a good time. You can always count on our players whenever you need them.  

K: As a transfer student, how has your transition been to the team, and have you made any core memories so far?

A: Coming into a new school I was nervous because everyone already knew each other. Even all the freshmen were here in the summer and I wasn’t. But they, as I said, welcomed me in as if I never missed a beat. And I feel like they let me be able to be myself and fit in more. Meeting coach Harrington for the first time or coming here, not knowing what I was doing is a big memory for me. Looking around on campus, seeing the rink and talking to the coaches, seeing everything, was a big moment for me. It was like, yeah, I have one more year. I’m not done playing. 

K: What are your goals for this upcoming hockey season? First as yourself and then what are your goals together as a team?

A: I want to be that number one go-to and give it my all every day in practice every day. I want the chance to get in the net and help out my teammates. I want to make sure I’m a good teammate whenever they need help because I feel like that’s important. As a team, the end goal is to be champions and be there for the March 19th game. That’s a goal that we want, but making sure we’re learning from every game, learning from our mistakes, and growing as a team, is a big goal for us. We also want to be closer together, because being closer also helps us play to the best of our abilities.

K: What is your dream coming out of College? Any job dreams that you’re looking at? Any aspirations?

A: My dream would be to potentially continue to play. But if that’s not the case, I want to be a physician’s assistant in orthopedics. I’m on that path right now. I already graduated with athletic training so that gives me a little bit of an upper hand, but I want to do that after. Really, I am open to anything. I love to travel. So if I get to go down south or back out east or wherever, I’m not gonna say no.

Header Photo: This will be Alexa Berg’s first season as a Maverick post transfer from Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. (Courtesy of MSU Athletics)

Write to Kole Buelow at Kole.Buelow@mnsu.edu

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