Alex Carpenter - Athlete - STX Hockey

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Alex Carpenter

#25 Team USA Forward
Hometown: Cambridge, MA
Alma Mater: Boston College

Accolades

  • Won silver medal for Team USA at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi
  • Current member of the Boston Pride in the NWHL
  • 2015 First overall pick in the NWHL Draft by the New York Riveters
  • Winner of the 2015 Patty Kazmaier Award for the best collegiate female hockey player
  • Tallied a total of 134 goals and 145 assists (279 points) during her four-year career at Boston College
Why I Use STX

I choose STX because I like how the equipment feels like it’s a part of my body, especially the Surgeon RX2. I also like that the protective gear is not big and bulky, and doesn’t hinder my movements.

Q&A

Q.  How old were you when you started playing?

A.  I started playing hockey when I was seven for Bethlehem Red in Bethlehem, NY. I started skating when I was two.

Q.  Who was your favorite athlete (any sport) growing up?

A.  My favorite athlete growing up was my dad, Bob Carpenter. It was always fun to go watch him play when he played for the New Jersey Devils.

Q.  What was your Play Huge moment in your career?

A.  Scoring the OT goal to win the 2016 Women’s IIHF World Championship in Kamloops, BC.

Q.  What song is always on your pregame play list?

A.  Runaway by Timeflies

Q.  What’s your favorite movie?

A.  Invincible

Q.  What advice would you give to a younger version of yourself?

A.  Have fun. There were times in my career where I was so serious that I wasn’t having fun with the sport, and I think that is the most important aspect to having a successful and lengthy career.

Q.  Who is one person you (past or present) with whom you’d like to have dinner?

A.  Pat Summit

Q.  What’s the one thing you’d like to see changed in your sport?

A.  I’d like to see hitting allowed in my sport. I think it adds a challenge to the game that is unique and is something that could help propel women’s hockey.

Q.  Who is or was the most influential person in helping you on your way to become a professional athlete?

A.  Definitely my dad. He would always watch my games and then give his feedback after each game. He taught me the little things about the game that have made a huge difference in my career. He also taught me a lot about my off-ice training and habits, as well as how to conduct myself as a professional athlete. 

Q.  Describe your playing style in three words.

A.  Deceptive. Smart. Speed.

Q.  What’s your favorite exercise or drill to do while you’re training and why?

A.  My favorite drill is shooting from sharp and odd angles. I like the difficulty in trying to hit a tiny space in the net and I think that it adds another dimension to your game because you are a shooting threat from all around the net.

Q.  What’s your favorite pre-game meal?

A.  Chicken and rice with carrots/green beans.

Q.  Tell us your favorite motivational quote.

A.  "Never, never, never, give up."

Q.  If you could play anywhere in the world, where would it be?

A.  Anywhere in Italy. I’ve visited before and love the culture of the country. It’d be cool to have a tournament over there and to also experience the history of the country.

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