Name: Kiyara McWright

Age: 11

Sports Played: Hockey

Home State: Minnesota

Kiyara McWright, an enthusiastic 11-year-old female athlete from Minnesota, has shown remarkable determination in her pursuit of hockey. Despite starting just one year ago, Kiyara has made significant strides and now plays for the 10U traveling team in her association. Kiyara expresses her love for hockey, and her infectious passion for the game is evident in her desire to catch up with other players her age. Beyond the rink, Kiyara actively engages in community groups like NO LIMIT GIRLS, providing support to fellow minority girls, and MOSAIC HOCKEY Collective, empowering players of color. Overcoming dyslexia, Kiyara has demonstrated academic resilience, maintaining an impressive GPA and setting goals to work with special education teachers. Her dream extends to playing hockey through college, underscoring her commitment to the sport she has embraced wholeheartedly.

“Hockey gives me more freedom. I love to be on the ice.  I’d like to develop my hockey skills.  It keeps me in good physical shape for everything else I do – like running and playing with my friends.  Hockey makes me feel good about myself.  I am trying my hardest to be the best player I can be and be a good teammate.  I feel so good when the coach says “good job Kiyara, that was really nice!”. ”

Kiyara McWright, Hockey Player