Cassie Troy, a 2020 graduate of Platte Canyon High School, recently committed to attend college and play ice hockey for Finlandia University, located in Hancock, Mich.
Troy has already established herself as an elite amateur athlete. She traveled to Sweden in the fall of 2019 as part of the United States Women’s Floorball team, which competed for the Women’s Floorball (also referred to as floor hockey) Championships.
Troy, a goalie, has also enjoyed a solid career for the Laramie Outlaws (19U) and Wyoming Bandits (AA-Tier 2) hockey teams. She compiled a .930 save percentage during her last season for the Bandits.
Those accomplishments were certainly not lost on Josh DeBerard, head coach of the Laramie Outlaws.
“Cassie joined our team for the last two seasons,” DeBerard said. “For her to play here required a lot of extra dedication, hard work and an intrinsic motivation to practice very early in the mornings and drive up to ten hours for a few games over the weekend. This just demonstrates what a hardworking and dedicated player and person Finlandia will be getting in Cassie Troy.”
Troy says she chose Finlandia University in part because of its hockey program, and added that she hopes to pursue a degree in biology.
“I love the area, and I’m really excited for next year,” Troy said.