Meet the Player: Linzy Jedrzejek found hockey satisfied her competitive side
Liberty University’s ACHA Division I women’s hockey forward Linzy Jedrzejek may like unicorns, but she was never really into other girly things.
“I actually started in dance and gymnastics when I was younger, and I was so bored throughout the whole thing,” said Jedrzejek, a rising junior from Cleveland studying exercise science. She is featured on a recent “Meet the Player” interview by Club Sports Video & Media staff. “My dad played (hockey) growing up and he gave it a try for me, and then I just started at the age of 4 and never looked back from there.”
If she could play any sport other than hockey, it would be volleyball.
“I think it would be fun to be a libero and just dive all over the court,” Jedrzejek said.
She said her biggest celebrity crush is Ryan Reynolds from “Deadpool” fame, and the person who would best play her in a movie would be teammate Priscilla Ziefle, a rising senior defenseman.
“We’re twins, so she would be able to model it very well,” Jedrzejek.
What drew her to Liberty was the spiritual foundation found within the hockey program and throughout the academic and recreational offerings on campus.
“For sure, it was the Christian aspect and everything it offers, the community, the coaches, and the team atmosphere,” Jedrzejek said.
Her favorite Scripture verse is Matthew 6:34: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
“It just gets me through every single day, not having to worry about what tomorrow brings, but getting through whatever I am dealing with in the very moment,” she said.
Video by Patrick Strawn/Club Sports Director of Video & Media