Getting To Know the Freshmen Tigers: Quin Pompi

Quin Pompi graduated from the Berkshire School in 2013, when his team won the 2013 Avon Hockey Tournament. He played hockey and lacrosse, and also captained both teams as a senior.

I had a chance to talk to the Springfield, Pa. native via email for a Q&A. See what he had to say:

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Why did you choose Princeton University?

I chose Princeton because the coaches showed a lot of interest in not only my playing ability, but also in my personality and character. In addition, I got the feeling that Princeton could be my home for the next four years and that I’d be a welcomed member of the family.

What are you most looking forward to?

I’m most looking forward to meeting my new teammates and classmates. I’m also excited for the team’s first home game in Baker rink.

When did you get into hockey? What’s your earliest memory?

I always skated when I was young, but began playing competitively at age 5 or 6. My earliest memory is playing in my first game and being really nervous about falling to the point where I was shaking.

What NHL team did you grow up rooting for and why?

I grew up rooting for the Philadelphia Flyers. I’ve basically lived in Philadelphia my whole life and we would always watch the Flyers on TV and occasionally go to games.

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced in hockey?

The biggest challenge I’ve faced was going away from home to play at Berkshire. It made me step out of my comfort zone, not only athletically but also academically and socially. Although it was a challenge, I believe that it helped me grow and I owe a lot to the school and the people that helped me along the way.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever seen when playing hockey?

The strangest moment in hockey happened at a local rink when a Zamboni driver couldn’t stop soon enough and crashed into the end boards of a local rink.

Who’s the most influential person in your hockey career?

I had a coach a couple years ago, Rob Lewis. He taught me the basic skills but most importantly that the other essential part of hockey is hard work. He shaped me into the player that I am today and I owe a lot to him.

What’s the most exciting experience you’ve ever had?

The most exciting experience I had was an unbeaten streak that we had this previous year for Berkshire. The streak was around 20 games. It wasn’t the streak itself, but the group of guys that made it the most exciting and the most memorable time of my life.

What do you plan on majoring in/what are your academic interests?

Academically I’m interested in Math and Science, which are probably also my strongest subjects. My favorite class in school was Biology and I hope to explore that at school, but I also hope to explore other paths. As for an intended major that is still up in the air.

What do you hope your legacy at Princeton University will be?

I hope that I will be remembered as a strong student athlete and was friends with a lot of people. I also hope that I don’t limit myself. I want to experience it all at Princeton.

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