Team: Northstar Christian Academy
Hometown: Monticello, Minnesota
Birth Year: 2001
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 188 lbs.
Chosen Attribute: Serving
Why is this important to you?
Serving is the most important to me because that is how we show the love of Jesus that is instilled in us. When Jesus walked this earth, his purpose was to serve others and die for our sins (Matthew 20:28). For example, he washed the feet of all of his disciples. This was often left for the job of a servant because the feet were a very dirty part of the body, so when Jesus stooped down to wash his disciples’ feet, it was counter-cultural and a huge example of his servant’s heart. So it is important to me because by serving I can preach to others with my actions.
Have you been involved with FCA or FCA Hockey in the past? What has been your experience with us? How has FCA Hockey impacted you?
I have been involved with FCA for the past 4 years. In that time, I have done the men’s cup, the pre-draft tournament, team FCA, Alexandria advanced camp, volunteered for the young kids at the Alexandria skills camp, and the best week of the summer, the Chowder Cup. It has always been my favorite time of the year to play hockey in (before Northstar) because the environment is unlike anything else in the world of hockey. It is the most positive and encouraging place that you can be, for your skills, and, most importantly, your faith. The leaders and coaches seem more like mentors because they simply want to see you grow closer to Jesus. Every summer, I see multiple guys that attend these camps accept Jesus Christ as their savior. You won’t get that at any other hockey camp. FCA hockey has taught me how to live my life for Christ and share it with my teammates during the winter! A big reason that I am where I am in my faith today is that FCA has encouraged and helped me so much along the way.
What is your favorite scripture verse? Why is this important to you?
Philippians 4:13, “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” This verse is important to me because when you look at the context surrounding this verse, it is explaining that whatever the circumstances that God has you set in you can succeed in God’s eyes. God does not send you somewhere unequipped. He always goes before you and with you wherever he wants you to go. So it is important to me, especially in hockey, but also in life to have this verse because I can have confidence that God has me right where he wants me.
How did you hear about FCA Hockey?
While in middle school I played hockey at Minnesota Made, I had a coach named Kurt Morton that invited me to the chowder cup for the first time. I went out east and loved every single minute of that fantastic week. I grew in my faith and made a lot of new friends, but more importantly, brothers in Christ.
What else should we know about you?
I have a couple of goals for hockey. I want to play junior hockey whether that is in Canada or the United States. My biggest dream growing up as a kid was to play division one hockey and I still hope to make that a reality.
Outside of hockey, I want to be a fantastic husband and father when I have a family in the future. My mom’s name is Kristin and my dad’s name is Dave. I have two younger brothers named Ryan and Owen. I love to play board/card games as a family and enjoy time with them. During the summers I love to go mountain biking and try new jumps and tricks on the trails. I enjoy fishing with my friends and family at the lake or on buddies’ boats. I go to Riverside church in Big Lake, MN and love it.
Posted on Thu, February 27, 2020
by Rick Randazzo