Kait Mason is a senior forward on the UW-River Falls women’s hockey team. She is from Eagan, Minn.
Mason was encouraged by her uncle to get involved in hockey. “My uncle played in high school and college, and he got my brother and I into the sport when we were really little. I first started skating in second grade on my grandma and grandpa’s pond in the winter,” Mason said.
Her favorite part of being on the UWRF hockey team is being a member of a team that has a strong bond with one another. “All of the girls are my family. It’s nice to be part of such a close team,” Mason said.
This strong bond is undoubtedly what allows the team to be so successful on the ice. During Mason’s freshman year, the team went undefeated in the regular season, won the NCHA title and competed in the national tournament.
“My freshman year has been one of my favorite seasons here,” Mason said.
The hockey team hopes to have similar successes this season. “Our team goal is to make it to the Frozen Four and beat Gustavus. As a team, we want to always give 100 percent on the ice, work together and have fun,” Mason said.
Since this is Mason’s senior season, she wants to focus on making the most of the time she has left. “I want to make the best of these last games I have because I know it is the last season I will be playing competitive hockey,” Mason said. “Ending my last hockey season with these girls will be really special.”
Although Mason wants to make the most of her final hockey season, she has already had a successful career at UWRF. Mason is entering her senior season as the all-time leading scorer for the Falcons. She was also an AHCA All-American in 2011 and 2013.
Mason is majoring in marketing communications, and minoring in business. Outside of hockey, she enjoys spending time and socializing with her friends and family.
“I go home every Sunday to see my family and have family dinners and parties,” Mason said. “Family and friends are very important to me.”