TORONTO — The Ryerson Rams women's hockey team has added a fourth member to its 2017-18 recruiting class in Keelin Farren.
Farren, who hails from Toronto, Ont., is coming off a bronze medal season with the Mississauga Jr. Chiefs of the Provincial Women's Hockey League (PWHL), posting a Top 10 season in points scored by defenders with 17. She also brought home the PWHL silver medal with the Jr. Chiefs in the 2015-16 season.
Rams bench boss Lisa Haley has no doubt that Farren will easily mesh with her new team.
“Keelin will step into the Rams roster quite seamlessly. She brings vision, toughness, a great shot, and many more intangibles to our program,” said Haley. “We see her making an immediate impact with our D-corps as a right-shot player with plenty of poise with the puck, making great first pass decisions.”
A talented hockey player, Keelin has found success and enjoyment playing both on the ice and on the turf, winning the Toronto Catholic District School Board field hockey championship in her grade nine and grade twelve seasons at Michael Power - St. Joseph's High School in Etobicoke. Farren describes those seasons which saw the Trojans qualify for OFSAA—Ontario's high school championships—as the highlight of her athletic career so far.
The 5'9, right-handed defender describes herself as a resilient, optimistic, and dedicated student-athlete both in the class room and in the rink.
An honour roll student in all four years of high school, Farren will be enrolled in the Biomedical Engineering program beginning in September.
When asked why she chose to play for the Rams, Farren summed it up in one line. “When I went on my visit at Ryerson, I felt at home.”Keep it locked to www.ryersonrams.ca and @ryersonrams on Twitter for more recruit releases as they are announced.
2017-18 Women's Hockey Recruiting Class:
Julie Patricio – Defence
Brooklyn Gemmill – Forward
Olivia Giardetti – Forward
Keelin Farren – Defence