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Tadg Manna

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

#58 Tadg Manna

What is your earliest memory of skating?

Doing the Little Pens program with Sidney Crosby

What is your favorite inspirational quote?

"You guys ever see 'Miracle?' Well, that's what we're gonna do" -Coach Krall

Who has most influenced you? Why?

My dad. He's always been there to push me, whether it was after good games or bad games. He constantly reminds me that there's more work to be done, that I can always be working on my game and improving. He has always provided me with unwavering support and encouragement when I've struggled, especially when I've been injured, allowing me to rebound and recover.

What's your favorite celebration move?

Chirping the goalie

What is your best PR Hockey memory?

Beating Latrobe at Penn State

What are 3 songs on your playlist that get you focused before a game?

"Enter Sandman" by Metallica, "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC, and "Jaded" by Green Day

What is your favorite pre-game meal?

Pasta with meat sauce

Any special traditions you have before games?

Playing solitaire on my phone

What is your favorite sports movie?

Rudy

What is your favorite subject in school?

Physics

Who was/is your favorite teacher at PR and why?

Mr. McNally. He's great at communicating difficult class material in a concise manner. He also cares about his students and often offers insightful, helpful advice.

What are your future plans after graduation?

Attend Cornell to study engineering.

If a movie was made about your life what actor would you like to portray you?

Chris Pratt

What is some advice you have for current and future hockey players?

Never give up. Keep pushing yourself each and every day. Coaches will notice hard work.

Would you like to say anything else to your teammates, coaches, family, etc.

This year has been the most fun I've ever had playing hockey. It's amazing to see everyone so motivated. I especially appreciate how encouraging everyone has been towards one another all year. In games and practice especially, I love seeing my teammates bring each other up after bad plays, and congratulate them after good ones. Coaches, I'd like to thank you guys for believing in us day in and day out, and devoting your time to making us into a better hockey team. Thank you.