Junior Rebecca ‘Boomer’ Sonnek has positive outlook for girls’ varsity hockey season

Alex Van Gorp, ad manager and online news and opinion editor

This year Edina High School’s very own Lady Hornets will attempt another run at a state hockey title. Though last year’s season ended in heartbreak with a loss to Minnetonka in the state final, the team is looking forward to post-regular season play. Rebecca Sonnek tends the net for the team and has a positive outlook for the season.

Q: What are your goals for this hockey season?

A: My goals for this season are to improve individually and help the team improve, also to go to the state tournament and hopefully win it!

Q: What is your first hockey memory?

A: My first hockey memory is playing games on an outdoor rink with my mite team and always wanting to stay till it was dark.

Q: When did you know you wanted to play goalie?

A: I knew I wanted to play goalie when my mite team won a game 17 to 1 and I was in net, and to be honest i couldn’t really score much.

Q: What do you think about when you’re in net during a game?

A: When I’m in net i run different scenarios through my head and take it one puck at a time and reminding myself “I got this!” and only running confident thoughts through my head.

Q: How are you coaches this year?

A: My coaches this year are amazing and they always know how to make practice fun and know what to say to get us motivated for games.

Q: Does your team have a favorite pump up song? (If so, what is it, why, etc.)

A: Yes we do! Before the game everyone listens to “Girl On Fire” by Alicia Keys because it such a powerful song and we love to rap to Nicki Minaj. Then between periods we listen to “Jock Jams” to get fired up for the next period.

Q: What do you do to train in the off season?

A: In the off season i do lots of goalie training with PGD Goaltending along with Os on and off ice and 3V3 at the Velocity rink in Eden Prairie with lots of my current teammates.

Q: What is one fun fact about yourself?

A: I am a triplet.

Q: Why do people call you Boomer?

A: In 10U Coach Foust wanted everyone on our team to have a nickname and used to call me “Sonnek Boom” and eventually “Boomer” caught on.