Senior Spotlight: Griffin Iglesias

As this season has come to an end, the Delaware Blue Hens will be losing one of their goaltenders, Griffin Iglesias. On and off the ice, number 29 is considered a great teammate and when it comes to being a goaltender it is no easy task. As a hockey player, he would describe himself as athletic, adaptable, and confident. Griffin is a business leadership major from Huntington, NY. His hockey career began at Huntington Winter Club at the age of eight when his dad got him into the sport. Ironically, in his first year of playing, Griffin was not a goalie but when he turned nine he made the change and the pads never came off since. Some other teams he played for include the Long Island Rebels, Long Island Ice Cats, Long Island Edge, and his high school team at Cold Spring Harbor high school. Instead of going to college right away Griffin decided to play a year of juniors for the P.A.L Junior Islanders. After that he attended Iowa State University until he transferred to University of Delaware for his junior and senior year. “Almost all of my friends and the places I have gone over the years can be thanked for the sport of hockey,” he said. Although there are many to choose from, Griffin’s favorite team memory was winning his first game in overtime to Pitt. 

After coming from Iowa State University Griffin ended up choosing University of Delaware for its great academic reputation and hockey program. His greatest hockey achievement thus far has been winning county championships during his senior year of high school and being in the ACHA national championship tournament his freshman and sophomore years. Unlike some of the other seniors, Griffin’s biggest rival and favorite team to play against is University of Rhode Island. Although he did not spend all four years here at the University of Delaware, Griffin was still able to learn a lot about himself and life in general. Some advice he has for his current teammates is to embrace every moment. “In these four years you will meet some of your best friends and share memories you’ll have for a lifetime,” he said. These truly are some of the quickest four years of your life. 

Griffin’s biggest inspiration in his life is his younger self. He had always dreamt of playing college hockey. “It’s cool to show younger me that I was able to accomplish that and that I am still playing the hardest I can,” he concluded. As for his future plans after graduation, Griffin will be working reinsurance broking for AON at the New York City office. We look forward to hearing about all the accomplishments that are to be made in New York City and wish number 29 the best of luck!