Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy High School senior Courtney Hall signed to play Division 1 Hockey at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn. The future Husky has been playing hockey since she was 4 years old and now proudly wears No. 17 on the Little Caesars AAA U19 team, on which she plays left wing.
Hall verbally committed to St. Cloud two years ago. When the time came for her sign, she did it twice — once officially at Little Caesars Arena In November 2018, and once symbolically at CSPA.
“Two signings were important to me because I wanted to have my school friends involved because they are a big part of my life and I wanted them to be there with me as I made this big step in my career,” Hall said. “The rink signing was significant because that is where I have spent a lot of time practicing and training for my collegiate hockey career, and I appreciate their amazing support and guidance throughout my youth hockey experience.”
The South Lyon resident chose St. Cloud State because of the “immediate feeling of family as soon as I stepped on campus.”
“Along with the rich hockey and academic tradition plus amazing facilities, St. Cloud State was an easy decision for me. I’m really excited to start this next chapter of my life and I’m just really excited to get playing with new people,” she said.
“The hard part starts now,” Hall said as she reflected on the entirety of her hockey career up to now, “but I’m ready for the challenge.”
“This is really exciting for Courtney and for our school,” CSPA Principal Steven M. Beyer said. “Courtney has worked hard and she has set her goals high and she is going to live those. She is on track to graduate with an IB Diploma in June. She is the epitome of a student athlete and an example for us all.”