Cherie Hendrickson

Where she works

Hendrickson’s team practices at the Brooks School’s ice rink in North Andover and plays league games everywhere from Harvard to UNH.

Home ice

Hendrickson attended Brooks, where the girls’ hockey team took home the New England Championship her senior year.

How she started in the CWHL

"I graduated from Providence College, and one of my teammates who graduated the same year was looking to play up in Burlington. We ended up going up together. At the time, I had been considering going to Europe to play, so it was nice that Burlington was closer to home. I got to know the coach and the pieces fell into place. Even though it wasn’t on my radar to begin with, it worked out."

Her uniform

"All the padding that we wear is actually not that heavy. It looks bulky, but nowadays, the equipment is super light. I usually wear Spandex pants, an Under Armour shirt, and the equipment. And that’s it. That way I don’t overheat. Depending on the rink, sometimes it can get really warm."

Family affair

Paul, Hendrickson’s father, is the team’s general manager, and she always has a family cheering section at her games. "It’s kind of embarrassing, but every time I go out on the ice, I wave."

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