As a college student, there are many balls in the air that you juggle such as class schedules, homework and extra-curricular activities. For Vaughn Guetens of Framingham State, it has been the art of juggling class, practice and work that has given him a lot of experience for his future.
Guetens, a senior from Chesire, Connecticut, is in his final year at Framingham State with the intent to graduate with a degree in accounting and minor in business administration. After undergrad, he plans to continue his education in grad school to study health adminstration
It was an easy choice for him to attend Framingham State as he knew it would challenge him academically and allow him to play his favorite sport just like his father. It had been a life long goal of Guetens to play college hockey like his dad who was a goalie at Dartmouth College.
While he considers himself a food connoisseur, he also enjoys to play the piano and his favorite class outside of his major is Stars and Galaxies. If he could have lunch with anyone, it would be Steve Jobs. Guetens sees him as an inspiration and someone who never gives up no matter how tough life can be.
Off the ice, Guetens and his teammates have been volunteering with Special Olympics each year that is hosted at Framingham State. It is one his favorite experience as just the smiles from the kids make it an event he looks forward to each year.
On the ice, he started the 2016-17 season strong leading the team in assists with four. During his career with the Rams, he has tallied seven goals and 34 assists for 41 points. Last season, his seven goals and 31 assists helped the team earn a spot in the MASCAC playoffs.
Having a dad who played the game made the choice to follow in his father's footsteps simple. He considers his parents his biggest supporters, knowing that without their guidance and understanding of the game, he wouldn't have made it this far.