Watchung Hills Regional High School freshman Alexa Renzo heading to 2016 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championship with the New Jersey Colonials U14 Tier 1 Girls Ice Hockey Team

WARREN TWP. -- Alexa Renzo of Green Brook Township, a freshman at Watchung Hills Regional High School, will be skating as a center with the New Jersey Colonials U14 Tier 1 Girls Ice Hockey team, in the 2016 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championship, March 30 to April 4, in Minneapolis, Minn.

“I’m really excited about the upcoming trip,” said Renzo, who wears jersey number 27. “I love the game of hockey. I love the speed and the physicality.”

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The NJ Colonials team is ranked 12th in the country, after winning the USA Hockey Tier 1 Atlantic District Championships against the Jr. Flyers of Philadelphia, Pa., on March 13.

This elite girls ice hockey team is comprised of players from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The Colonials play a competitive 60 game schedule against the highest ranked teams from Canada and the Northeastern United States.

Renzo began playing hockey at age 7 in the Green Brook Roller Hockey Club. Her passion for hockey led her to the ice at the age of 10 and ultimately to the New Jersey Colonials U14 Tier 1 Girls team in Morristown.

Renzo said she is looking forward to continuing to play for the WHRHS Warriors Ice Hockey Team next season, as well as continue to play for the NJ Colonials.

“I hope to play in college,” she said.

Renzo, who attended Green Brook Middle School prior to starting at WHRHS this year, also plays for the WHRHS JV Girls Lacrosse Team, and is looking forward to the upcoming spring season.