Giana- our Newly Adopted Yale Women’s Hockey Team Member!


9 Yr. Old Giana and Senior Captain Sam

Yesterday the team took advantage of the day off take a short trip to Guilford Connecticut to meet up with a very special 9 year old girl named Giana. Giana was released for the Yale New Haven Hospital only a few months ago after having a brain tumor removed. This smart and outgoing girl has gone through such a tough time that we wanted to get to know her and extend her an invitation to be an honorary member of our team.

Giana and her mom Donna, Step dad Joe and brother Lucio welcomed our whole team into their home. Giana was happy to show us around and tell us all about her experience, living with the tumor and being sick and not knowing what the problem was and then finally finding out that she had a brain tumor. She also told us all about her interest in dance her love of the Jonas brothers, cats and dogs (and especially Bulldogs!) and about one of her favorite TV shows: cake boss. We are all excited to get to know Giana better and teach her how to skate and perhaps even have a cake boss bake off.

Sophomore Zupon Has Been Working Closely with Giana, her Family, and the Hospital to Organize this Honorary Membership to Our Team!


Some Players with Giana at Her Home

Giana Receiving Some Honorary Bulldog Apparel

Giana and Yale Women's Hockey Team


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Yale Women's Hockey Assistant Coach
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