Allyson Simpson '24, a standout on defense for the Colgate women’s hockey team, left Texas at 13 to pursue her dreams of playing college hockey, joining the U.S. women’s national ice hockey team, and representing her country in the Olympics. The decision proved right as she's now a fifth-year senior, excelling on defense for the Raiders and aiming for the Olympics. Her journey from Texas to Colgate reflects determination, hard work, and overcoming challenges.

By the Numbers
  • Played in 164 games with 27 goals and 74 assists for 101 points
  • Two ECAC Defender of the Week and three ECAC All-Academic Team
State of Play
  • Allyson Simpson is in her final season at Colgate, aiming to play in the Olympics and in the Professional Women’s Hockey League after graduation
  • She's been a part of the Rising Raiders initiative, mentoring local girls who want to play hockey
Bottom Line

Allyson Simpson's journey from Texas to Colgate exemplifies resilience and achievement, as she continues to chase her dreams and leave a lasting impact on the hockey program.