"Thinking Big"

Feb. 10, 2005

Thinking Big

Brown's Link doesn't play to her size

By Mike Scandura Special to usahockey.com

Brown University's Jessica Link is a classic example that good things often come in small packages. Link, a 5-foot-3, 140-pound senior forward, played on the U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team that defeated Canada in a three-game sweep last August during their annual series in Lake Placid, N.Y., and the University of Vermont. But don't tell this native of Clifton Park, N.Y., that size matters in hockey.

"Some people view [my size] as a disadvantage, but I view it as an advantage," said Link. "I may not be as tall as the next kid, but I'm quicker. It's a tradeoff. I can't control what people say, so I try to take care of the things I can control."

Link has been in control since she first stepped foot on the Providence campus and into Meehan Auditorium.

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