Nicholas Mardirossian, took the long and winding road, and I took it with him.
They say nothing good or worthwhile comes easy. Well an NCAA education and the opportunity to play hockey is the reward for putting in the work and never giving up.
The key for Mardirossian? He had the grades to get into any school. Great grades open doors. Once admitted, it was simply a matter of talking to the coach and making things happen.
Congratulations Nicholas, you paid your dues and earned it.