Welcome to the fifth post in our new series featuring the 2013-14 Razorback hockey recruiting class. This week we sat down to visit with incoming freshman defenseman Luke Seibold. Luke is originally from Kansas, but later moved and played much of his youth hockey with the Dallas Oilers in McKinney, Texas. After graduating from high school, he continued his hockey career at the junior level playing for the SpaceCoast Hurricanes.
Razorback Hockey (RH): Why did you choose the University of Arkansas?
Luke: I chose the University of Arkansas for the education and because many of my friends were going there. Having the opportunity to finish out my hockey career with my closest friends sounded like the best move for me.
RH: What inspired you to play hockey?
Luke: From a young age growing up in Kansas I would go watch the Kansas City Blades in the IHL and the St. Louis Blues. I fell in love with the sport.
RH: What is your biggest hockey highlight/memory to date?
Luke: My biggest highlight I would have to say is my final year of Midget Major with the Alliance Bulldogs when we beat the OHA team from Canada that had beat Shattuck St. Mary’s earlier that year.
RH: What is your most recent team?
Luke: I played for the SpaceCoast Hurricanes in Florida.
RH: What is your favorite part of the sport?
Luke: My favorite part of the game is the brotherhood and bond between teammates that is formed. This sport is unlike any other sport and no one can understand the bond. Teammates lay their bodies on the line every game for each other and become a family.
RH: Describe what you think is the strongest part of your game.
Luke: I am a strong stay at home defenseman and am very physical.
RH: Tell us about your family — your parents? Your siblings?
Luke: My family members are by far my biggest supporters. I have an older sister who has always been a hockey sister. My little brother is a sophomore in high school who is playing youth hockey in Dallas for the Oilers and McKinney Varsity. Both of my parents have been there through every heart-breaking game and every celebration after a big win. They have formed me into who I am today.
RH: What are your academic interests?
Luke: I am hoping to major in Finance and Marketing
Check back next week and get to know another member of our incoming 2013-14 recruiting class.