Meet Our Athletes & Weekend Warriors
NHL : Los Angeles Kings/OHL: Kitchener Rangers 2021 Draft Pick – 42nd Overall
Francesco Pinelli has been playing hockey since his childhood and his passion, dedication, focus and fabulous hockey skills has recently landed him a spot with the Los Angeles Kings. Francesco was born in 2003 in Hamilton Ontario Canada. Francesco most commonly plays centre, shoots left and is listed at 6”1 and 185 pounds.
At the age of 9, Francesco played for Toronto Pro Hockey in the Brick Invitational League. In 2015/16 for Belle Tire and moved up to in the AAA for the Toronto Red Wings for the 2018/2019 season.
In 2019/20 Francesco progressed to the OHL and played for the Kitchener Rangers. Throughout his rookie season, Francesco also played for one of Canada’s teams at the world Hockey Challenge – an international U-17 tournament. Francesco had a fantastic rookie season, finishing fourth in the entire OHL with 18 goals, 23 assist and 41 points in 59 games. Throughout this season his stats reflected five power play goals, 122 shots on net and 104 faceoff attempts.
For the 2020/21 OHL season – Francesco was chosen to play a more pivotal role for his draft year for the Kitchener Rangers but due to the pandemic hockey in Ontario/Canada was forced to put on the brakes and pause the season. To continue playing, Francesco was loaned out to a European team and Jan 2021 and started playing with HDD Jesenice in Slovenia competing in the Alps hockey League with teams mostly based in Austria, Italy and Slovenia. Francesco got on the board in just his second game overseas, scoring a beautiful game-winning goal in the dying seconds. Francesco played in 13 games and put up five goals and six assists in addition to playing in additional 2 play off games and scoring another goal helping to secure the championship in Jesenice.
In Spring 2021 – Francesco was selected by Hockey Canada to represent Canada and play in the under 18 Championship in Frisco Texas. Canada won the tournament. Francesco finished 3rd(tied) on the team for points with teammates McTavish. Francesco put up four goals and seven assists in those eleven games a fantastic result.
Francesco has often been referred to as a highly intelligent player who often outsmarts his opponents. He has been complimented for his skating skills, long shots and is known as a “smart player with great vision and slick hands”. As a playmaker – Francesco is able to find the open ice for both himself and his teammates and will be a valuable asset in the NHL.
From these amazing accomplishments, Francesco gained the necessary attention from the NHL and was successfully drafted in the 2nd round as the 42nd pick Overall to the Los Angeles Kings – an incredible accomplishment!
Francesco has worn Heali tape to help with support and prevention and faster recovery from overworked muscles.
Since training camp for the Los Angeles Kings has started – Francesco has enjoyed all the new training experiences such as battle drills, battle along the walls, picking up pucks and scoring. He is continuously focusing on building strength and improving his speed and has been busy training in the gym when he’s not perfecting his skills on the ice. Francesco is a dedicated hockey player always working on himself to improve his skill set to get him to the next level.
Boston Marathon Competitor
Canadian Road Runner Champion
Running Coach - Cross Country & Track and Field
Public School Teacher
Rosalind (Roz) Smye Morton has been an avid runner for over thirty years, both as a competitive athlete and as a recreational runner. Roz competed in Track and Field in high school and medaled provincially in both the 1500m and 3000m, as well as in Cross Country along with a 6th place finish at Junior Nationals. Roz went on to compete at the varsity level for McGill University.
After having kids, Roz returned to competition, and now enjoys road racing distances from the 5km to the marathon. Roz recently placed 3rd Master (over age 40) in the Canadian Road Championships and was a second place overall finisher in the Hamilton Marathon breaking the 3-hour barrier. In 2020, she competed in the virtual Boston Marathon placing 17th overall and was the 4th Canadian finisher. This fall she is very excited to have the opportunity to compete in Boston again in person! She has bib number 2975, go Canada!
Roz works as an elementary school teacher for the Toronto District School board. She loves coaching and sharing her passion for sport with kids in both Cross Country and Track Field at school, and with CTAC (the Central Toronto Athletic Club). Roz uses HEALI tape on her achilles and calves regularly to keep her going.
NATIONAL TEAM USA Women's Wrestling
2021 Word Team Member
4 Time USA National Team Member
Mia Maculoso from New York is making waves in women's wrestling and has been for many years now. Mia is no stranger to working hard and injuries and uses Heali Tape on a regular basis to help with recovery and getting back to wrestling sooner post training and competition.
Mia first started wrestling when she was in 7th grade but actually got her start in Jiu Jitsu at the age of 3 as her father owned a mixed martial arts training center.
While Mia was in highschool, women's wrestling was still progressing as a sport across the US. Mia and her sister Sophia actually began their wrestling journey on the boys team. Mia was the first female to win a Varsity Boys tournament and placed 4th in the NYSPHSAA in the Varsity Boys Sectional tournament. Additionally she was a 5 year member contributing to her state championship team (2020).
During these past years Mia's success was showcased with National Team Status and many wins. In 2017 she became the Headlock on the Hudson Champion, In 2018 the Fargo Champ (127lbs) and the 2018 Oklahoma Folkstyle National Champ. In 2019 Mia became the Cadet Pan American Champion (Bronze Medalist Guatemala) as well as the 2019 Junior Pan Am Champion (Mexico) - 4 time National Champion. Additionally, Mia competed in the Austria Flatz Open Tournament (Austria) winning 2nd place.
Mia has also made several National Teams - In 2017 Mia joined the Women's Freestyle Cadet National Team - 127lbs #3. In 2018 the Women's Folkstyle Cadet National Team - 127lbs#1 and the Women's Freestyle Cadet National Team - 127lbs #1 and in 2019 Mia joined the Women's Folkstyle USA Junior National Team - 132 lbs #2.
Mia has had an opportunity to compete internationally in Russia, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Mexico and has been able to take in many other cultural experiences throughout her wrestling career.
Mia currently attends and wrestles for East Stroudsburg University and is the Varsity Captain for her school. After winning the USA Junior National Championships in Texas in May of 2021, Mia was selected to travel to Russia with Team USA.
Mia represented the USA at the 2021 Junior World Championships with Team USA competing (59kg World Team Member) in August 2021.
As a team, Mia helped team USA secure the World Team Title.
Mary Nicole Corriero
Cross Fit World Games 2021- 59th in the world (women 35-39) Harvard Hockey Player Alumni
Nicole Corriero is a lawyer, Harvard Alumnus, Hockey player and Crossfit Games Athlete.
Nicole graduated from Harvard University in 2005 with Cum Laude Honours in the field Sociology. In 2008 she obtained her joint ‘JD/LLB’ degree from the Universities of Windsor and Detroit Mercy. Nicole was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2009.
At Harvard University, Nicole was a standout hockey player. She was a three-time All America selection and a 2005 ESPN “ESPY” Nominee. Nicole holds or shares a number of NCAA scoring records that continue to stand today, including both the men’s and women’s record for goals in a single season, with 59 goals in 36 games and goals per game average. She also shares the all-time record for goals in a game (6) and points in a game (10). Nicole represented Canada as part of its Under-22 National Team between 2001 and 2004, and played in various exhibition matches, training camps and series.
In 2015 and 2017, Nicole represented Italy at the World Ball Hockey Championships. She was top 10 in scoring at the tournament in 2015.
Nicole has been a standout Crossfit Athlete since 2016, competing at a number of world class competitions as an individual, and on a team including the Granite Games and Wodapalooza. She competed at the East Regionals on Team Metric in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, she was ranked 59th in the world in her age group of Masters Women 35-39. In 2021, she ranked 20th in the world for her age group earning her a spot at the 2021 No Bull Crossfit Games. She placed 16th overall at the competition with 4 top-10 finishes out of 8 events and one top-5 finish.