7.31.2019 – Faces of Marian: Miles Giorgione
Miles away from the scenic mountains in his own backyard. Miles away from the icy blue rivers where he fishes with his dad. And miles away from his best friend and German shepherd Jax. Miles is MILES away from his home of Anchorage, Alaska, but he doesn’t have much time to think about what’s happening back home, because he’s got plenty going on here. Whether it’s early morning hockey practices, a full class schedule, or working at the Fond du Lac Sherwin Williams, Miles has enough on his plate to keep his mind off of home. He also wards off feeling home sick by making his “sick” teammates sick of hearing “Baby Shark,” which he plays on repeat to enjoy its beat and the reaction it garners from others. But while they may be at odds off the ice when it comes to appreciating the song, on the ice the teammates have undeniable chemistry, resulting in the team becoming Regional Champions and making it to Nationals last season. Want to see him in action when they go for the repeat? Look no further than in front of the net or in the penalty box at Blue Line Family Ice Center on a Friday night, as this colorblind senior is an important piece to the team’s success by contributing goals and taking the occasional fighting major. But his propensity to do time during games doesn’t mean he doesn’t have an appreciation for justice – the criminal justice major is just as passionate about taking down rule breakers in hockey as he is in real life, and we’re feeling safer already knowing he’ll soon be patrolling the streets as an FBI agent.