Rising Star: Maya Tumiwa

In pursuit of a dream

Practice time with the Washington Pride.

St. Stephen's & St. Agnes junior Maya Tumiwa is one of those girls on skates for the Pride's 19 and under select team.

A gritty defenseman leaving her mark on the ice, Maya might be one of the most independent 17-year-old you will ever find.

Last summer, her parents and brother moved back to the Philippines for her father's job.

As ABC7 sports reporter Scott Abraham shows us, Maya decided to stay in D.C. to pursue her hockey dream of playing in college. Click the video above for the complete story.

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