Bradley Fusco: A Hockey Life

“When I was two years old, I actually learned to skate on the ice at Harvard, so that’s where my memories actually started.”

When Harvard hockey alumni got together on Sunday mornings at Bright-Landry Hockey Center, senior forward Bradley Fusco would be there. Her father, Scott Fusco ‘86, and his brother, Mark Fusco ‘83, rank among Harvard’s greatest players, with both earning the Hobey Baker Award — college hockey’s equivalent of the Heisman trophy — and appearing on professional and US Olympic teams. After the Sunday morning skates, children and families who tagged along would take some family time on the ice and learn to skate. In this setting, Bradley’s hockey career was born.

Throughout her childhood, Harvard hockey continued to play a major role even after she moved on from the learn-to-skate to youth teams. Bright-Landry continued to be a mainstay in her childhood as she regularly attended both men’s and women’s teams’ games. Seeing the women’s team in particular created a vision in her mind and gave her a goal for the future.