Name: Martin Vesely

College and Degree: Somerville, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Hometown: Somewhere in Eastern Europe, Slovakia or Slovenia… I always get them mixed up

Position: Elite Defenseman and MVP (Martin Vesely Prize)

Most recent hockey experience before coming to Oxford: Winter Lake League in Carpathian mountains, Non-Checking

Who is your favourite historical figure, and why? My Great-Granddad, Ivan Vasilyevich Tutarinov, who was a general and a Cossak Cavalry commander of the red army and liberated Ukraine during the WW2. He was a great, brave leader and always set a prime example for his soldiers in and out of battle.

What did you love most about playing for the OUIHC? The team and club atmosphere. You can always rely on the club to hang out with anyone since we all share the same passion for hockey.