Kaylee Eykyn and Mankato East/Loyola girls hockey coach Amber Prange each remember the conversation well. Prange asked Eykyn about her long-term hockey goals, and Eykyn didn’t hesitate — she wanted to play Division I hockey.
Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey May graduate Riley Nichols (Gilford, N.H./Tilton School) was among 12 winners of the New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) Student-Athlete of the Year accolade this week, and was one of 18 Purple Knights who landed NEWHA All-Academic honors.
The Saint Michael's College Department of Athletics unveiled its ninth class of Chi Alpha Sigma inductees on Friday, as 15 Purple Knights carrying at least a 3.7 grade-point average were honored.
As members of the Division I NEWHA, which will soon offer an automatic bid into the NCAA National Collegiate Championship, a combined Division I/II tournament, the Purple Knights continue building toward NEWHA success around youth, as nearly half of the 25-woman roster is first-years this school year.
Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey alumna and former assistant coach Meghan Sweezey '10 started the program Girls 4 Hockey, giving Vermont girls a chance that so many in the previous generation did not have, and spoke to WPTZ-TV about her new endeavor.
Sophia Burns (Syracuse, N.Y./Syracuse Nationals) and Emilie Harley both learned to love hockey while growing up in Central New York, and now they are using their voices to make sure the sport is appealing and welcoming to a wide range of future players.
Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey sophomore Sophia Burns (Syracuse, N.Y./Syracuse Nationals) is one of only five women from an NCAA Division I conference involved in the new College Hockey for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (College Hockey 4DEI) initiative, which was formally unveiled during a press conference on Wednesday evening.
Lynn (Mass.) Journal: "Catholic Education is the Foundation on Which Michelle Roach's '07 Success was Built"
Michelle Roach '07 would be an ideal motivational speaker for any high school in the country. She’s both a pioneer and a role model for aspiring young women in the fields of sports, education, and business.
By 1999-2000, Chris Donovan, who had been a volunteer assistant the prior winter after three years with the men's program in the early '90s, took over as head coach - a role he continues to hold, with his 21 seasons of varsity coaching accounting for the third-longest active tenure among all NCAA Division I/II women's coaches.
Men's ice hockey senior Brandon Mitchell (North Scituate, R.I./Pomfret School) is a prime example of one person's ability to effect change, serving all four years in the Saint Michael's College Student Government Association (SGA), including three among the leadership of the executive board.
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