Women's Ice Hockey
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After competing in Sochi at the Winter Olympics, Harvard women’s ice hockey coach Katey Stone, senior Lyndsey Fry, and junior Michelle Picard will return to Bright for the 2014-2015 season.
Six freshmen comprise a rookie class that will share the ice with former Olympians and ECAC heavyweights.
Then-sophomore Mary Parker and her sister Elizabeth '14 embrace after the younger Parker scored last season.
After successfully fighting through last season with a shoestring roster, the Harvard women’s ice hockey team enters the new year with the highest of goals.
As the men's ice hockey team looks to reverse several seasons of disappointing finishes, the women's squad returns Olympians and ECAC heavyweights with one goal in mind: a national title.
Sophomore Mary Parker, who was third on the women’s ice hockey team in goals, celebrates after a score on Northeasterm during the opening round of the Beanpot. The Crimson finished third in the tournament.
Heading into its 2013-2014 season, the Harvard women’s ice hockey team was already facing an uphill battle. The Crimson had graduated its leading scorer, Jillian Dempsey ’13, and had lost three other key players along with long-tenured coach, Katey Stone, to the Olympic roster.
Looking for a spot in the next round of the ECAC playoffs, the Harvard women's ice hockey team took to the ice against Yale for 241 minutes of game time that spanned three contests from Feb. 28 to March 2.
A team depleted by graduation, the Olympics, and health-related departures contended for the ECAC title and finished the season 23-7-4, just one win short of its 2012-2013 total.
After losing coach Katey Stone and three players to the Olympics, the Crimson did not miss a beat under interim coach Maura Crowell. The team won 23 games and made the ECAC semifinals in 2014.
While Katey Stone may remain the Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey—the post she has held for the past 20 years—it was Maura Crowell who manned the ship at the Bright, acting as interim coach this year and coaching a barebones Crimson lineup of just 18 skaters.