Girls' Ice HockeyDuring the 2000-01 season – just the third year of coeducation at The Hill - a group of girls’ who were interested in playing ice hockey joined the JV “B” boys’ team before forming a dedicated girls’ team at the end of the season. The next winter, the first varsity girls’ hockey team took to the ice, and the program shortly thereafter became established in the Mid-Atlantic and New England. Over the last two seasons, the program has elevated its stature to reach the top tier of prep hockey in North America.
The coaching staff believes that structure, attention to detail, and hard work are the building blocks of success. Off-ice conditioning is available during the preseason, as Hill has a full-time strength and conditioning coach on staff. During the season, the team typically is on the ice six days a week, and utilizes off-ice time for video instruction and team-building activities. A goaltending coach also is available for on-ice goaltending instruction during the season.
As important as our tangible success is, our program takes the most pride in the overall experience our student-athletes have both within and outside the hockey program. We take pride in how well our alumnae perform at the collegiate level, both academically and athletically. Our student-athletes have committed to or gone on to top Division I and Division III colleges/universities.
Our program is housed in the Hall/Eccleston Arena, which is a part of The Hill’s Athletics Complex in the heart of campus. Ice goes down in late-September, and is available to our student-athletes until the conclusion of the season. The rink holds 500 spectators and contains state-of-the-art facilities.
For more information on the girls’ hockey program please email Head Coach Ari Baum or fill out the online inquiry form below.
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Head Coach: Ari Baum | email@example.com
Ari Baum arrived at The Hill in 2012 and took over as the head coach of the varsity girls' ice hockey team that winter. After graduating from Cornell University in 2007, he returned to his high school alma mater, The Gunnery in Washington, Conn., where he was an assistant coach with the perennial New England power varsity boys’ hockey team. He also served as the associate athletic director and coached in the girls’ tennis program. He recently earned his master’s degree from Columbia University’s Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership. Coach Baum is The Hill's Dean of Students and a member of the history department, and he resides in Upper School Dormitory.
Below is a list of Lady Blues alumni who currently are playing college hockey (including sixth formers who have committed for next year).
Sophie Goldberg '19 - Adrian College
Nicole Guidi '18 - Sacred Heart University
Sami Shoebottom '18 - Sacred Heart University
Cannady Taleghani '18 - Sacred Heart University
Kristine Earl '17 - University of Pittsburgh (ACHA)
Laura Garvey '17 - Wesleyan University
Marissa Letizio '17 - Sacred Heart University
Kendall Mason '17 - Miami University of Ohio (Division 1 club)
Katie Sciales '17 - Miami University of Ohio (Division 1 club)
Emma Stillwaggon '17- Lebanon Valley College
Haley Wheeler '17 - New England College