Girls Hockey


The girls’ hockey program at Hotchkiss has a long and successful tradition as one of the oldest prep school girls’ programs in the country. The team competes in the Founders League and New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) at the Division One level with one of the most competitive schedules in the league, which includes a holiday tournament in December. The Patsy K. Odden Tournament features eight of the top teams in New England and is a fabulous opportunity for our players to be seen and evaluated by college coaches.

The program is committed to excellence in the classroom, in the community and on the ice. Representing Hotchkiss Girls’ Hockey means continuing a legacy of spirited competition, talent, and work ethic. While working to achieve our shared goals through the emphasis of respect, accountability and sportsmanship, we are most proud of our players appreciation for their balance of school and sport in their pursuit of becoming college student-athletes.

The varsity hockey team prides itself on its tradition of success and continued matriculation of its players to premiere college and universities. Players who are interested in learning more about the girls’ ice hockey program at Hotchkiss are encouraged to contact head coach John Cooper and complete the student-athlete profile on the girls’ hockey home page. We look forward to hearing from you!

— John Cooper, Head Coach, Hotchkiss Girls’ Varsity Hockey


The girls varsity hockey program has a long tradition of producing outstanding student-athletes. The varsity team has had tremendous success in past New England Division One playoff tournaments along with three appearances in the NEPSAC Division One championship game and numerous Founders League Championships.


The hockey programs at Hotchkiss have benefited from the state-of-the-art 212,000-square-foot Forrest E. Mars Jr. Athletic Center. Our athletic facility includes two rinks, the Thomas Schmidt Rink (NHL size) and the Andrew K. Dwyer and Martin Dwyer III Rink (Olympic size). The quality of our rinks and athletic facility plays a major role in the development of our highly skilled players over the years. This beautiful dual-rink facility allows the varsity and junior varsity teams to practice four times per week, play games, and complete their strength and conditioning programs and any necessary rehabilitation on site with our certified strength and conditioning coaches and athletic trainers.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach John Cooper
Phone: 860-435-4417


Coach Cooper joined the Hotchkiss faculty in the fall of 1988, having previously taught and coached at both The Rectory School and TASIS-England. He began his girls hockey coaching career at St. Lawrence University where, as a senior, he joined the St. Lawrence Women’s Hockey coaching staff. Coach Cooper has been coaching with the Hotchkiss Girls Varsity Hockey team since 1988. In addition to coaching hockey, he served as an assistant coach with the boys varsity lacrosse team from 1990-2014. He earned his B.S. in Psychology from St. Lawrence University and his B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Hartford.

Assistant Coach Robin Chandler
Phone: 860-435-3294


Assistant Coach Mike Fitzgerald
Phone: 860-435-3649


Notable Alumnae

Beth Wolach '98 -- St. Lawrence
Bridget Waitkus '98 -- Dartmouth
Wanda Mason '98 -- Princeton
Cindy-Ann Carufel '99 -- McGill
Gaby Goodfellow '99 -- Yale
Kelly O'Ryan '99 -- St. Lawrence
Rory Neuner '99 -- Yale
Gina Kingsbury '00 -- St. Lawrence
Katie Lafleur '00 -- Brown
Katie Sargent '00 -- Yale
Renee Taylor '00 -- Boston College
Alana BreMiller '01 -- Dartmouth
Steph Cochran '02 -- Dartmouth
Caitlin Cahow '03 -- Harvard
Christine Holdredge '03 -- Brown
Shannon Tarrant '03 -- Middlebury
Brittany Forgues '04 -- Cornell
Emilie Bydwell '04 -- Brown
Beth Battin '05 -- Bowdoin
Maeghan Ouimet '05 -- Boston University
Nora Sluzas '05 -- Harvard
Britt Parisi '06 -- Princeton
Erin Mandigo '07 -- Williams
Hilly Novik '07 -- Trinity
Aleca Hughes '08 -- Yale
Corey Cooper '08 -- Middlebury
Heidi Peterson '08 -- Colgate
Jenna Hobeika '08 -- Dartmouth
Kim Flanders '08 -- Manhattanville
Alex Kinney '09 -- Princeton
Heather Marrison '09 -- Middlebury
Jordan Brickner '09 -- Wisconsin
Kim Ton-That '09 -- McGill
Rebecca Rosen '09 -- Trinity
Grace Dickinson '10 -- Colby
Olivia Mucha '10 -- Princeton
Samantha Press '10 -- Syracuse
Kelsie Fralick '11 -- Connecticut College
Schuyler Nardelli '11 -- Bowdoin
Stephanie Mock '11 -- Yale
Hunter Davis '12 -- Brown
Ianthe Lekometros '12 -- Hamilton
Kaylen Van Wagner '13 -- Potsdam
Keira Goin '13 -- Utica
Michaela Murdock '13 -- Manhattanville
Samantha Sandler '13 -- Trinity
Chelsea Ziadie '14 -- Harvard
Elizabeth Wulf '14 -- Middlebury
Teresa Segreti '14 -- Norwich
Bailey Mertz '15 -- Connecticut College
Grace Jennings '15 -- Middlebury
Kess Notargiacomo '16 -- Dawson College

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Prospective Athletes

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