CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard women's hockey team has announced its incoming class that will join the Crimson for the upcoming 2009-10 season. The group consists of seven players,: three forwards, three defenders and one goaltender who replace a graduating class of seven.
The 2009-10 Harvard roster will have 24 players: 12 forwards, nine defensemen and three goaltenders. Last season, the Crimson repeated as Ivy League and ECAC Hockey regular-season champion, posting a 19-10-3 overall record.
Laura Bellamy, Goaltender, Duluth, Minn./Duluth Denfield
Named Senior Goalie of the Year and All-Area Player of the Year in 2009 ... Two-time all-state selection ... All-Lake Superior Conference first team in 2008-09 ... All-Conference second team from 2004-07 ... Named Rookie of the Year in 2004 ... Wendy's High School Heisman national finalist in 2008.
Margaret Chute, Forward, Wayzata, Minn./The Blake School
Ms. Hockey top five finalist in 2009 ... Member of the state championship team in hockey in 2007 and 2009 ... Named all-state in hockey junior and senior seasons and all-conference three times... Sister, Katharine '11, is also member of the Harvard women's hockey team ... Played with Katharine Chute and Hillary Hayssen '13 at The Blake School.
Jillian Dempsey, Forward, Winthrop, Mass./The Rivers School
Boston Bruins John B. Carlton Award winner in 2009 ... Four-year USA Hockey National Development Camp participant ... Member of the USA U-18 National Team that won the IIHF World Championship in 2009... Helped Assabet U-16 to national championships in 2007 and 2008 ... Led Assabet U-19 to national quarterfinals in 2009 ... NAHA Labor Day All-Tournament team in 2008 ... Independent School League (ISL) All-Scholastic MVP Award recipient.
Hilary Hayssen, Defense, Orono, Minn./The Blake School
Named All-Tri-Metro in hockey senior year ... Member of the hockey state championship team in 2007 and 2009 and the lacrosse state championship team in 2008 ... Played high school hockey at The Blake School with Harvard teammates Katharine '11 and Margaret Chute '13.
Josephine Pucci, Defense, Pearl River, N.Y./Choate Rosemary Hall
Captain of the Mid Fairfield Connecticut Stars which took silver in 2005 and bronze in 2008 and 2009 at the USA Hockey Nationals ... Team MVP in hockey junior and senior years ... Led team to New England championship in 2007 and Founder's League title in 2008 ... Attended Selected U-17/18 camp in Lake Placid, N.Y., in 2007.
Kelsey Romatoski, Defense, Woodbury, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels
Ms. Hockey top five finalist in 2009 ... Participated in the USA Hockey National Developement Camp from 2006-08 ... All-state and All-Metro in 2009 ... All-conference 2007-09 ... Led team to state hockey championships and was a member of the all-tournament team in 2005 ... Holds school recrods for defenseman in goals, assists and points in a season and a career ... Scored most points by a defenseman in the state of Minnesota junior year.
Kaitlin Spurling, Forward, Byfield, Mass./Noble and Greenough School
Chuck Vernon Award winner as Division I Tournament MVP in 2008 ... Eastern Independent League MVP in 2006 and 2007 ... Salem Evening News All-Star and MVP in 2006 and 2007 ... Boston Globe All-Scholastic in 2006 and 2007 ... Led Noble and Greenough to Division I New England Championships and Independent School League (ISL) Championships in 2008 and 2009 ... Attended national development camps in 2005 and 2007-08.