Stone to Lead Crimson-Heavy U.S. National Team in 2010-11

Katey Stone will lead the U.S. National Women's Team through the 2010-11 season (Gil Talbot).

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USA Hockey Release

Katey Stone, The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey, has been named head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Program throughout the 2010-11 season, the league announced Thursday. Stone will assume control of the program that boasts a number of former and current Harvard student-athletes within its ranks.

Stone’s first action as head coach will be at the USA Hockey Women’s National Festival in Lake Placid, N.Y., in August. She will also be behind the bench for the 2010 Women’s Four Nations Cup in Canada in November and the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Women’s Championship in Switzerland in April, 2011. The 16-year coaching veteran has previous experience as a head coach in the U.S. National team system, leading the U.S. Women’s Select Team to the 2008 Women’s Four Nation’s Cup title and the first gold medal in program history at the 2008 IIHF World Women’s U-18 Championship.

Stone is coming off a landmark season with the Crimson, as she became the winningest coach in collegiate women’s hockey history, collecting her 339th career win as a head coach. Stone also led Harvard to a 20-8-5 overall record in 2009-10 and its eighth NCAA tournament appearance in program history.

USA Hockey also announced the roster that Stone will lead at the Women’s National Festival in August, which features four current and former Harvard players. 2007 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award recipient and three-time Olympic Team member Julie Chu is one of 12 forwards on the roster and joins rising senior and 2010-11 co-captain Kate Buesser up front for the U.S. Two-time Olympian Caitlin Cahow will hold down a defensive spot and rising senior and 2010-11 co-captain Leanna Coskren rounds out the Crimson representatives on the team.