Women’s Ice Hockey Adds Seven Freshmen for 2010-11 Season

The women's hockey team welcomes seven newcomers in the class of 2014 (Gil Talbot).

The Harvard women’s ice hockey team will welcome seven freshmen to its ranks for the 2010-11 season. The incoming class features four forwards, two defensemen and a goalie and includes representatives from four different states and provinces, including three Massachusetts natives.

The class of 2014 will look to help the Crimson back to the NCAA tournament after the team received an at-large bid in 2010. Harvard finished the 2009-10 season ranked fourth in the nation and advanced to the ECAC Hockey Tournament semifinals. The team also earned its 13th Beanpot title in 2010, winning the tournament on its home ice.

“We are looking forward to the arrival of our freshmen class,” said Katey Stone, The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey. “They bring great energy and desire, which will be a perfect match for our veterans.”  

Here is a look at the women’s ice hockey class of 2014:

#13 Kalley Armstrong, forward, 5-10, shoots: R, Maple, Ont./St. Joan of Arc
Competed in softball, soccer, volleyball, ice hockey and track and field during high school career at St. Joan of Arc and St. Elizabeth … Captained the Toronto Junior Aeros club team during the 2009-10 season and led them to Junior Provincial and PWHL League Championships … Named High School Athlete of the Year in 2007.

#18 Lyndsey Fry, forward, 5-8, shoots: R, Chandler, Ariz./Arizona Connections Academy
Attended Corona Del Sol High School for two years before finishing at Arizona Connections Academy … Served as captain of four teams in the Chandler Polar Bears youth system before captaining the Colorado Select U19 AAA team in 2010 … Named team MVP of Chandler Jr. Polar Bears in 2004 and ’06 … Earned a bronze medal in 2008 with the USA Hockey U16 AAA squad and again in 2009 and ‘10 with the U19 team … Four-year participant in USA Hockey development camps … Helped the U.S. National Under-18 team win a gold medal at the world championships in 2009 and a silver medal in 2010 … Named to the USA Hockey development camp All-Star team in 2008 and ’09 … Named USA Hockey National Championships overall skills champion in 2008 … Valedictorian of senior class at Arizona Connection Academy … Recipient of the Byrd Scholarship as a senior … Academic Letterman at Corona Del Sol in 2007 and ’08 … MWEHL Scholastic Champion from 2007-09 … Enjoys singing, songwriting, guitar, juggling, Broadway shows, painting, building things and anything Disney.

#16 Marissa Gedman, defense, 5-9, shoots: L, Framingham, Mass./Noble and Greenough
Played field hockey, ice hockey and softball at Noble and Greenough and captained field hockey and ice hockey as a senior and softball as a sophomore, junior and senior … Received All-Independent School League (ISL) honors in softball (2007, ’09), ice hockey (2008, ’09, ’10) and field hockey (honorable mention 2010) … 2010 Boston Bruins John Carlton Award recipient … Helped field hockey team to ISL championships in 2006, ’07 and ’09 … Led softball team to undefeated championship season in 2009 … Part of ice hockey team that captured 10 consecutive ISL titles and earned New England championships in 2008 and ’09 … Received academic distinction in all six years at Noble and Greenough … Led club team, Assabet Valley, to five national championships (2005, ’06, ’08, ’09, ’10) … Helped U.S. U18 team to silver medal at 2010 IIHF World Championships … Interests include singing, swimming, card games, and reading … Father, Rich Gedman, was a catcher for the Boston Red Sox from 1980-90 … Mother, Sherry Gedman, played basketball and softball at Connecticut … Brothers, Mike and Matt, are on the baseball team at Massachusetts.

#33 Lauren Joarnt, goalie, 5-4, catches: L, Bear Lake, Minn./Shattuck-St. Mary’s
Played U19 prep hockey during junior and senior years at Shattuck-St. Mary’s and U16 club hockey as a freshman and sophomore … Helped team to U19 Girls State Championships in 2009 and ’10 … Part of USA Hockey U19 national championship team in 2009 and national runners-up in 2010 … Played on the USA Hockey U16 national championship team in 2007 and ’08 … Attained academic high honors as a senior … Interested in photography, collecting hockey memorabilia, playing guitar and lake sports.

#10 Gina McDonald, forward, 5-4, shoots: R, New Brighton, Minn./Irondale
Lettered in soccer, lacrosse and ice hockey while at Irondale, serving as captain of the lacrosse team as a senior and captain of the ice hockey team as a junior and senior … Athena Award recipient in 2010 … Named all-state hockey player by three different outlets as a senior as well as all-metro first team and All-North Suburban Conference … Named team MVP in 2007 and ’08 … Played for the U.S. national select team in 2008 … Received Best Forward and Top Scorer Awards at Hockey Night in Boston in 2007 … Knights Awards recipient for hockey and lacrosse … Two-time all-conference lacrosse player … Helped hockey team to two Section 5 championships and two North Suburban championships … Conference and state scoring leader as a senior … Super Senior Athlete Award recipient … Herb Brooks Scholarship recipient … Received Distinguished Academic Achievement Awards in soccer, hockey and lacrosse … Member of the student council and National Honor Society … Involved in numerous volunteer efforts, including Empty Bowls, Adopt a Family and Inner City Skate … Sister, Anna McDonald ’10, played three seasons for the Crimson women’s hockey team … Uncles, Bob and Steve Arndt, and cousin, Jaime Arndt, played hockey for Dartmouth … Cousin, Sam Cornelius, played hockey for Notre Dame … Enjoys biking, waterskiing and pottery.

#29 Elizabeth Parker, forward, 5-9, shoots: L, Acton, Mass./Acton Boxborough Regional
Played ice hockey, lacrosse and field hockey during high school career at Acton Boxborough Regional and Middlesex … Played for Boston Shamrocks ice hockey team as a junior and for Assabet as a senior … Three-year participant in USA Hockey development camps … Part of USA Hockey national championship teams in 2004 and 2010 … Helped team capture five state championships and reach the finals of the Division II New England Championships in 2008 … Received the national Latin exam Cum Laude award as a senior along with the Community Service Award … Enjoys volunteering, reading, race car driving and watching the Bruins … Uncle, Al Hulbert, played minor league baseball in the Boston Red Sox system.

#9 Jackie Young, defense, 5-7, shoots: R, Medford, Mass./Noble & Greenough
Played varsity field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse at Noble & Greenough after beginning her high school career at Milton Academy … Served as captain for all three sports as a senior … Earned all-league honors for ice hockey at Milton in 2007 and in 2009 and 2010 at Noble & Greenough … All-league honorable mention for field hockey as a junior … Helped Nobles ice hockey team to three straight league titles and New England championships in 2008 and 2009 … Also captured league championships with field hockey from 2008-2010 and lacrosse in 2008 and 2009 … Played for Assabet Valley club ice hockey team and helped them to eight consecutive state championships and six club national championships … Skated with the U.S. Women’s Under-18 team and helped them to win gold at the world championship in 2009 … Received Davis Cup for outstanding athletic sportsmanship as a senior, as well as the Girls Lacrosse Bowl for contribution in spirit an performance and the Newell Cup for ice hockey … Elected to Student Life Council as a junior and senior … Enjoys music, rollerblading, roller hockey, painting and baking … Cousin, C.J. Young ’89, was a member of the Harvard men’s hockey team … Father, Kevin Young, and mother, Gail Young, both played hockey  while attending Boston College … Sister, Nikki Young, played ice hockey at Bowdoin and brother, Ryan Young, is currently a member of the hockey team at Williams.