Keady (left) and Mirasolo join head coach Katey Stone (21st season) for the 2015-16 year on the bench. (Photos courtesy of Union Athletics and Princeton Athletics)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Former Princeton assistant Lee-J Mirasolo and former Union assistant Liz Keady have been named assistant coaches for the Harvard women's hockey team, Katey Stone has announced. Mirasolo and Keady will join the Crimson for the 2015-16 campaign.
"Both of these young women bring a strong knowledge of the game and an intense energy that will serve all of us well," said Stone, The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Ice Hockey.
Mirasolo comes to Cambridge following a four-year stint at Princeton in the same capacity. A native of Wakefield, Massachusetts, Mirasolo worked with the Tigers' offense and the penalty kill unit. Mirasolo played her collegiate career at Boston College, where she collected two Beanpot titles and helped the Eagles advance to the NCAA Tournament twice, including a run to the Frozen Four in 2007.
"Lee-J has great enthusiasm and a passion for teaching the game," Stone said. "She has committed herself to the coaching profession, and the development of each student-athlete. We are thrilled she will be joining the Harvard Hockey family."
Keady arrives at Harvard after serving as an assistant coach at Union during the 2014-15 campaign. The Braintree, Massachusetts, native earned the position with the Dutchwomen after spending two years as the head coach for girls' varsity hockey team at Andover (Mass.) High School, while coaching the girl's varsity lacrosse team as well.
"Liz comes to Harvard after a terrific playing career at Princeton and the US National Team," Stone relayed. "She will be a great asset to our players at Harvard and those seeking to continue their playing careers on the international stage."
Keady played her college hockey at Princeton University, graduating in 2008. As a forward, she compiled 79 points on 38 goals and 41 assists for the Tigers. Following the 2004-05 season, Keady was named the team MVP and the Most Improved Player, notching 15 of her 38 tallies during that season. She drew ECAC Honorable Mention and Second-Team All-Ivy accolades that year as well.
Both Mirasolo and Keady will stand on the bench for a Crimson team which finished the season as the national runners-up in 2014-15. The 2015-16 edition of the Crimson returns 19 skaters, including All-American goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer, and four of the top-5 scorers from a year ago in Mary Parker, Miye D'Oench, Sydney Daniels and Lexie Laing.