CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Ice Hockey, Katey Stone, announced the addition of Lucy Schoedel to the coaching staff today (Sept. 5). Schoedel is a 2010 graduate of the Syracuse University women's ice hockey program and heads to Cambridge wielding coaching experience from the high school, collegiate, national and international levels.
"We are excited to welcome Lucy to our coaching staff. She brings an energy and determination that is aligned with our program's standards" said Stone. "Lucy's diverse coaching background will be an asset in recruiting as well as her ability to aid in the development of our student-athletes."
"I am so grateful for this incredible opportunity. I look forward to joining some of the very best women in the game on the ice and in the office every day" remarked Schoedel. "I want to thank the Harvard Athletics community for the warm welcome, and thank the entire Northwood School family for their support now and throughout my time in Lake Placid."
Most recently, Schoedel spent two years as the head coach for girls' hockey at the Northwood School in Lake Placid, N.Y. During the 2017-18 season, Schoedel coached her team to 32 wins, the most in the program's 18-year history, and the team made its first appearance in the NAPHA Championship game. In tandem with her role as head coach and program director at Northwood, Schoedel served as the goaltending coach for the women's Under-18 National Team. While with USA Hockey, the two-time Patty Kazmaier award nominee assembled an accomplished resume including gold medals with Team USA at the 2015 and 2016 U18 IIHF World Championships, was the NYSAHA Girls' and Women's Northern Zone Coordinator, a National Team Goaltending Scout, National Camp Goaltending Coach and Evaluator, and District Tryout Evaluator.
At the collegiate level, Schoedel began her coaching career at Wesleyan University where her responsibilities included coordinating recruiting efforts, bench management, planning and executing skills practice and video sessions, coordinating team meals and travel, community outreach and alumnae networking. Schoedel went on to serve in similar capacities at Brown University and SUNY Buffalo.
In addition to her coaching positions, Schoedel has participated in a number of professional development opportunities. She has attended multiple AHCA College Coaching Conventions, was a panelist at the 2014 USA Hockey Level 4 Clinic and was a presenter at the 2015 USA Hockey Level 4 Clinic.
Prior to her coaching career, Schoedel was an accomplished goaltender at the collegiate level. After making the NCAA Tournament with the University of New Hampshire during her freshmen and sophomore years, Schoedel became the first player to sign with Syracuse's inaugural women's ice hockey team. In her two seasons with the Orange, the Ithaca, N.Y. native played in all 64 games, amassed 1658 career saves, good for a .911 overall save percentage that ranks third in program history, was a two-time Patty Kazmaier Award nominee, two-time team MVP and served as an alternate captain during her senior season.
Schoedel graduated from Syracuse University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in psychology concentrating in health psychology and women's studies.