CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Katey Stone, The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Hockey, recently announced the seven-member incoming class of 2023.
"We are excited to welcome this year's freshmen class to the program. It will be fun watching as they battle to establish themselves within an extremely competitive roster."
The Class of 2023 joins 19 returning members that finished sixth in conference play during the 2018-19 season and qualified for postseason play for the second straight year.
Chloe Ashton | Forward | New York, N.Y. | Lawrenceville School
Three-year letterwinner in ice hockey at Lawrenceville…served as team captain during 2018-19 season…Played six seasons with the NJ Colonials in the MAHWA League, Atlantic District…2019 Mollie Marcoux Award winner (Awarded by the vote of the players to that member of the Girls Hockey Team who best exemplifies Mollie Marcoux's attitude, skill, grace under pressure and love of the game)…Leading offensive scorer for Lawrenceville and leading scorer for NJ Colonials during 2018-19 season…Two-time MAHWA Champion and two-time Atlantic District Champion…High Honor Roll Every Term at Lawrenceville…Top 20% of Class GPA Lawrenceville…Friends Helping Friends…President (on campus grieving support group)…Academic Council Member at Lawrenceville…National Honor Society…Heely Scholar Nominee…Uncle Evan Garfein '92 played lacrosse at Princeton, winning the national championship in 1992
Cecilie Ehrhard | Forward | Winnetka, Ill. | Kent School
Three-year letterwinner in field hockey and ice hockey…two-year letterwinner in lacrosse…Played defense for boys CYA 2000s and forward for girls CYA…three-time State Champion for CYA…Founders League Hockey Championships at Kent (2018, 2019)…Founder League Field Hockey Championship (2017)…NEPSAC Ice Hockey Champion (2019)…Attended USA National Development Camp (2014, 2015, 2016)…Four-year High Honor Roll member
Lily Farden | Defense | Hingham, Mass. | Noble & Greenough
Four-year letter winner in field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse…Served as field hockey and ice hockey team captain (2018-19)…Three-time ice hockey ISL champions (2016, 2017, 2019)…Two-time ice hockey NEPSAC Division I Champion (2016, 2018)…2016 Field hockey ISL champion…Two-time lacrosse ISL tournament champion (2016, 2018)…Played club hockey with the East Coast Wizards Hockey Club, Tier 1 – U14, U16, U19 (2014-19)… 2018 Gold Medalist/World Champion: Team USA U18 Women's National Ice Hockey Team - Gold Medal winning team at the 2018…IIHF World Championships in Dmitrov, Russia…2018-19 NEPSAC Division 1 Player of the Year, Noble & Greenough School, Defenseman…2018-19 ISL MVP, Noble & Greenough School, Defenseman…2019 John Carlton Memorial Trophy winner, given annually by the Boston Bruins to the outstanding male and female student athletes in Eastern Massachusetts high school hockey, who combine exceptional hockey skills with academic excellence….Three-time First Team All-ISL Defenseman - 2017, 2018, 2019 (Noble & Greenough School)…Three-time First Team Division 1 All-NEPSAC Defenseman - 2017, 2018, 2019 (Noble & Greenough School)…2017, 2018 USA Today Pre-Season All-American…2017-18 American Family Insurance All USA Girls Hockey Team…2018 USA Today All-USA Girls Hockey Player of the Year Finalist (11 girls chosen nationally)…2017-2019 Boston Globe All-Scholastic…2017-2019 Boston Herald All-Scholastic…U18 Team USA Select Camp Qualifier (Top 66) - 2016, 2017…Best Defenseman Award - World Selects Invitational, Bolzano, Italy – 2015…Three-time field hockey First Team All ISL Honors (Midfield) - 2016, 2017, 2018…Two-time field hockey First Team Division 1 All-NEPSAC Honors (Midfield) - 2017, 2018…Highest Academic Distinction: Noble & Greenough School - 2015-2019…National Latin Exam (NLE) Gold Medal - 2016, 2017, Silver Medal - 2018…Upper School Jazz Band - Alto Saxophone - 2016-2018 Tour Guide & Student Representative - 2017-2019…Rebuild New Orleans, EXCEL (Experiential & Community Engaged Learning) - full immersion service trip to rebuild the Lower 9th Ward, March, 2018…Special Needs Athletic Partnership - SNAP (2017-2019) - camp counselor, mentor for children with special needs who attend SNAP sports camps…Nobles Summer Service Program, 2016 - Summer volunteer at a variety of local non-profit organizations…Boys and Girls Club of Boston (BGCB) 2013-2019 - Active volunteer for multiple clubs in the Boston area…Father Scott Farden '89 attended Harvard and was a member of the 1989 national champion men's ice hockey team…Mother Maura Farden '89 was a member of the UCLA gymnastics team
Shannon Hollands | Forward | Uxbridge, Ontario | Uxbridge Secondary School
Four year letterwinner in ice hockey…Served as team captain senior year…Also played girls' rubgy, girls' soccer and cross country during high school career…Member of the Toronto Aeros (2016-19)…Member of Markham Stouffville Stars (2008-15)…North Durham Soccer (2009-17)… 2016 Rush Hockey Tournament – chosen to All-Star Team…2018- 2017- 2016 Uxbridge High School Athlete of the Year…2018+2017 MVP – Rugby 15's…2018+2017 MVP – Rugby 7's…2019+2018+2017+2016 Uxbridge High School Varsity hockey – MVP…2016 Varsity Hockey Top Rookie…2015-18 Honor Roll …2018 University of Waterloo Math Competitor…2018 University of Toronto National Biology Competitor…2015 Principal Award (the student who exemplifies the qualities of a great citizen, exhibits genuine excellent sportsmanship, is inclusive of others both in the classroom and around the school and is a role model for both their peers and the younger students)…2015 Letter "G" achievement award (the student who involves themselves in their school through Grade 4 – 8 with strong academics, clubs, sports and citizenship involvement)…2015 Grade 8 Gauss Math test – one of the highest scores provincially…2018- 2014 Lifechurch Bible Camp Youth Leader…2018-2013 Markham Fair Agricultural Society – Committee member…2018 Junior Aeros Team – Bell Mobility Mental Health Day…2018-2016 Hockey Camp Counsellor….2017-2010 Lionel's Pony Farm…2015 Goodwood Public School…2017 Adopt a family – Christmas time
Courtney Hyland | Forward | Wellesley, Mass. | Noble & Greenough
Four year letterwinner in ice hockey, three year letterwinner in field hockey…Served as varsity ice hockey team captain (2018-19)…Member of the East Coast Wizards (2017-19) and Boston Jr. Eagles (2010-16)…Field Hockey 2018-19 All Independent School League (ISL)…2018-19 All NEPSAC Honorable Mention… 2018-19 Boston Globe All Star…Ice Hockey 2016-17 All Independent School League (ISL) Honorable Mention…2017-18 All Independent School League (ISL) Honorable Mention… 2018-19 All Independent School League (ISL), All NEPSAC Honorable Mention, Boston Globe All Star…Attended the 2016 and 2017 USA Hockey Women's National Development Camps and the 2018 USA Hockey Select U18 Camp…Field Hockey ISL Champions 2016, 2017…Four-time ISL Ice Hockey Champion…Four-time New England Division One Champion…2015 National Champion with Boston Jr. Eagles…Noble & Greenough Academic Distinction (2015-2019)… Worked as a volunteer for the Virgin Islands National Parks helping to rebuild Fort Christiansvaern as well as restore and clean the parks…Worked as a volunteer at the St. Bernard Project in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana, helping to construct homes for Hurricane Katrina Victims…Worked as a volunteer at the Dedham Food Pantry assisting Puerto Rican refugees of Hurricane Maria who had been displaced to Dedham, MA…Volunteer at Community Servings in Jamaica Plain to help prepare meals for chronically ill recipients in the community…Father Andy played football and baseball at Middlebury…Mother Kim played soccer, hockey and lacrosse at Middlebury and was a three time Brine All-American in lacrosse…Grandfather Art was an All-Ivy League basketball and lacrosse player at Princeton
Nicki Lutschaunig | Defense | Dedham, Mass. | Noble & Greenough
Three year letterwinner in ice hockey…Member of the Chicago Young Americans (2014-16), East Coast Wizards (2016-17) and Boston Jr. Eagles (2017-19)… USA National Hockey Camp Development participant (2014-2017)… Girls Hockey NEPSAC Champion 2018…Girls Hockey ISL Champion 2017, 2019…State Champion with Boston Junior Eagles 2018, 2019…National Champion with Boston Junior Eagles 2019…
Boston Junior Eagles Winning Streak 2018-2019, team was undefeated entire season including Nationals… High Performance Hockey League Academic Excellence (2015-2016)…New Trier Honor Roll (2015/2016) …Nobles Highest Academic Distinction (2016/2017 and 2017/2018)…Volunteer work with SBP (disaster relief and recovery) (2017)…Nobles Knits (knitting hats for patients at Boston Children's Hospital) (2019)…Simon Fireman Community (working with senior citizens) (2019)…U.S. Senate Page (summer 2017)
Karley Merkley | Forward | Oakville, Ontario | Iroquois Ridge
Player in the Provincial Women's Hockey League…Finished fourth in Provincials with the Oakville Hornets (2019)…Finished first in Provincials with the Toronto Jr. Aeros (2018)…Finished first in the regular season with the Toronto Jr. Aeros (2018)…High School Honor Roll (2016-19)…Brother Ryan was drafted first overall in the 2016 OHL draft and 21st overall in the 2018 NHL draft by the San Jose Sharks