June 9, 2015
Co-captain Alex Betrus, Plattsburgh, NY, was the backbone of the blue-line all three years. She played every other shift in her senior year and was on every specialty team play. Alex was a force to reckon with in the corners; she battled for 50/50 pucks and often came out the winner in those battles. A wonderful leader most remembered for her humor and craziness in the locker room. Betrus finished her three years as a two-sport athlete (softball) and will continue to play ice hockey at Hamilton College. We wish her the best.
Here′s a link to her bio at Hamilton.
Meghan Turner ’13: Quinnipiac University
December 9, 2013
Meghan came to Exeter as a 10th grader and made a name for herself early on. She ran cross-country in the fall and played lacorsse in the spring. She had 3 standout years for Big Red ice hockey where she played on the first line each year. Meghan broke the school single season record in her senior year by scoring 22 goals and assisting on 28 in just 23 games. Meghan ended with 50 points on the season which was 6 more than the record previously held by Lauren Greer ’09. She was also named Captain and New Hampshire All State selection her last season. She ended her career with 102 points and has continued to be a stand out on the Quinnipiac Women’s ice hockey team. Her speed and determination are second to none!
Here′s a link to her bio at Quinnipiac.
Yuna Evans ’13: Amherst College
December 9, 2013
Yuna came to Exeter as a true freshman. She battled in the net and saw plenty of action in just her first season. After that, Yuna dominated between the pipes. Her stand-up style and ability to find the puck in every situation proved her success. Yuna holds the shut-out record with 11. She also played in all four Exeter/Andover games. She stonewalled Andover in each game and posted a .97% save percentage and a .5 goals against average. Only allowing 2 goals in all four games and posting a shutout her lower and senior years is simply amazing. She was also named captain her senior year. Yuna is at Amherst doing the same thing she did for the Big Red her freshman year!
Here′s a link to Evan′s bio.
Hannah Dineen ’13: Colby College
Hannah spent 2 years at Exeter, coming in as a Junior. She contributed all over the ice, but her best individual skill was winning face-offs. Hannah won 95% of the draws she took. She was also great at winning battles along the wall and was very smart in all 3 zones of the ice. She drove the net hard and was always on hand in the d-zone.
Here′s a link to her photo and bio at Colby.
Lauren Greer ′09 Named Field Hockey National Player of the Year
November 29, 2012
For details on the story, click on this middlebury.edu story link.
Lauren Greer ′09 Earns All-American Honors
March 22, 2012
Jordan Schildhaus ′11 Reaps NESCAC Rookie of the Year
March 5, 2012
For details on this story, click on this wesleyan.edu story link.
Lauren Greer ′09 Wins NESCAC Honors; Player of the Week
For details on the NESCAC story, click on this middlebury.edu story link. Here′s the link to the "Player of the Week" story.
Alicia White ′11 Wesleyan UniversityAlicia decided to come to the Academy as a post-graduate. She made an impact on the blue-line and proved to be a feisty defenseman in the defensive zone. She was great at using her body to move players out from in front of the net and she battled hard in the corners. She came to Exeter in hopes of getting an extra year of academics and athletics under her belt so she could continue her collegiate career at Wesleyan University. She has since found success at Wesleyan playing forward.
Photo and information at Wesleyan University.
Katie Sullivan ′11 Middlebury CollegeKatie came to Exeter as a freshman and was one of the strongest players all 4 years. She had 19 points in both her freshman and sophomore years, but her greatest success came her junior year during which she scored 18 goals and had 15 assists. Katie was best known for her determination and blocking shots, especially on the penalty kill. She has a knack for the net and an amazing wrist shot. Katie also played varsity field hockey and softball at Exeter. Katie ended her 4-year career with 96 points. Katie has already found success in just her first few games at Middlebury College.
Team information at Middlebury College.
Jordan Schildhaus ′11 Wesleyan UniversityJordan came to Phillips Exeter as a 10th grader and made an immediate impact. She was an exceptional athlete, picking up field hockey and lacrosse in her first year. Jordan was one of the smartest players on the ice in every game. She was the poster child for doing the little things well; and she always brought 100% to every practice and every game. She proved Exeter was indeed the perfect fit for her, ending her Big Red career with 60 points, including 33 goals. Jordan was a great addition to the Big Red hockey team for 3 years, especially as a captain her senior year. She has continued her success at Wesleyan University.
Hannah Jellinek ′11 Wesleyan UniversityHannah was a post-graduate at Exeter for the 2010-2011 season. She helped the soccer, hockey and crew teams. She was a versatile player and a force in the offensive zone. Hannah was a smart player that anyone could play with. Her attitude and love for the game was exceptional and it earned her a spot not only on the Wesleyan hockey team, but also the soccer team!
Cara Jankowski ′11 Wesleyan UniversityExeter had the good fortune to have Cara wear the cardinal and grey for 4 years. Not only was she an outstanding playmaker on the hockey team, she was a vital player for the varsity soccer and varsity lacrosse teams. In her senior year, she captained both the hockey and lacrosse teams. In hockey, she ended with 60 points and was one of the best two-way players Exeter has seen. She was the key to the success in the defensive zone, on the penalty kill, and with breaking the puck out of the zone. Jankowski was a wonderful student-athlete and an extraordinary captain. She is continuing her career at Wesleyan University where she has made an incredible impact in her first few games.
Cristina Bravi ′10 Williams CollegeCristina came to Exeter as a 10th grader. She made herself known early on as a hard-nosed competitor. She was the best at wining 50/50 pucks and scoring goals with her sneaky snap shot. She was an exceptional athlete, picking up both field hockey and lacrosse in her first year. She even played field hockey as a lefty. Cristina ended her career with 82 points and was a tri-varsity captain in all three sports her senior year.
Photo and information at Williams College.
Lisa Marshall ′10 Wayne State UniversityLisa made an immediate impact as an incoming sophomore in 2007. She instantly took the starting position between the pipes. She led the Big Red to the playoffs in 2009 —the first time the team has seen post-season play since winning the championship a decade before. Lisa stopped over 1,200 shots and ended her three-year career at Exeter with 11 shutouts, over 2,200 minutes of playing time, and a .91% save percentage. Lisa won the team′s MVP award each year and she was named a captain of the squad her senior year. Off the ice Lisa was just as successful. She was awarded the Frank A. Weil ′48 award for her tenacious work in the classroom and she received the Proctor Award for her extraordinary effort as a leader in the dorm. Elana Gosalvez-Blanco, her dorm head, said Lisa was an ideal proctor because she was a true bridge between the residents and the faculty. She was loved and admired by all and worked to make Hoyt a better place for everyone.We miss her!
Photo and information at Wayne State.
Mariah Napolitano ′09 Holy CrossMariah came to the Academy her upper year, but her hockey career at Exeter was simply too short. Unfortunately during her second month on campus, she tore her ACL playing soccer. Mariah had reconstructive surgery, and was sidelined for the hockey season. She was sorely missed on the ice, but served as a third assistant coach and helped manage the website with updating stats and writing the game summaries. Mariah definitely made up for lost time her senior year. She was solid on defense and was excellent at winning 50/50 pucks in the corner. She was an excellent leader on the ice and loved to contribute to the offense by rushing the puck.
Photo and information at Holy Cross.
Katherine Pettengill ′09
Photo and information at UBC.
Lauren Greer ′09
Photo and information at Middlebury.
Rebecca Snelling ′08
Photo at Wesleyan.
Elizabeth Denis ′06 Brown UniversityWhile lettering in soccer, hockey and tennis at PEA, Elizabeth also achieved high honors each term and highest honors her last three terms. Her academic success included being the recipient of the Fiske Memorial Prize for excellence in Physical Sciences and an AP Scholar Award.
She was the leading scorer on the hockey team from 2002-2005. In addition to her success at Exeter, she was also named Most Valuable Player for Team New England at Hockey Night in Boston (HNIB) in 2004 and earned “Outstanding Forward Recognition” at HNIB in 2005. Elizabeth was also selected to take part in the U.S. National Development Camp for the 14/15 and 17/18 teams. She played for Assabet Valley U19 which took a silver medal at the National Ice Hockey Championships in 2006.
Emily McNamara ′03 Middlebury CollegeEmily was a member of the Exeter Girls Hockey team that won the New England Championship in 2000. Emily went on to continue her success at Middlebury College where she majored in English. She won two NCAA Championships and two NESCAC Championships. She was one of three captains of the Middlebury Championship team and was a two-time All NESCAC Team member and selected to the All NESCAC Academic team. She played in every game during her four years, with her teams earning a combined record of 100-13-3. Emily has been named the school’s new assistant women’s hockey coach.
Lindsey Glennon ′02 Brown UniversityLindsey was a four-year letter winner in soccer, hockey and lacrosse at Exeter. Lindsey played a major role in Exeter’s New England Championship in 2000. At Exeter, she captained the hockey team her junior and senior year and earned All-Scholastic honors. She was an honor roll student and was named Exeter’s Social Services volunteer of the month. Lindsey won the “Goodwin Cup” (top female athlete) her senior year.
Heather Jackson ′02 Princeton UniversityHeather was a four-year letter winner in hockey and soccer. She co-captained her senior year in soccer and her junior and senior years in hockey. She played varsity softball for three years. Heather took part in the Washington Intern Program and worked for a congressman in D.C. from February to June of 2002. At Princeton, Heather co-captained her junior and senior years in hockey, played for the US Under-22 National Team in the summer of 2004 and won the “unsung hero" award and Princeton’s own Patty Kazmaier Award.
Kerri Sandars ′01 Boston CollegeKerri Sandars was a dominant player on the team when they won the 2000 New England Division I Championship. She was named the MVP in 2000 and 2001 and elected captain in 2001. In addition to playing at Exeter, she was also a member of the Chelmsford Lions State and National Championship team in 1998. She participated in Olympic Development Camps from 1998-2001 in Lake Placid, N.Y. “Before I came to Exeter, I spent a great deal of time devoted to my athletic endeavors on both public youth programs and traveling club teams. After winning the National Championship with the Chelmsford Lions pee-wee girls team in 1998, I decided that preparatory school would be necessary if I wanted to continue my hockey career at the collegiate level. It wasn′t until I arrived at Exeter that I realized the immense opportunities that existed in other facets of my life, as well as ice hockey. With the help of my surrounding teachers, coaches, counselors, and friends, I visibly grew as a person and received thorough preparation, not just for college, but for life. It was a privilege to be a member of the first and only New England Championship Girls′ Ice Hockey team but it was far more rewarding to attend such an amazing place.”
Lisa Davis ′01 Boston CollegeIn addition to lettering in hockey for her two years at Exeter, Lisa also received academic honors during her two years and high honors her last two terms. She was a two-year starter for the hockey team, leading the team to its first NEPSAC championship title in 2000, earning the Tournament MVP honors and being named to the All-star team. Outside of Exeter, she took part in the U.S. National Development program during the summers of 1999, 2000, and 2001. She also played for the State-champion Duxbury team in 1999.
Lee Young ′82 Hamilton CollegeLee was a three-year lower who graduated in 1982. She first attended the Academy as a day student from Kensington, and became a boarder in Amen when her family moved to South China, Maine. She was a three-year member of the varsity ice hockey team, captain her senior year, and MVP both her junior and senior years. Lee was also a three-year member of the varsity field hockey team, a member of the varsity track team her lower spring, and a two-year player and senior captain of the JV lacrosse team.
Lee went on to Hamilton College where she played field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse all four years and was captain of all three her senior year. She was selected as an All State player in field hockey, and was invited to play in the Senior All Star Ice Hockey game at Harvard. The final minutes of her college ice hockey career were spent in the penalty box at Harvard.
She returned to Exeter in 1986 as an admissions officer and as the head coach of the girls′ ice hockey team. In 2000, her 14th and final year as head coach, the team won the New England Championship. Lee stepped away from coaching after her championship season to devote time to her two children. She says, “now that my kids are older, I am delighted to be returning to the bench to assist Coach Pacific and to help get Exeter girls hockey back to the top in the prep school world.”
Deb Cunningham ′78 University of New HampshireDeb came to Exeter as a prep in 1974. She was a day student from Kingston, NH and was a member of the first girl’s ice hockey team. She played four years and was the captain her upper and senior year. Deb also played two years of varsity soccer and lacrosse. In addition, she played two years on the Prep/Lower baseball team as the only girl.
Deb was recruited to UNH and played from 1978-1982 where she studied Exercise Science. While she was at UNH, they were 76-1-1 and they won all three possible Eastern Athletic Intercollegiate Association for Women (EAIAW) Championship Titles. In her senior year, she participated in the Senior All Star game at Providence College. She returned to Phillips Exeter for the 1984-1985 season as a volunteer assistant coach. Deb currently plays for the Rochester (NH) Angels and remains the membership coordinator of Friends of UNH Women’s Hockey.
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