HENNIKER, N.H. – Director of Athletics Lori Runksmeier is pleased to announce the hiring of Kristi Kehoe as head women's ice hockey coach at New England College. She replaces Sis Paulsen who recently took over as Girl's/Women's hockey director for the New Jersey Colonials youth travel hockey organization. In three seasons behind the Pilgrims' bench, Paulsen posted a 31-33-15 mark.
|Kehoe tallied 45 goals and 23 assists during her four year collegiate career at Northeastern.|
"Kristie is going to be a great addition to New England College. She is passionate and ready to make a statement about how she can impact the future of the women's ice hockey program," said Runksmeier. "Her knowledge of our program and her fit with our student-athletes was impressive during the interview process, and I look forward to working with her."
Kehoe joins New England College after serving two seasons as assistant women's ice hockey coach at SUNY Cortland. While at Cortland Kehoe's responsibilities included recruiting, budgeting, game and practice planning and working closely with the Red Dragon alumni.
In addition to her college coaching experience Kehoe has worked several camps including, USA Hockey District Camps, Key Shooting Camp and the Bobby Hull Jr. Shooting Camp. Kehoe also served as coach of the USA Hockey Girls Select Player Development Camp (16/17).
"I feel very honored and blessed to have this opportunity. NEC is a very supportive and close family that I am really looking forward to being a part of," says Kehoe. "I believe that the New England College women's hockey program holds a lot of great potential, and I am excited to start working with the student-athletes."
Kehoe earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Northeastern University, where she was a four-year member of the women's ice hockey team totaling 135 games played and netted 45 goals while dishing out 23 assists.
Kehoe will inherit a program that finished last season with an overall record of 8-12-6 and an ECAC East record of 5-9-4. The Pilgrims made their eleventh consecutive trip to the ECAC East post season falling to Manhattanville College in the opening round.