Meredith Roth to lead St. Norbert women

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Former Providence assistant Meredith Roth has been named the new St. Norbert women's head coach, Director of Athletics Tim Bald announced on Monday.

"I am honored to be named the women's ice hockey coach at St. Norbert College," Roth said in the release. "I want to thank the administration for providing me with a great opportunity. I am excited to be joining the St. Norbert community, one that values learning, growth and development of its students. I am looking forward to carrying these values forward while working with the women's ice hockey program."

Roth, a Dubuque, Iowa native, spent the previous three seasons as an assistant at Providence, and served as a volunteer assistant at Cornell from 2010-12. She was also on the Providence staff from 2006-10.

"Coming to us from a similar institution, Meredith is highly compatible with the mission of St. Norbert College and its athletic department," said Bald in the announcement. "She is personable, experienced and well-suited to take over her own program. We are excited she is joining us at St. Norbert College."

A 2004 graduate of Providence, Roth played four years as a defenseman for the Friars and was elected team co-captain as a senior and assistant captain as a junior. Providence captured the Hockey East postseason title in each of her final two senior seasons and claimed the regular season championship during her sophomore campaign. Roth finished her collegiate career with 23 goals, 52 assists and 75 points in 131 games played. She was also named to United States national team for the 2003 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships.

Following graduation, Roth's first head coaching position came at Shattuck St. Mary's in Faribault, Minn. where she led the U-16 girl's program from 2004-06. At Providence, Roth's primary areas of responsibility fell on the defensive end of the ice and included supervision of the defensive zone and penalty kill.

Roth becomes just the second head coach of the St. Norbert women as she fills the vacancy left by former head coach Rob Morgan, who recently accepted the associate head coach position at Division I Yale. The Green Knights will begin their sixth season of play this November.



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