Girls' Varsity Hockey
The Girls Hockey Program at Taft has a long tradition of success. One of the oldest female hockey programs in the country, the team celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2005. The program has been a consistent member of the top 10 teams in New England and has made regular trips to post-season play. The program has also claimed the New England Championship Title three times. The program maintains a strong emphasis on individual skill and tactical player development and focuses on preparing its players for success at the collegiate level and beyond. The program employs a strength and conditioning program, off ice skill development, and video review in addition to the four on-ice practices per week. Taft plays one of the toughest prep-school schedules around and hosts the Patsy K. Odden Tournament in mid-December. Taft graduates consistently move on to play collegiate hockey at the Division I and III levels. Several Taft graduates have moved on to play at the international levels for both the U.S. and Canada and two graduates have been honored with two of hockey's highest honors. Chanda Gunn '99, a member of the 2006 Olympic Team and graduate of Northeastern University, was honored with the Hockey Humanitarian Award in 2004 and A.J Mleczko 93, member of the 1998 and 2002 Olympic Teams and graduate of Harvard University, won the Patty Kazmaier Award in 1999.
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