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Hockey - Girls' Varsity

Record: 11-11-1

Overview

Overview

In January, three-time Olympian Meghan Duggan (winner of a gold medal in 2018 and silver medals in 2014 and 2010) visited Taft and led practice for the girls' hockey team. During her visit to Taft, Duggan was joined by fellow Olympic Gold Medalists Sue Merz and Gretchen Ulion Silverman (head coach of the Taft team) to host a clinic at Taft's Odden Arena for Connecticut Youth Hockey Players.

Gotta Love CT Hockey video

Duggan also spoke to the Taft faculty, students, and staff during a Morning Meeting.

The Taft girls' hockey team prides itself on effort, teamwork, and character. Our girls are serious student-athletes who strive for excellence both on the ice and in the classroom. 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 40th anniversary in 2015. A consistent member of the top 10 teams in New England, Taft has made regular trips to post-season play. The program has also claimed the New England Championship Title three times. The coaches maintain a strong emphasis on individual skill and tactical play development with a focus on preparing players for success at the collegiate level and beyond. Players benefit from four on-ice practices per week and an off-ice strength and conditioning program. Taft plays one of the most competitive 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.

Learn more about Coach Silverman from her interview with Gotta Love CT Hockey: http://bit.ly/2pDm60U

Email Head Coach Gretchen Silverman

Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Type Details Result Score Status
vs.
Gunnery
Gunnery Away Scrimmage Details CANCELLED
vs.
Millbrook School
Millbrook School Away Details Win 5-1
vs.
Lawrenceville School
Home Details Tie 2-2
vs.
Berkshire School
Home Details Loss 2-4
vs.
Lawrenceville School
Home Details Loss 0-2
vs.
Tabor Academy
Home Details Loss 2-5
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Home Details Win 3-2
vs.
The Hill School
Home Details Win 4-1
vs.
Pomfret School
Pomfret School Away Details Win 4-1
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall Away Details Win 3-1
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Loomis Chaffee School Away Details Loss 1-4
vs.
Deerfield Academy
Deerfield Academy Away Details Loss 0-4
vs.
Gunnery
Home Details Win 7-1
vs.
Canterbury School
Home Details Win 4-0
vs.
Kent School
Kent School Away Details Loss 0-7
vs.
Canterbury School
Canterbury School Away Details Loss 2-3
vs.
Williston Northampton School
Home Details Loss 2-3
vs.
Greenwich Academy
Home Details Win 8-2
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Hotchkiss School Away Details Loss 2-3
vs.
Westminster School
Westminster School Away Details Loss 2-3
vs.
Westminster School
Home Details Win 3-1
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Home Details Win 5-2
vs.
Berkshire School
Berkshire School Away Details Win 6-3
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Hotchkiss School Home Details Loss 1-3

Roster

Roster

# Name Class Hometown
Hani Ahmad 2019 Singapore
Liz Barré 2019 Ithaca, NY
Emma Bishop 2021 Baie d'Urfé
Shannon Bucci 2019 East Greenwich, RI
Lily Cook 2020 West Palm Beach, FL
Kristina Cornelio 2020 Auburn, ME
Piper Desorcie 2020 Westford, VT
Libby Dolan 2021 Hamden, CT
Kamilla Dompier 2021 Chester, CT
Sarah Elkas 2022 Town of Mount Royal, QC
Callia Ferraris 2022 Pawling, NY
Jenna Guglielmi 2022 Branford, CT
Lauren Hoey 2019 Fairfield, CT
Liv King 2020 Stillwater, ME
Melody McAtee 2021 Greenwich, CT
Margaret Milardo 2020 Lyme, CT
Alex Robertson 2020 Las Vegas, NV
Liv Santini 2019 Hamden, CT
Lily Senich 2019 Middlebury, CT
Caeley Smith 2019 Yonkers, NY
Ally Trimper 2019 Veazie, ME
Morgan Trimper 2019 Veazie, ME
Claudia Vira 2019 High Bridge, NJ
Eva Witkowski 2022 Cheshire, CT

Coaches

Coaches

About Head Coach Gretchen Silverman

Gretchen Silverman came to Taft in 2013. She teaches Algebra, works in the Admissions Department, coaches the Girls' Varsity Hockey Team, and lives in Centennial dorm with her husband and two sons.

After graduating from Loomis Chaffee in 1990, Gretchen studied at Dartmouth College, where she majored in history and economics. At Dartmouth, she was a standout hockey player and remains the program's all-time leading scorer, with 189 goals and 312 points. She was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year as a freshman, and was a two-time Ivy League Player of the Year. She served as captain of the Dartmouth Big Green during the 1993–94 season.

Gretchen was a member of the 1998 US Olympic team, where she played alongside Taft alumna A.J. Mleczko ’93 in Nagano, Japan. Gretchen led the team through their Olympic run with 8 points, 3 goals, and 5 assists. She scored the first goal in the gold-medal game against Canada, the first women’s ice hockey gold-medal game in Olympic history.

In addition to being a committed educator, Gretchen remains devoted to hockey and to growing the game. She has been an evaluator and coach for the USA Hockey New England Regional Festivals and has coached at the USA Hockey U14 New England Regional Development Camp, and the U15 Development Camp in St. Cloud, Minnesota. In 2016 she served as an assistant coach at the U18 Festival in Lake Placid, New York, where she was the motivational speaker for the U18 and O18 National teams.

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Record

Record

Year Record Year Record
2006-07 10-6-3 2007-08 15-6-1
2008-09 9-11-3 2009-10 6-15
2010-11 5-12-6 2011-12 6-15-1
2012-13 8-12 2013-14 3-16-2
2014-15 6-15-2 2015-16 10-8-3
2017-18 17-7    

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