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Girls Prep Hockey: Berkshire names Lisa Marshall new head coach of womens program

Berkshire School has announced that Lisa Marshall will be the school’s new girls varsity hockey head coach.

This past season, Marshall led Vermont Academy to the NEPSAC Division 2 championship in her first season as coach. The Wildcats went unbeaten in Division II action and had an overall record of 35-2-2 in gaining the school’s first-ever womens  prep hockey title.

Prior to her head coaching position at Vermont Academy, Marshall was an assistant at Rochester Institute of Technology and Penn State University, where she was responsible for all recruiting efforts, practice planning and implementation, and served as team recruiting coordinator and academic liason.

Marshall graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and Elmira College. At Elmira, she was named to the College Hockey America Academic All Star Team and the ECAC West All-Academic Team. Marshall still holds Elmira’s career all-time save percentage recored and was selected team Most Valuable Player for the 2014 season.

“Lisa’s passion, expertise, and proven record of success at every stop in her coaching career are sure to extend Berkshire’s place among the elite girls’ hockey programs in New England,” said Berkshire’s Director of Athletics Dan Driscoll. “Her knowledge and experience at this level leave her well-positioned to strategically support the future college recruitment of all our Berkshire players.”

In addition to her head coaching responsibilities, Lisa will join the School’s Admission Office as Assistant Director of Admission and live on campus.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Berkshire community,” said Marshall of her appointment. “The long tradition of inspiring and supporting students in all aspects of their lives, the School’s natural beauty, and its rich academic and athletic tradition, all provide a unique foundation for successfully preparing students for life.”

(Berkshire School’s communications office contributed to this report)

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 25 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.
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