Girls Varsity Ice Hockey
The Kents Hill School Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Team has been a solid program right from its inception in 2002. With the completion of the new Alfond Athletics Center, the school made a commitment to support a girls’ varsity program that could compete simultaneously with the already established boys program. After only six short seasons, the team has already made an impactful statement in a very competitive New England Prep School Girls’ Ice Hockey League. Although the girls’ compete every year for the Division II title, many of the regular season games consist of the most talented schools from that division as well as several others that are seeded in the Division I rankings. Subsequently, the schedule is not only demanding, but it allows the team to play some of the most talented girls in New England.
During the previous seven seasons, the girls have been fortunate enough to be seeded as one of the top eight division II teams in four of them. This allowed them to compete for the Division II title each of those years [2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2007-08]; earning the Runner-up All New England title at the end of the 2004-2005 season; which has been their most successful season thus far. Since the league includes all of the schools that provide a varsity girls’ ice hockey program, the Kents Hill girls must compete with upwards of approximately thirty other Division II schools for this honor. Even though the program continues to distinguish team successes, there have also been notable successes on the individual level.
Under the direction of only three head coaches since the commencement of the program, several girls have moved into the Division III college ranks. Those girls have gone on to play for prominent college teams such as; Utica College, New England College, UMass, St. Thomas, Saint Mary’s University, the University of Southern Maine, Bowdoin, Wesleyan and Norwich most recently. In addition, three Kents Hill’s Alums have moved on to play Division I college hockey at Providence College, The University of Vermont and Sacred Heart.
Head Coach Meghan Toomey has played ice hockey competitively since the age of five, played at Kimball Union Academy and attended St. Lawrence University on a full scholarship. After college Mrs. Toomey played professionally in both Montreal, Quiebec and Lugano, Switzerland. She was a coach at Colgate University (Division I) as well as Kimball Union.
If you have an interest in attending Kents Hill and playing for our Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Team, please email Coach Toomey at firstname.lastname@example.org.