Monday, June 23, 2014

Dutchwomen add Keady to staff

by Ryan Fay

Elizabeth "Liz" Keady has been named an assistant coach for the Union women's hockey team, the school announced Monday.

She replaces Nick Carpenito, who left June 5 to become an assistant coach at Northeastern, his alma mater.

Keady spent the past two seasons as head coach for the girl's varsity hockey and lacrosse teams at Andover (Mass.) High School.

She has also directed the North Shore Vipers Select hockey program, working with the Under-19 and Under-16 teams and conducting skills sessions for age groups Under-10 through Under-19.

Since June 2008, Keady has served as General Manager and Director of Hockey Training at the Institute of Performance and Fitness in Andover. She has also been an instructor at hockey camps in New Jersey and Massachusetts.

The Braintree, Mass. native played college hockey at Princeton, where she registered 38 goals and 41 assists in 118 games from 2003-08. She scored a career-high 15 goals during the 2004-2005 season and was named team MVP and Most Improved Player in addition to picking up All-ECAC Hockey Honorable Mention and All-Ivy Second Team honors.

Keady missed the 2005-06 campaign to train with the U.S. National Team. She appeared in 16 games during the team's 2005 Pre-Olympic Tour, but was the last player cut from the 2006 Olympic squad.

"We are very excited for Liz to join our staff," said Union women's hockey head coach Claudia Asano Barcomb. "Liz has incredible work ethic and experience in women's ice hockey. She is passionate about fitness and developing hockey players to their highest level. Our team will greatly benefit from having her on staff."

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