Hockey - Varsity Girls
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2016-17 Award Winners:
MVP: Darby Melia
Coaches Cup: Alexa Henriksen & Elizabeth Tangney
All-League: Darby Melia '17 and Katy Meehan '17
Honorable Mention: Emily Smith '18
DII All-New England Team
Darby Melia ‘17 and Katy Meehan ‘17
Led by seniors Alexa Henriksen, Darby Melia, Katy Meehan, and Elizabeth Tangney, Thayer girls’ hockey enjoyed a successful 17-10-3 run during the 2016-2017 season. The Tigers were 5-5-1 in ISL play, and they earned a spot in the DII New England Tournament for the first time since 2012. In the playoffs, Thayer won its quarterfinal matchup against Kimball Union Academy before eventually falling to Worcester Academy, the eventual New England champion, in the semifinals.
2016-17 Season Preview:
The Tigers are excited for the 2016-2017 season, motivated to build on a ten-win season last winter.
Eight forwards return from last year's team, including captain and All-ISL honorable mention Darby Melia '17, All-ISL team-member Katy Meehan '17, Caroline Skillman '18, Dylan Amonte '19, Amy Le '19, Christina Meucci '19, Gabby Grattan '20, and Rivers Morris '20. Thayer welcomes three newcomers up front, as Stefanie Joe '21, Madison McCaffrey '21, and Claire Weber '21 are all expected to contribute immediately.
Returners Elizabeth Tangney '17, Julia Cochran '18, Grace Foresteire '19, and Ava Cornforth '20 are joined by Meghan Webb '21 to round out Thayer's defense. Le and McCaffrey, both versatile players, will be spending time on the blueline as well.
Last year's outstanding tandem of Alexa Henriksen '17 and Emily Smith '18 are back, assuring another winter of excellent goaltending.
Thayer graduates have gone on to play college hockey at such schools as Brown University, Syracuse University, Sacred Heart University, Colby College, Trinity College, Saint Anselm's College and Salve Regina, just to name a few. While we are happy and proud to prepare our young women to play in college, we believe hockey can play a vital role in the development of the whole self; therefore, we take even greater pride knowing that our girls are successful members of a college or university that fits their needs as students.
Head Coach Cibelli
Brian Cibelli is a 2008 graduate of Hobart College where he was a four-year letter-winner and helped the Statesmen to two NCAA Tournament berths. He’s coached at numerous hockey camps and has several years experience coaching in an independent school environment. At Thayer, Cibelli teaches English and coaches boys’ soccer in the Middle School.
|1||Leonie-Louise Kuehberger||2021||Hingham, MA|
|2||Ava Cornforth||2020||Milton, MA|
|3||Kristen Feeney||2019||Canton, MA|
|4||Rivers Morris||2020||Braintree, MA|
|6||Grace Foresteire||2019||Plymouth, MA|
|8||Gabriella Grattan||2020||Milton, MA|
|9||Christina Meucci||2019||Braintree, MA|
|10||Madison McCaffery||2020||Weymouth, MA|
|11||Dylan Amonte (captain)||2019||Norwell, MA|
|12||Meghan Webb||2020||Kingston, MA|
|14||Julia Cochran (captain)||2018||Dedham, MA|
|15||Claire Weber||2020||Marshfield, MA|
|16||Stefanie Joe||2020||Westwood, MA|
|17||Molly King||2020||Canton, MA|
|18||Hannah Pauly||2020||Milton, MA|
|21||Emily Cataldo||2020||Norwood, MA|
|23||Claire Kennedy||2021||Marshfield, MA|
|30||Emily Smith (captain)||2018||Abington, MA|
Brian CibelliHead CoachBrian Cibelli has been teaching middle school English at Thayer since 2014. Outside of the classroom, Brian coaches boys' 6th grade soccer in the fall; come winter, he is the head coach of the girls' varsity ice hockey team. Prior to his time at Thayer, Brian spent four years at Kent School where he taught English, served as a dorm head, and was an assistant coach for boys' varsity ice hockey and girls' varsity softball. He is currently working towards a MALS degree from Dartmouth College with a concentration in creative writing.
Amanda TaylorAssistant Coach
Amanda Taylor joined the Thayer community in 2016 teaching mathematics in the upper school. Other than teaching math, Amanda very much enjoys being involved in athletics at Thayer. She is an assistant varsity coach for the girls' varsity ice hockey team as well as the head coach for the girls' JV lacrosse team. Before coming to Thayer, Amanda spent two years at the Noble and Greenough School teaching math, as well as coaching ice hockey and lacrosse.
Kayla FlorenceAssistant Coach