Coach Carpenter, a 1997 graduate of Pingree, took over the girls hockey program from her mentor and coach of Pingree Girls Hockey for its first 19 years, Jim MacLaughlin, in the 2007-2008 season. Coach Carpenter grew up in Topsfield and began playing hockey with the Masco boys at the age of 4. She won two youth National Championships with her girls team, the Chelmsford Lions, in 1993 and 1994. While at Groton School for her first two years of high school Carpenter was named an ISL All Star. For the two seasons Carpenter played for Pingree, the team won the EIL championship and she was twice named EIL MVP and a Boston Globe All-Scholastic. She began her coaching career in high school, coaching the first Masco girls U12 hockey team her junior and senior year.
Carpenter continued her hockey career at Middlebury College where she captained the team her senior year and helped the team go undefeated in Division 3 play all four years. During her career with Middlebury, the team won four NESCAC titles, four ECAC titles and two National Championships in 2000 and 2001, the first two years of its existence in women's hockey. Carpenter was named to the National Championship All-Tournament team in both her junior and senior years.
After college, Carpenter joined the Peace Corps serving in Cote d'Ivoire and Madagascar teaching English and building a library in her village. Upon returning from traveling the world, Carpenter was MacLaughlin's assistant coach at Pingree for the 2004-2005 season. She then studied for her Masters and played hockey at Columbia University. After a year teaching and coaching at Kimball Union Academy, Coach Carpenter returned to Pingree to teach Spanish and coach hockey and Pursuit. She lives in Somerville with her husband and young son.
Asst. Coach: Neil Valeriani
Asst. Coach: Buddy Taft
Buddy joined the faculty in 1979 where he now serves as Dean of Students. In his career at Pingree he has coached Varsity Boys and Girls Hockey, J.V. Boys and Girls Soccer, Varsity Boys Lacrosse, Football and Varsity Softball. He graduated from Wesleyan University where he was an Assistant Captain of the Hockey Team. Prior to Pingree, he spent 2 years at the Rectory School, teaching History, coaching football, hockey and lacrosse and running a dorm.
Asst. Coach: Meaghan Souza
Meaghan lives in Wilmington, MA and is a 2011 Pingree School graduate. She competed on the soccer, hockey, and lacrosse teams. While at Pingree, Souza was named Salem Evening News Hockey Player of the year in 2011, Eastern Independent League MVP as a senior in 2011, Boston Globe All-Scholastic in 2011, and two-time Salem Evening News All-Star. Souza was also the captain of the varsity soccer, hockey, and lacrosse teams in her senior year at Pingree.
After Graduating from Pingree, Meaghan continued to play Division I ice hockey at Sacred Heart University for two years. From her experience, she hopes to instill the love for the game of hockey and pass on the values she has learned to her players. Meaghan started coaching at Pingree in the Winter of 2013. She currently attends the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.