Varsity Ice Hockey - Girls
Pingree girls’ ice hockey participates in the Eastern Independent League alongside Beaver Country Day School, Berwick Academy, Dana Hall School, Newton Country Day School, Portsmouth Abbey School, and Winsor School. Other common non-league opponents are Groton School, Hebron Academy, North Yarmouth Academy, Proctor Academy, St. George’s School, and Tilton School. The girls play a 22 game schedule and host an annual holiday tournament in December. This tournament is a highlight as it involves local public and private schools as well as a skills competition. Pingree coaches emphasize teamwork and respect, teaching all skills of the game from skating to shooting, and strive for the girls to improve every time their skates touch the ice. We are looking forward to another successful season on the ice!
Pingree girls have gone on to successful college hockey careers at the varsity and club level at: Buffalo State, Connecticut College, Cornell, Middlebury, RPI, Salve Regina, Sacred Heart, Skidmore, St. Lawrence, St. Michael’s Trinity, Union, University of Maine, University of New England, and Williams College.
EIL CHAMPIONSHIPS: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2006, 2007, 2013
EIL MVPS: Weze Shorts ’94 & ’95, Sarah Carpenter ’96 & ’97, Amanda Weber ’98, Kaitlyn Spurling ’06 & ’07, Meaghan Souza ‘11, Jill Witwicki '14
Recent Pingree Alumni Collegiate Athletes
Abby Dirks '17, St. Michael's College
Jillian Witwicki '14, St. Michael's College
Head Coach: Carey Shugrue
Bio to come!
Assistant Coach: Rich LaFauci
Coach LaFauci joined the Pingree girls varsity hockey team in 2022 as an assistant coach. Before Pingree, he coached various club and youth teams over the past 12 years as well as coaching in multiple skills and development camps for the last 25 years. Coach LaFauci graduated from Arlington Catholic HS in 1994 playing for back to back Massachusetts state finalist teams, including the Super 8 state finals as a senior. After high school, he then played at Tufts University, helping the team to a division 3 ECAC tournament appearance and earning an ECAC rookie of the week award as a freshman. Coach LaFauci earned a BA degree from Tufts University in 1998 and then a DMD degree from Tufts in 2003. He currently works as a dentist and resides in Middleton.