PRINCETON, N.J. (4/11/13) - Princeton head women’s hockey coach Jeff Kampersal has announced the recruiting class of seven student-athletes that will join the team as the Class of 2017.
"The Class of 2017 consists of character players from winning programs,” Kampersal said. “We are looking forward to their determination, competitiveness and love of hockey. We cannot wait to get the 2013-14 season started."
Kelsey Koelzer, 5-9, Forward, Horsham, Pa./New Jersey Rockets
Koelzer has been a member of the New Jersey Rockets for the last two years. She was named team captain this past year but suffered an injury that sidelined her for the season. In 2011-12, Koelzer played in 51 games and had 46 goals and 43 assists, as she led the Rockets to the Mid-Atlantic Women’s Hockey Association (MAWHA) U19 Tier 1 title. The team was also the Atlantic District U19 Tier I champions. Prior to joining the Rockets, Koelzer was a member of the Lady Patriots from 2008-11. She was captain in 2010-11 and assistant captain in 2009-10. Averaging nearly 2.0 points per game, Koelzer has 273 career points in 152 games played. A 2013 graduate of Hatboro-Horsham, Koelzer is also a member of the school’s varsity softball and basketball teams.
Hilary Lloyd, 5-3, Forward, Toronto, Ont./Mississauga Jr. Chiefs
Lloyd has been a member of the Mississauga Jr. Chiefs of the Provincial Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) for the last three years. In addition she played all four years on the Havergal College varsity hockey team. Lloyd was a two-year captain for the Chiefs. Mississauga won the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA) Provincial silver medal this past season and in 2010-11, while capturing bronze in 2011-12. The Chiefs also won the PWHL bronze medal in 2011-12 and silver in 2010-11. She played in 99 career games with the Chiefs and racked up 47 goals and 42 assists during the regular season, and 23 points in 33 playoff games.
Lloyd was invited to the top-40 Canada U18 camp in the summer of 2012. In addition, she was selected to the 2011 and 2012 OWHA U18 Nationals as a member of Team Red. Her team won the U18 National Championship in 2011 and captured bronze in 2012. Lloyd was named MVP of the semifinal game in 2011. At Havergal, Lloyd was captain of the hockey team in 2010-11 and 2012-13 and was named MVP in 2013. The Gators were the 2013 Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA) Tier 2 champions. A multi-sport athlete, Lloyd was also a member of the Havergal cross country, track & field, soccer and rugby teams.
Fiona McKenna, 5-8, Forward, Burr Ridge, Ill./Chicago Mission
McKenna is already familiar with head coach Jeff Kampersal, as she was on his USA U18 team that won the silver medal at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship in December. McKenna played six years with the Chicago Mission Hockey Club, as a member of its U12, U14, U16 and U19 teams. She was an assistant captain on three of those teams. With the Mission, McKenna won six consecutive Central District Championships and Illinois state championships. Her U19 team won the USA Hockey silver medal in 2012 and the U16 team did so in 2010. McKenna captured two USA Hockey bronze medals, with the U12 in 2008 and U14 in 2010. The U14 also qualified for the USA Hockey tournament in 2009. While with Mission, McKenna won two Nike Bauer International Tournament Championships, in 2009 with the U14 and in 2013 with the U19. In 2010, McKenna was a member of the U16 Can-Am Championship team. McKenna will graduate from Hinsdale Central this spring. She plans on playing both hockey and soccer at Princeton.
Audrey Potts, 5-6, Forward, Toronto, Ont./Toronto Jr. Aeros
Potts has spent the last two years with the Toronto Jr. Aeros of the PWHL. She was an assistant captain this past year, scoring 11 goals and 13 assists as the Aeros won the bronze medal in the PWHL Final 4. Toronto was the 2012 Ontario Provincial silver medalist, regular season champion and the PWHL Final 4 silver medalist. Potts played for the Toronto Midget Aeros in 2010-11. The team won the 2012 Canadian national bronze medal, the 2011 Ontario Provincial silver medal and were league champions. Potts also plays hockey at her high school, The Bishop Strachan School. She is the team captain and won the School Athletic Award, while also being a member of the Sports Coordinator Leadership Role. Potts also played varsity softball and soccer.
Morgan Sly, 5-6, Forward, Collingwood, Ont./Toronto Jr. Aeros
Sly was teammates with Potts this past year on the Toronto Jr. Aeros. Sly played in 37 games and had 13 goals and 10 assists. She also had 11 points during the playoffs as the Aeros won the PWHL bronze medal in 2012-13. Prior to joining the Junior team, Sly played for two years with the Toronto Midget Aeros. That team won the OWHA Provincial gold medal and was league champion in 2010-11 and won the bronze medal at the 2011-12 Esso Cup. Sly also won a Provincial gold medal with the Barrie Sharks in 2008-09. Sly is also a member of her high school team, Bishop Strachan. She was named the school’s Athlete of the Year while guiding the Bobcats to the 2010-11 Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA) championship. Sly also played softball and was team captain and MVP of the CISAA championship team.
Molly Strabley, 5-5, Defender, Yarmouth, Maine/Assabet Valley
Strabley comes to Princeton with two USA National championships with Assabet Valley Red, winning the U19 in 2013 and the U18 in 2012. She has been with the club team since 2013. After spending her freshman and sophomore years at North Yarmouth Academy (NYA), Strabley enrolled at Loomis Chaffee for her junior and senior years. Strabley was team captain of the varsity team at NYA as a sophomore. She also played varsity lacrosse and soccer, winning a state championship in lacrosse while being named all-state. Strabley continued all three sports at Loomis Chaffee. She was captain of the lacrosse team as a senior and won Founder’s League Championships in both soccer and lacrosse. Strabley earned the 2012 Outstanding Junior Female Athlete of the Year from Loomis Chaffee and earned the Coaches Award in hockey.
Cassidy Tucker, 5-8, Forward, Plymouth, Mich./Little Caesars
Tucker has played the last five years with the Detroit Little Caesars Hockey Club. She was team captain her senior and sophomore years and an assistant captain in grade eight. In the last three years, Tucker has scored 76 goals and 42 assists for 118 points in 171 games. Little Caesars won the state championship in 2004, 2009 and 2011 and was the runner-up in 2012. The team was the runner-up at the 2004 and 2009 USA Hockey national championship and took third in 2011 and 2012. Tucker was named to the all-star team at the 2011 USA Hockey Player Development Camp and was named the MVP of the Michigan state championship in 2011. Her team awarded her with the Silver Stick MVP in 2005 and 2008. Tucker is also a member of the Plymouth Canton High School lacrosse team. A team captain, Tucker has earned honorable mention all-state, all-star of the Plymouth Canton Educational Park team and Kensington Lakes Activities Association (KLAA) Scholar-Athlete honors.