Girls Varsity Ice Hockey
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Message from the Coach
For more than one hundred years, Kent School has enjoyed a successful tradition of ice hockey, with its first team dating back to 1911. In 1986, the first girls team competed, and for nearly three decades now, young women have represented Kent on the ice.
A member of the Founders League, which is regarded as one of the highest levels of hockey competition available to high school-age players in the country, Kent gains remarkably from an incredibly strong schedule. With an emphasis on individual player development, our girls prepare for their futures as college athletes. Kent Hockey utilizes the most up-to-date training techniques, ranging from game video analysis to player conditioning through personalized training programs. Player readiness is developed on the Manual D. Nadal Rink on campus and in Kent’s state-of-the-art fitness center. What is more, our girls engage in this highly competitive playing environment, while balancing their commitment to academics and while living within a fine community of scholarship. The Kent experience certainly teaches girls the critical skills of the game, but Kent Hockey prides itself on the qualities of hard-work, teamwork and leadership—those very qualities that will follow our athletes in all they endeavor beyond our campus.
Shawn Rousseau is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Middlebury College. He brings his love of hockey built upon a lifetime as a player, skating instructor and coach. A member of the Kent faculty since the fall of 2011, he coached in our boys program for one year before taking over the girls varsity team. Before his arrival at Kent, Coach Rousseau spent eleven years as a boys head coach.
Check out this video from the team about their support of the One Love Foundation: