HENNIKER, N.H. — Jackie MacMillan has been named the Pilgrim’s third head coach in NEC women’s hockey history.
“We are all very excited that Jackie MacMillan will be coaching the Pilgrims,” Director of Athletics Lori Runksmeier said. “We are confident Jackie will take our ice hockey program to the next level.”
Over the past five seasons, the Pilgrims have made it to the ECAC East Playoffs including an appearance in the ECAC East Championship back in 2006. The Pilgrims look to build off of last year’s 13-13-1 record returning 16 upperclassmen from last year’s squad.
MacMillan was the starting goalie for the University of Wisconsin Badgers and led them to 75 wins over four seasons. While at Wisconsin MacMillan led the nation in goals against average in 2002 and picked up numerous honors from both the WHCA and USCHO. She received her Bachelors of Arts from Wisconsin in 2003.
Over the past two years, MacMillan has been the assistant coach at Division I Union College. Her coaching experience also includes serving as an assistant coach at Division III St. Olaf College and as an assistant coach for Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep. MacMillan has also been an instructor for numerous camps and hockey schools including, USA 18-Under Development Camp and NCWHL Hockey Clinic.