Conn. College Names New Women’s Coach

Kristin Steele is Connecticut College’s new women’s coach. She replaces Bernie Cassell, who served as the team’s interim head coach during the 2000-01 season.

Steele has spent the last three years as the assistant women’s ice hockey coach and recruiting coordinator at Niagara. She began her collegiate coaching career in 1997 an assistant for the women’s program at Colgate.

Before Colgate, she spent three years at her prep school alma mater, Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts. Steele has also served as a director and instructor for several ice hockey camps in Canada and the Northeast.

Steele is a native of Gill, Mass., and graduated from Maine in 1994. She played four years of ice hockey at Maine and was named to the AWCHA All-America team on defense.

The Connecticut College women’s program will begin its fifth year of varsity play in 2001-02. The Camels had an 8-14 record last season.