Bellamy graduates, stays with Harvard as new assistant coach

Former Harvard goaltender Laura Bellamy, who just graduated from the university in May, has been named an assistant coach for the Crimson for the upcoming 2013-14 season.

Bellamy will join interim head coach Maura Crowell’s staff during the absence of Katey Stone, who will coach the United States women’s team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

“We are excited to welcome Laura to our coaching staff for the upcoming season,” said Crowell in a statement. “She was a great role model and leader to her teammates during her career playing for Harvard hockey. These skills will serve the team and staff well in her new capacity as a coach.”

Bellamy led Harvard to two NCAA tournament appearances and now ranks as Harvard’s single-season leader in goals-against average with a 0.92 mark in 2012-13 and is No. 2 on the Crimson’s all-time list with 19 career shutouts.