Keady tabbed new women’s assistant at Union

Liz Keady playing for the Boston Blades in 2011 action at the Bright Hockey Center in Boston. (photo: Melissa Wade).

Union announced Monday the hiring of Elizabeth “Liz” Keady as assistant coach.

A former standout at Princeton, Keady has spent the past two seasons as head coach for the girl’s varsity hockey team at Andover (Mass.) High School.

“We are very excited for Liz to join our staff,” said Union head coach Claudia Asano Barcomb in a statement. “Liz has incredible work ethic and experience in women’s ice hockey. She is passionate about fitness and developing hockey players to their highest level. Our team will greatly benefit from having her on staff.”

Keady has also directed the North Shore Vipers Select program, working with the Under-19 and Under-16 teams and conducting skills sessions for age groups Under-10 through Under-19. Since June 2008, Keady has served as general manager and director of hockey training at the Institute of Performance & Fitness in Andover. She has also been an instructor at hockey camps in New Jersey and Massachusetts.

A native of Braintree, Mass., Keady played four seasons (2003-08) at Princeton, notching 38 goals, 41 assists and 79 points in 118 career games as a forward, missing the 2005-06 campaign to train with the U.S. National Team. She appeared in 16 games during the team’s 2005 pre-Olympic tour and was the last player cut from the 2006 Olympic squad.