Ex-Canton assistant, Mercyhurst captain Cicero named new assistant women’s coach at Rensselaer

Rensselaer has announced the hiring of Christie Cicero as an assistant women’s coach, joining Derek Alfama on the staff of head coach John Burke.

“We are excited to have Christie join the RPI family,” said Burke in a news release. “She will bring tremendous amount of passion and energy to our program, which are attributes that will benefit our current and future players.”

Cicero comes to Rensselaer from Canton, where she spent the past year working with all aspects of the women’s program, including developing practice plans, breaking down video for sessions with players, organizing travel plans and meals and practice schedules.

She has experience in the strength and conditioning field as well, supervising the SUNY Canton Fitness Center, while also working as an exercise science specialist prior to joining the Kangaroos. Cicero was an assistant performance coach at Lewis Fitness and Performance in Erie, Penn., from September 2013 through June 2014 after serving as an assistant coach for the New Jersey Rockets from 2010 to 2013.

A four-year member of the Mercyhurst women’s team, Cicero was a former captain and registered 100 points (44 goals, 56 assists) in 131 games, leading the Lakers to two Frozen Four appearances and two CHA tournament titles.

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