Ex-Castleton women’s coach Moberg takes job as new Merrimack assistant

Merrimack announced Wednesday the hiring of Steph Moberg as the new assistant coach of the women’s team ahead of the program’s second season.

Moberg comes to North Andover after two years as the head coach of the Castleton women’s program. She stepped down on Aug. 19.

“We are very excited to welcome Coach Moberg to our staff,” said Merrimack head coach Erin Hamlen in a statement. “She is a seasoned coach at the Division III level and knows both the coaching and recruiting world well. Steph did a tremendous job leading Castleton to a spot in the national rankings, and she shares our staff’s strong desire to better our student-athletes in all areas.”

Last season, the Spartans received a national ranking in the USCHO.com poll for the first time in program history, reaching as high as sixth in the nation. Moberg led Castleton to the program’s first wins over nationally-ranked Middlebury and Norwich on their way to posting a school-record 17 victories.

In 2014-15, Moberg led Castleton to a 14-12-2 record, leading the team to a No. 3 seed in its conference tournament and an upset in the semifinals to reach the NEHC championship game in her first year at the helm.

Prior to Castleton, Moberg spent a season as an assistant coach with Colby. She also served as an assistant coach for two years at Connecticut College.

A 2010 graduate of Plattsburgh, Moberg won Division III titles in 2007 and 2008 with the Cardinals. She was also named the ECAC West Player of the Year in 2010 and finished as the runner-up for National Player of the Year that same season.