Hockey - Girls Varsity

Ice hockey was established as a varsity sport for girls in 1991, and since then Berkshire School has developed a strong tradition of excellence. Berkshire entered the New England Prep School league as a Div. II team and, after capturing the New England Championship in 1999, became a Div. I program. During the teams’ 15 years at the Div. I level, the Bears have made the playoffs nine times and earned two New England Championships (2003 and 2006).

In a typical season, Berkshire will play around 25 games. The Bears play one of the most competitive schedules in New England with games against the top Div. I teams in Eastern and Western New England. The members of this program pride themselves on building a foundation where character and teamwork are the focus. Players develop their skill sets while working within a team and learning how to play the game at a faster pace. The skills the players learn on and off the ice will help them attain their aspirations of playing at the next level while also setting them up for success outside of the ice rink.

During the 2008-2009 season, the girls moved into the new state-of-the-art athletic center with two sheets of ice, one Olympic sized and the other an NHL rink. The Jackman L. Stewart Athletic Center includes a fitness and training center, which the team uses for its off-ice training, as well as a training room and spacious.

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Kent School
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The Hotchkiss School
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Taft School
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Originally from Suffield, Conn., Coach Zavisza '05 comes to Berkshire after spending the three years at Pomfret School. Coach Zavisza led the Pomfret Girls Hockey team to the New England Girls Ice Hockey Prep School Championship quarter finals during the 2014 season and to the Championship game during the 2015 season. Prior to her work at Pomfret, Coach Zavisza worked at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, as a Sports Event Manager at ESPN Wide World of Sports. She is a graduate of Berkshire School ('05) and a 2009 graduate of Boston College, where she enjoyed a successful career as a member of the Womens' Ice Hockey team winning three Beanpot Championships, made two NCAA appearances including one trip to the Frozen Four, and earned Hockey East First and Second team Honors. Coach Zavisza was also a member of the U.S. Women's Ice Hockey National Team Program while she attended Boston College. At Berkshire, she won a New England Girls Ice Hockey Prep School Championship in 2003, and won a New England Championship in Shot Put, Discus, and Javelin. Coach Zavisza also earned All-American Honors in the Javelin at the Nike Outdoor Nationals in 2005.

At Berkshire, Coach Zavisza will also serve as Associate Director of Admissions, Assistant Track & Field Coach, and a Dorm Parent in Allen.

Assistant Coaches: Sylvia Gappa, Heidi Woodworth


# Name Position Class Hometown
Jaime Allan 2018 West Simsbury, CT
Catherine Appleyard 2020 Rye, NY
Maddie Beitler 2017 Cumberland, RI
Maggie Curran 2017 Needham, MA
Erin Dillon 2017 Hazlet, NJ
Harley Frechette 2019 Greenwich, CT
Rylie Griffith 2020 West Hartford, CT
Katie Hargrave 2018 Westford, MA
Elsie Harrington 2019 Bedford, NY
Annie Hauser 2020 White Plains, NY
Ryan Jewell 2017 Essex Junction, VT
Claire Lemker 2017 Duluth, MN
Toni Matzka 2017 Mödling
Andi McGraw 2017 Sheffield, MA
Molly O'Neill 2017 La Grange, IL
Holley Riva 2019 Lakeville, CT
Caroline Sugar 2018 Canton, CT
Jack Weeden 2017 Bedford, NY