Stone Set for Return to Harvard

Stone was away for the 2013-14 season guiding Team USA to a silver medal at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. (Photo courtesy of John Wilcox/Boston Herald)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After leading the United States to a silver medal in the 2014 Olympic Games, Katey Stone is looking forward to returning as the Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Ice Hockey next season.

"I'm very excited to return to Harvard and ready to get started on the 2014-15 season," Stone said. "Maura Crowell did an excellent job leading our team to the NCAA tournament with a small, but talented group of skaters. I couldn't be more proud of the job she and her staff did, and how everyone in the program represented Harvard this season."

"We are delighted to have Katey Stone as our women's hockey coach," said Bob Scalise, Harvard's Nichols Family Director of Athletics. "She is the premiere coach in the country and her values, principles and philosophies are a tremendous asset to Harvard and our program."

Stone is set to return for her 21st year at the helm of the Crimson, and will do so as the winningest coach in the history of Division I women's hockey, having amassed 402 victories in Cambridge. Before taking leave from Harvard for the 2013-14 season, Stone was named USA Hockey's first ever female head coach, and eventually guided the U.S. to the gold medal game in Sochi.

The Crimson, which sees the departure of only two senior skaters next season, finished 2013-14 with a 23-7-4 record (16-3-3 in ECAC play), an Ivy League title and a trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the second consecutive season.