Women's Hockey's Crowell Promoted to Associate Head Coach

Crowell led the Crimson to a 23-7-4 record in 2013-14. (Photo: Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Maura Crowell, who in her fourth season in Cambridge served as the interim head coach during the 2013-14 season, has been promoted to Associate Head Coach, the team announced Tuesday. While Katey Stone, The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Hockey, led Team USA to an Olympic silver medal in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Crowell guided the Crimson to a 23-7-4 (16-3-3 ECAC) record, an Ivy League title and an appearance in the NCAA tournament.

"Maura's elevation to Associate Head Coach is well-deserved," Stone said. "She is an extremely talented coach who has been so valuable to the Harvard Hockey program. Maura's dedication and loyalty to Harvard has helped our program continue to be a national power in women's hockey."  

After a successful campaign last season, Crowell was a finalist for the 2014 ECAC Coach of the Year award for her leadership on the bench as the Crimson finished the year ranked No. 7 in both the and USAToday/USA Hockey Magazine polls.

In her first four years with the Crimson, she has helped Harvard earn two Ivy League titles, a pair of berths in the ECAC tournament semifinals, two consecutive trips to the NCAA's and a ranking amongst the top-10 teams in the nation.