The Crimson, which loses seven seniors from the NCAA Tournament team of 2014-15, welcomes six newcomers to Cambridge. (Photo: Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's ice hockey team has announced the addition of six student-athletes who will join the Crimson for the 2015-16 season. The Class of 2019, which consists of four forwards and two defenders, has roots in five states and Ontario.
"We are excited about this year's incoming class," Katey Stone, The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Ice Hockey, said. "They will continue to provide depth to an already strong roster and character to our locker room. We look forward to their arrival on campus and the 2015-2016 campaign getting started."
The six newcomers will look to help the Crimson get back to the NCAA tournament for the fourth consecutive year. Last season, Harvard reached the National Championship game, finishing as National Runners Up. The Crimson cracked the Frozen Four for the sixth time, first since 2008, racking up a 27-6-3 overall record to go along with a 16-4-2 conference mark and a handful of trophies; aside for playing for a national championship, the Crimson won the Ivy League crown, the Beanpot title, and both the ECAC Regular Season and Tournament titles. Harvard enjoyed had incredible individual success as well, with three players recording at least 30 points, and five more reaching the 20-point plateau.
Class of 2019:
Bradley Fusco | Forward | 5-2 | Winchester, Mass.
Earned five letters at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School at the varsity level … Also lettered four years on the soccer team and one year on the lacrosse team … Played for the East Coast Wizards (2005-15) … Was a BB&N assistant captain as a junior and served as the team captain as a senior … ISL All- League Award, Ice Hockey (2013 and 2015) … ISL Ice Hockey Honorable Mention (2014) … ISL Soccer Honorable Mention 2015 … Recorded 100 points during BB&N Varsity Hockey career … BB&N citation of academic honor (2011-15) … Cradles to Crayons Volunteer (2014) … Father, Scott Fusco '85, and uncle, Mark Fusco '83, each won the Hobey Baker Memorial Trophy during their time as a member of the men's hockey team.
Kate Hallett | Defenseman | 5-8 | Edina, Minn.
Four year letterwinner and starter for Covent of the Visitation School … Also lettered and started four years for the varsity tennis team, and was a one-year letterwinner for the varsity lacrosse team … Played for the Minnesota Junior Whitecaps (2010-14) … Served as the varsity hockey captain for St. Paul United (2013-15) … USA Hockey U 18 National Team Tryout, Lake Placid (2013) … USA National Hockey Development Camps and All Star Games Participant (2010-2013) … Minnesota Elite Hockey League Participant (2012-2014) … Minnesota All State Hockey Team (2014, 2015) … Hobey Baker Character Award (2014, hockey) … Stryker Character Award (2015, hockey) … All-Conference Honorable Mention (2012, hockey) … All-Conference (2013, hockey) … St. Paul United Team MVP Award (2013, 2015) … Hockey Rookie of the Year (2012) … Athena Award (2015, athletic achievement award) … Spanier Leadership Ward (2015, for leadership in athletics) … All-State Academic Team (2015) … Visitation Student Body President (2014-2015, elected) … Member of the Visitation Leadership Crew (2012-15, selected) … Class Vice President (2011-12, elected) … Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Grace Parish (2012-2015) … Eucharistic Minister at Visitation (2013-15) … Tutor to inner-city elementary students at Mary's Place (2012-15) … Member of the Visitation Service Club (2012-15)
Kaitlin Tse | Defenseman | 5-8 | Toronto, Ontario
Was a two-year letterwinner at Westminster School (2011-13) before spending two years at Bishop Strachan (2013-15) … Plaued for the Toronto Junior Aeros (2013-15) and the Assabet Valley U16 (2011-13) … 2015 Canada Winter Games women's hockey, Team Ontario, silver medalist … 2015 IIHF U18 Women's World Championships, Team Canada, silver medalist … 2014 OWHA Provincial Championships, Toronto Junior Aeros, silver medalist … Member of U18 Team Canada that won the 3-games series vs Team USA in August 2014 … 2013 USA Hockey Nationals Championship, Assabet Valley, silver medalist … 2012 USA Hockey Nationals Championship, Assabet Valley, gold medalist … 2010 and 2011 Canadian Box Lacrosse National Championships, Team Ontario, gold medalist … Attended 2015 Canada's National Women's Development Camp … Attended 2014 Team Canada U-18 Strength and Conditioning camp and Selection Camp … Scored game winning goal at 2011 Canadian Lacrosse National Championship game; Voted as one of the six National Tournament All-Stars; Holds record for longest point streaks, top point leader and most assist at the tournament … 2013 BSS, Honor Roll … 2011 and 2012 Westminster School, gradus – superus … 2008-11 TDSB All City Orchestra, first violin; 2009-11 Mooredale Youth Orchestra, first violin; Royal Conservatory of Music, grade 6 theory and performance exam honors
Erin Ozturk | Forward | 5-8 | Huntington Beach, Calif.
Lettered in hockey, field hockey and track and field at Westminster School … Played for the Connecticut Polar Bears U19 AAA, the Connecticut Midfairfield Stars 19U AAA, the Anaheim Lady Ducks U10-U14 and the LA Hockey Club Bantam A Boys … National Honor Society Member (2012-15) … Junior National Honor Society Member (2011-12) … Huntington Beach Honor Award Nominee (Biology) (2012)
Audrey Warner | Forward | 5-9 | Shaker Heights, Ohio
Lettered and started for Shattuck St. Mary's in hockey, field hockey and lacrosse … Played forward for three years for Shattuck St. Mary's AAA U16/U19 teams … Second Team All-Ohio in lacrosse (2012) and won the Sportsmanship Award in 2015 for ice hockey … Was a member of the 2013 national championship team at Shattuck … High Honor Roll recipient (2012-15) … Sister, Elizabeth, is a member of the Harvard field hockey team.
Grace Zarzecki | Forward | 5-5 | Chicago, Ill.
Graduated from Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, playing all four years for Latin School of Chicago … Also played for the Chicago Fury from 2009-12 and for the Chicago Mission from 2012-15 … U16 girls State runner-up in 2012 … U19 girls State Champion in (2013, 2014, 2015) … Girls high school State Champion in 2015 … Named to AHAI All-State team, as well as named AHAI Player of the Year in 2015 … Stoney Creek Sabre Tournament Champion as well as MVP … USA Hockey Nationals runner-up in 2013 at the U19 level, and u19 USA Hockey National Champion in 2015 … Women's U18 World silver medalist in (2013, 2014) … Scored 11 goals and 6 assists totaling for 17 points at 2015 USA Hockey Nationals … Played in the Whitney Young Wind Ensemble for four years as the first chair Alto and Soprano saxophone; played at the Kennedy Center with the wind ensemble in 2014.