Lee-J Mirasolo
Lee-J Mirasolo
Title: Associate Head Coach
Email: mirasolo@fas.harvard.edu
Previous College: Boston College 2008
Experience: Fifth Season

Lee-J Mirasolo was hired as an assistant coach of the Harvard women's hockey program in June of 2015 and was promoted to Associate Head Coach in August of 2018.

For the 2018-19 season, Mirasolo guided the offensive effort, helping the team to a 12-15-5 overall record with a 9-9-4 ECAC Hockey mark. In addition to pushing the number one team in the country to overtime in back-to-back games (Wisconsin), Mirasolo played an integral part in Harvard's 4-1 victory over her alma mater, No. 7/7 Boston College, in the Beanpot semifinal at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. 

In 2017-18, Mirasolo helped the Crimson to a 13-16-2 overall record, with a 10-10-2 split in conference play. With eight freshmen and half as many seniors, multiple athletes recieved conference recognition. Freshman Becca Gilmore was named to the All-Ivy Second team, with sophomore Kat Hughes receiving All-Ivy Honorable Mention. Freshman defenseman Emma Buckles was named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team, while 19 members of the Crimson were selected for the ECAC All-Academic Team Selection. 

The 2015-16 campaign saw the Crimson post a 17-12-3 overall record, including a 12-7-3 mark in ECAC hockey play. Playing one of the nation's toughest schedules, Harvard tallied six wins over ranked opponents. Mirasolo worked primarily with the Crimson defense, which ended the season as the seventh-best in the country. Senior blueliner Michelle Picard anchored the group, helping lead the team to seven shutouts, while sophomore Chelsea Ziadie burst onto the scene as a top-line defenseman. Ziadie earned the Joe Bertagna Award, given annually to the program's most improved player. The Crimson added five victories in 2017, with seniors Sydney Daniels and Briana Mastel bolstering a young roster to earn All-Ivy recognition.

Mirasolo came to Cambridge after spending four years as an assistant coach at Princeton, primarily working with the offense and the penalty-kill unit. During her tenure at Princeton, the Tigers continually improved each season and reached the ECAC Quarterfinals three times. In 2014-15, Princeton had its best season since 2010-11, finishing the year at 15-14-2. The Tigers went 13-8-1 in the ECAC and 7-2-1 in Ivy play, missing out on a shared Ancient Eight title with Harvard by one point.

Prior to her time in Princeton, Mirasolo spent two years on the staff at UMass Boston following an impressive four-year playing career at Boston College. At BC, Mirasolo was a part of two Beanpot Championships, two NCAA tournament appearances and a Frozen Four showing in 2007. She was named the Eagles' captain for the 2007-08 campaign, and also was honored that season as BC's Unsung Hero. Mirasolo also took home the team's Community Service Award in 2005-06.

Prior to joining the Beacons staff, Mirasolo served as an assistant ice hockey coach at Phillips Andover Academy during the 2009-10 season. Over the summer of 2010, Mirasolo acted as an Intern Coach at the U14 USA National Camp in Rochester, New York. She also served as the strength and conditioning coach for Emerson College's softball team during the 2008-09 campaign.

A native of Wakefield, Mass., Mirasolo graduated with a degree in communications in 2008. Mirasolo and her wife, Mollie Maguire, currently reside in Woburn, Mass.