February 10, 2010

Hilary Witt Inducted into Women’s Beanpot Hall of Fame

Bulldog Mentor is Northeastern's All-Time Leading Scorer

BOSTON, Mass. - Yale women's hockey head coach Hilary Witt was inducted into the Women's Beanpot Hall of Fame Tuesday night, honoring her performance as a player for Northeastern in the annual tournament featuring the four Boston-area women's hockey teams. The ceremony was held prior to the Beanpot Championship game at Harvard's Bright Center.

Witt is Northeastern's all-time leading scorer and helped the Huskies to a pair of Beanpot championships (1997 and 1998) along with the 1997 ECAC championship. She had 20 career points in Beanpot competition, also a Northeastern record. Overall she totaled 113 goals, 95 assists and 208 points for her career (1997-2000).

Witt was a three-time finalist for the Kazmaier Award as the top women's player in college hockey. She was a member of the U.S. National Team in 2001.

Witt joined the Bulldogs as an assistant coach in 2001-02 before moving up to the head coach role the following season. She was named ECAC Women's Coach of the Year in 2002-03, and became Yale's all-time leader in wins in 2005. The 2004-05 squad set the school record for overall wins (16) and conference wins (12), earning a trip to the ECAC semifinals for the first time. The 2007-08 team broke the school record for goals in a season with 96 and finished with the second-most wins in school history, 15.

A communications major at NU, Witt graduated from Canton (Mass.) High School in 1996. She is a member of the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame and Northeastern's Hall of Fame.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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