Introducing AHA's new Director of Girls Programming
The Andover Hockey Association is excited to announce the addition of Jamie Hagerman Phinney to the AHA team, where she'll serve as Director of Girls Programming.
After playing at Harvard, Jamie spent a season playing professional hockey in Canada, and then returned to the states and served as Assistant Hockey Coach at Harvard. In 2005, she was a member of the US Women's National Team that won the first World Championship gold medal for the US. Jamie was named to the 2006 Torino Olympic team where she and her teammates brought home a bronze medal.
While her playing and coaching credentials speak to a passion for the sport, what we're most excited about is her desire to assist young girls in becoming the best version of themselves. She appreciates what sports teach us about how to be a better student, a better friend, and a better daughter. As she raises a young daughter herself, she wants to help AHA build a leading town girls program. One where girls of all ability levels can fall in love with hockey, and elite players can reach their potential.
She is currently an Assistant Director of Admissions at Phillips, and prior to that served as the Associate Director of College Counseling at Phillips and several other prestigious boarding schools. You can read her full bio here and read about her inspiring story here.
In addition to periodically working on-ice with our players and being an ambassador to AHA families, Jamie will be developing programming for the AHA girls hockey community. The tentative programming plan includes:
• discussions on her experiences overcoming adversity to get to the National Team,
• sessions on the private school and college recruiting processes
• organizing watch parties for this year's Women's World Championships
• leading an AHA girls' Bruins outing
• Mentoring and buddy programming that connects younger players with girls at the U14 and high school levels
• And a host of other fun community events.
We couldn't be more excited to have her joining our organization, and can't wait to get her out there on the ice with our girls!