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June 11, 2009

Plymouth State names new women’s ice hockey coach

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State University will have a new women's ice hockey coach in 2009-10 as the program enters its fourth season as a varsity sport.

            Darcy Corson has been named the new PSU women's ice hockey coach.  A 2001 graduate of Bowdoin College, Corson has spent the past two seasons as head girls' ice hockey coach at Milton Academy (Mass.). She takes over from Heather Hoffay, who guided the Panthers in their first three varsity seasons.

            Corson had begun to build the girls' hockey program at Milton Academy in her two years.  She led the team to an 11-17-2 overall record in 2008-09, posting twice as many wins as the previous two seasons combined while sending several players on to the college ranks.  Corson previously served as an assistant girls' hockey coach at St. George's School (R.I.) and Lake Forest Academy (Ill.)

            "We are very happy to welcome Darcy Corson as our new women's ice hockey coach," said PSU associate director of athletics Kim Bownes.  "She is experienced, knowledgeable and energetic and will be an outstanding addition to our women's ice hockey program.  Darcy has shown she can help a program grow and we're excited to have her help with the growth with our women's ice hockey program."

            Corson has been a coach at the USA Hockey National Player Development Camp in Rochester, N.Y., and she has coached at several other hockey camps, including the Brown University Elite camp.

            "I am very excited about the opportunity at Plymouth State," said Corson.  "I met some of the members of the team during the interview process and was impressed with the enthusiasm and determination of the team.  It will take a lot of hard work but we are determined to build a women's ice hockey program that Plymouth State will be proud of.  I'm looking forward to the challenge." 

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