Norwich women’s hockey assistant Fitzpatrick steps down, joining staff at Boston University


Mollie Fitzpatrick is leaving Norwich’s bench to hitch the workers at BU (picture: Norwich Athletics).

Norwich girls’s hockey assistant coach Mollie Fitzpatrick is stepping down from her submit to hitch the Boston College girls’s hockey teaching workers.

Fitzpatrick has served because the assistant coach for the previous six seasons, serving to lead Norwich to the 2018 nationwide championship beneath head coach Mark Bolding.

Fitzpatrick has spent 11 of the final 13 years in Northfield, taking part in girls’s hockey and lacrosse from 2008 to 2012 after which serving as an admissions counselor for one yr after graduating in Might 2012.

“Phrases can not categorical my gratitude for the whole lot Norwich has blessed me with all through the final 13 years,” Fitzpatrick mentioned in an announcement. “Norwich gave me the chance to anticipate challenges and obtain distinction to develop into the individual I’m as we speak. I need to thank Coach Mark Bolding for giving me a shot to put on the maroon and gold all these years in the past, to my teammates who gave me the perfect recollections I may ever dream of, the workers and school for at all times being current and supportive, and to the Norwich group for letting me know what ‘Norwich Perpetually’ means.

“Coming again to teach at Norwich was life-changing. I’ve had the dignity to serve a few of the greatest gamers and extra importantly those that have worn the maroon and gold, I’m eternally indebted to each one in every of them for his or her devotion to one another, this system, and the College. I need to thank athletic director Tony Mariano for his day by day instance of dedication to the athletic workers, college students, and Norwich group. To Coach Bolding once more for giving me an opportunity to teach, I can not say how a lot his presence and assist has propelled me to turning into the coach and individual I’m as we speak. And to Coach Leclerc, I’ve discovered a lot within the years since understanding you as a teammate to now teaching collectively and can’t thanks sufficient for pushing me to continue to grow as an individual and coach alongside you the final two years.

“I’m excited to take all that that Norwich has given me to Boston College and seeing what this subsequent chapter has in retailer.”

Fitzpatrick skated in 70 profession video games, totaling six objectives and 13 assists for 19 factors splitting time between protection and ahead. In her senior season, she established profession highs with 4 objectives and 5 assists for 9 factors in 22 video games performed.

She additionally spent a yr at Endicott and the College of New England as an assistant coach.

Fitzpatrick earned her Grasp’s in Organizational Management from Norwich in 2017.


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