Lucy Schoedel was named assistant women's ice hockey coach in an announcement made by Brown head coach Amy Bourbeau in October of 2011. Schoedel joins the Bruno bench after spending the 2010-11 season as an assistant coach at Wesleyan University.
"I am thrilled to have Lucy join our staff. She is young, but she has a passion for the game and energy for coaching," said Borbeau. "Her experience in working with goaltenders will add depth to our coaching staff. Lucy will also be involved with our recruiting."
At Wesleyan, Schoedel was the recruiting coordinator while serving as the goalies coach. She was also in charge of all gameday preperations, while assisting with video operations. She also served as an event management and facilities intern.
Graduating from Syracuse University in 2010, Schoedel was an outstanding goaltender for the Orangewomen over their first two years as a varsity program. Serving as an assistant captain as a senior, Schoedel was a two-time nominee for the Patty Kazmaier Award (the women's equivalent of the Hobey Baker Award for men as the top collegiate player) and was a team MVP twice. She also was a College Hockey America All-Academic team choice.
"Lucy played in a program that started at the bottom and worked its way up," stated Borbeau. "I believe she has good understanding of what it takes to build a program."
Before transferring to Syracuse in 2008, Lucy was a member of the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey squad as the Wildcats won the Hockey East title in both 2007 and 2008. The team also made an appearance in the Frozen Four in 2008. During her high school days in Ithaca, N.Y., Lucy captained the boy's ice hockey team.
Schoedel has coached for USA Hockey since the spring of 2011, serving as a goalie coach at the National Development Camps and as an evaluator for various district camps.