Women's Ice Hockey Welcomes Seven Newcomers

Head Coach Peter Van Buskirk

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross head women's ice hockey coach Peter Van Buskirk has announced the newest members of the Crusaders' program. Six newcomers make up the 2013 incoming freshman class while one transfer student-athlete joins the roster as a sophomore. Izzy Bagi (Branford, Conn.), Erin Hall (Pembroke, Mass.), Hildie Hoeschen (St. Paul, Minn.), Livvy Konaxis (Beverly, Mass.), Meghan O'Donnell (Lancaster, Mass.) and Rose Rather (Stamford, Conn.) make up the freshman class while Taylor McGee (Pearl River, N.Y.) comes to Holy Cross after spending her freshman year at Penn State.

"We are very excited to have these players attend Holy Cross and be part of the women's hockey program," Van Buskirk said. "They all have good skills but more importantly they are all team players with great work ethic."






Van Buskirk expanded on the incoming recruits. Click on a student-athlete's name to read more about her.  

No. Name Yr. Pos. Ht.  Hometown/ High School Van Buskirk's Note
23 Izzy Bagi Fr. D 5-7 Branford, Conn. / The Gunnery "Izzy has good vision of the ice and is not afraid to step up in the offensive play. We expect she will help stabilize our defensive core and play a major role in every area of the game." 
6 Erin Hall Fr. D 5-3 Pembroke, Mass. / Southfield School "Erin is a smart, highly skilled and determined defenseman always looking to get better. We expect she will play a major role and help stabilize our defensive core."
30 Hildie Hoeschen Fr. G 5-6 St. Paul, Minn. / Cretin-Derham Hall "Coming from Minnesota we expect Hildie to be a solid, confident and supportive goaltender. She has good technique and sees the puck well."
18 Livvy Konaxis Fr. F 5-3 Beverly, Mass. / Beverly "Livvy has good puck skills, speed and great decision making ability. She will help bolster our offense and we expect her to contribute right away."
28 Taylor McGee So. D 5-5 Pearl River, N.Y. / Taft School "Coming from Penn State we expect great things from Taylor. We anticipate she will help stable our defensive core and contribute offensively. We see her as an offensive defenseman with great decision making skills, strong on the puck and a good shot."
14 Meghan O'Donnell Fr. F 5-6 Lancaster, Mass. / Cushing Academy "Meghan has been well coached and will step right in and play. As a forward, she has good discipline, a strong work ethic and a good shot. We like her confidence and expect great things."
15 Rose Rather Fr. F 5-3 Stamford, Conn. / Rye Country Day "Rose is a strong offensive player with confidence. She is highly skilled and has good offensive instincts. We anticipate her to step in and play a major role in every aspect of the game."