Meredith Roth Named Associate Head Women's Ice Hockey Coach
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women’s ice hockey program has named Meredith Roth its new associate head coach, as announced by head coach Katie Lachapelle Tuesday, April 2. Roth will immediately become involved in all facets of the program including but not limited to recruiting, skill instruction, and preparation for practices and games.
“I am excited to have Meredith Roth join our staff,” Lachapelle said. “Her experience and knowledge will be invaluable as we continue to grow this program. Our team, as well as Hockey East, just got a lot better with her addition. Meredith’s familiarity with this league will be crucial for us moving forward.”
Roth comes to Holy Cross after serving as the head coach of St. Norbert College’s NCAA Division III women’s ice hockey program for the last four years. She guided the Green Knights to an appearance in the NCHA Championship game in 2016. At St. Norbert, Roth was in charge of all aspects of the program including designing and executing practice and game plans, managing the budget and business operations, developing assistant coaches as well as her student-athletes, and heading recruitment and retention efforts, just to name a few. She also served as a Western Region Representative for the NCAA Division III Women’s Ice Hockey Regional Advisory Committee as well as on the American Hockey Coaches Association’s National Issues Committee.
Prior to her time at St. Norbert, Roth had two stints as an assistant coach at Providence College, first from 2006-2010 and then again from 2012-2015. She helped lead the Friars to a Hockey East Regular Season Championship in 2010. Roth has also spent time as a volunteer assistant coach at Cornell University and as the head coach of the Shattuck St. Mary’s School’s U-16 team.
As a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, Roth played with the Under-22 team as well as at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships in China in 2003.
Roth is a 2004 graduate of Providence College and earned a bachelor’s degree in social science. She was a four-year member of the women’s ice hockey team and served as an assistant captain and co-captain during her junior and senior seasons. She helped the team to an ECAC East Tournament Championship in 2002 as well as two Hockey East Tournament Championships in 2003 and 2004.
Roth went on to earn her masters in sports management from the State University of New York – Cortland in 2013.