Feb. 4, 2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Ninth-ranked Providence College women's ice hockey Head Coach Bob Deraney and his coaching staff have announced the signing of four players for the class of 2015. The Friars will welcome forwards Haley Frade (Marion, Mass.), Beth Hanrahan (Poolesville, Md.), Allison Micheletti (Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) and Brooke Simpson (Boxborough, Mass.) for the 2011-12 season.
"We're very excited to announce the early signing of four very talented forwards who we feel could make an immediate contribution to our program next year," said Deraney. "These four players are a terrific foundation to our recruiting class of 2011."
Haley Frade, Forward, Marion, Mass. - Frade is a 5-foot-8, right-shot forward from Tabor Academy. She has also played club hockey for the Massachusetts Spitfires. Through 12 games for Tabor this school year, Frade has scored 21 points on 13 goals and eight assists.
"Haley is a tremendous athlete. She is very skilled and will be looked upon to add offense to our team. She's a tough competitor who will fit perfectly into our style of play."
Beth Hanrahan, Forward, Poolesville, Md. - Hanrahan is a 5-foot-8, right-shot forward from the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid, N.Y. Through 49 games at NSA, she has tallied 68 points on 45 goals and 23 assists.
"Beth is as close to a natural goal scorer as I have seen in the 12 years I have been at Providence College," explained Deraney. "Around the net, the puck always seems to find her and she always knows what to do with it."
Allison Micheletti, Forward, Inver Grove Heights, Minn. - Micheletti is a 5-foot-7, right-shot forward from Rosemount High School and the Minnesota Ice Cats. Through 23 games for Rosemount this season, she leads the team with 28 points on 18 goals and 10 assists.
"Allison has a combination of speed and skill that fits perfectly into our style of play," said the Friar head coach. "Her speed will create turnovers and her skill will allow her to convert those turnovers into points."
Brooke Simpson, Forward, Boxborough, Mass. - Simpson is a 5-foot-8, right-shot forward from Lawrence Academy and the Assabet Valley program. Through 13 games for Lawrence, Simpson has contributed 30 points on 19 goals and 11 assists.
"Brooke is a tremendous competitor that has a knack for scoring big goals in big games. Whenever she steps onto the ice, she has the puck, which is a sign of a very good hockey player. Again, with a team that wants to be aggressive, Brooke is a natural fit. She competes and produces points, which is a consistent theme for these four players," lauded Deraney.
"These players possess all the attributes that make up our program," the coach continued. "They are terrific young ladies and students, come from great families, love to compete and can contribute on the scoreboard. We will look for them to pick up their college careers where they left off in high school."
The current edition of the Friars will be back in action this Sunday, February 6 when they welcome No. 7 Boston College. Face-off at Schneider Arena is scheduled for 2 p.m., and tickets are available by calling (401) 865 GOPC.
- Go Friars -
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