Feb. 9, 2010
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College Women's Ice Hockey Head Coach Bob Deraney and his coaching staff have announced the signing of five players for the class of 2014. The Friars will welcome Corinne Buie (Edina, Minn.), Stephanie Demars (Vermontville, N.Y.), Rebecca Morse (Westfield, N.J.), Maggie Pendleton (Woodbury, Minn.) and Nina Riley (Lexington, Mass.) for the 2010-11 season.
"We are very excited to announce the class of 2014," said Deraney. "These five players are very talented. This group brings different talents and strengths which adds depth to our very strong group of returning veterans. With their physical gifts and talent level, we expect them all to make immediate contributions to our program. When we think about this class, we can't help but be excited about the future of Providence College women's hockey."
Corinne Buie, Forward, Edina, Minn. / Edina High School Buie is a 5-foot-9-inch, right-shot forward from Edina High School. Buie has signed on to play at Providence College after leading her team with 46 points on 30 goals and 16 assists in 17 games in the Minnesota Class 2A high school league. Buie attended the U-15, U-16 and U-17 National Development Camps. It was recently announced that Buie has been named a top-10 finalist for the Ms. Minnesota Hockey Award. A standout soccer player as well, Buie finished the 2009 season ranked second in the state with 33 goals.
"Corinne is the prototypical power forward who possesses speed, strength, skill and the ability to score goals. We are excited to add one of the most dynamic forwards in the state of Minnesota to our lineup next year," said Deraney.
Stephanie Demars, Forward, Vermontville, N.Y. / National Sports Academy
Demars, a 5-foot-7-inch, left-shot forward plays for the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid, N.Y. in the Junior Women's Hockey League. In 43 games this season, Demars has notched 10 goals and 26 assists for 36 points.
"Stephanie is a very quick and talented forward whose high energy and puck-pressuring ability will fit in very nicely with our style of play. We look forward to her adding to our team speed and point production," said Deraney.
Rebecca Morse, Defender, Westfield, N.J. / National Sports Academy Morse, a 5-foot-8-inch, left-shot defender is a member of the National Sports Academy in the Junior Women's Hockey League along with Stephanie Demars. In 51 games this season, Morse ranks second on the team with 58 points on 21 goals and 37 assists.
Coach Deraney added, "Rebecca has without question this year made herself into one of the most dominating defenseman in the country. There is no doubt that she is just beginning to come into her own and we look forward to her bringing that type of skill and presence to our team next year."
Maggie Pendleton, Defender, Woodbury, Minn. / Hill Murray High School Pendleton is a 5-foot-10-inch, left-shot defender attending Hill Murray High School which competes in Class 2A in Minnesota. In 18 games this season, Pendleton has notched 31 points with 10 goals and 21 assists. She attended the U-15 and U-16 National Development Camps. Pendleton is captain of her high school hockey team. She also captained the tennis team, earning All-State honors.
"Maggie is one of the best first-pass defenders we've seen in a long time. The ability to relieve pressure and start the breakout off the first pass is one of the most important skills for any successful defenseman and she possesses it at the highest level. We are excited to add the combination of her size, strength, skills and intelligence to our defensive core," added Coach Deraney.
Nina Riley, Goaltender, Lexington, Mass. / Lexington High School Riley, sister of current PC junior defender Leigh Riley, is a 5-foot-7-inch goaltender attending Lexington High School. Riley has led her team to a 10-0 start in the 2009-10 season. Riley plays for the Assebet Valley girls ice hockey program in Concord, Mass. Riley recently helped Assabet Valley win the 2009 U-16 National Championship in Rochester, N.Y.
"Nina is a very talented goaltender who possesses good reflexes, an aggressive style and puck stopping ability. She has a history of winning national championships at every level she's competed at. We are looking forward to her solidifying our goaltending situation", added Coach Deraney.
"Not only are these five young ladies great hockey players, but they are great people and students. We are excited to add them and their families to our family," said Deraney regarding the class of 2014.
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