PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College women's ice hockey assistant coach Meredith Roth will appear on WOON 1240 AM on 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Roth will be interviewed by Meghan Grady, Chief Operating Officer at YWCA Rhode Island, who hosts a weekly radio show called YW She Shines Radio. The two will discuss Roth's role at Providence College, the upcoming women's hockey season and the importance for girls and young women to participate in athletics
In addition to WOON 1240, fans can also listen in online to the interview on onworldwide.com.
Roth enters her fifth season with the women's hockey program, third consecutive after leaving to pursue her masters in Sports Management at the State University of New York at Cortland. Roth works closely with the team's defensive core. A 2004 graduate of Providence College with a B.A. in social sciences, Roth was a four-year member of the women's ice hockey team, playing defense all four years. As a Friar, Roth was named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team (2004), United States Women's National Hockey Team (2003), U.S. Under-22 National Hockey Team (2003), ECAC Eastern Hockey League All-Tournament Team (2002) and was awarded the 2001 Providence College Women's Hockey Unsung Hero Award. In addition, Roth was co-captain her senior year and an assistant captain during her junior season as well. She helped lead Providence to the 2002 ECAC Championship as well as the 2003 and 2004 Hockey East Titles.
After graduating from Providence, Roth worked as the head coach for the girls' under-16 ice hockey team at Shattuck-St. Mary's School in Faribault, Minnesota. She coached the team for two seasons (2005 and 2006). From 2006 to 2010 Roth served as the assistant coach for the Providence College women's ice hockey team. She handled recruiting and coached the defensemen. Roth was a volunteer assistant coach for Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. While a volunteer coach for the Cornell Big Red, they posted two 30+ win seasons and made two NCAA Frozen Four appearances.
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