MEET THE TEAM BEHIND WHL ACADEMY 
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Jaclyn Hawkins
Founder

Founder and creator of Women's Hockey Life Academy – the most reliable system for navigating the NCAA recruiting process. Jaclyn and her team have helped student-athletes around the globe live their dream of attaining a University education while playing Hockey for that team's institution.

  • President and Owner of WomensHockeyLife.com, the go-to resource for everything Women's Hockey related.
  • Earned a 4 year full-scholarship to the University of Connecticut, and was a captain for 3 years.
  • Attended South Carleton High School (Ottawa, ON) for 2 years, then graduated from the Taft School (Watertown, CT).
  • Coached at the NCAA Division 1 level for 5 years.
  • Director of Player & Organizational Development with a youth hockey program for 2.5 years.
  • Played professionally in Switzerland and for the Boston Blades of the CWHL.
  • Competed internationally for Hockey Canada (short stint, but hey, she wore the jersey!)
Bridget King
Mindset Coach
Bridget King combines her two passions of hockey and counseling to help families and athletes build on their strengths to create and achieve their goals.  She has an uncanny ability to help athletes push past any mental barriers that are preventing them from reaching their goals.

Bridget is enthusiastic and motivated to help you learn the mental skills needed in order to be successful, both on the ice and off the ice. She has been working with adolescents to improve their focus, maintain motivation, manage emotions, and build mental toughness in order to be resilient under very stressful situations. 

Bridget played at the Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA for 4 years and earned a full scholarship to UConn where she served as a captain her senior year. She then went on to earn her Master's Degree in School Counseling from Assumption College.
Liz Gallinaro
Coach
Liz Gallinaro served as Assistant Coach for the two-time NCAA DIII National Champion Amherst College Mammoths from 2011-2017.  During her tenure, the Mammoths posted 6 consecutive league playoff berths, 2 league championship appearances, and 2 NCAA playoff appearances. An additional 12 players garnered All-NESCAC honors, 6 players tabbed All-Region, and 3 student-athletes were named All-American. Liz's primary responsibilities on staff included recruiting and coaching the team's defensive core.

A former scholarship athlete at NCAA DI University of Connecticut, Gallinaro was twice named to the conference's All-Academic team, earning a degree in Kinesiology in 2008. 

Liz is currently a Master's Degree candidate of Business Administration at Babson College Olin School of Business graduating in 2018.

 
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