Meet the team behind the WHL Academy system

​​​​​​​We have all the tools you need to take control of the recruiting process!
Jaclyn Hawkins
Founder & Coach

Founder and creator of Women's Hockey Life Academy – the most reliable system for navigating the college recruiting process. Jaclyn and her team have helped student-athletes around the world live their dream of attaining a university education while playing the game they love.

  • President of Women’s Hockey Life Ltd.
  • Founder and Coach of WHL Academy.
  • Founder of WHL Profile.
  • NCAA Division 1 full-scholarship student-athlete.
  • UConn's all-time goals, assists, and points leader.
  • USCHO and Hockey East Rookie of the Year (2005).
  • Hockey East's Sportsmanship Award (2008).
  • Former NCAA Division 1 Assistant Coach.
  • Former Director of Player & Organizational Development with CT Northern Lights.
  • Played professionally in Switzerland for the ZSC Lions.
  • Played professionally for the Boston Blades of the CWHL.
  • Clarkson Cup Champion (2012).
  • Competed internationally for Hockey Canada.
  • Attended the Taft School.
  • From Manotick, ON, Canada.
Brianna Decker
Mindset Coach

​​​​​​​Brianna attributes much of her success, including Gold at the Olympics, to her and her teammates belief and buy-in to the mindset piece of their game.  She is now sharing her experience and knowledge as our Mindset Coach.

  • Olympic Gold Medalist (2018), Silver Medalist (2014).
  • USA Women's National Team (2010-Present).
  • U18 Team USA member (2007-2009), World Champion (2008, 2009).
  • USA U-18 Team Assistant Coach.
  • USA Hockey Bob Allen Player of the Year (2015, 2017).
  • NCAA Division 1 full-scholarship student-athlete at Wisconsin.
  • NCAA National Champion (2011).
  • Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner (2012).
  • Named best women's hockey player in the world 2014-2015 by The Hockey News.
  • NWHL Inaugural Isobel Cup Champion (2015), NWHL MVP (2016).
  • CWHL Rookie of the Year (2015), Clarkson Cup Champion (2015), Scoring Leader (2014-2015).
  • CCM Athlete
  • Attended Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep School.
  • From Dousman, WI, USA.
Katherine Hannah

  • Former Head Women's Ice Hockey Coach, Lindenwood-Belleville.
  • Former Director of Ice Hockey Operations at Lindenwood-Belleville.
  • Coach of the Year Lindenwood-Belleville 2017-18.
  • ACHA Coach of the Year 2015-16.
  • ACHA D1 Player of the year 2006 and 2008.
  • ACHA All American, 2004-2008.
  • National Tournament MVP 2006 and 2008.
  • ACHA All-Time Leading Scorer with 407 points in 113 games.
  • Lindenwood Team Captain, 2003-2008.
  • Attended Lindenwood University.
  • Member of Team Canada Baseball 1998-2008.
  • Nationally ranked swimmer at Lindenwood.
  • From Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada.
Carson Duggan

  • Former Assistant Coach at UConn.
  • Former Assistant Coach at Ohio State University.
  • Former Head Coach at Trinity College.
  • Former Assistant Coach at Trinity College.
  • NCAA Division 1 full-scholarship student-athlete
  • All-time Leading Goal Scorer at St. Lawrence University.
  • 4X NCAA Tournament, 2X NCAA Frozen Four.
  • ECAC Rookie of the Year.
  • NESCAC Coach of the Year and New England Hockey Writers Division II/III Coach of the Year in 2012.
  • Master's degree in economics from Trinity College.
  • Master's degree in Sports Administration from Ohio University.
  • Played professionally for HC Slavia Praha, 2009-2010.
  • From Ma-Me-O Beach, Alberta, Canada.
Barb Egan
Mindset Coach

  • Former Assistant Coach at the Ohio State University.
  • Former Assistant Coach at the University of British Columbia.
  • Former Coach at the Pursuit of Excellence (POE).
  • NCAA Division 1 full-scholarship student-athlete (goalie).
  • USA Hockey Olympic Development Program.
  • Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University, 
  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology
  • A registered clinical counsellor
  • Back-to-back National Championships with Shattuck St. Mary's.
  • Founder and owner of Alive Counselling
  • Currently residing in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Success is hard. We coached every one of our clients through fear, self-doubt, and challenges to find the university that meets their needs. Your university goal is different, therefore your results will be different. If you are looking for someone to do the work for you, look elsewhere.