Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sis Paulsen named head coach at NEC

"I am extremely excited and honored to be the new head coach at New England College. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a wonderful academic institution and athletic program. I am looking forward to the opportunity to help develop student-athletes at NEC and push them to reach their full potential both academically and athletically. "

-- Sis Paulsen

New England College Women's Hockey has replaced one Badger with another, choosing Eau Claire native and Badger alum Sis Paulsen to fill the head coaching vacancy that occurred when Jackie MacMillan moved to CSS. Congratulations, Sis!

Like MacMillan, Paulsen was a member of the inaugural Badger Women's team. She played 4-years on the Badgers blueline, served as team captain as a junior and senior, and twice received All-WCHA honors.

About Paulsen, NEC Athletic Director Lori Runskmeier says:
"I am very happy to welcome Coach Paulsen to New England College. She brings an impressive pedigree of playing and coaching experience and obviously knows the game of hockey. I believe she has the tools and drive to lead us to a new level."

(Photo by Jeff Miller. #13 Sis Paulsen helps celebrate the first goal of the Badger Women's program, scored by #26 Kendra Antony.)