Mollie Fitzpatrick joined the Boston University women’s ice hockey program as an assistant coach in June 2021. Fitzpatrick arrived at BU after spending the last six seasons as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Norwich, where she won a national title as both a player and as a coach.
A 2012 graduate, Fitzpatrick returned to Norwich ahead of the 2015-16 campaign. In her third season behind the Norwich bench, she helped guide the Cadets to the 2018 national title. During her six seasons as an assistant, she helped lead Norwich to four straight NCAA tournaments from 2017 to 2020, including national semifinal berths in 2017 and 2018. The Cadets won at least 20 games in all five full seasons that Fitzpatrick was on the coaching staff and posted a 7-1 mark during the shortened 2020-21 schedule.
Fitzpatrick, who earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Norwich in 2017, had an integral role in recruiting and coaching one of the most decorated players in NCAA Division III women’s hockey history in Amanda Conway. Conway became the program’s second Laura Hurd Award winner as the national player of the year, and she was also the first three-time All-American in Norwich history. Conway finished her career third on the NCAA all-time goals list and tied for fourth in points.
Fitzpatrick recruited three AHCA All-Americans during her time at Norwich and in 2019-20 she coached the 12th-ranked penalty kill in NCAA Division III. The Cadets led the country with eight shorthanded goals, nearly eclipsing the amount of goals they surrounded while down a player.
A four-year standout for the Cadets, Fitzpatrick helped guide Norwich to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances and was a member of the Cadets’ national championship squad in 2011. She skated in 70 career games, totaling six goals and 13 assists for 19 points splitting time between defense and forward. In her senior season, she established career highs with four goals and five assists for nine points in 22 games played.
Fitzpatrick was a two-sport athlete at Norwich, also excelling on the lacrosse field. She helped guide Norwich to three straight GNAC championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances while scoring 80 goals and 30 assists for 110 points.
Prior to her return to Norwich, Fitzpatrick spent one season as an assistant coach at both Endicott and the University of New England.
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