Ice Hockey - Girls 1st Team
Ice Hockey - Girls 1st Team
The girls’ ice hockey program at Brooks has grown tremendously since its start. In 2003, the team captured the Division 2 NEPSAC Tournament Championship. In the last 20 years, Brooks has qualified for the New England tournament 16 times, including 3 out of the last 4 years, twice making it to the championship game. The team competes in the highly competitive Independent School League against other top New England schools, including Noble and Greenough School and Tabor Academy. Playing one of the most competitive schedules in Division 2, Brooks also faces many Division I schools such as Andover, Exeter, St. Paul’s, and Lawrence Academy.
Currently under the guidance of Head Coach Lori Charpentier, the girls ice hockey program at Brooks has established itself as one of the top Division II programs in New England. The Brooks program prides itself on developing players on and off the ice. High tempo practices focusing on individual skill and team concepts, combined with a highly competitive schedule, push players to be the best players they can be. Brooks also emphasizes commitment, discipline, respect and the concept of team. Character development is central to Brooks’ philosophy.
In the past 15 years, Brooks players have skated for Division I and Division III college programs, including Brown University, Boston University, Providence College, University of New Hampshire, University of Vermont, Colby College, Connecticut College, Holy Cross, Salve Regina, Wesleyan and Williams College. Additionally, several athletes have opted to play other sports such as field hockey, soccer and lacrosse at colleges and universities including Bowdoin, Boston College, Dartmouth, Hamilton, Trinity, Union, University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University among others.
Coach Charpentier has been coaching in prep schools for more than 20 seasons, and her teams have compiled more than 350 victories in her career. Before coming to Brooks, Charpentier’s teams won two Division I New England titles at Kimball Union Academy and two more at Berkshire School, along with a Division II title there before going Division I. She spent her playing days at Dartmouth College, captaining the team in 1991-92. Charpentier also serves as an associate director of admission at Brooks and lives on campus with her husband, Dean Charpentier, who is the chair of the English Department and head boys lacrosse coach, daughter Taylor, who attends Brooks, and son JP.
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Lori J. Charpentier is an associate director of admission after spending many years as the school’s director of athletics. She began her private school career at Williston-Northampton School, and followed that with positions at Chapel Hill Chauncey Hall School and Kimball Union Academy. She spent10 years at the Berkshire School, where she served as director of athletics, director of admission, coach, advisor and dorm parent. Lori earned her bachelor’s degree in studio art from Dartmouth College. She lives on campus with her husband, Dean.