Compiled by D3hockey.com Staff --
HERSHEY, Pa.- Isabel Menard has played, and coached hockey across the globe. The 25 year old split time between two different schools in an illustrious collegiate playing career, extended that playing career into the European professional ranks, and has recently served as a head coach in both Canada, and Switzerland.
Now she'll get her first try as a collegiate head coach as Menard has been named the first women's head coach at Lebanon Valley College, with the inaugural season due to begin this fall.
"It's with profound contentment that I will be joining the Lebanon Valley College family as the head coach of the inaugural women's ice hockey team," Menard said in the school's release, "This opportunity will not only give me the chance to work with elite student-athletes, but the will to learn, teach, and give my full support to each and every one of my players as they grow into the person that they want to become."
Menard moves to the Annville, Pennsylvania based school from Appleby College, an independent preparatory school located in Oakville, Ontario. She has served as head girls' coach at Appleby for the past two seasons. Prior to Appleby, Menard was the head women's coach for Swiss hockey club ZSC, located in Zurich. She has also been an instructor at the Competitive Edge Hockey School in Ottawa for the last 13 years.
As a collegiate player, Menard split time at two different institutions during a prolific career while piling up 173 career points in 141 games. She spent her first two seasons on the hill at Syracuse, and later transferred to Boston University for the latter half of her eligibility. She was a three time all-conference selection and a Patty Kazmaier nominee. Menard also played professionally with ZSC, and HCL Lugano in Switzerland, and represented Canada at the 2011 MLP Cup.