BOB ROTONDO – GENERAL MANAGER
Bob is a certified hockey lifer. In 1959 he entered St. John’s Prep in Danvers as a freshman netminder. After playing for two years at St. John’s, he finished his high school career at St. Mary’s in Lynn as a league All-Star. He then attended Providence College and played for the Friars.
In the early 1990s, he joined up with the Boston Junior Terriers of the old Metropolitan Boston Hockey League. That led to gigs with the Eastern Junior Hockey League, the New England College Development League, and the Tyngsboro/Nashua Huskies.
Rotondo started the Northeast Women’s Hockey League (NEWHL). That was the beginning of women’s hockey in the Boston area. This was the only place that women came to play. It had players from junior high and high school coming to play. Rotondo and a few partners started to cobble together NEWHL All-Star teams and began playing in a number of regional tournaments.
While Rotondo immersed himself in the business of running leagues, club teams and hockey rinks, he also was making a name for himself as a goalie instructor. Rotondo established Puckstoppers Goaltending and opened his own synthetic ice training facility.
Rotondo was also one of the founders of the East Coast Wizards. He eventually went out on his own and became the driving force behind the Boston Shamrocks.
The Boston Shamrocks are clearly the apple of Rotondo’s eye. The elite all-female Shamrocks remain his pride and joy. The list of Shamrock alumnae who have gone on to play at over 50 Division 1 and Division 3 colleges is impressive, playing at programs such as Amherst, Boston University, Clarkson, Harvard, Maine, New Hampshire, Notre Dame, Providence, St. Anselm, and Yale, to just name a few.
Asked what he’d like his legacy to be, once he finally walks away from the game, Rotondo thinks for a moment, and then says, “Just that I helped a bunch of kids go to school, and become great women.”
U16 Head Coach/ Program Director
At the age of thirteen, Coach Corl began training under Robert Rotondo. After six years of top on-ice instruction and player development, Molly received the opportunity to play for an elite junior women’s hockey team outside Toronto, then known as the Toronto Rattlers. After an extremely successful one-year stint with the Rattlers, Molly returned to New England to pursue her career at Saint Anselm College. Rotondo started the Boston Shamrocks in 2008, using Molly’s experience playing junior hockey in Toronto as a basis for the program’s design and implementation.
Corl had a very successful four-year career at St. Anselm College. While playing for the Hawks she was twice named the ECAC East Second All-Star for her outstanding defense. In her junior year she ranked second in the conference and seventh in the country in scoring for defenseman, with 7 goals and 18 assists for 25 points. In her senior season, Corl once again made the ECAC East Second-Team and was named to the ECAC All-Tournament Team for the ECAC Tournament.
Prior to joining the Shamrocks coaching staff, Corl lived and played in Prague, Czech Republic. While there, she played for HC Slavia Praha under the Czech National team coach and alongside many of the Czech National Team players. During the 2012-13 season, Corl had the opportunity to play throughout the Czech Republic as well as in Vienna, Austria and Oulu, Finland. She was also named the top defenseman of the Champions League Tournament held in Vienna, Austria.
Corl joined the Shamrocks coaching staff in 2013, the inaugural season of the u16 team, and has enjoyed her role ever since. She has seen many players go on to college as well as move up to the u19 team and stay in the organization. Corl’s favorite part of the job is seeing the development of the players and team throughout the season and watching players reach their potentials.
U16 Assistant Coach, Co Program director
Mike is a native of Chicago, IL and has an extensive hockey background with over 35+ years of hockey experience as a player ranging from youth/junior and collegiate levels. Mike has continued to passionately contribute to the game of hockey coaching youth hockey (girls and boys) at assorted levels (U8-U19) for over 10+ years.
Mike has 3 children that play select hockey including his son William for the Predators and two girls Olivia and Isabella. Mike loves working with the younger age groups as its very rewarding to see the development and progress each player makes by the end of every season. Mike’s focus is on individual player development, team play, and winning with the players to drive success. Mike is committed to the Shamrocks and looks forward to growing each year with the organization.
Nora returns to the Shamrocks five years after graduating from the program in 2015. Nora played for the U19 Shamrocks for two season (2013-2015). After graduating high school, Nora played four years at the Division 1 University of Connecticut where she graduated with a degree in Economics. While at UConn Nora maintained an almost .500 in face-offs throughout her career. Upon graduation, Nora moved to play a year overseas in Perth, Australia for the Perth Inferno. There Nora served as an alternate captain for the Inferno and lead the team in goals and points scored.
Nora is very excited to return to the Shamrocks in a coaching capacity, to give back and help our girls achieve their dreams of playing college hockey just as the Shamrocks did for her.
Defensive Skills Coach
Born and raised in Burlington, Massachusetts, Kali grew up playing on all-boys’ teams and spent her entire childhood until high school playing for the Northern Cyclones organization. As Kali entered high school, she chose to attend the National Sports Academy School in Lake Placid, NY where she could focus on both academics and training for elite hockey. Following high school, Kali accepted a full-scholarship to Boston College and she was named to her first US National Team in 2015- at the U22 level. At BC, Kali helped her team to two undefeated regular seasons, two Hockey East Championship titles, two Beanpot Championship titles, and a run to the final game of the Frozen Four National Championship, before being named Captain her senior year. Kali was named to her first Senior US National Team for the 2017 World Championships. In a span of just over two years, Kali helped the US Women’s National Team dominate the sport, winning two Four-Nations Cup Championships (2017, 2018), 2017 World Championships (first-ever gold medal won on home soil at a World Championships) and reaching the pinnacle of ice hockey, capturing the 2018 Olympic Gold medal in PyeongChang, South Korea with Team USA.
Following the 2018 Olympics, Kali graduated from BC in May 2019 majoring in Psychology with a minor in leadership management studies. She continues to compete for Team USA and in-between training for the upcoming 2022 Olympics in Beijing, China, Kali coaches junior hockey at her home rink, hosts girls hockey camps, and is excited about helping the next generation of young girls chase their dreams.
U14 Head Coach
Lizzie started off her career in Southern California playing on various boys and girls teams. She went on to play in Prep School at New Hampton School where she made a great impact on helping the team adjust from D III to play D I prep league play. After graduating High School, Lizzie went on to play for Plattsburgh State and won a National Championship in 2014. For the last three years of her career, she attended UMass Boston. In 2016, the team won the first NEHC League Championship. After college, Lizzie played in the CWHL for the Boston Blades in 2017/2018 and played with Worcester Blades the next season. When the league folded, she made the move to play in Australia ( some games against U19 Assistant Coach Nora Maclaine) for the Adelaide Rush were she was a key player in helping the team win a silver medal this past season.
Lizzie graduated for UMass Boston with a Psychology degree and has since worked with clients to improve their daily life skills. She is excited to take this knowledge and use it towards helping young girls reach their dreams.
U14 Head Coach
Kaleigh grew up in Michigan and played for the Honeybaked organization out of the High Performance Hockey League. During her Honeybaked career, her team won 4 state tournament championships and 2 bronze medals in the USA Hockey National Tournament.
After graduating high school, Kaleigh went on to play Division 3 for UMass Boston (Class of 2019) where she currently holds the record for most games played (111) alongside 2 members of her graduating class. She was a part of the 2015-2016 Beacon team who won their first NEHC title in program history.
Kaleigh earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise and health sciences and works as a personal trainer and strength coach while completing a premedical post-baccalaureate program at Northeastern University.
U12 Head Coach
Meghan has been playing hockey her entire life and has played through the college ranks. She grew up in Wakefield MA and excelled in her high school career. Through Meghan’s years playing at Wakefield High, she earned 158 points. She was a two time Boston Herald All Scholastic team member, Middlesex League All-Star, and Captain of her team.
After High school, Meghan took her hockey career to Norwich University. Over her four years at Norwich Meghan was able to see how much work it takes to compete at a high level of hockey. During her time on the team they won 3 ECAC titles and were the 2011 D3 National Champions. Meghan was also a 3 time ECAC all academic team member.
Since college, Meghan joined the MA Army National Guard and has worked in various coaching roles at the high school level. She is currently on the MA Army National Guard hockey team.