The girls varsity ice hockey program takes great pride in our student-athletes and their commitment to the Groton community. We value the importance of time spent in the classroom, the relationships and bonds formed on and off the ice, and the competitive atmosphere we create each day that we’re on the ice together. Groton plays in one of the best leagues in New England, the Independent School League (ISL), composed of sixteen teams. The goal of the coaching staff is to prepare and help develop all of our players to compete at the highest level. We also strive to provide players with valuable life lessons that they will take with them once they leave the Circle.
The Zebras start their preseason in mid-November and play nearly twenty-five league games and a holiday tournament, while practicing four to five times a week. The season ends in early March. We’re quite fortunate to have two ice rinks on campus—allowing all Groton hockey teams to practice before dinner and weeknight study halls. With a top-notch athletic center and a strength-and-conditioning coach, players spend two afternoons a week during the season in the weight room or working on their speed/agility.
The coaching staff welcomes any prospective students and their families to visit our campus for a tour and interview, to meet current players, to catch a game or practice, and to chat with Head Coach Tim LeRoy (firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-448-7698). Please do not hesitate to contact Coach LeRoy if you have any questions about Groton or the hockey program. We look forward to welcoming you to the Circle very soon!
Girls varsity hockey coach Tim LeRoy joined the Groton faculty in 2013 and spent his first seven years as the assistant varsity boys hockey coach, alongside Bill Riley, helping the team reach the New England playoffs three times. He was part of the first Groton hockey team to have a twenty-win season. Prior to Groton, Coach LeRoy spent six years at Cardigan Mountain School, teaching and coaching at one of the strongest junior boarding school hockey programs in the country. Coach LeRoy attended St. Lawrence University and played college hockey under Coach Joe Marsh.
After missing the 2020–21 season due to COVID, Coach LeRoy and the girls hockey team are excited to be back on the ice and competing.
Jacqueline (Jacquie) Diffley grew up playing several sports but hockey was always her favorite. She graduated from Buckingham Browne & Nichols in 2015 and did an additional PG year at Phillips Andover. At tboth schools, she participated in field hockey, ice hockey, and softball. Jacquie then went on to play hockey at St. Lawrence University for four years. A resident of Burlington, Massachusetts, she is grateful to be a part of Groton’s girls varsity program.