Brown Women's Ice Hockey Adds Six More Players For Class of 2006

June 12, 2002

Jodi Blustin, Mara Delaroche, Ashlee Drover, Larissa Ezzio, Lindsey Glennon and Casey Hughes will join the Class of 2006. The four players signed early were Myria Heinhuis, Margaret Ramsay, Karen Thatcher, and Keaton Zucker.

Jodi Blustin, a 5-5 goaltender from Duluth, Minnesota, was the starting goalie for the Proctor-Hermantown-Marshall team. Blustin was a three-time participant on the Minnesota Selects Team and a three-time member of the Community Olympic Development Program. Jodi is a member of the National Honor Society and Big Brother/Big Sister's. Blustin also earned Varsity letters in volleyball and softball at Marshall.

Mara Delaroche, a 5-5 defender playing for the London Ontario Jr. Stangs, is a native of Corunna, Ontario. Delaroche was a member of the 2001 Team Ontario team. A tough crafty defender, Delaroche helped to lead her Stangs team to a 3rd place finish in the 2002 Ontario Provincial Championships. Delaroche is also a provincial level soccer player, where she served as captain, and received Team MVP honors twice.

Ashlee Drover is a 5-8 defender from Bay Roberts, Newfoundland. Drover plays for the Bay Arena team and has played for the Atlantic Canada Select Team as well as Team Newfoundland. Ashlee has also officiated a game between the Canadian and Russian Olympic Teams.

Larissa Ezzio is a 5-5 forward at Lawrence Academy who hails from Pepperell, MA. Ezzio was a three-time captain of her team at Lawrence and she also played soccer and lacrosse there. She participated on the Massachusetts Hockey Night in Boston team. Larissa also volunteers with the Special Olympics and is a peer counselor at her school.

Lindsey Glennon, a 5-10 forward playing for Phillips Exeter Academy, is a native of Exeter, New Hampshire. At Exeter, Glennon was a captain of both the ice hockey and lacrosse team, while also playing soccer. She was an MVP at Hockey Night in Boston and the leading scorer at Exeter in both her Freshmen and Sophomore years.

Casey Hughes is a 5-8 defender from Fernie, British Columbia. She plays for the Fernie Bladerunners, who have won the British Columbia Female Provincial Midget AAA Championships five of the last six years. She has been to the Canada Winter games as a member of Team British Columbia.

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Myria Heinhuis, a 5-10 defender playing at Shattuck-St. Mary's High School in Minnesota, is a native of Chatham, Ontario. Heinhuis participated in the 2000 and 2001 Hockey Night in Boston, as a member of Team Minnesota, earning the Top Defensemen Award in 2001. She also was named to the All-Star team for the Vermont North American Hockey Showcase. Heinhuis also lettered in lacrosse, and soccer at Shattuck-St. Mary's. She is an admissions tour guide and a member of the Student Weekly Activity Team.

Margaret Ramsay, a 5-8 forward on the Toronto Sr. Aeros AAA team, resides in Toronto, Ontario. She lettered in hockey, soccer, cross country, and volleyball at Cardinal Newman High School. She is a member of the 2001 National Championship team, U-18 Team Ontario. Team Ontario has also earned three provincial championships. Ramsay, Cardinal Newman's Female Athlete of the Year, is a member of the school's Athletic Association.

Karen Thatcher, a 5-7 forward from Noble & Greenough School, hails from Franklin, MA. A two-time ISL All-Star, Thatcher was named the ISL MVP in 2001, leading her team to the League championship in that year. While at Nobles, she led the team to a 2000-2001 undefeated regular season and #1 NEPSAC (division 1) ranking throughout the season. Thatcher attended the USA Olympic Development Camps between 1999-2001. She is an active member of Shield, a group which gives admissions tours to prospective students.

Keaton Zucker, a 5-5 forward on the Assabet Valley U-19 midget team, is a native of Gilford, NH. She is a three-time participant in the USA Jr. Olympic Women's Camp. At the 2001 Hockey Night in Boston, Zucker led Team New England to the championship game, and earned the top forward honors for her efforts. She was also selected to the All-Tournament Team and named the #1 player in the all-star game. She plays soccer and softball in high school, holding the school record in goals in a season and career. She is a two-time all-state softball player. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Varsity Club, and French Club.