Aug. 23, 2004
Providence, RI - Ali Kenney, a 2000 Brown University graduate and former Bears' ice hockey varsity letterwinner, will return to her alma mater this upcoming year as an assistant coach. Kenney returns to Brown's women's ice hockey program after a successful year as the first assistant coach at Bowdoin College. At Bowdoin, Kenney coached the defense to a #1 national ranking in defensive scoring and set a school record for the fewest goals allowed in a season. Kenney's defensive units helped the team become NESCAC Champions, giving them a berth to the NCAA Tournament. Before heading into coaching Kenney played oversees on a Semi-Professional team in Denmark where she was named team captain and was the national leader in points and goal scoring for the Beatrice Aeros. During her four-year tenure at Brown, Kenney participated on the ECAC championship teams in 1998 and 2000 and Ivy League championship teams in 1997 and 2000. She was also a part of the Bears' teams when they went to the National Final Four in 1998-2000. Kenney is currently 25th on the Bears' all-time leading scorers list finishing with 80 points in 121 games and was the recipient of the Alli McMillan Award in 1999 and 2000. Kenney graduated from Brown with a B.A. in International Relations-Political Economy Development.