Lauren McAuliffe
Position Forward
Shoots Right
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
155 lb (70 kg)
Swiss A League Team
Harvard Crimson
Toronto Aeros
Oberthurgau Pikes
Born June 12, 1981,
Pro Career 2000 – 2006

Lauren McAuliffe was a womens ice hockey player for the Harvard Crimson.

Playing careerEdit


As a member of the Harvard Crimson, she competed in three NCAA tournaments, and was part of four Beanpot championship teams. In the 2001 NCAA tournament, she assisted on the game winning goal which defeated ECAC rival Dartmouth by a 3-2 tally in the consolation game The 2003-04 Harvard season was McAuliffe's senior season. As captain of the Crimson, she led the team to both the ECAC regular season and ECAC tournament championship. At the end of the tournament, she was named to the ECAC All-Tournament team.


Upon graduation from Harvard, McAuliffe joined the Toronto Aeros for the 2004-05 NWHL season. With the Aeros, she claimed both the 2005 NWHL championship, and the gold medal in the 2005 Esso Women’s Nationals. The following season, McAuliffe competed with the Oberthurgau Pikes of the Swiss A League.

USA HockeyEdit

McAuliffe was also involved with USA Hockey. She was one of over 40 players invited to the 2005 USA Hockey Festival.[1] In addition, she was a finalist for the 2006 Olympic Team. The one time she represented the US was at the 2006 World Inline Hockey Championship in Taylor, Michigan. Of note, McAuliffe scored the game-winning goal on a power play with less than seven minutes left.[2] Team captain Joy Woog Garvey assisted on the goal.

Coaching careerEdit

In 2006, McAuliffe became an assistant coach with the Manhattan Valiants. The Valiants qualified for the 2007 ECAC East tournament and the 2007 NCAA tournament quarterfinals. The following season, she was named head coach as she guided the squad to a record of 24-7-0. Under her authority, she led the Valiants to the 2008 NCAA Div. III national championship game. Two NCAA Div. III All-Americans played for her as well. When Northeastern Huskies head coach Dave Flint took a leave of absence in 2009 to serve as an assistant for the 2010 Winter Olympic women’s ice hockey team, McAuliffe was interim head coach.[3] The Boston Blades made her their second ever head coach in the autumn of 2011.[4] McAuliffe also spent the 2011-12 season as a head coach with the Concord Carlisle high school girls team. In addition to her coaching duties, she has also contributed to the Canadian Hockey Enterprises Just for Girls hockey camp, planning on-ice sessions and off-ice exercise programs.

Coaching recordEdit

Year Team League W L T Pct Conf record Finish Playoffs
2007-08ManhattanvilleECAC East (NCAA Div. III)2470.77417-2-02ndDivision III NCAA Final
2009-10NortheasternECAC (NCAA Div. I)1797.6219-6-64thHockey East Quarterfinal

Awards and honorsEdit

*2004 ECAC All-Tournament team
  • 2007-08, Runner-up for Div. III Women's Coach of the Year


Her father, Joe McAuliffe, was named Most Valuable Player of the 1971 Merrimack college men’s hockey team. McAuliffe graduated from Harvard in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in Government. At Manhattanville, she earned a master's degree in Sport Business Management in 2008, respectively. IN 2003, McAuliffe also played for the Harvard Crimson varsity softball team.[5]


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