Norwich Cadets
University Norwich University
Conference ECAC East
Head coach Mark Bolding
5th year, 87–31–10
Arena Kreitzberg Arena
Capacity: 2000
Location Northfield, Vermont
Colors Maroon and Gold


NCAA Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
NCAA Tournament Appearances
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Conference Tournament Champions
2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Conference Regular Season Champions
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

The Norwich Cadets women's ice hockey team represents Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. The school's women's team competes in the Division III ECAC East conference. The women's head coach is Mark Bolding.


The 2007-08 season marked the inaugural season of the Norwich Cadets as a varsity team. Sophie Leclerc led the club with 13 goals. Her 14 assists ranked second, while her 27 points led the squad, respectively. During the 2008-09 campagin, the Cadets enjoyed their first-ever ECAC East Conference Tournament championship. Four Cadets players named to the ECAC East All-Tournament team. In the 2010 NCAA Division III Quarterfinals, Sophie Leclerc scored the game winning goal versus Plattsburgh State with 42 seconds left. She was part of a Cadets team that lost the 2010 NCAA Final to Amherst by a 7-2 tally.[1] The Cadets were led by team captain Sophie Leclerc as the Cadets won their first Division III title in 2011. This was accomplished in only the fourth year of the program. In the Division III title game, Leclerc contributed with two goals and an assist, as the Cadets defeated the RIT Tigers by a 5-2 mark. Her 54 points led the nation in scoring. Leclerc was featured in the April 4, 2011 issue of Sports Illustrated as part of its Faces in the Crowd section.[2] During the 2010-11 season, Fortier tied a career high with 23 goals, to rank second on the Cadets and fifth overall in Division III. Her 45 total points ranked second nationally to teammate Sophie Leclerc. Her seven power play goals led the Cadets while ranking sixth nationally. Her five game-winning goals were second on the time. On January 28, 2011, she notched the 50th goal of her career with a hat trick versus New England College as the Cadets prevailed by a 3-2 tally. In a January 29th contest versus Castleton, she became the second player in program history to record 100 points in a career with a goal in the first period. On December 4, 2011, Fortier became the Cadets all-time goal-scoring leader. The record was set in Worcester, Massachusetts, as the Cadets logged a 5-0 victory over Holy Cross. Fortier contributed with two scores and a helper. With Norwich leading by a 1-0 tally, Fortier notched the 73rd goal of her career to surpass Sophie Leclerc.[3] On January 6, 2012, team captain Melissa Rundlett became just the third Norwich player in program history to reach 100 career points. She registered a goal and two assists to help the Cadets best St. Michael's by a 9-0 mark. At the 5:36 mark of the first period, she assisted on Renee Lortie’s goal for the 99th career point. She would reach the milestone by scoring her seventh goal of the season at the 17:09 mark of the first period. Said goal gave Norwich a 5-0 advantage.[4]

Year by yearEdit

Year W L T Div. standings Postseason Head coach
2007-08 12 11 2 Did not qualifyMark Bolding
2008-09 199 1 ECAC East tournament champions Mark Bolding
2009-10 20 6 5 ECAC East tournament champions
Runner-up, NCAA Div. III Finals
Mark Bolding
2010-11 25 4 1 First NCAA Div. III Champions Mark Bolding
2011-12 11 1 1First Mark Bolding


Awards and honorsEdit

  • Julie Fortier, ECAC East Division III Women’s Player of the Week (Week of November 14, 2011)[6]
  • Julie Fortier, ECAC East Division III Women’s Player of the Week (Week of November 21, 2011)[7]
  • Sophie Leclerc, 2007-08 ECAC East Second team
  • Sophie Leclerc, 2008-09 ECAC East Second team
  • Sophie Leclerc, 2008-09 ECAC East Tournament Most Outstanding Player
  • Sophie Leclerc, 2008-09 ECAC East All-Tournament team
  • Sophie Leclerc, 2009-10 NCAA Division III All-Tournament team
  • Sophie Leclerc, 2009-10 New England Division II-III All-Star
  • Sophie Leclerc, 2009-10 ECAC East Second Team selection
  • Sophie Leclerc, 2010-11 ECAC East scoring champion
  • Sophie Leclerc ,2010-11 ECAC Division III Player of the year
  • Sophie Leclerc, 2010-11 Division III All-America selection.


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