16/19A Head Coach
Molly has been involved in growing Southern California youth hockey since moving here in 2016, and the Lady Ducks are excited to officially have her on their coaching staff. She played goalie for Boston College from 2006-2011, advancing to two Frozen Fours. She played for the U.S. Women's National Team from 2008-2015, earning two Olympic Silver Medals (Vancouver 2010 | Sochi 2014) and four Gold Medals at the IIHF World Championships. Molly began with the Lady Ducks as a part-time goalie coach before becoming Head Coach of the 16A team in 2021. She is passionate about using her knowledge and love for the game to develop her players' fundamentals and prepare them to take the next step in their hockey journey.
14A Head Coach
Danielle has been coaching with the Lady Duck program since 2011 and has experience with players from 10u up to 19AAA. Settling in with the 14u age group, Danielle, provides a positive experience, while making sure players are learning something new and getting better everyday.
Originally, from Southern California, Danielle, grew up playing Lady Ducks and tier level hockey, and coached camps in the Rinks programs as a teenager. She moved on to play DI college hockey at the University of Vermont as a defender, earning a degree in Sociology.
12A Head Coach
Audrey has been playing hockey for almost 30 years now. She has been a top level goaltender and defenseman in Southern California throughout her entire life. As a youth, she played with both youth boys (San Diego Gulls) and girls (Cal Selects) starting off playing defense up until high school, then transitioning to goalie and hasn’t looked back. She has participated in multiple high performance camps across the country (skater and goalie). As an adult she has played on two women’s high level travel clubs fighting for her chance to make nationals in the A/B and C levels as well as multiple events/tournaments in the US, Canada and has a long standing record of success at events throughout the west and still currently plays. She brings her positive energy and attitude to coaching, expecting the best from each and every player while incorporating fun into all that she does.
Away from the rink she is an accomplished dog trainer for Off Leash K9 Training LLC Southern California and requested by many owners in the southland, even dogs of UFC, NHL and MLB athletes.
10A Head Coach
The Lady Ducks are so proud to welcome back one of our top development coaches and former Chinese Olympian, Coach Vicky, to the LD program. As our ADM 10u coordinator and 10A team head coach, Vicky will bring player development at this level to the highest level. Vicky came onto the scene as a key defenseman for Team China, battling Team USA’s Cammi Granato in front of the net on many occasions. Vicky began with the Lady Ducks in the early 2000s after retiring from Team China in 2001, after the World Championships and moving to California. Vicky was an integral part of our player development from 2002-2007, culminating as an assistant coach on the National Championship 12AAA Lady Ducks team.
Vicky continued with the Lady Ducks through 16aaa level, after which she began a hiatus after marrying her husband, Juan and starting a family. Vicky will raise the bar at the 10u age level, to introduce training and development of fundamentals and create an environment where players learn to push themselves. We are very excited to have Coach Vicky back with the LD and look forward to growth and success at this level!
10B Head Coach
Maya has been playing hockey for 13 years. Most of her playing career has been playing in high levels of roller hockey for multiple Southern California teams as well as teams from out of state. She has won multiple individual awards and Championships when playing in roller hockey's biggest tournaments thrown by NARCH in the youth (boys and girls) and top women’s divisions. Eventually transitioning to ice her junior year of high school, winning championships as a goalie and coach for the same team she skated for. She is also currently on the Pacific District Girls/Women's Goaltending Committee, working closely with USA Hockey and other coaches to help develop the best developmental systems for goalies to learn throughout the west. She now takes her passion for the game into teaching young players how to compete at a high level.
Away from the rink she works with young children and young adults that are diagnosed with autism as a Behavioral Therapist for True ABA in San Diego County and on military bases.
8A Head Coach
Last season Coach Jen worked with the Pasadena Maple Leafs in-house program. Previously, Coach Jen spent five seasons with the Lady Ducks coaching Tier I teams at the 14, 16, and 19 age groups and has experience with Tier II and 8U levels as well. She brings nearly 15 years of coaching experience to the Lady Ducks organization.
Coach Jen grew up playing hockey in Southern California and went on to play for Providence College from 2008-2012.
8B Head Coach
Matt has been with the Lady Ducks Program for two years, working specifically with 6u and 8u players. Originally from Springfield, Massachusetts, he played Division 1 high school hockey at Cathedral High School, now known as Pope Francis Prep (...the reigning USA Hockey D1 High School National Champions!). He then attended the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and was instrumental in standing up for their ACHA Hockey program. He was the cadet in charge of the program for both his junior and senior seasons and also captained the team during his senior season. After graduation, he was stationed in Boston, Massachusetts, and transitioned to coaching where he coached learn to skate, girls high school varsity, and boys high school junior varsity. After moving to California and leaving active duty, he returned to coaching and joined the Lady Ducks coaching staff.
As a coach, he keeps the game fun and simple for his players. He loves passing on his excitement for the game and growing the game in a grassroots way in California. His two coaching core tenets for his players are to improve and to have fun every time they are on the ice.