BOSTON, Mass. – Head women's ice hockey coach Lindsay Berman has announced that former Beacons captain, and five-year member Alexandra Karlis has been named the new assistant women's ice hockey coach for the 2017-18 season.
Karlis, who helped the Beacons to their first-ever New England Hockey Conference tournament championship in 2016, will be responsible for all facets of the Beacons hockey program. A true student of the game, Karlis will step behind the bench for the first time in her career, as UMass Boston prepares for their new season.
"I couldn't be more excited to have Alexandra joining our staff for the 2017-18 season. As a two-time captain here, she was a fierce competitor, a great teammate and leader, and an excellent example of what our program is all about. I look forward to the energy, knowledge, and passion she will bring," said Berman.
During her four seasons on the harbor campus, Karlis appeared in 98 career games, and had 11 goals and 25 assists. She ended her time in a Beacons jersey with a +9 rating, and owned three power-play goals during her long career.
Karlis' 29 games played during the Beacons run to their first NCAA Tournament appearance is tied for the most in single season history at UMB. Her 21 points during her senior season is fifth most in program history, while her 16 assists as a senior has her tied for second.
A native of Denver, Colorado, Karlis graduated from UMass Boston with a bachelor's degree in Sociology.