David Vendittiemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Venditti led Colby to a team record for wins (15) in 2005-06 and was honored as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Coach of the Year. The Mules tied that record for team wins in 2007-08 and Colby made the NESCAC title game for the first time in program history. Venditti has a 136-135-30 record in his 12 seasons as a women’s hockey head coach.
A 1991 graduate of the University of Southern Maine and a former men’s hockey player at USM, Venditti is the ninth head coach of women’s hockey at Colby. The Mules began competing in the 1974-75 academic year and have one of the oldest women’s hockey programs in the country.
Prior to coaching at Colby, Venditti took over a USM women’s ice hockey program that was 28-34-4 in its three previous seasons. Over four years he led the Huskies to a 60-34-8 record, helped the team earn a top-10 national ranking, and was part of three ECAC East semifinal teams.
Before his head coaching stint at USM, Venditti spent nine years as a boys’ hockey coach at Cheverus High School in Portland, Maine. He spent the first two years as an assistant coach and then was the head coach for seven years. Cheverus had an 83-37-2 record during Venditti’s seven years as head coach.
Mallory Young '05
Mallory Young, a former Colby women's ice hockey player and a 2005 graduate, enters her fourth year as an assistant coach with the Mules during the 2012-13 season.
Young came to Colby after serving as an assistant women’s ice hockey coach at Williams College. She also spent one year as an assistant at University of Massachusetts at Boston during the 2007-08 season. After graduating from Colby, Young was an assistant girls hockey coach at New Hampton School for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. She also was the head coach of the JV girls lacrosse team at New Hampton School.
Young was the interim head golf coach at Colby in fall 2011 and helped the Mules to three tourney wins.
Young played her senior season of ice hockey at Colby under current head coach David Venditti, who had just gotten the head coaching job. She played her first three years under the direction of Jen Holsten, the current head coach of women’s soccer at Colby. Young played on defense and finished her career with eight goals and two assists for 10 points in 84 games.
Young was chosen to attend the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Coaching Symposium for Women while at Colby in 2005. The three-day symposium is structured to educate prospective candidates about the different elements of coaching.
Besides her assistant coaching experience, Young has worked diligently during the spring and summer at camps and hockey schools. She was an intern coach for the USA Hockey Select 14 Player Development Camp in Rochester, N.Y. Young was selected to work at the one-week camp for the top 14-year-old girls hockey players in the country. She also has had camp work in Canada, Utah, and Arizona. Young also worked the Boston University Girls Hockey Camp and the Canadian Hockey Enterprises camp in Lake Placid. She has worked in past years at the Elite Hockey Camp at Dartmouth, the Fleur de Lis Camp in New Hampshire, and the Hamilton College Hockey Camp.
Young played hockey at Hanover (N.H.) High School from 1998 to 2001 and was a team captain.