Women's Ice Hockey—Coaches

Mallory Young
Head Coach

Mallory Young

email: mcyoung@colby.edu
phone: 207-859-4947
fax: 207-859-4965
Mallory Young has spent eight years with the Colby College women's ice hockey team as a player and an assistant coach. She gets her chance to lead the program as interim head coach for the 2013-14 season.

Young, a 2005 Colby graduate, takes over the team after former head coach David Venditti left to take the head women's hockey position at University of New England.

"I'm very excited and grateful for this opportunity. That it's happening at Colby makes it even more meaningful," Young said. "I would be remiss if I did not thank Dave Venditti for bringing me back to Colby and working with me for four years. I wish him all the best."

Young played her senior season of ice hockey at Colby under Venditti, who had just received 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 started thinking about a coaching career while at Colby. She was chosen to attend the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Coaching Symposium for Women in 2005. The three-day symposium is structured to educate prospective candidates about the different elements of coaching.

"We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Mallory's experience on staff to lead our program at this time. Mallory is passionate about Colby and the sport of ice hockey and she has a strong assistant coaching background," said Marcella Zalot, Colby's Harold Alfond Director of Athletics. "She knows the league at a high level and she certainly understands the dynamics of being a student-athlete at Colby. I know she is ready to step into this role and I am pleased she has accepted our position."

Young came back 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.

Colby finished 10-15 overall a year ago and returns a number of key players, including goaltender Brianne Wheeler. 
"This is an exciting time for our program," Young said. "We have a solid incoming class and a core group of upperclassmen who will continue to lead the team in a positive direction. With much work still to be done, I'm anxious about what lies ahead for the program."
Besides her four years as an assistant coach for women's hockey, Young has been active in the athletic department. She was the interim head coach for Colby's golf team in 2011 and helped the squad to three tournament wins. Young also has been the tournament manager when Colby hosted an NCAA women's basketball regional in 2010 and for two NCAA women's lacrosse opening round games in 2012 and 2013.

Young also joined Colby's Alumni Council in 2011 and works as a volunteer to collaborate with other members to work on athletic related projects or promotions. She played a major role in organizing the 40th anniversary events last year for Colby women's hockey.
"Being an alum of this program is special to me, as it is to everyone that has played Colby hockey," Young said. "As one of the oldest programs in the country, we have a proud history. The connection to those before us is something I value and hope to continue to strengthen through our alumnae network."

Assistant Coaches

MobergsmallmugSteph Moberg, Assistant Coach

Email: smmoberg@colby.edu

Steph Moberg, a two-time All-American at Plattsburgh State University and a player on two national championship teams, was named as assistant coach for the Colby College women's hockey for the 2013-14 academic year.

Moberg, who will work under Colby interim head coach Mallory Young, was an assistant coach at Connecticut College for two seasons (2010-11 and 2011-12).

"We are excited to have Steph Moberg on board at Colby," Young said. "Steph brings valuable NESCAC coaching experience along with her successful playing resume, both of which will be very beneficial for our program." 

Moberg, a 2010 graduate of Plattsburgh State, was an American Hockey Coaches Association First Team All-American in 2009 and 2010. She was the runner-up for National Player of the Year honors in 2010 and was the ECAC West Player of the Year in Division III hockey in 2010. 

Plattsburgh won the NCAA Divsion III title in 2007 and 2008. Moberg was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team in 2008. Plattsburgh had a 97-11-7 record during Moberg's four years. 

Moberg played forward for Plattsburgh and finished her career with 59 goals and 74 assists for 133 points. She led the Cardinals in scoring her final two seasons and was second in her sophomore season. 

Moberg was a three-time ECAC West All-Academic selection while at Plattsburgh. She has worked at numerous hockey camps in Toronto, Vancouver, Lake Placid, Princeton University, Hamilton College, and Clarkson University. Moberg also has been a USA Hockey National Camp intern coach (2011) and has been a USA Hockey New York District evaluator on three occasions.