Five Morristown-Beard graduates are listed among the Top 15 Girls Ice Hockey Players of the Decade according to NJ.com. Congratulations to Allie Aiello ’13, Katherine Chester ’13, Kendall Cornine ’15, Ally Detre ’18, and Kathleen McNamara ’15 for making the list.
Allie Aiello ’13
Aiello was right in the middle of the Morristown-Beard dynasty that won five consecutive WIHLMA championships between 2010 and 2014 and she won each year she was with the program. She had 15 goals and 27 assists as a senior alone and totaled 66 goals and 87 assists for her career. Aiello played at Middlebury College for four years and recorded five goals, 13 assists and a +11 in 97 career games.
Katherine Chester ’13
Chester was arguably the best goaltender of the decade and was outright dominant in the crease. By the time she was walking out of Morristown-Beard’s doors, she had a career record of 48-4-2 with 30 shutouts, a 0.74 career goals-against average and .954 save percentage. Chester started 23 games for Connecticut College in the 2015-16 season and picked up a 1.38 goals-against average and .952 save percentage.
Kendall Cornine ’15
Cornine was the program’s all-time leading scorer before Ally Detre bested her mark by one point in 2018. She was NJ.com’s Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season, where she recorded 34 goals and 32 assists, scoring at least one goal in every game. She finished with 104 goals and 95 assists in just 74 games and went on to a successful four-year career at RIT before being drafted and eventually signing with the Metropolitan Riveters of the NWHL. She also participated in the 2020 NWHL All-Star Game.
Ally Detre ’18
The 2017-18 NJ.com Player of the Year won two Prep titles with the Crimson and graduated as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 200 points, hitting the mark in the 83rd and final game of her career with a hat trick. She also had 101 goals and is now playing hockey at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where she has eight goals and four assists in 47 career games.
Kathleen McNamara ’15
McNamara was another pivotal piece of what were very strong Morristown-Beard teams at the time. She recorded 29 goals and 68 assists over the course of her career as a defenseman, which is a program record, and went on to play at Boston College. As a junior, she recorded a +19 rating, third-best on the Boston College roster. She also played for Team USA in the 2019 World University Games.
Jenna Kurz ’19
Laura Mead ’12