Photo By: Michael J. Okoniewski
BROOKLYN, NY – Calling it “a dream come true,” recently-graduated Syracuse University forward Heather Schwarz today signed a contract with the Boston Pride. Prior to playing at Syracuse, the 5-9 forward was captain and MVP of the Boston Shamrocks of the JWHL.
“Not only do I get to continue playing hockey as a professional, but being in a city like Boston is very exciting,” said Schwarz. “I’ve played with and against some of the women on the Pride throughout my hockey career. I’m proud to be part of their team. I'm excited for the opportunity to play in Boston again and to have my parents and loved ones watch me play professional hockey. Signing with the Pride is a dream come true.”
Schwarz played 141 games between 2013-2017 for the Orange and had 22 goals and 29 assists for 51 points, which ranks her seventh in program history. As a senior this past season, Schwarz was 11-10-21 in 33 games.
"Heather worked extremely hard both on and off the ice, and her game improved each and every year during her tenure here,” said Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan. “We wish her the best as she moves on to the NWHL."
Said Schwarz, “Playing at Syracuse was an extraordinary experience. Paul and [assistant coaches] Ali Domenico and Brendon Knight developed us as a team and as individuals to become successful on and off the ice.”
Before her two years with the Boston Shamrocks, she played three years at North American Hockey Academy.
Schwarz majored in Health and Exercise Science at Syracuse, and now works as a certified personal trainer at Republic Fitness in Boston’s Financial District.