PHOTO BY MICHELLE JAY
In her first full season as a member of the Boston Pride, Mallory Souliotis continued her development as a defender, played in sold-out games at Warrior Ice Arena, and was justly honored for her work in the community as a recipient of the NWHL Foundation Award. This week Souliotis decided she wants more, signing a contract for the upcoming season with the Pride.
“Nothing compares to the energy of a sold-out Warrior, and I can’t wait to get the season started,” said Souliotis. “I’m proud to play in the NWHL with so many young women and to provide little girls the role models to look up to in pro hockey that I never had. Our fans are the best and we want to bring Isobel to Boston this season!”
During her outstanding playing career at Yale, Souliotis was selected 8th overall by Boston in the 2017 NWHL Draft. She had 3 goals and 3 assists for 6 points in 14 games last season.
“Mallory got better and better as the season went on for us because she is always working at her game,” said Boston head coach Paul Mara. “She has the potential to be one of our top defenders this season, so we’re really happy to have her signed.”
While playing for Boston’s NWHL team, Souliotis – a Biomedical Engineering major at Yale – works in drug research and development at EMD Serono. In addition, this summer she began running her own business: Mallory Souliotis’ Elite Summer Hockey Training (www.malloryshockeyclinics.com)
“With the help of a few friends, I wanted to gear the camp towards girls, but I have left it open to boys, too,” said Souliotis. “I am just hoping to get them on the ice and keep them from getting rusty over the summer. There are lot of tournaments and showcases over the summer so hopefully I can help them prepare for those, too. For the off-ice program, I want to get kids to the gym so they can start learning proper form and understanding the benefits of strength and conditioning.”
As a senior in 2017-18 at Yale, Souliotis was named First Team All-Ivy League and was the leading scorer among Ivy defenders – with 4 goals and adding 20 assists for 24 points in 31 games. Over 117 games at Yale from 2014-2018, the defender was 12-58-70.
A Massachusetts native, she was also a USA Hockey National Development Camp participant in 2010, 2011 and 2013 and developed as a player in the Assabet Valley program and at Nobles and Greenough School.
PHOTO BY MICHELLE JAY