Brooklyn, NY – Mallory Souliotis, the outstanding defender from Yale who was the eighth overall selection of the Pride in the 2017 NWHL Draft, has signed with Boston for the remainder of the NWHL season. Souliotis is expected to make her NWHL debut on Saturday night in Boston against Connecticut.
“I’m extremely excited and honored to join the Boston Pride,” said Souliotis. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue to play the sport I love and become a part of the NWHL family.”
As a senior this season 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. 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.
“I like to create offensive opportunities, but I also work hard to play a strong defensive game,” said Souliotis. “I hope to bring energy and offense to the Pride while playing shut-down defense for the final stretch of the season. My time at Yale has been incredible. My teammates and coaches really pushed me the past four years to improve and help me become the player I am now. I’m thankful for my teammates, family, and coaches for everything they have done for me, I look forward to playing in my hometown of Boston, and I can't wait to see what lies ahead. Go Pride”!
Said Pride head coach Thomas Poeck: “We’re really happy to add such an outstanding player like Mallory for the final games of the regular season and for the Isobel Cup Playoffs. We have followed her collegiate career closely and were glad to be able to draft her last summer. With her two-way play, we believe she’s a perfect fit for our team. We look forward to Mallory making her debut in her hometown on Saturday.”