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Maura Crowell

The head coach of the 2019-20 U.S. Under-18 Women's National Team, Crowell recently led the team to a gold medal at the 2020 IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia, defeating Canada, 2-1, in overtime to extended Team USA's unprecedented medal streak to 13 medals in the event. She served as head coach when the team brought home silver from the 2019 tournament in Obihiro, Japan. 

Crowell also served as the U.S. Under-18 Women's National Team associate coach in 2017-18 and assistant coach in 2015-16. In both of those seasons, Team USA has taken home gold medals from the IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship. Crowell has additional experience with USA Hockey, having also coached at USA Hockey Women's National Festivals, and during the 2018, 2017 and 2015 Under-18 Series against Canada. 

Crowell completed her fourth season as head coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2018-19. After helping the Bulldogs reach the NCAA playoffs for the first time since 2011 during the 2016-17 season, Crowell was recognized as the USCHO Division I Women's Coach of the Year, CCM/AHCA Division I Women's Ice Hockey Coach of the Year and WCHA Coach of the Year.

Prior to joining the University of Minnesota Duluth, Crowell spent five seasons as part of the Harvard University women's hockey team coaching staff. During her time with the Crimson, Harvard reached the NCAA tournament three consecutive seasons (2013-15). Crowell also led the University of Massachusetts-Boston women's hockey team for five years from 2005-10, finishing her time there as UMass Boston's all-time winningest coach. For her efforts during the 2009-10 season, Crowell was named ECAC Coach of the Year. She also served two seasons as assistant coach at Connecticut College, where she began her coaching career in 2003. As a player, Crowell was a member of the Colgate University women's ice hockey team.