Lindsay Berman
Lindsay Berman
Title: Head Women's Ice Hockey Coach
Phone: 617-287-7869
Experience: 4th Season
Alma Mater: Northeastern University, 2011

Lindsay Berman will begin her fourth season at UMass Boston in 2018-19.

The third season behind the Beacons’ bench, saw Berman earn New England Hockey Conference Coach of the Year honors.  In 2017-18, UMass Boston returned to the NEHC Championship game for only the second time in program history.  Berman’s squad finished the regular-season ranked second in the conference standings.  They would go on to earn their first-ever NEHC Tournament semi-final win on their home ice, a 2-1 victory over Castleton.  The Beacons collected two All-Region postseason honors with Jane Morrisette and Bri Colucci each being honored by the New England Hockey Writer’s Association (NEHWA). 

Berman's 2016-17 Beacons continued to climb the national rankings as they moved to a program record ninth on the National Poll.  They would also remain ranked in the top-10 for more than six consecutive weeks, which was also a program best.  In just her second season behind the bench, Berman led UMB to a program record 19 wins (19-8), and tied the program mark for most conference wins in a season with 12 (12-5).  The Beacons would once again advance to the semi-final round of the New England Hockey Conference Tournament, after securing a 3-1 quarterfinal win over Salve Regina University.  In the month of February, the Beacons posted an impressive 6-1 record and outscored the opposition 16-9.  

In 2015-16, Berman returned to the harbor campus and led UMass Boston to the greatest season ever in the program's young history.  With less than 20 rostered players, Berman's Beacons hoisted the program's first-ever New England Hockey Conference Tournament title, and made their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.  A total of four players earned All-Conference honors, as the Beacons recorded the second-most wins in program history in 16.  The squad won the program's first tournament semi-final game, as they knocked-off second-seed Castleton University in overtime.  Her Beacons then shutout top-seed Norwich University, 2-0 in the championship game, in perhaps the biggest upset in the conference's history.  A total of three players finished with 20 or more points in a season for the first time since the 2009-10 campaign, and saw a total of four players earn National Team of the Week recognition.  

A former assistant coach for the Beacons, Berman spent the 2014-15 campaign at Division I Brown University, where she served as the top assistant.  

A standout player at Northeastern University, Berman played an integral part in the Beacons success from 2011-14.  During that span, the UMass Boston appeared in three ECAC East Tournament quarterfinal games, and one semi-final game in 2014.  It was also during the 2013-14 campaign, that UMass hoisted the program’s first Codfish Bowl Tournament championship.

While at Brown, Berman helped guide Bears to a Mayor’s Cup victory over crosstown rival Providence College, and a to a 3-2 record against Hockey East opponents.  During her first stint with the Beacons, Berman was responsible for implementing practice plans, as well as breaking down video, coordinating recruiting visits, and planning team travel.

This winter, Berman will also begin her second season as an assistant coach for the Boston Pride of the National Women’s Hockey League. 

As a player, Berman played in 135 career games from 2006-10 at Northeastern.  She was a team captain, and earned a spot on the 2009 Hockey East All-Start Team that played the US national team.  Berman gained one of seven spots on Northeastern’s All-Decade (2002-12) team, and also garnered an invitation to the USA Under-22 National Development Camp in 2008.

A 2011 graduate of Northeastern, Berman went on to play for the Boston Blades in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League from 2010-14 after her career as a Husky.  Berman captained the team during the 2013-14 season, and won the league’s title, the Clarkson Cup, in 2012-13.  She would later play for the Connecticut Whale of the NWHL, and was a practice player for the Boston Pride during the 16-17 season.