St. Lawrence graduate joins Buckeyes as assistant coach

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Alison Domenico has been added to the Ohio State women’s hockey staff head coach Jackie Barto announced Friday. Domenico comes to the Buckeyes after a year as an assistant coach at Hamilton College. She was a four-year letterwinner as a forward at St. Lawrence University from 2006-09 and brings a wealth of playing experience to Ohio State.

“We are excited for Alison to join us as a Buckeye,” Barto said. “She had a great playing career at St. Lawrence with NCAA tournament experience every year. She has strong hockey knowledge and brings energy and enthusiasm to the team.”

Domenico finished her college career with 62 goals and 78 assists for 140 points. She helped lead the Saints to the NCAA tournament all four years, including the semifinals of the Frozen Four in 2006 and ’07. During her time at St. Lawrence, the team won a total of 112 games including a record of 31-5-2 in her first season.

Domenico’s finest season was her last in 2008-09, when she was named a team captain and finished with 16 goals and a career-high 21 assists. She was selected the ECAC Defensive Forward of the Year and made second team all-league after the season. She was named her team’s defensive player of the year in 2008 and ’09.

“I am extremely excited to become part of a great school like Ohio State and to work with Jackie is an honor,” Domenico said. “I look forward to starting the season.”

The Ottawa native played for Team Ontario from 2003-05. She was a captain as the team won the gold medal at the Under-18 national tournament in 2005. She was also a gold medalist at the 2003 Canada Winter Games.

Domenico received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and performance and communication in 2009 after making the Dean’s list three times. She earned national scholar-athlete honors from the American Women Hockey Coaches Association in 2009 and was on the ECAC all-academic team that same year.