COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State women’s hockey added an elite defender to its roster with the addition of Hadley Hartmetz, head coach Nadine Muzerall announced. Hartmetz comes to Ohio State after playing two seasons at Boston College.
“It was a no brainer once we saw that someone of Hadley’s caliber was in the transfer portal,” Muzerall said. “We just knew that her hockey ability and hockey experience was going to add more depth to our program and make us even more elite.”
Hartmetz played in 19 of the Eagle’s 20 contests during the 2020-21 season, scoring 14 goals on the year and adding 13 assists during her sophomore campaign. She tied for seventh nationally and third among Hockey East defenders in scoring and led the team with a plus-17 rating for the season. Her 13 assists was tied for fourth nationally among defenders. In her rookie season, Hartmetz tied for third on the team with 13 helpers and added 15 points to rank seventh nationally among rookie defenders.
“While I loved my time at Boston College, I am really looking forward to facing new challenges at Ohio State,” Hartmetz said. “I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of a program that continues to grow and has now become a dominant force in women’s college hockey. I am confident that I can play a part in the successes the future holds for this team.”
Prior to her time in Boston, Hartmetz represented the United States twice on international ice. She was a member of the 2018 U-18 Women’s National Team that won gold at the IIHF U-18 Women’s World Championship in Dmitrov, Russia. In 2019, she helped the team to a silver medal at the U-18 World Championships. The Phoenixville, Pa. native played prep hockey for Shattuck-St. Mary’s where she helped the Sabres to Tier 1 U-19 national championships in 2017 and 2018.
“We knew that Hadley would be a great addition to our culture and that she would be bringing in a lot of experience from her international and collegiate playing career,” said Muzerall. “When you have someone of that talent, you have to take them.”