The New Jersey Junior Titans are proud to announce Olivia Mucha as the Women’s Ice Hockey Director. A native of West Chester, PA and the Atlantic District, Mucha joins the Junior Titans after a successful 4 year playing career at Princeton University. Olivia appeared in 77 games for the Tigers and amassed 26 goals 28 assists for 54 points. She led the team in scoring as a freshman and was described by her coach Jeff Kampersal as a “gritty forward who always plays the game hard.”
Olivia’s primary responsibilities and task will be to grow and develop the Junior Titans girl’s hockey program. She will coach the girl’s teams at the U19 and U16 levels, and plan practices and promote programs at the developmental levels. Titans franchise owner and hockey director George Haviland expressed that “Hiring Olivia as the Women’s Hockey Director is a huge step for our Titan’s girls program. The fact that Olivia played NCAA Division 1 college hockey and participated in the Atlantic District will help educate our girls on the process of advancing through the levels of women’s ice hockey. She is a dedicated and hardworking individual who will have all the resources and support necessary to take the Titan’s girls program to the next level.”
For the past three summers, Olivia has been instructing and organizing all girl day camps at the Ice Line Quad Rinks in West Chester, PA. She provided individual lessons and instructed Learn to Play Hockey Clinics as well. Prior to her time at Princeton, she was a 4 year varsity ice hockey player at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Ct. In her senior year she was named Captain and was awarded the Melissa Goss Simonds ’79 Hockey Award: “This award was established in honor of the first team, whose spirit and perseverance served as an inspiration for future teams. It is awarded to that player who – through her ability, enthusiasm, dedication and sportsmanship – has contributed most to the team."
Olivia made appearances at 4 Tier 1 USA Hockey National Tournaments and won 3 bronze medals. In each appearance she was among the top 3 in scoring at the tournament. She participated in Atlantic District Camp from 2003-2006 and participated in the USA Hockey National Player Development Training Camp at the U14 and U17 levels. While a U17, Olivia was selected to the National Program Development Team U17 All-Star game.
Olivia will graduate from Princeton University in June with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Upon graduation she will begin her post as Women’s Hockey Director. Contact information for Olivia will be out shortly and she will be making appearances at both the Howell Ice World and Middletown Ice World throughout the spring.