Susie Bellizzi Cirone starred at Wesleyan in ice hockey and lacrosse. From 1995-99 she established scoring records for goals and total points that still dominate Wesleyan ice hockey by wide margins. She holds Wesleyan records for career points (206), goals (137) and assists (69). Susie also retains the top four seasonal records for points and goals, with single-season highs of 59 and 37 respectively.
In Susie’s senior season (1999), Women’s Hockey Magazine named her first team All-America. That same year she was named first-team Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference and ECAC Player of the Year. The team’s record during her four years suggests her impact. Quite simply, Wesleyan enjoyed a period of unparalleled success in women’s ice hockey: four straight winning seasons, three ECAC Tournament appearances and a cumulative record of 60-33-7.
Susie also excelled in lacrosse. A four-year starter in the midfield, she scored 55 points on 46 goals and nine assists in 48 games.
After Wesleyan she began a coaching and teaching career. From 1999-2000 Susie was an assistant ice hockey coach at Northfield Mt. Hermon School before assisting at Middlebury College during the Panthers’ championship season in 2000-01. She served as head coach at Lake Forest College 2001-2005 before moving to the Holderness School in New Hampshire where she continues to teach and coach girls’ ice hockey.