Susie Bellizzi Cirone '99
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.
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.
excelled in lacrosse. A four-year
starter in the midfield, she scored 55 points on 46 goals and nine assists in
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.