Durham, NH - The Boston Lady Whalers Elite Hockey Club is thrilled to share that lifelong 2006-born forward, Courtney Lilley, has committed to the University of New Hampshire for the Fall of 2024!
Lilley, a native of Wakefield, MA, grew up playing her youth hockey with the Islanders Hockey Club program. As one of the pioneer wingers on our Boston Lady Whalers 2006-born team, she helped pace the group to over half a dozen championships spanning across several spring and summer tournament seasons.
Courtney progressed onward to Cushing Academy, where she recently concluded her junior season as a driving force behind the powerhouse Penguins offense. She will return next season for her senior year, before matriculating to the college ranks where she will suit up for the University of New Hampshire Wildcats in the Fall of 2024, continuing the pipeline of Boston Lady Whalers forwards to the University of New Hampshire!
Courtney's father John played hockey at Boston University, and currently serves as the Director of Amateur Scouting for the New York Rangers. He previously held with the same role with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and is one of the most well-respected talent identifiers in the game. Courtney's older sister (and Cushing teammate), Caroline, is beginning her freshman season at Assumption College this fall with their hockey program.
"Courtney is the type of competitor that you want in your lineup night in, and night out," said BLW's Mike Cusack. "Courtney's style of play brings a spark to each game. She drops her shoulder, keeps her head down, and drives the puck to the net with toughness and assertiveness. The energy that she brings will give a jolt to any lineup, and UNH is lucky to bolster their forward core with a player of Courtney's caliber", he continued.
Congratulations to Courtney and the Lilley family on this monuments accomplishment. We are very proud of you, and can not wait to follow along as you grow and dominate the next level!! Go Wildcats!