Finlandia taps Syrowik to coach Women’s Hockey Team

Courtesy of Finlandia Athletics

Former Finlandia stand-out, Danielle Syrowik verbally accepts as head women’s hockey coach

Hancock, MI – Serving as the assistant women’s coach the last four seasons at Adrian College, Syrowik has helped guide the Bulldogs to one Northern Collegiate Hockey Association title (2010-11) and one NCHA runner-up finish (2011-12), while making one NCAA post-season championship birth during the Bulldog’s 2010-11 NCHA title season. During Syrowik’s tenure as the primary assistant at Adrian, the Bulldogs achieved an overall record of 68-35-8, while finishing this past season with a 16-10-2 record. Danielle helped coach one NCAA All-American and nine All-NCHA honorees, while working with head coaches Melissa Lomanto and Chad Davis of the women’s program, and Adrian head men’s hockey coach Ron Fogarty.

“I am extremely thrilled to be able to welcome Coach Syrowik back to our Lion Family,” commented Chris Salani, director of athletics. “Her competitive and winning mentality as a student-athlete during her Finlandia playing days has been demonstrated and valued at Adrian as their women’s program has risen to regional prominence.” “ I expect the coaching mentorship and network that she has gained under Coaches’ Davis and Fogarty while at Adrian will be a primary catalyst in helping to transform our women’s program,” remarks Salani.

As a student-athlete for Finlandia women’s hockey, Syrowik was a four-year letter winner and a three-year team co-captain for the Lions. During her playing career (2004-08) Syrowik played in 90 games, compiling 31 goals and 43 assists for 74 total points. Her point total over her four-year career places her as Finlandia’s all-time women’s leading scorer.

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