Metropolitan Riveters Bring Back Kelly Nash and Rebecca Morse
The Metropolitan Riveters announced on Friday that forwards Kelly Nash and Rebecca Morse will return to Newark, New Jersey to defend the Isobel Cup this Fall.
Morse, a Westfield, New Jersey native has been a versatile part of the Riveters the past three seasons, being able to play on both on offense and defense. During the championship run, she added two goals in 13 games as she helped the Riveters hoist the Isobel Cup.
In four seasons at Providence College, she scored 16 goals and 45 assists in 135 games. Morse was a named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team during her freshman year with the Friars and an honorable mention All-Hockey East in her junior season.
Morse Represents Riveters and NWHL in New Jersey State Capitol
In April, she represented the Riveters in Trenton as the New Jersey State Assembly honored the team. During her appearance in the state capitol, regarding the team and league she said, “To give you an idea of how far we have come in brief time, our championship game was played before an extremely loud, overflow crowd in Newark, and was viewed on Twitter by more than 800,000 fans. It was a day we will never forget. We are growing, and we are bold and empowered.”
Nash to Coach Princeton While Playing for Riveters
Nash, who will also continue to serve as an assistant coach with the Princeton University women’s hockey team, scored two goals and three assists during her rookie season. She was named NWHL Player of the Week during the week of December 11.
In 153 games during her collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin, she scored 22 goals and 47 assists, while capturing a national title twice. Nash began her coaching career at the University of Vermont in 2013 before being hired by Princeton last July.
Nash said, “I couldn’t be more thankful to be a part of this program again. It is incredible to see the continuous growth of the NWHL with an unbelievable amount of talent joining an already high-skill league. I can’t wait to get back on the ice with the Rivs!”
Morse added, “I am very excited to be returning to the Riveters for a third season. Playing hockey in my home state in front of my family, friends, and the best fans in the league has been an incredible experience. I want to thank them for their continued support. Each season has been better than the last, so I am eager to see what is in store for season four.”
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