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Spotlight on Deerfield Alums Playing Professional Hockey
Maggie Tydings '20 Sports Editor
January 30, 2019

The Deerfield Hockey Program has matriculated athletes to some of the top universities and hockey programs in the country. Among the program’s most distinguished alumni are Ben Lovejoy, class of 2003, and Molly Schaus, class of 2006. Mr. Lovejoy attended Boston College for one year before transferring to Dartmouth College to finish his collegiate career. Upon graduating from Dartmouth, Mr. Lovejoy continued his hockey career with the Scranton Penguins, the top minor league affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, for one season before signing with the Pittsburgh in 2008. Mr. Lovejoy also competed with the Anaheim Ducks for three seasons before returning to Pittsburgh. In 2016, Mr. Lovejoy joined the New Jersey Devils. In his first season with the Devils he scored 8 points with 2 goals and 6 assists before winning a Stanley Cup at the conclusion of the season. Ms. Schaus graduated from Boston College in 2010 where she led the Eagles to the Frozen Four in her senior season. As a junior, Ms. Schaus garnered Second Team All-American recognition and in her senior season was awarded First Team All-American honors. During her collegiate career, Ms. Schaus was selected to the United States National Team where she won 4 gold medals in the International Ice Hockey Federation Championships. Ms. Schaus also competed in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics with Team USA, winning two silver medals. In 2010, Ms. Schaus was drafted second overall in the CWHL Draft. In the following quotes, Mr. Lovejoy and Ms. Schaus speak to how Deerfield shaped their professional careers on and off the ice.