BOSTON PRIDE NAME DANIELLE LAROUCO GENERAL MANAGER
July 14, 2021 (Boston, MA) - The Boston Pride today announced the appointment of Danielle (Solari) Larouco, a stand-out forward and former assistant coach at Brown University, to the role of General Manager of the 2021 National Women's Hockey League champions.
“I have known Danielle for a long time; from playing club hockey together to watching her dominate at Brown and participate in National camps,” said Colleen Coyne, President of the Pride. “She has always been someone who can balance hard work with levity and perspective. Her hockey knowledge and experience coupled with her business acumen is the perfect mix for this position. I can’t wait to work with her.”
Larouco, a native of Rockland, Massachusetts joins the Pride with an impressive and wide-ranging hockey career. She ranks 4th among All-time Leading Scorers at Brown University with 169 points in 94 games. A two-time Captain (‘96 & ‘97) and Assistant Captain (‘95), she was twice named an ECAC Division 1 All-Star. Larouco was also a participant at the 1997 USA Olympic Development Camp from which the 1998 Olympic Women’s Hockey Team was selected. She then returned to Brown for two seasons behind the bench (‘98 - ‘00) serving as an Assistant Coach for the Bears.
To complement her playing and coaching experience, Larouco brings over a decade of business management and operations experience, the bulk of which was spent at Canton, MA-based Adidas Group (Reebok International, Ltd.) where she worked closely with C-suite executives on a variety of global initiatives. Since departing the corporate world, Danielle has held leadership roles with the South Shore Eagles (President), the Bay State Hockey League (Owner/Director), and The Bog Ice Arena & Rockland Ice Rink (GM of Business Operations & Development).
“I am very excited to be named the General Manager of the Boston Pride and join this great group of players and staff,” Larouco said. “I look forward to continuing to propel the women's game forward with the excellence the players bring to the ice every day as well as providing great game-day experiences to our fans. The dedication and perseverance of this talented group of professional athletes we have is second to none and I am excited to bring that momentum into the upcoming season.”
In her role as GM, Larouco will oversee staff and player personnel as well as team and community events. She will work closely with Coyne, Head Coach Paul Mara, and his coaching and support staff to expand and deepen community connections and continue the winning tradition of the Pride.
About the Boston Pride
The Boston Pride are a professional women's ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts, competing in the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL). The Pride are one of the Founding Four teams that stepped on NWHL ice in 2015 and were crowned the first Isobel Cup champions in 2016. They also became the first team in NWHL history to hoist the Isobel Cup a second time capturing the 2021 title. The team is owned and operated by BTM Partners. Visit pride.nwhl.zone to learn more.
About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
Established in 2015, the NWHL was the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players. The mission of the league is to fuel the continued growth of the sport and brand of pro women’s hockey. The league is made up of the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps, and the Toronto Six. Visit NWHL.zone and follow on Twitter and Facebook @NWHL and Instagram @NWHL.zone