By Class of 1995
Year Inducted: 2010
Erin Magee ’95 grew up in an athletic family. Her mother had been a competitive figure skater who dreamed her daughter would one day compete on ice as well. Little did she know her daughter would compete on ice--on the hockey rink. Magee was two when she got her first pair of figure skates and the rink soon became part of her life, but she fell in love with hockey while watching the Adirondack Red Wings compete at her local rink in Glens Falls, NY. By the time she was in middle school, the young skater’s parents were driving her three hours each way, twice a week, for her practice and games in Concord, MA.
Enrolling at St. Mark’s made it easier to pursue her passion. Magee ended up captaining the girls’ soccer, lacrosse, and hockey teams. After earning 10 varsity letters at St. Mark’s, she went on to play ice hockey at Boston College, where she holds the school’s all-time records for men and women in hockey for points, goals and assists.
Magee played for the U.S. Women’s National Team from 1999 to 2001 but was cut from the team shortly before the 2002 Olympics after a severe knee injury. Once recovered, she joined a Swiss team, where she helped her teammates win the Swiss National Championship. In 2003, she was an assistant coach at Cornell University.
Now back in the Albany, NY area, the former St. Marker is married and works in sales. Magee continues to be involved in hockey, coaching a girls’ team and playing recently on a men’s summer league. She would, she told us, eventually like to do more coaching and build a business around the sport. Just like that little girl who first fell in love with ice hockey at an Adirondack Red Wings game, Magee’s heart will always “be in the game.”Back