Anderson recently ended her playing career of five years at Robert Morris University (Ill.) with three of those years having her serve as a captain. The Minot, North Dakota native has been coaching at the Naperville Sabres organization for the past four years.
Additionally, she has worked at the National Player Development camps for USA hockey in St. Cloud, Minnesota for the past two years.
“I am excited for the opportunity to start a new program at AU and give more girls, both in the area and around the country, a chance to continue their careers at the collegiate level,” said Anderson.
The new women’s program will be the third ACHA program at Aurora University since hockey was established at the University in 2013.
“We are looking forward to seeing the rapid growth of our new women’s program under the direction of Makaila,” said Aurora Coordinator of Club Sports and ACHA Men’s D2 Coach Ryan Buchanan. “She has a passion for our great sport and I am excited to see her put that passion into new program.”
For more information about Aurora University and the new women’s club program contact Makaila Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell phone 701-721-7753.