Women's Hockey 2013 Skating Strides Clinic (1/21/13)
Jaime Totten immediately joined her former head coach Heather Linstad to develop the University of Connecticut women's ice hockey program and enters her 11th season with the Huskies. Totten has been an instrumental aspect of the Division I program's foundation at UConn since the Huskies' began playing women's ice hockey in 2000-01.
Totten will resume her position as the recruiting coordinator for Connecticut as she has since the day she began, continually bringing student-athletes who make an immediate impact on the ice and in the classroom. The 2004-05 season marked the first year that four full recruiting classes took the ice for UConn and the 2009-10 season saw the graduation of arguably the most successful class. During the 2009-10 season, the Huskies notched their highest ever national ranking of No. 7, surpassing the plateau of the eighth-national ranking set by the 2004-05 squad. The 2009-10 team also matched the 2004-05 squad in earning Connecticut's second Hockey East Championship Game appearance.
In addition to her recruiting responsibilities, Totten runs the defensive end of the bench, assists in daily practice and preparations, directs special teams plays and directs the team alumni efforts.
Under her tutelage, Cristin Allen became the first-ever Connecticut player to be named to the New England Writer's All-Star Team twice in her career in 2009-10. Allen also earned back-to-back All-Hockey East accolades and was named the league's inaugural Best Defensemen with the guidance of Totten.
Totten served as an assistant coach with the Hockey East All-Star Team that included Allen, Amy Hollstein, Jody Sydor and Monique Weber midway through last season. The Hockey East All-Stars played Team USA prior to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics as part of the National Team's Qwest Tour.
In 2008, she served as an assistant coach for the USA Women's National Under-22 program against Canada for a three-game series in August. She was responsible for assisting daily practices and instructing the defensive end of the bench. Totten was chosen to work with the USA Hockey Under-14 Select Camp in 2007 in Rochester, N.Y. She also coached the Select 16's and 17's that same year at the Junior National Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Prior to her coaching career, Totten was a mainstay at several USA Hockey Camps and Festivals as a player. She served as an assistant captain during the 1995 Junior National Team and participated in the 1997 USA Festival during the 1998 Olympic Team selections.
Totten appeared in every single game of her four-year varsity career at Northeastern. She was twice the recipient of All-America honors while serving as captain in 1997-98 and 1998-99. Following the 1996-97 season, Totten earned ECAC First Team All-Star Honors after helping Northeastern to the ECAC Conference Title, finishing the season with a then-school record 27-9-0. Her on and off the ice leadership combined with her sportsmanship earned Totten the prestigious Sarah Devins Award from the ECAC as a senior.
After graduating with honors, earning a bachelor's degree in cardiopulmonary science with a concentration in exercise physiology, Totten served as student-assistant coach for her alma mater during the 1999-2000 season. She was awarded the National Student Athlete Award and was named a Scholar Athlete during her career.
A native of Stafford, N.Y., Totten currently resides in Mansfield Center, Conn.