Defender, Boston Pride
Briana Mastel currently plays defense for the Boston Pride of the National Women’s Hockey League and serves as an Assistant Coach for the East Coast Wizard’s Junior Girl’s program. Briana graduated Harvard University in 2017, where she was captain of the Harvard Crimson Varsity Ice Hockey Team. Mastel was a four-time member of the ECAC all-
academic team and finalist for the Mandi Schwarz Student-Athlete of the Year while also serving as a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. During her Senior Year, she was named to the All-Ivy Second Team and was a Dooley Award Recipient—which is presented to the player who best combines the qualities of sportsmanship, enthusiasm, and devotion to the team and to the game of ice hockey. A Wallingford, CT Native, she began her athletic journey by attending Choate Rosemary Hall where she was a tri-varsity athlete all four years. As a senior at Choate, she served as Captain of the Soccer, Ice Hockey, and Lacrosse teams, and was awarded the Charles Wyckliffe Kennerly Memorial Award, an award given to the athlete who exemplifies generous nature, fair play and who has positively influenced others. She was also presented with the School Seal prize, the highest honor for contribution to her school.
Briana believes in making a difference specifically in young lives through positive coaching, motivational speaking, radical acceptance, and always letting compassion and empathy lead the way.