Kristen Blake has been named Hockey East's graduate intern for the 2012-2013 season
Wakefield, Mass. - Hockey East Commissioner Joe Bertagna has announced that Kristen Blake, a 2012 graduate
of Northeastern University, has been hired as Hockey East's graduate intern for the upcoming 2012-2013 season.
Blake will assist in day-to-day operations in both the men's and women's league in the Wakefield office, which includes
event management, marketing and media relations efforts throughout the season.
"Kristen's legacy at Northeastern impressed us a great deal," said Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna. "We are
fortunate to add her to our staff for the coming year."
Blake, a Canton, Mass. native, was a standout midfielder on the Huskies' women's soccer team for four seasons (2007-
2010), including the 2010 season as team captain. She finished her Northeastern career playing in 76 games, recording
five goals and six assists. In 2010, Blake was honored as a CAA Second-Team selection and was also bestowed CAA
Third-Team honors and in 2009. While at Northeastern, Blake served on the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC)
and was named to the Dean's List six times. She graduated in May of 2012 with a bachelors degree in Political Science.
She was also named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-East Region Scholar in 2011.
In the summer of 2011, Blake was the voice behind "Huskies Unleashed", a mini series following the lives of the
Northeastern women's soccer team during their two-week long preseason. The series allowed for an inside look into
the different elements necessary for the team to be fully prepared for their 2011 season. Blake also served as a color
commentator for two Huskies' regular season games in the fall of 2011.
She most recently worked at Sport in Society on the Northeastern campus, as a Community Outreach Capacity
Builder in 2011, promoting leadership lessons for inner city pre-teens and facilitating Sport in Society curriculum to
various youth groups around the City of Boston. Blake also served as a Legal Assistant at Melick, Porter and Shea,
LLP in Boston, helping attorneys with day-to-day activities in the office, along with handling and organzing confidential
FOR TRANSACTIONS: HOCKEY EAST: Kristen Blake named Hockey East graduate intern for the 2012-13 season.