Cretin-Derham Hall is thrilled to announce Brooke White-Lancette as their new Girls Hockey Head Coach. Brooke has been active in the local hockey community at all levels as a coach and competitor for the past 13 years. Born and raised in California, Brooke moved out east at the age of 15 to attend Northwood Prep School in Lake Placid, NY, where she played Boys Varsity high school hockey. Brooke also led the local girls team, the Lake Placid Rockets to three consecutive State championships. In college she was a 4-year starter at Northeasetern University and was elected captain her senior year. Playing from 1998-2003, she earned All-Conference First Team her final three years. Brooke took a hiatus from her college studies in 2000-2001 to spend the season training with the US National team on the Pre-Olympic tour. She was fortunate enough to compete in the 1998 and 2002 Olympic tryouts as well, and played with Team USA in 2010 while on tour here in Blaine.
"I am excited to become a larger part of the CDH family. I have seen the deep tradition of CDH through my husband and in-laws. I want to help continue to develop and coach the next generation of CDH graduates. My prep school experience taught me how to exceed expectations and how to perform at a higher level, which all prepared me for my future. It's a privilege to follow in the footsteps of such a dynamic coaching staff. I expect to continue to build on the tradition they have instilled in the current team members. I am thankful for the opportunity to help our student-athletes at CDH reach their full potential”.
Brooke moved to Minnesota in 2003 for the express purpose of furthering girls’ high school hockey. Brooke went on to train some of the most successful female athletes in Minnesota to date. Teaming with Winny Brodt and Jenny Potter, the three of them paved the way for future athletes by co-founding a semi-pro team: the Minnesota Whitecaps, the first American women's post collegiate program. Brooke, remains an active player and co-captain of the MN Whitecaps and continues to exhibit her devotion to the game while being a positive role model.
Coaching is deeply rooted in Brooke’s family. Her grandmother was a high school field hockey coach for over 30 years. Her father created and ran Hockey Basics out of southern CA. Her brother continues to run his own training program out of Scottsdale, AZ. For the past 10 years, Brooke has been the CCM High Performance 15s Head Coach for District 6. As a results-oriented head coach Brooke can proudly proclaim that 90% of her players have advanced to the 102 Minnesota National Summer Camp. Brooke has also coached a wide range of youth, boys and girls, high school (Mound Westonka), elite (MN HS Elite League) teams in Minnesota. Brooke's passion for teaching the game and development of players is unmatched. She brings excellent communication skills and a strong history of working with individuals and groups to build high performance teams. We are proud to have Brooke as a part of our CDH Girls Hockey Program.
Outside of coaching, training and playing hockey, Brooke and her husband, Tony (’89), have two sons, Blake (5) and Beau (3).