Athlete Bio

Ice Hockey

Field Hockey


Kathy Kazmaier Donnelly

Class of 1979

A three-sport standout who was a pioneer for women's sports at CCHS, Kathy Kazmaier Donnelly went on to help the University of New Hampshire win three national championships in ice hockey.

The daughter of 1951 Heisrnan Trophy winner Dick Kazrnaier of Princeton, Kathy and her family moved to Park Lane in the early 70' s and attended Alcott and Sanborn schools. One of six girls in the family, Kathv got started in youth hockey programs in Concord before entering CCHS as a freshman in 1975.

A goaltender on the ice, Kazmaier played three years for the girl's ice hockey team that was disbanded following her junior year. Under head coach Rick Shannon, Kazmaier was a three-year starter in net, captaining the squad and earning team MVP honors as a sophomore and junior.

In addition to her ice hockey accomplishments, Kazmaier was a three year letter winner at center forward for the field hockey team, helping that squad establish a legacy of success. A senior captain for coach Nancy Kavanaugh in 1978, Kazmaier helped the Patriots earn an 11 -0-2 record and Dual County League title. For her efforts, Kathy earned Dual Countv league and lowell Sun All-Star honors.

Spring found Kazrnaier on the tennis court, where she was a four-year mainstay at the top of the Patriot lineup. The top singles player as a junior, Kathy played second singles as a senior with the Patriots posting a 9-1 record and narrowly missing out on a league title.

Following a post-graduate year at Phillips Exeter Academy where she played field hockey, ice hockey and tennis, Kazmaier went on to star in ice hockey at UNH. A four-year letterwinner for the Wildcats, Kazmaier was part of teams that won three EAIAW championships and a boasted a 73-game winning streak over three-plus years.

"Kathy was a terrific athlete and great teammate who put her entire heart and soul into hockey," said Laurie Hutchinson Ogilvie, a 1980 CCHS graduate who skated with Kazmaier at Concord-Carlisle and UNH. "We used to kid Kathy that she didn't look like a hockey player because she would come in to the lockeroom in a fur coat and throw her mask on. But Kathv reallv led the way both in high school and college for our teams and helped us win some big games."

A resident of Harvard, Massachusetts, Kathv still works in Concord as Vice President of Kazrnaier International Group and Managing Director of Concord Expo Group. She is married to David Donnelly.

"I am very appreciative for the opportunity to play three sports in high school and to be exposed to some great people at Concord-Carlisle," said Kazmaier Donnelly, who stays active playing tennis, golf and surfi ng." Athletics gave me the confidence through achievement that every young person needs, and that has helped me in everything I have done since then. I have great memories of my high school athletic career."