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A 1998 graduate of what was then New Hampshire College, Mason has been a member of the athletics department at his alma mater for 15 years, serving in his current role since 2009. He started in the department as equipment and events manager in 1998 and was promoted to assistant AD in 2004. Mason also worked in the athletics department for four years as an undergraduate.
Ray joins the Raiders after spending the last three seasons as head coach at Dean College in Franklin, Mass. She earned the National Junior College Athletic Association's Region 21 Coach of the Year award after guiding Dean to a 9-5-1 record in 2012. It was the school's best record in women's soccer since 1998.
As an assistant coach, Ray made stops at Division I University of Akron, Division II Binghamton University, and on the Division III level with Plattsburgh State University, Springfield College, and Wheelock College.
The Wildcats host in-state rival Dartmouth on Dec. 18.
The Wildcats, who have won three consecutive America East regular-season titles and advanced to three straight tournament championship games - a victory in the 2011 title game - received one first-place vote and a total of 21 points.
New Hampshire, with a 14-1 aggregate conference record the past three years, returns 10 starters and 15 letter-winners overall from the 2012 team, which went 12-8 overall and 5-0 in America East.
A Woodstock, Ill., resident, Beattie also captained the 2012 squad. She went on to finish as the America East runner-up in the 5,000 meters at the conference indoor championships, recording a time of 17 minutes 15.62 seconds. At the 2013 outdoor conference championships, she finished third in the same event, crossing the line in 17:31.5.
Stacey was tabbed as one of 13 players selected to join the 27 senior team members who will centralize with Canada's national team in Calgary for training to prepare for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Stacey joins a roster that is heavily dominated by ECAC standouts. Clarkson has a trio of skaters on the roster while Quinnipiac, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton and Harvard each have one player on the U-22 roster.
Before her seven-year stint in San Antonio, Booker was an assistant coach at Eastern Illinois University, where she helped guide the Panthers to a 36-18-9 record over three seasons, including three consecutive Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championships.
"We're very fortunate to add Kristin Boeker to our program," Lyons said in a release. "I'm sure with her extensive playing and coaching experience at the Division I level, she'll bring fresh and different ideas to the team and be another pair of eyes on the field."
"Someone new brings a different perspective, a different vision and a different way of doing things," said Boeker. "I'm here to learn from Coach Lyons, and whatever I can give back to her would be a bonus. She obviously established an extremely successful program and has a tremendous background in the sport. This is my opportunity to grow as a soccer coach and learn more about the game."
Originally from Lake St. Louis, Mo., Boeker played for the University of Missouri, lettering from 1997-2000. As a junior, she helped lead the Tigers to their first NCAA tournament appearance, in 1999.
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