As a member of the Boston Shamrocks we look at your development not just as an athlete, but as a student-athlete.

You can be the most talented player in the world, but if your grades aren’t where they need to be, or your NCAA mandated core requirements haven’t been met, you will end up sitting in the stands watching your friends play college hockey.

We prepare you to excel, not just on the ice, but in the classroom as well.

All team members have available:

  • Weekly tutoring sessions with the team’s private tutors
  • 8 weeks of SAT/ACT test preparation with a standardized test specialist during the fall.
  • Weekly progress reports from your educational institution will ensure academic standards are met.  Fall behind and you will not play until you catch up!

Our academic advisor will assist you in the college application process, including the NCAA Eligibility Center for those interested in playing at the Division 1 level.  All quizzes and exams are proctored by the academic coordinator.

High-School Education Options

Local High School

Remain at your current, local high school.  This option is only available if you live close enough to commute to practices.

Shamrocks Academy

Enroll in an NCAA accredited online high school.  This option is available to those living in the Shamrocks’ residence hall as well as local players living at home.  During the season, you will complete your online studies from the rink under the supervision of the academic coordinator and the team’s tutoring staff.  Following the season, you will be able to continue your studies from home.

Billerica High School

Enroll and attend classes at Billerica Memorial High School while living in the Shamrocks’ residence hall.  Following the season, you will continue to study at Billerica; returning home at the end of the school year.

Academic Staff

Hannah Irving – Academic Coordinator

Hannah graduated summa cum laude from Franklin Pierce University where she majored in Biology and minored in both Mathematics and Chemistry. She started tutoring as a high school student and continued to do so throughout her years at Franklin Pierce. Since graduating, she has been privately tutoring high school students.

Hannah began working with the Shamrocks as the team’s Math and Science tutor and continues to hold that role within the organization. As the Academic Coordinator, Hannah is also the contact person for players and parents with questions and concerns about academics. She has become an invaluable asset in helping players navigate the NCAA Eligibility Center and assisting with the college application process.