Two SUNY Cortland women’s ice hockey alumnae – Erin Fleury ’08 and Ashley Meyer ’11 – played key roles for the Saratoga Storm women’s hockey program that won the 2022 Chipotle-USA Hockey Senior Women’s National Championship this past April in Pittsburgh.
Meyer registered two goals and two assists and Fleury recorded two goals and an assist in the Storm’s 6-0 win over the Chicago North Stars in the title game to complete a sterling 26-0-2 season.
Fleury, a native of Glens Falls, N.Y., has been a member of the Storm since 2010. A sport management major at Cortland, Fleury played in 93 games for the Red Dragons from 2004-08 and still ranks fourth in program history with 54 career points (27 goals, 27 assists). Meyer, a New York City native, majored in athletic training at Cortland and in 70 games from 2008-11 tallied 10 goals and eight assists. She’s been with the Storm since 2018.
“Winning the national championship has honestly been a dream come true for us,” said Fleury, who currently works as an Inside Sales Lead – Heating & Ventilation Products with Liberty Electric Products. “I am extremely grateful to be part of the Storm team and organization and to be surrounded by such amazing women both on and off the ice.
“I feel honored and lucky to be able to continue playing competitive hockey after college Not a lot of women have this kind of opportunity, and it’s been such a joy and all-around great experience being able to still play the sport I love with the best of friends, turned family.”
Meyer also cherishes the ability to continue her hockey career after her days at Cortland. “I feel so lucky to have found this team and have the opportunity to play the sport I love with such a welcoming and supportive group of women,” said Meyer, who works as an avian biologist with the Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany.
“It’s such a joy and a privilege to be part of a team that still competes at a high level and sets that goal each year of taking home a national championship,” Meyer continued. “Not too many adults out of college have something like that to work towards and look forward to, and especially with a team as close-knit as ours.”