Keep an eye on this page to get acquainted with head coach Julie Sochacki and assistant coach Amanda Di Nella
Growing up, Bailey Coyne played for the Chicago Mission while attending Carl Sandburg High School. After her sophomore year of high school, Coyne attended The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut. While attending Loomis Chaffee, Coyne also played for Assabet Valley and Mid Fairfield CT Stars hockey club.
Coyne attended Northeastern University and graduated with a BS in Psychology with a minor in Sports Media & Communication. With Northeastern, Coyne was named to the Hockey East all-academic team in 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. During her time at Northeastern, Coyne was a part of two Hockey East Championships. In 2020, Coyne transferred to Lindenwood University as a graduate transfer and played for the Lindenwood Lions. In 2021, Coyne received CHA Student-Athletes of the Year recognition.
Coyne graduated from Lindenwood with a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and now works at 515 Fitness Inc. as a Therapist. Coyne counsels individuals using a combination of exercise and mental health counseling, and she is in the process of becoming a certified mental performance coach. In the 2021-2022 season Coyne coached the U12 Chicago Mission Girls’ team. In the 2021-2022 season, Coyne played for Team Adidas out of the Minnesota region in the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association.
Monika Barrett started playing ice hockey at 5 years old with Arctic Ice Arena’s house league program. She played youth hockey in the Chicagoland area for the Joliet Jaguars, Chicago Chill AAA, and Chicago Fury AAA. She graduated from Marist High School in 2014.
Monika played college hockey at Miami University (OH). At Miami, Monika served as the team’s captain and treasurer and led her team to an undefeated regular season in 2016-17. She graduated cum laude in 2018 with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in political science and a minor in Spanish.
After Miami, Monika attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law. After graduating cum laude and passing the Bar Exam in the summer of 2021, she was sworn in as a licensed attorney in Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Monika’s older brother played ice hockey for more than 20 years, which gave her the opportunity to watch all levels of hockey from house league to professional. Monika’s coaching experience includes learn to skate, ADM programs, and girls’ summer camps. In addition to playing, watching, and coaching the game, Monika’s also refereed, which allows her to have a multidimensional approach to the game.
Currently, Monika works as an attorney. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her dogs.
The 2021-22 season was the third for Amanda Di Nella as an assistant coach at Lake Forest College. She works with the team's goaltenders throughout the season and manages the defense during games.
Di Nella completed a four-year playing career at Gustavus Adolphus College in 2019 and made more saves than any other goaltender in program history. The two-time ACHA All-American West First Team selection and two-time All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honoree went 49-23-15 with a .927 save percentage and 1.55 goals against average in her career. She helped lead the Gusties to a pair of MIAC championships and two appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament, including a third-place finish in 2017.
Di Nella, a native of Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, and a graduate of Willowbrook High School, played for the Chicago Mission before attending Gustavus Adolphus and helped lead the 19U team to a national title in 2015.