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FIRST ON THE ICE: Kelsey Koelzer ’17 has racked up a lot of firsts in her hockey career. The latest: She has become the head coach of the first women’s ice hockey team at Arcadia University, outside Philadelphia. And in taking the job, she became the first Black female ice hockey head coach in the NCAA. It has required a mindset shift to go from team member to coach, which she’s made by thinking about her own coaches at Princeton. “We wanted to win, but the coaches always made it very obvious that there was more to it than winning,” she says. “It’s more about empowering and preparing these young women for life after college athletics.”