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Girls Program

2018-2019 Season

The BYHC Girls Program has begun and is currently looking for players for the 2018-2019 season. If you or your daughter is between the ages of 9-14 (birth years 2004-2009), please reach out to learn more about girls hockey at BYHC! 

Please contact Joanna Nagle at or Sean Baker if you are interested in learning more about the program. 


The Baltimore Stars Girls Program welcomes you!

Established early in 2005, the Baltimore Stars Girls Program and has a long history of excellence in girls’ ice hockey. We are a place for girls to experience, learn and grow in the sport of ice hockey. Our primary goal is to have as many girls as possible try and participate in the wonderful and lifelong sport of ice hockey. Secondary to this, many of our hockey alumni have gone on to distinguished travel and college careers. 

We invite you to come out and talk to our staff, coaches and players about girls’ ice hockey. It is a sport like no other. 

Joanna Nagle
Baltimore Stars Girls Ice Hockey Co-Director

Sean Baker
Baltimore Stars Girls Ice Hockey Co-Director

Financial Aid Scholarship Program

Ice Hockey is an expensive game and is often not easily afforded by everyone. As a result, a financial aid scholarship program has been established. Apply now. 

The Registration "Girls Program" is not currently available.


Coach and Program Co-Director Joanna (Jo) Nagle

Joanna (Jo) grew up playing for various hockey teams in Vermont and went on to play ACHA D1 club at the University of Vermont where she became president of the team. After college, Jo began her coaching career at the Burlington Bobcats. Now in the Maryland area, she has been coaching for the Stars and playing for the Chesapeake Bay Lightning. 

Coach Jo can be contacted for any questions regarding the girls program at


Sean grew up playing hockey in Baltimore County and is a product of the Baltimore Stars and St Paul’s School. He went on to play ACHA D2 club at the University of Vermont. Now back in the area, Sean coaches Bantam boys for the Stars, assists at Stars girls practices and plays in various men’s leagues. 

Coach Sean can be contacted at with any questions regarding the girls program.

Coach and Pony Tail Tournament Director Holly Summers

A Maryland native, Holly and her daughter Samantha (a former forward at Penn State) developed a love for hockey after watching the movie "Miracle." She is currently a Level V Coach for BYHC. Holly has coached girls', boys, women’s and co-ed hockey teams, having served as Assistant and Head Coach of the Frederick U12, U16 and U19's teams (2006-2008), the Mt. Hebron High School team (2004-2009) and Howard County Junior Varsity team (2007-2010), Susquehanna Rapids U19 and U14 Travel 2008-2010 and Rapids Blue 2009-2011. Women’s level C MAWHA Killer Bees 2011-2012 She also was the coordinator of the Maryland Scholastic Hockey League Academic All Star Program (2008-2011). She has coached and run the Rapids travel program and the BYHC Girls Program (2012-2015) and currently continues to coach with BYHC.

Holly was a competitive gymnast as an undergraduate at George Washington University, and she taught and organized gymnastic programs for elementary through high school students in Montgomery County from 1976-1986. She earned her DDS degree from Maryland in 1985 and ran her own private practice for 20 years. She retired from dentistry in 2006, and currently works part time as a computer programmer and summer organizer of undergraduate research at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Holly is an avid downhill skier and mountain biker, and is currently the Maryland State Cross Country Mountain Bike Champion in her age group (sport category) and placed 5th nationally in 2009. Her strong interests are conditioning and skating.

Holly Summers - "Coach Holly"
USA Hockey Level 5 Certified

Girls Program Coaches

Megan Donahue - Head Coach Girls U12

Megan grew up in Levittown, Pennsylvania and started playing hockey at the age of five. She began her career by playing for the Grundy Senators for a few years and then went on to play five seasons for the Princeton Tiger Lilies and also played for her high school team, the Truman Tigers, for two seasons. Upon graduating, Megan attended Stevenson University where she played NCAA DIII hockey for two years and was the Assistant Captain for one season. This will be Megan’s second year coaching with BYHC. 

Jessie Capanelli

Jessie grew up in Lancaster Pennsylvania and started playing hockey when she was 7. She played on many teams growing up in the area, some being Reading Royals, Susquehanna Rapids and ending her last 3 years playing for the Quakers. Jessie also played for my high school varsity team at Penn Manor before going on to play four years at Stevenson University NCAA DIII winning the conference championship her senior year. 



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