DFS Head Coach

 

 

Jacki Smith

 

Jacki Smith is heading into her eighth season as head coach at Dartmouth College.  During her time at Dartmouth, the team has qualified for seven Intercollegiate National Championships and won the Intercollegiate National Title in 2012.

 

In addition to coaching the college team, she is the director of the Skating Club at Dartmouth, creating a relationship between the two programs. The college skaters have the opportunity to participate in the SCAD shows and the SCAD skaters have the chance to work with the Dartmouth team.

She received her training in Lake Placid, New York.  Jacki is a US Figure Skating Quadruple gold medalist in moves in the field, freestyle, figures, and dance.  She is certified by the Professional Skater’s Association in moves and freestyle. Jacki is also certified in sports science, CER-Category A, well PSA hockey level 1 and power skating She has coached students through their USFS Gold medal in moves in the field as well as freestyle and International Dances.

 

Jacki and her husband Eric have a 5 year old son, Logan.

 

Coaching collegiate skating at Dartmouth has been a great experience for her.  The skaters on the team have such a diverse background in skating.  Some were highly competitive before college, some of them skated in elementary school and some just started skating.  Being able to be part of the student-athletes collegiate experience is so exciting and working with them while giving them the chance to get away from their busy college schedules is incredibly rewarding.

 

She is grateful for the opportunity she has had here at Dartmouth and looks forward to what every new season has in store!

 

2015-2016 Co-Captains

Christine Mozer '16

 

Prior to Dartmouth, I was a nationally competitive singles and pairs skater, training in Monsey, NY and Ellenton, Florida. I was also a member of the USFSA Scholastic Honors Team. At Dartmouth, I compete in Junior and Senior solo dance. I can’t say enough good things about the Dartmouth Figure Skating Team! I really appreciate how the team has allowed me to continue skating during college, while also providing me with such a fun, loving support network on and off the ice. Collegiate skating has been a wonderful experience for me and I’m so excited to help DFSC grow in the 2015-2016 season!

 

Katherine "Katie" Bates '16

 

Before I came to Dartmouth, I trained as a singles freestyle skater in San Francisco, California.  At Dartmouth, I originally competed in the Senior Ladies Freeskate event, but now compete in the Preliminary and Juvenile Dance events.  I have found a true family in the Dartmouth Figure Skating team, and I love that the team encourages me to pursue my passions on and off the ice - from supporting me when I joined the Equestrian team to helping me learn how to ice dance.  My collegiate skating experience has been better than I ever could have hoped for, and I'm so excited to help lead DFSC in the coming 2015-2016 season!

Anita Naik

Houston, TX

Spanish, Neuroscience

Novice Moves and Freeskate

 

Caroline Knoop

Sarasota, FL

Sociology

Junior Moves, Freeskate and Pairs

 

 

Elana Folbe

Detroit, MI

Women's and Gender Studies

Juvenile Freestyle, Silver Dance,

Novice Moves

 

Kelsey Anspach

Canaan, CT

English

Junior Moves, Pre-Silver Dance

 

Kirsten Seagers

West Chester, PA

Engineering - Biomedical

Senior Moves and Free Dance,

Junior Freestyle,  International Solo Dance

 

 

Melissa Li

Bellevue, WA

Economics

Senior Moves and Freeskate

 

Julia Zaskorski

Port Washington, NY

Mechanical Engineering

Senior Moves and Freestyle

 

 

Class of 2016

Christine Mozer

Sands Point, NY

History modified with Economics

Senior Moves and Freeskate,          Novice Dance

*co-captain

Emily Kong

Whitehouse Station, NJ

Music, Biology modified with Economics

Preliminary Moves and

Freeskate

 

Esther Wu

San Marino, CA

Neuroscience

Senior Moves and Freeskate, Preliminary Dance

*prospie chair

Jenny Liu

Oxford, CT

Math, Biology

Senior Moves, Pre-Juvenile Freeskate, Pre-Bronze Dance

 

Katie Bates

San Carlos, CA

Biology, Religion

Senior Moves and Freeskate

*co-captain

 

Rena Hegyi

Budapest, Hungary

Environmental Engineering

 

Sarah Gertler

New York City, NY

Economics, Math

Intermediate Moves, Freeskate and Dance

 

 

Susanna Kalaris

Summit, NJ / London, England

Government

Junvenile Moves and Preliminary

Dance

 

Class of 2017

Alyssa Mahatme

Scarsdale, NY

Psychology, Creative Writing

Senior Moves and Freeskate, Pre-Gold Dance

 

Armin Mahban

Fairfax, VA

Computer Science, Economics

Senior Moves and Freeskate

*handsome website designer

 

Christiana Johnson

Rochester, MN

Neuroscience and Sociology

Senior Moves and Freeskate

*social chair

Clara Guo

Great Falls, VA

Neuroscience, Premed

Senior Moves, Novice

Freeskate, Silver Dance

*friends of DFSC

John Gilmore III

Dallas, TX

Biology

Junior Moves and Freeskate

*social chair

Justine Obr

Fourquex, France

Geography, Government

Pre-Juvenile Moves and

 Freeskate

Maddy Thornton

San Francisco, CA

Neuroscience

Senior Moves, Novice Freeskate

*friends of DFSC

 

 

 

Torri Lee

Blooklyn, CT

Neuroscience

Juvenile Moves, Prelim Free

*apparel chair

 

 

 

Class of 2018

Caroline Koller

Genever, Switzerland

Biology

*treasurer

Cindy LI

Cerritos, CA

Undecided

Pre-Preliminary Moves

 

Jessie Anderson

Cleveland, OH

Chemistry and Physics

Senior Moves and Freeskate,

Silver Dance

*propsie chair

Margarita Ren

New York, NY

Biology, Sociology, Environmental Science

 

Rachel Chang

Vernon Hills, IL

Economics, Government

Senior Moves and Freeskate,

Silver Dance

*propsie chair

Sara Harris

Highland Park, IL

History, Government

Senior Moves, Junior Freeskate

 

Graduate Students

Pinar Gurel

Cary, NC

Biochemistry

Senior Moves and Freeskate, Intermediate Dance

*pinar