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NOVEMBER 2018 USAHOCKEYMAGAZINE.COM // 37 it was definitely a special moment," Larcom said. "To get to actually take part in it and go from a spectator and someone who was cheering people on to actually getting to feel what it's like to be on the other side of it." Her involvement dates back to her fresh- man year in high school in her hometown of Middletown, R.I., where she helped orchestrate a PMC ride for kids. From working with local school boards to procure advertising to going to the town hall for permits, she logged a lot of miles even before she first hopped on a bike. "I think that over a four-to-five-year span, I was getting upwards of $60,000 raised with my involvement," she said. And that's just a drop in the bucket of what the family and their Team Tie-Dye network has raised. Her portion of the team ride can vary from year to year. Her most recent contribu- tion was an 85-mile journey from Bourne to Babson. Regardless of the miles, the time she logs on her bike over the summer definitely gives her a leg up on the competition once the puck drops on a new season. "My fitness level and athleticism make up for the actual difficulty of the ride," she said. "The biggest issue is then just being able to sit on a bike seat for that long as your butt can get pretty sore." Her efforts have caught the eye of her Crimson teammates and coaching staff who praise her determination on and off the ice. " B et h i s a n ex t r emely g iv i ng p er son ," said Har vard head coach Katy Stone. "She h a s a l o v e f o r t h e o u t d o o r s a n d s e i z e s o p p or t u n i t i e s t o g i v e b a c k t o h er c om - In addition to leading the resurgence of the Harvard University women's program, Beth Larcom played a pivotal role in helping the U.S. squad win the gold medal at the 2016 IIHF Women's Under-18 World Championship. BONUS CONTENT Digital Edition

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