Clarkson Golden Knights

The Clarkson Golden Knights are composed of 20 teams representing Clarkson University in intercollegiate athletics, including men and women's alpine skiing, basketball, cross country, ice hockey, lacrosse, nordic skiing, soccer, and swimming. Men's sports include baseball and golf. Women's sports include softball and volleyball. The Golden Knights compete in the NCAA Division III and are members of the Liberty League for all sports except ice hockey, which competes in NCAA Division I, as a member of ECAC Hockey.[2]

Clarkson Golden Knights
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UniversityClarkson University
AssociationDivision III
ConferenceLiberty League, ECAC Hockey
Athletic directorSteve Yianoukos
LocationPotsdam, New York
Varsity teams20
ArenaAlumni Gymnasium
Baseball stadiumJack Phillips Stadium
Other arenasCheel Arena
NicknameGolden Knights
ColorsGreen and Gold[1]
         
Websitewww.clarksonathletics.com

Teams

Men's sports Women's sports
Alpine skiing Alpine skiing
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross Country Ice hockey
Golf Lacrosse
Ice hockey Nordic skiing
Lacrosse Soccer
Nordic Skiing Softball
Soccer Swimming & diving
Swimming & diving Volleyball

History

While Clarkson is a NCAA Division III school, both the men's and women's ice hockey teams compete in Division I, with both teams playing in the ECAC. The men's team is a traditional power in the ECAC. They have won 5 ECAC Tournament Championships, most recently in 2007. Clarkson's most recent NCAA tournament was as the number three seed in the 2008 NCAA East regional, where they knocked off St. Cloud State 2–1 to advance to the second round. The Golden Knights were then defeated by national number one seed, Michigan, 2–0.

The women's team is far younger, beginning play in 2003, than the men's team, although they too have become an ECAC power. The team has appeared in every tournament since entering the ECAC in 2004 and have appeared in three NCAA tournaments, most recently winning the 2018 edition, the third NCAA title won by the school, the third NCAA ice hockey title won by a school in St. Lawrence County, and the third Division I NCAA championship won by a school from the North Country.

Other Division III varsity teams compete in the Liberty League conference and include baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's golf, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's swimming, and women's volleyball.

The men and women's alpine skiing and nordic skiing teams compete in the MacConnell Division of the Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference (ECSC), within the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA). They are top contenders almost every year within their division and even conference, and have consistently qualified for the annual USCSA National Championships numerous times.[3]

Other non-varsity clubs include men's and women's ice hockey, men's lacrosse, men's and women's rugby union, men's soccer, men's bowling, combined men's and women's crew, and ultimate frisbee. Clarkson's combined men's and women's club racquetball team won the Division II title at the USRA National Tournament in 2005. In 2010, the school started a club football team.

"The Golden Knight" is the university's hockey mascot, which can be seen at hockey games waving the Clarkson flag.[4]

References

  1. ^ Clarkson University Brand Toolkit (PDF). Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "Clarkson University Athletics". www.clarksonathletics.com. Retrieved 2017-02-07.
  3. ^ http://www.uscsa.com/uscsa-results
  4. ^ "NCAA HOCKEY: MAR 23 Women's Div 1 Championship - Minnesota v Clarkson". Icon Sportswire. Retrieved 7 January 2016.

External links

2009–10 Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey season

The Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey program represented Clarkson University during the

2009–10 NCAA women's ice hockey season. The Golden Knights secured their sixth consecutive appearance in the ECAC playoffs, and qualified for their first NCAA tournament.

2010–11 Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey season

The Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey program represented Clarkson University during the

2010–11 NCAA women's ice hockey season. The Golden Knights secured their seventh consecutive appearance in the ECAC playoffs, but failed to qualify for their second NCAA tournament.

2011–12 Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey season

The Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey program represented Clarkson University during the

2011–12 NCAA women's ice hockey season. The Golden Knights secured their eighth consecutive appearance in the ECAC playoffs, but failed to qualify for their second NCAA tournament. The senior class consisted of Juana Baribeau, Katelyn Ptolemy, Gabrielle Kosziwka, Danielle Boudreau, Kali Gillanders and Brittany Mulligan.

2012–13 Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey season

The Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey program represented Clarkson University during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey season. The Golden Knights finished runners-up during the regular season in the ECAC to Cornell. They advanced to the semifinals of the ECAC tournament where they lost to Harvard Crimson. Their efforts were good enough to earn them an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, where they lost to national runners-up Boston University in the quarterfinals.

2013–14 Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey season

The Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey program represented Clarkson University during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey season.

One of the most unusual features of the regular season occurred on December 14, 2013, when the Golden Knights competed in an outdoor game against the RIT Tigers at Frontier Field in Rochester, New York. The Golden Knights prevailed by a 6–2 tally.

The Golden Knights finished the regular season by winning the ECAC Hockey regular season championship, the team's first title of any kind. Despite losing the conference tournament in the championship game, the Golden Knights still earned an NCAA tournament bid. In the NCAA tournament, the Golden Knights advanced to the national championship game, where they won their first-ever national championship with a 5–4 triumph over the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the championship game. Of note, it was the first national championship in the history of Clarkson athletics. Also, Clarkson was the first top-level NCAA women's hockey champion from a conference other than the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. In addition to the team successes, Golden Knights senior Jamie Lee Rattray also became the first player in program history to win the Patty Kazmaier Award.

2014–15 Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey season

The Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey program represented Clarkson University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey season. The Golden Knights entered the season as the defending ECAC regular season and national champions.

The Golden Knights successfully defended a share of their conference regular season championship with a win over co-champion Harvard on the last day of the season. They were then defeated in the ECAC semifinals by Cornell. Despite this, they still earned their third straight at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, where they were defeated in the quarterfinals by Boston College.

2015–16 Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey season

The Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey program represented Clarkson University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey season. The Golden Knights entered the season as the defending ECAC regular season champions.

The Golden Knights finished second in the ECAC. In the ECAC tournament they advanced to the championship game before falling to regular season champion Quinnipiac. Their performance was still enough to earn a fourth-straight at-large the NCAA tournament bid. In the quarterfinals, they upset Quinnipiac, sending them to their second ever Frozen Four. In the semifinals, they fell in overtime to an undefeated and untied Boston College team.

2016–17 Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey season

The Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey program represented Clarkson University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey season. The Golden Knights entered the season following their second Frozen Four appearance the previous season.

After a slow start, the Golden Knights rebounded to win their third ECAC Regular Season title in four years. They followed this with their first ever ECAC tournament championship, defeating Cornell by a score of 1–0. In the NCAA Tournament, the Golden Knights advanced to their second title game, which they won 3–0 over top-ranked Wisconsin for the program's second national title. In addition to the postseason championships, the Golden Knights also won an in-season tournament for the first time, winning the Windjammer Classic at Vermont on Thanksgiving weekend.

2017–18 Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey season

The Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey program represented Clarkson University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey season. The Golden Knights entered the season as the defending national champions as well as the ECAC regular season and tournament champions. They also entered the season as the top-ranked team in both the USCHO.com and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls for the first time.

In their most successful season to date, the Golden Knights successfully defended all three titles. After splitting the ECAC regular season title with Colgate, the Golden Knights won the ECAC title over said Colgate team 3–0. They followed up their conference championship by advancing to their third NCAA title game, where they once again beat Colgate 2–1 in overtime to win the program's third national title. In addition to the NCAA championship game, the Golden Knights won both of their other NCAA tournament games in overtime, becoming the first team to win all three NCAA tournament games in overtime en route to a title.

2018–19 Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey season

The Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey program represented Clarkson University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey season. The Golden Knights entered the season as the defending national champions as well as the ECAC regular season and tournament champions. They also entered the season as the top-ranked team in both the USCHO.com and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls for the second time.

During the season, the Golden Knights participated in the first NCAA women's ice hockey games outside the United States when they traveled to Belfast for a two-game series with Northeastern.

Bryan Morse

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Cayley Mercer

Cayley Mercer (born January 18, 1994) is a women's ice hockey player. Having played with the Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey program from 2013 to 2017, she was a Top-3 finalist for the 2017 Patty Kazmaier Award. Her career at Clarkson saw her win two Division 1 National Championships with the Golden Knights, and she graduated as the programs all time leader in career goals scored, and second all time in career points. She was the first-ever player selected by the Vanke Rays, taken seventh overall in the 2017 CWHL Draft. Mercer finished second in CWHL with 41 points in 28 games, behind only Kelli Stack.

Clarkson Golden Knights men's ice hockey

The Clarkson Golden Knights men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Clarkson University. The Golden Knights have been a member of ECAC Hockey since 1962, and play their home games at Cheel Arena in Potsdam, New York. Although it is said that the first Clarkson hockey game was played in 1916 against the Hogansburg Indians, they were established as a hockey club in 1921, under the tutelage of head coach Gordon Croskery, and led by captain Bill Johnson. The Knights won their opening encounter against Alexandria Bay, 6–4, and finished the year with a 2–1 record, their first of 72 winning seasons.

Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey

The Clarkson Golden Knights women's hockey team is an NCAA Division I ice hockey team that represents Clarkson University in rural Potsdam, New York. The Golden Knights have been a member of ECAC Hockey since 2004, and play home games in Cheel Arena on the Clarkson University campus.

Dave Taylor (ice hockey)

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Jack Phillips (first baseman)

Jack Dorn Phillips (September 6, 1921 – August 30, 2009) was an American professional baseball player whose career extended from 1943 to 1959. In the Major Leagues, he was a backup first baseman who played for three different teams between the 1947 and 1957 seasons. Listed at 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) tall and 193 pounds (88 kg), Phillips batted and threw right-handed, and was nicknamed "Stretch" for his flexibility when covering first base.

Jamie Lee Rattray

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As a member of the gold medal winning squad at the 2010 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship, a hockey card of her was featured in the Upper Deck 2010 World of Sports card series.While in college, she played for the Clarkson Golden Knights. In 2014, she was the winner of the Patty Kazmaier Award and helped Clarkson win their first NCAA women's hockey championship. She was selected sixth overall by the Brampton Thunder in the 2014 CWHL Draft. She made her debut with the Canada women's national ice hockey team at the 2014 4 Nations Cup.

Jarmo Kekäläinen

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Randy Jones (ice hockey)

Randy Jones (born July 23, 1981) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player who played eight seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Tampa Bay Lightning and Winnipeg Jets. Jones is currently the head coach of the Midget AAA Saint John Vito's hockey club.

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