Northeastern Huskies alpine ski team

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Northeastern Huskies Alpine Ski Team
Northeastern Huskies Alpine Ski Team athletic logo
University Northeastern University
Skiing association United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association
Conference ECSC
Thompson Division
Location Boston, MA
Home mountain Ski Bradford
Team president (men) Nick Sherman
Team president (women) Emily Visnic
Head coach Joe Pelham (1st year)
Nickname America's Team
Colors

Red and Black

            
USCSA National Championships
9th place (2014 men), 11th place (2014 women)
ECSC Regional Championships
4th place (2014 women), 5th place (2014 men)
Thompson Division Championships
2 (2014 men & women)
Years active 1971-present

The Northeastern Huskies Alpine Skiing team is a United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) alpine skiing program that represents the Northeastern University. The Huskies are a member of the Thompson Division in the East Conference. They are currently based out of their main campus in Boston, Massachusetts. [1]

The team is currently composed of 13 female and 13 male racers, skiing as individual teams for scoring purposes only. Since their school-sanctioned suspension for the entirety of the 2013 season, both teams went first in 8 of 11 regular season races during the 2014 season to handedly win both Thompson Division championships, ski to their highest-place regionals finish in the past 15 years, and make their first team appearances at the USCSA National Championship in team history.[2]

History[edit]

Northeastern boasted one of the best ski teams on the East Coast from the mid 1950s until late 1970s. In fact, it had the largest team budget on the East Coast- exemplified nicely by a huge Mercedes bus for weekend transportation. Unfortunately, the program was cut due to budget restrictions at the university, which spanned the '80s and early 1990s. Finally, in 1992, student Michael Alekson reinstated the men’s team as a club sport (to be quickly followed by the women's side). NU consistently placed in the top 3 teams in the McBrien Division of the then NCSA (National Collegiate Ski Association, the predecessor to the USCSA). After 4 years in the McBrien Division, new head coach Chris Haigh strategically moved the Huskies into the more competitive Thompson Division; not only was the level of talent much greater in the new division, but races were closer in location relative to Boston, and also pitted NU against intra-city rival schools such as Boston University and Tufts. Fittingly enough, the Thompson Division in which Northeastern still competes was named after a decorated NU ski coach from the 1960s.

Season-by-season standings[3][4][edit]

Season standings may only be traced to their archival inception of 1999, and are as follows:

Men's team[edit]

Year Overall Record (Places) Overall Division Standing Regionals Nationals Head Coach
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1999 6 7 10 8 7 7 8 8 6 7 8th Chris Haigh
2000 6 8 7 7 7 8 8 7 7 7 7 6 7th Chris Haigh
2001 5 6 6 7 8 7 6 5 4 7 6 6th Chris Haigh
2002 Season standings vacated
2003 3 4 4 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3rd 9th Chris Haigh
2004 9 8 10 9 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 10th Chris Haigh
2005 7 5 10 8 8 11 5 9 4 2 9 3 8th Chris Haigh
2006 6 7 7 9 10 9 9 7 10 6 9th Chris Haigh
2007 3 7 5 5 6 6 5 5 8 7 5th T-11th Chris Haigh
2008 7 6 7 6 5 5 7 4 5 7 6th Chris Haigh
2009 6 7 2 5 6 4 6 4 5 5 5th Chris Haigh
2010 2 3 4 3 4 2 3 2 T-2nd T-9th Chris Haigh
2011 3 2 3 3 2 4 3 4 4 3rd 8th Chris Haigh
2012 2 4 2 1 1 1 3 4 6 4 3rd 7th Chris Haigh
2013 University-sanctioned suspension
2014 1 1 1 4 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 1st 5th 9th Dan Hutner
2015 Joe Pelham

Women's team[edit]

Year Overall Record (Places) Overall Division Standing Regionals Nationals Head Coach
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1999 9 4 9 8 6 7 9 7 6 7 8th Chris Haigh
2000 3 5 8 8 7 8 8 8 5 3 8 8 7th Chris Haigh
2001 8 7 5 6 6 5 5 6 5 4 7 6th Chris Haigh
2002 Season standings vacated
2003 7 8 7 7 9 9 10 10 8 7 8 8 8th Chris Haigh
2004 10 9 9 9 10 10 10 9 10 10 10 10th Chris Haigh
2005 7 5 10 9 11 11 8 8 8 8 9 10 8th Chris Haigh
2006 9 9 8 10 10 3 8 9 4 1 7th Chris Haigh
2007 10 2 2 3 1 2 4 5 3 2 3rd T-11th Chris Haigh
2008 1 3 4 4 4 3 4 3 3 4 3rd 9th Chris Haigh
2009 3 4 5 4 6 2 2 8 3 8 4th T-9th Chris Haigh
2010 2 3 2 8 2 4 3 2 3rd T-10th Chris Haigh
2011 2 3 4 4 4 3 2 3 4 3rd 10th Chris Haigh
2012 3 2 3 4 2 3 2 3 3 2 3rd 11th Chris Haigh
2013 University-sanctioned suspension
2014 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1st 4th 11th Dan Hutner
2015 Joe Pelham


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