Clarkson Golden Knights

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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

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]

Teams[edit]

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[edit]

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 2014 edition, the first NCAA title won by the school, the first NCAA ice hockey title won by a school in St. Lawrence County, and the first 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[edit]

  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.

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