Vermont Catamounts

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Vermont Catamounts
Logo
University University of Vermont
Conferences America East Conference (most teams)
Hockey East Association (men's and women's ice hockey)
Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (men's and women's alpine and nordic skiing)
National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I
Athletic director Robert Corran
Location Burlington, VT
Varsity teams 18 (8 men's, 10 women's)
Basketball arena Patrick Gym
Soccer stadium Virtue Field
Other arenas Gutterson Fieldhouse
Mascot Rally
Nickname Catamounts
Fight song "Vermont Victory"
Colors
     Green       Gold
Homepage UVM Athletics

The Vermont Catamounts are the varsity intercollegiate athletic programs of the University of Vermont, based in Burlington, Vermont, United States. The school sponsors 18 athletic programs (8 men's, 10 women's),[1] most of which compete in the NCAA Division I America East Conference (AEC), of which the school has been a member since 1979.[2] The men's and women's ice hockey programs compete in the Hockey East Association (HEA).[3][4] The men's and women's alpine and nordic skiing teams compete in the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA).[5] The school's athletic director is Robert Corran.[6] The program's mascot is Rally and colors are green and gold.[7] The Catamounts have won six national championships, all in skiing.[8]

Teams[edit]

Men Women
Sport Facility Sport Facility
Basketball Patrick Gym Basketball Patrick Gym
Cross country Catamount Family Center Cross country Catamount Family Center
Ice hockey Gutterson Fieldhouse Field hockey Moulton Winder Field
Indoor track & field Gardner-Collins Indoor Track Ice hockey Gutterson Fieldhouse
Lacrosse Virtue Field Indoor track & field Gardner-Collins Indoor Track
Outdoor track & field Frank H. Livak Track & Field Lacrosse Virtue Field
Skiing Stowe Mountain Resort (alpine)
Trapp Family Lodge (nordic)
Outdoor track & field Frank H. Livak Track & Field
Soccer Virtue Field Skiing Stowe Mountain Resort (alpine)
Trapp Family Lodge (nordic)
Soccer Virtue Field
Swimming & diving Forbush Natatorium

Men's[edit]

Basketball[edit]

The men's basketball team has won the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, and 2012 America East Conference Championships, qualifying for the NCAA Tournament in each of those seasons.[8] In the 2005 NCAA Tournament, the team, seeded #13 in the Austin Regional, upset #4 Syracuse 60-57 in overtime. Sports Illustrated named the upset one of the top 10 NCAA Tournament upsets of the 2000s.[9]

Ice hockey[edit]

The men's ice hockey team, coached by Kevin Sneddon,[10] appeared in the 2009 Men's Frozen Four. It also qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 1996, 1997, and 2010.[8]

UVM's men's hockey team has produced 16 NHL players in its history. UVM alumni currently in the NHL include Sebastian Stalberg '12 (San Jose Sharks), Viktor Stålberg '09 (Chicago Blackhawks), Torrey Mitchell '07 (San Jose Sharks), Patrick Sharp '02 (Chicago Blackhawks), Martin St. Louis '97 (Tampa Bay Lightning), Éric Perrin '97 (Winnipeg Jets), Christain Soucy '95 (Chicogo Blackhawks),and Tim Thomas '97 (New York Islanders).[11] St. Louis,[12] Perrin,[13] Sharp,[14] Thomas,[15] and former NHL All-Star John LeClair '91[16] won the Stanley Cup in their careers. In 2004, St. Louis was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's MVP, the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer, and the Lester B. Pearson Award as the league's most outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the NHL Players Association.[17] Thomas was awarded the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender in 2009 and 2011, and the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs.[18] UVM is the only NCAA program in history to count alumni who have won both the Hart Trophy and the Vezina Trophy, as well as the only NCAA program to generate an Art Ross winner.[citation needed]

Skiing[edit]

The UVM ski team has won six national championships (1980, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2012) and 31 EISA titles, most recently in 2012. The team has had 54 individual national champions, over 273 All-Americans, and 66 US Ski Team members.[19]

Soccer[edit]

The men's soccer team qualified for the 2007 NCAA Tournament, defeating Dartmouth in the first round on penalty kicks. In 1989, the team advanced to the East Regional Final, losing to Rutgers 2-1 in overtime.[8]

Women's[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Vermont's women's basketball team has performed well in the America East Tournament. In 2013, it made a conference-record 18th appearance in the semifinals. It has the most wins in tournament play, with 35 (2013 field). It has advanced at least one round in 19 of the 24 tournaments.[20]

In the 2012-2013 season, the program had a total attendance mark of 10,579.[21]

Ice hockey[edit]

Defunct[edit]

Baseball[edit]

After the 2009 season, the Vermont baseball program, which played at Centennial Field, was cut along with softball as a part of the university's budget cuts.[22] Prior to the cuts of 2009, Vermont baseball was the winningest program at UVM with a .532 winning percentage (1485-1306).[citation needed]

Ten Vermont baseball players reached the major leagues, including Larry Gardner, who started at third base for four World Series champions in his 17-year (1908–24) big league career,[23] lefthanded pitcher Ray Collins, who won 87 games in seven MLB seasons and started the first World Series game ever played at Fenway Park,[24] and Kirk McCaskill, who won 110 games during his Major League career.[25]

Football[edit]

Vermont had a football team that competed from 1886 until 1974. They were members of the Yankee Conference from 1947 until the program was disbanded.[26][27]

References[edit]

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  25. ^ "Kirk McCaskill". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-29. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
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