Strong leadership, great teamwork and an unbreakable belief in their ability to win has made the Golden Knights a top ranked DI team and a formidable opponent on the ice.
Clarkson Women’s DI Hockey team won its second NCAA Championship in 2017, shutting out longstanding hockey powerhouse the University for Wisconsin in a 3-0 victory in the championship game in March.
This is the second time the Golden Knights have won an NCAA title. In 2014, they shocked the hockey world by beating the sport’s two-time defending champion the University of Minnesota in an epic 5-4 game. They were the first women’s team outside of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association to win a national title.
That’s two national titles in the team’s 14-year history.
The University only launched the DI women’s hockey program in 2003. Since then, the women’s hockey team has had 12 winning seasons, three appearances at the Frozen Four and six NCAA tournament appearances.
In the 2016-2017 season, the team lost only one game after mid-October, carrying a 30-1-4 record and closed out the season with the nation’s longest unbeaten streak at 16 games (15-0-1).
Co-captains Savannah Harmon ’18 and Cayley Mercer ’17 were both named All-Americans and were nominees for the 2017 Patty Kazmaier Award.
One of the top offensive players in the country who led the nation in scoring (28), Mercer was also named the Most Outstanding Player at the Frozen Four and USCHO DI Player of the Year.