Clarkson Athletics Celebrates The 2021-22 Season – WeezerSongs

The 2021-22 academic season will be described as the return to a more regular athletic schedule and the final goodbye to among the Golden Knights’ best supporters, Tony and Karen Collins.

University Presidents rarely have the privilege of attending the same number of sporting events as President Collins has been able to do during his time at Clarkson. A standout on a cold autumn afternoon on Hantz Field, in the middle of the student section during the Hockey game, getting rid of the snow before entering Alumni Gym, or soaking up the sun during spring games regardless of the sport or season, Golden Knight Athletics can directly attribute their success with the help of the Collins Family throughout his tenure at Clarkson.

Clarkson Golden Knight Athletics was back to full-time seasons and had very little disruption because of COVID. This led to numerous athletes earning post-season distinctions, and numerous teams fighting in playoffs for championships.

In the Liberty League, the Clarkson Volleyball team was awarded the league’s eighth Tournament Title and made their 11th NCAA Tournament Appearance. Emma Baxter, Gillian Kurtic, & Isabelle Crow were chosen as AVCA All-American Honorable Mention and Gillian Kurtic, & Isabelle Crow was selected as Liberty League First-Team All-Stars, and Emma Baxter was selected as was named a Liberty League Second-Team All-Star.

Clarkson Baseball Team Clarkson Baseball team advanced to the Liberty League Final Four after beating Skidmore during the Liberty League Cross Over Series. Clarkson’s Women’s Lacrosse Team qualified for the Liberty League Championships for the third time in the history of the team.

Golden Knight athletes were honored with the following awards: 4 Liberty League First Team Selections and twelve Liberty League Second Team Selections and 9 Honorable Mentions to be considered for Liberty League All-Star consideration. The highest individual award was awarded to Softball Star, Olivia Zoeller The pitcher has been named as”The Liberty League Pitcher of the Year for the second straight season.

In the USCSA the Nordic Team took the combined title in the USCSA Nationals (Men 3rd/Women 6th) The Alpine Men’s Team placed fourth at USCSA Nationals and the Women were 16th.

In the ECAC Hockey Conference, the Clarkson women’s team was selected for the 10-year NCAA Appearance. Clarkson played for the majority of the time within the Top 10 nationally and also had six alumni in the Beijing Olympics which included four winning gold with Team Canada and one winning silver with Team USA. Nicole Gosling was selected for The All ECAC Second Team, and Caitrin Lonergan The team was selected as the All ECAC Third Team selection.

Clarkson Men’s Hockey celebrated their 100th season of play by finishing 2nd in the ECAC Regular Season finish and progressed to the Semi-Finals of the conference. Zach Tsekos The Golden Knight was recognized as The ECAC Most Outstanding Defensive Player for the second consecutive year, and for the fifth consecutive season in which an ECAC Golden Knight has won that award. Alex Campbell was the top scorer at the ECAC and, along with Mathieu Gosselin was named the ECAC First Team All-Star. Tsekos and Noah Beck were listed in the form of All ECAC Second Team selection and Lukas Kaelble Was the All ECAC Third Team selection.

Academically, the Golden Knights boasted some astounding statistics during the 2021-22 academic season. The athletes wearing Green and Gold have an average (total average of every semester for Clarkson) which was 3.341. The women’s Cross Country has the highest total GPA across all sports for women, 3.644, and Men’s Hockey is the top performer with a 3.460 on the men’s side. Women’s Soccer was recognized as the most successful team in 2021-22. They also boasted the top GPA during the winter of 2022, with an average of 3.636.

For the semester of spring, 169 students were on the Dean’s List, 107 were named Presidential Scholars as well as 46 athletes achieved an unbeatable 4.0 GPA. 132 Clarkson athletes were selected for the Liberty League All-Academic Team and 21 Women and 26 Men Hockey players made The ECAC All-Academic Team. At the national level, five athletes were selected as CoSIDA All-Academic. Of the 424 athletes who played at Clarkson, the majority had Deans List or higher and 42% were eligible to be eligible for All-Academic Status within their league.

For our graduating senior Congratulations to our graduating seniors! Good luck…to the returning as well as new athletes, be ready… as well as to our president who is leaving, thank you!

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