Bill MacConnell was the long time coach of the University of Massachusetts. His leadership and vision helps define what the MacConnell Divison stands for today.
ECSC MacConnell Division News:
Quisenberry Leads Babson to Podium Team Finish in Combined Standings at USCSA National Championships
(March 8, 2013) - Babson College's Graham Quisenberry led all MacConnell Division racers with an 11th place result in the combined standings at the USCSA National Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho. Quisenberry's result helped boost his team to a third place overall team standing out of 19 teams. Quesenberry's teammate, Samuel Barber, also found himself in the top-15 with a 15th place combined performance. Clarkson University and UMass Amherst finished fouth and fifth, while Castleton State College was eight and St. Anselm 11th. Clarkson's Christian Perryman, Castleton's Benjamin Hannah, and UMass' Cole Skinner finished 12th, 13th, and 14th. Sierra Nevada College (NV) won the overall team title, while Rocky Mountain College's (MT) Nils Hoegbom captured the overall individual national championship.
Babson, Clarkson, UMass finised 4-5-6 in SL at USCSA National Championships
(March 8, 2013) - Babson College finised fourth out of 19 teams in today's slalom at the USCSA National Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho to lead five MacConnell Division teams. Clarkson University finished close behind in fifth, while UMass Amherst was sixth. Castleton State College was ninth, as St. Anselm was 14th. Castleton's Benjamin Hannah led all MacConnell Division racers with a 14th place finish out of nearly 100 competitors, while Cole Skinner of UMass was right behind in 15th. Rocky Mountain College won the team event behind Nils Hoegbom's individual victory.
Sierra Nevada Wins Women's Combined USCSA National Championship, as St. Anselm Lead MacConnell Division in Fourth
(March 7, 2013) - Behind giant slalom and slalom team victories, the women from Sierra Nevada College (NV) captured the overall USCSA Women's National Championship. Rocky Mountain College (MT) and St. Olaf College (MN) placed second and third. St. Anselm College capped off their week by placing fouth out of 18 teams to lead five MacConnell Division teams into the top-11. Brown University finished sixth, while Castleton State College was seventh and Clarkson University ninth. UMass Amherst placed 11th. St. Anselm's Caitlin Forbes and Monica Redente finished the week ranked in the top-ten. Forbes was fifth behind her podium performance in the slalom and eighth place result in the giant slalom., while Redente placed tenth based on her 12th in GS and 11th in SL. Brown's Amada Engelhardt and Smith College's Lily Eriksen placed 13th and 15th.
St. Anselm's Caitlin Forbes Wins Bronze Medal in SL at USCSA National Championships
(March 7, 2013) - St. Anselm College's Caitlin Forbes put together two solid runs to earn the bronze medal in today's USCSA National Championships slalom at Sun Valley, Idaho. The third place result, was the best individual result for any MacConnell Division racer at this year's USCSA National Championships. For the second race in a row, Monica Redente also represent St. Anselm in the top-15, as she placed 11th out of nearly 100 competitors. Brown University's Amanda Engelhardt and Nika Mosenthal finished ninth and 13th to lead their team to a fourth place result out of 18 teams. St. Anselm finished close behind in fifth, while Castleton State College was seventh. Clarkson University and UMass Amherst finished tenth and 12th. Sierra Nevada College won the team event with four women in the top eight.
Babson Sixth in GS at USCSA Nationals, as Four Other MacConnell Division Team Place in Top-Nine
(March 6, 2013) - The Babson College men's ski team finished in fourth place out of 19 teams in today's giant slalom at the USCSA National Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho. Freshman Carter Dowd continued his stellar season for Babson, as he finished 11th out of nearly 100 competitors to lead all MacConnell Division racers in the event. UMass Amherst's Connor Krell finished close behind Down in 15th. Clarkson University, St. Anselm College, UMass, and Castleton State College finished fifth, sixth, eighth, and ninth, respectively. Rocky Mountain College's Nils Hoegbom earned the individual victory, but it was not enough, as Sierra Nevada took top team honors behind Luca Ricou's and Jaka Jazbec's second and third place results.
St. Anselm Finishes Fifth Leads Five MacConnell Division Teams into Top-Ten in GS at USCSA Nationals
(March 5, 2013) - St. Anselm College's Caitlin Forbes and Monica Redente finished eighth and 12th in today's women's giant slalom portion of the USCSA National Championships at Sun Valley, Idaho, en route to a fifth place team finish out of 18 teams. Castleton State College finished sixth, while Brown University was seventh. UMass Amherst and Clarkson University rounded out the top-ten in ninth and tenth. Sierra Nevada College's Matea Ferk and Johanna Tikkanen finished first and second to pace their team to victory.
Babson College and Brown University Headline ECSC MacConnell Division Teams Headed to the USCSA National Championships in Sun Valley, ID
(February 25, 2013) - The Babson College men's ski team and Brown University women's ski team claimed overall team titles this past weekend at the USCSA Eastern Regional Championships at Mt. Abram in Greenwood, ME. Babson secured their overall team championship by winning Sunday's slalom race and finishing runner-up in Saturday's giant slalom. Brown University's women finished first on both days and remain undefeated on the season. Dating back to last season, the Brown Bears have won 25 out of their last 26 races. The one race where they did not come out on top, was the giant slalom at last season's USCSA National Championships, where they placed second. In addition to the Babson men, Clarkson University (2nd), Castleton State College (3rd), the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (4th), and St. Anselm College also advance to the USCSA National Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho. Joining Brown University on the women's side are Castleton (2nd), St. Anselm (3rd), Clarkson (4th), and UMass-Amherst (5th). The women's giant slalom is slated for Tuesday, March 5th, while the men's giant slalom will take place the following day.
Brown Wins SL to Claim USCSA Eastern Regional Championships, While Babson Captures First Title Behind Stellar Performances by Dowd and Quisenberry
(February 24, 2013) - For the second year in a row, the Brown University women's ski team swept both events at the USCSA Eastern Regional Championships. The Brown Bears were led by Nika Mosenthal, who took top honors to hear the slalom gold. Mosenthal's teammate, Maria Mastanduno earned the bronze, while St. Anselm College's Caitlin Forbes picked up her second silver medal of the weekend. Forbes also captured the gold in the overall standings, while Mosenthal and Smith College's Lily Eriksen earned silver and bronze. The women from Castleton State College placed second on the day to clinch their program-best second place overall regional result. Clarkson University posted their best result since the first regular season race, as they rounded out the team podium in third. St. Anselm finished fouth and earned third in the overall regional standings. In the men's event, Babson College's Carter Dowd and Graham Quisenberry placed first and second to lead their team to victory and the overall USCSA Eastern Regional Championship. Castleton State College placed second in the race and third overall, while Clarkson placed third in the slalom and runner-up overall.
Smith's Eriksen and Castleton's Burke Win Individual GS Gold, as Brown Women and Clarkson Men Win Team Titles
(February 23, 2013) - Smith College's Lily Eriksen and Castleton State College's Robert Burke won today's USCSA Eastern Regional Championship Giant Slalom at Mt. Abram in Greenwood, ME. St. Anselm College's Caitlin Forbes finished runner-up, while Amanda Engelhardt of Brown University rounded out the podium in the women's race. Jason Pier of MIT placed second, while Christian Perryman of Clarkson University was third amongst the men's field. Brown won the women's GS title for the second year in a row, while Clarkson picked up the win on the men's side. Castleton and St. Anselm finished second and third in the women's race. In the men's competition, Clarkson was followed closely by Babson College and Castleton in the 13-team race.
Brown Women Sweep Podium to Close Out Regular Season, While Robert Burke Leads Castleton to Team Win
(February 17, 2013) - Nika Mosenthal, Amanda Engelhardt, and Maria Mastanduno finished 1-2-3, as Brown University completed their bid at a second consecutive perfect 2013 ECSC MacConnell Division regular season in today's slalom event at West Mountain in Queensbury, NY. Castleton State College finished second, which propelled them to second overall in the women's team standings, while Saint Anselm finished close behind in third. In the men's event, Castleton's Robert Burke became the seventh male racer to win this season, as his team won their third race of the season. First run leader Dillon O'Brien of the University of Connecticut slipped to fourth overall after his second run, but led the Huskies to a season-best second place team result. Babson College placed third, while Clarkson University was fourth behind Austin Florian's second place result. Despite the fouth place team finish, Clarkson captured their second consecutive ECSC MacConnell Division men's team championships.
Clarkson Men Win by 0.65 seconds, while Brown Ladies Run Away with Another Victory
(February 16, 2013) - Christian Perryman led the Clarkson University men to their third team victory of the season in today's giant slalom event at West Mountain in Queensbury, NY. Castleton State College finished only 0.65 seconds out of first to take the runner-up spot. Castleton's Robert Burke placed second, while Sean Donohue of Clarkson rounded out the podium. In the women's race, Brown University placed five women in the top-eight, as Emma LeBlanc, Nika Mosenthal, Maria Mastanduno, Catherine Stewart, and Amanda Engelhardt placed second, third, fourth, seventh, and eight, respectively. Smith College's Lily Eriksen claimed her fourth giant slalom win on the season. Castleton's women finished runner-up in the team standings.
Brown Women Ranked First in Recent CollegeSnowSports.com USCSA National Rankings, While Babson Moves up to Fifth
(February 5, 2013) - The Brown University women's ski team is ranked first in the most recent CollegeSnowSports.com USCSA Alpine Rankings. Defending USCSA National Chamion Sierra Nevada is ranked second, while Rocky Mountain College is third. In 2012, the Brown Bears captured the USCSA SL National Championship, as they finished runner-up in the combined standings. Along with Brown, three other ECSC MacConnell Division teams are represented in the women's top-ten. St. Anselm College, Castleton State College, and Clarkson University are ranked fifth, sixth, and seventh, respectively. In the men's rankings, the ECSC MacConnell Division's Babson College is ranked fifth, while Clarkson University is sixth, and Castleton State College is seventh. Rocky Mountain College is ranked first, while Sierra Nevada College and the University of British Columbia are ranked second and third.
Slemp and Perryman Lead Clarkson to Team Win / Smith's Eriksen Wins Again, but Brown Dominates with Five in Top-10
(February 3, 2013) - Alexander Slemp and Christian Perryman finsihed first and second in today's giant slalom event to lead the Clarkson University ski team to their second victory of the season. Castleton State College's Patrick Burke picked up his second podium result of the season to guide the Spartans to second, while Babson College was a close third. Smith College's Lily Eriksen won her third race of the season, while Emma Leblanc of Brown University finished runner-up. Caitlin Forbes of St. Anselm College rounded out the podium in third to lead the Hawks to a second place team finish. In addition to Brown's Leblanc, Nika Mosenthal, Maria Mastanduno, Catherine Stewart, and Amanda Engelhardt finished in the top-ten in fourth, fifth, seventh, and ninth, respectively.
Mosenthal and Engelhardt Lead Brown Women to Victory, while Dowd Paces Babson Men to First
(February 2, 2013) - Nika Mosenthal and Amanda Engelhardt finished first and second in today's slalom at Crotched Mountain to lead the Brown University women's ski team to their 17th straight division victory. St. Anselm's Monica Redente rounded out the individual podium in third. The Hawks finished third as a team, while Castleton State College placed second with three women in the top-ten. In the men's race, freshman Carter Dowd of Babson College picked top honors on the day with his second victory of the season, as his team finished picked up the team win. Dowd was followed by Clarkson University's Sean Donohue. Connor Krell of UMass led his team to a second place team finish with his third place result. Clarkson finished third.
Smith's Eriksen Wins Again, as Brown Women Take Team Title / Perryman Captures GS Win to Help Clarkson Men Win First Race of the Season
(January 27, 2013) - Smith College's Lily Eriksen won her second giant slalom event in as many days today. Eriksen was followed by St. Anselm College's Caitlin Forbes and Brown University's Emma Leblanc. Brown won the team event and remain undefeated in their past 16 regular season races, dating back to last season. St. Anselm finished in the runner-up spot, while Castleton rounded out the team podium. In the men's event, Christian Perryman of Clarkson University became the sixth different male racer to win this season, as he lead his team to their first victory of the year. Clarkson was followed by Babson College in second and Castleton in third. Babson's Carter Down continued his outstanding rookie campaign with a second place result, while the University of Massachusett Amherst's Cole Skiiner earned his first podium of the season.
Burke Brothers Lead Castleton Men to Victory, while Brown Ladies Win Again
(January 26, 2013) - Patrick and Robert Burke placed second and third to lead the Castleton State College Spartans to victory in today's giant slalom event. Clarkson's Alexander Slemp won ther race, becoming the fifth different male racer to win this season in five events. Clarkson placed second in the team event, while Babson College held on strong for third. On the women's side, Brown University won behind Emma Leblanc's runner-up performance. Smith College's Lily Eriksen took top honors on the day, as Caitlin Forbes of St. Anselm rounded out the podium and helped her team earn a second place team finish. The women from Castleton placed third.
ECSC MacConnell Division Represented Will on CollegeSnowSports.com USCSA National Rankings
(January 19, 2013) - The Brown University women's ski team is ranked second according to the latest CollegeSnowSports.com poll. Clarkson University, Saint Anselm, and the University of Connecticut are fourth, sixth, and ninth in the women's rankings. Clarkson is ranked fourth in the men's field and followed by Castleton State College in fifth. Babson College and the University of Massachusetts are ranked eighth and ninth. (Full List)
St. Anselm Men Win SL at Blackwater, while Brown Ladies Triumph Again
(January 19, 2013) - The Brown University women's ski team won their 14th consecutive regular season competition dating back to last season with today's slalom victory at Blackwater. The Brown Bears sweapt the podium with Nika Mosenthal, Emma Leblanc, and Amanda Engelhardt finishing first, second, and third. In the men's race, St. Anslem became the third different team to win this season, joining Babson and Castleton. Connor Krell of the University of Massachusetts Amhest took home top indivudal honors, as Babson's Carter Down placed second and Castleton's Connor O'Brien third.
Babson Men and Brown Women Win at Guntock
(January 18, 2013) - The Babson College men's ski team won today's giant slalom event at Gunstock. The win is their second victory in a row. The Brown University women's ski team earned their third victory in a row and 13th consecutive regular season win dating back to last season.
Brown Women Win Again, as Babson Men Capture Top Team Honors
(January 12, 2013) - The Brown University women's ski team won their second straigt race of the season at Pico, as they placed five women in the top-ten (including two on the podium). In the men's competition, Babson College posted their first team victory of the season with four men in the top-12, inculding Carter Dowd, who won the race.
Brown Women and Castleton Men Win Season Opener at Pico
(January 11, 2013) - The Brown University women's ski team won the opening slalom event at Pico Mountain in Mendon, VT today, while the men from Castleton won their race.
Alpine GA Position Open at Clarkson University
(November 16, 2012) - The Clarkson University alpine ski team is in search of a Graduate Assistant for the 2012/2013 season. Benefits include 18 credit hours per year, health insurance, and $10,000 stipend. For more information, contact Head Coach Skip Fox at email@example.com.
Castleton Ski Teams Volunteer at Kelly Brush Foundation Century Ride
(September 11, 2012) - This past Saturday, 31 members of the Castleton men’s and women’s ski teams volunteered their time at the Seventh Annual Kelly Brush Foundation Century Ride in Middlebury, Vt. Team members gathered at Middlebury College by 6:30 a.m. and remained through the conclusion of the event around 4:30 p.m. (Full Article)
Congratulations to Brown University's Kia Mosenthal
USCSA Slalom National Champion!!!
Clarkson, Castleton, and Babson finish 5-6-7 overall at Nationals
(March 10, 2012) - Clarkson University finished fifth overall at the USCSA National Championships at Sunday River, Maine this past week. Sierra Nevada College won the overall event and were followed by Rocky Mountain College, St. Olaf College, and the University of British Columbia. Clarkson was followed by Castleton State College and Babson College, who placed sixth and seventh out of 20 teams.
Brown Ladies Finish Runner-Up at USCSA National Championships
(March 10, 2012) - The Brown University women's ski team finished second overall behind Sierra Nevada College at the USCSA National Championships at Sunday River, Maine this past week. The Brown Bears did so by winning the slalom event and finishing in the runner-up spot in the giant slalom at the championships. Right behind Brown, were Clarkson University and St. Anselm College, who placed third and fourth out of 19 teams. The University of Connecticut also represented the ECSC MacConnell division well with a ninth place overall showing.
Clarkson Men Fifth in SL at USCSA Nationals
(March 10, 2012) - The Clarkson University men's ski team matched Thursday's giant slalom performance at the USCSA National Championships with another fifth place result in today's slalom event. The ECSC MacConnell Division's Babson College and Castleton State College placed seventh and eighth out of 20 teams.
Kia Mosenthal Wins USCSA National SL Championship as Bears Win Team Title
(March 9, 2012) - Brown University's Kia Mosentha won today's women's slalom event at the USCSA National Championships by 2.2 seconds over runner-up Tea Palic of Sierra Nevada College. The Brown Bears were crowned USCSA SL National Champions over Sierra Nevada, while St. Anselm College, Clarkson University, and UConn placed fourth, fifth, and ninth.
Clarkson Men Fifth in GS at USCSA Nationals
(March 8, 2012) - Clarkson University placed fifth out of 20 teams in today's giant slalom event at the USCSA National Championships. MacConnell Division rival Castleton State College checked in right behind the Golden Knights in sixth, while Babson College and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst finished eighth and ninth.
Brown Ladies Second in GS at USCSA Nationals
(March 7, 2012) - Brown University's women's ski team finished in the runner-up position in today's giant slalom event at the USCSA National Championships. Brown's MacConnell Division rivals Clarkson University placed fourth, while St. Anselm College was fifth and UConn ninth out of 19 teams.
Castleton Men and Brown Women Win USCSA Eastern Titles
(February 26, 2012) - The Castleton State College men's and Brown University women won this past weekend's USCSA Eastern Regional Championships at Sugarloaf.
Brown's Mosenthal and Clarkson's Phaneuf headline All-Division
(February 8, 2012) - Brown University’s Kia Mosenthal and Jean-Philippe Phaneuf of Clarkson University have both been named ECSC MacConnell Division Skier of the Year for their first place finishes in the overall ECSC MacConnell Division individual standings for the men and women, respectively. (Full Story)
Brown Women Ranked Third, Clarkson Men Fourth Nationally
(January 31, 2012) - The Brown University women's ski team is ranked third in the CollegeSnowSports.com national poll, while the Clarkson University men are ranked fourth. Three women's teams and four men's teams from the ECSC MacConnell Division are currently ranked in the top-ten. The women's team from St. Anselm are ranked fifth, while the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is sixth. Castleton State College's men are sixth and the University of Connecticut and UMass are seventh and eighth. (Full Poll)