UNITED STATES COLLEGIATE SKI ASSOCIATION (USCSA)

Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference (ECSC)

MacConnell Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Macconnel Division has nine colleges and universities that compete in alpine ski racing. It competes under the governance of the Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference within the United States Collegiate Ski Association.  The mission of the MacConnell Division is to promote high level alpine competition in a safe environment with an atmosphere of sportmanship.  The Division is named after former University of Massachusetts ski coach, Bill MacConnell.

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:

ECSC to Host Ski Racing Specific College Fair on September 28th

(September 15, 2014) - The Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference (ECSC) will be hosting their Annual USCSA Ski Racing College Fair at The College of The Holy Cross in Worcester, MA on Sunday, September 28 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The program will be held in the Hogan Ballroom & Dunn Reception Area of the Henry M. Hogan Campus Center.  High school juniors, senior and anyone interested in participating in collegiate ski racing at the USCSA level are welcome.  For more information, please contact ECSC Chair, Bo Bigelow at bbigelow@uscsa.com.  For a list of participating colleges and universities, click here:  ECSC College Fair Sheet

MacConnell Division to Host Four FIS University Races in 2015

(July 17, 2014) - USCSA ECSC MacConnell Division Coordinator, Larry Gianatti, has announced that the MacConnell Division will host four FIS University races as part of their regular season ten-race schedule.  Races at Sunapee, NH (1/16/15 - GS), Blackwater, NH (1/17/15 - SL), and Crotched, NH (1/31-2/1/15 - GS/SL) are slated as FIS University events.  The remaining six races on the schedule will continue to be USSA Sanctioned events.
For more information, click here:  2015 MacDiv Info Sheet

Clarkson and Castleton Men Stand on Podium, while UConn Places 4th at USCSA Nationals

(March 15, 2014) - For the first time since 2008, two MacConnell Division teams stood on the podium in the overall at the USCSA National Championships, as the Golden Knights of Clarkson University and the Spartans of Castleton State College finished second and third at Whiteface in Lake Placid, NY.  Clarkson, who finished runner-up earlier in the week in GS, placed fifth in the SL to earn hold on to second place overall.  Castleton rebounded from a sixth place result in the GS with a third place performance in the SL to propel themselves to third overall.  The University of Connecticut, in their national championship debut, were very impressive, as they placed fourth.  Babson College, 17th in the GS, placed fourth in the SL to move up into a tie for tenth.  

Babson College's Carter Dowd led all MacConnell Division racers by placing 6th overall.  Dowd, placed 15th in GS and earned the bronze in the SL a couple of days later.  Close behind Dowd in the overall was Connor Krell of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  Clarkson's Sean Donohue and UConn's Griffin Struyk placed ninth and tenth, while Matthew Couture and Ben Hannah led Castleton in 12th and 13th out of 114 racers.  Other MacConnell Division racers in the top-30 included Christian Perryman (16th, Clarkson), Sam Barber (19th, Babson), Karl Robicsek (21st, Castleton), Austin Florian (22nd, Clarkson), Robert Chambers (25th, UConn), and Alexander Slemp (26th, Clarkson).

Brown Women Finishes 3rd Overall to Lead Four MacConnell Teams into top-10 at USCSA Nationals

(March 15, 2014) - With a third place result in the GS and 4th in theSL, the Brown University women's ski team placed third overall at the USCSA National Championships at Whiteface in Lake Placid, NY.  The Brown Bears finished on the overall podium behind Rocky Mountain College (1st) and Sierra Nevada College (2nd).  The University of British Columbia placed fourth, while the MacConnell Division's Castleton State College placed fifth after placing fifth in the GS and sixth in the SL.  Clarkson University finished tied for sixth overall, while the University of Massachusetts tied for tenth. 

Brown's Natalie Pearl and Ali Gunesch led all MacConnell Division athletes, as they finished sixth and seventh out of 108 athletes.  Clarkson's Taylor Manderson finished 14th, while Castleton's Blaire Hooper was 16th.  Eugenia Kronenberg of Brown placed 20th, as Castleton's Lisa Davis and Ali Spencer finished 21st and 22nd.  Sarah Shafer of Clarkson and Claire Hamnett of UMass rounded out the top-25 in 24th and 25th.

Castleton Finishes on Podium in 3rd to Lead Four MacConnell Teams into Top-8 in SL at USCSA Nationals, while Babson's Dowd 3rd

(March 14, 2014) - Castleton State College finished on the podium in third place behind Rocky Mountain College and Sierra Nevada in today's SL portion of the USCSA National Championships at Whiteface in Lake Placid, NY.  The Spartans were closely followed by fellow MacConnell Division teams Babson College and Clarkson University, who placed fourth and fifth.  The University of Connecticut placed eighth in the 19-team field. 

Babson's Carter Dowd led all MacConnell Division racers in third place out of 112 competitors.  Dowd was followed by Castleton's Matthew Couture, who placed 13th, while Griffin Struyk of UConn and Connor Krell of Univeristy of Massachusetts-Amherst placed 14th and 15th.  Castleton's Ben Hannah was 16th, while Clarkson's Sean Donohue was 17th. 

Brown 4th, Castleton 6th in Women's SL at USCSA Nationals

(March 14, 2014) - The Brown University women's ski team finished fourth in today's SL portion of the USCSA National Championships at Whiteface in Lake Placid, NY.  Sierra Nevada College took top honors by only 0.82 seconds over runner-up Rocky Mountain College, while St. Olaf College rounded out the team podium in third.  The University of British Columbia finished fifth just ahead of Castleton State College. 

Ali Gunesch led Brown with an 11th place finish, while Natalie Pearl placed 15th.  Castleton's Blaire Hooper led three Spartans into the top-30 with a 19th place result.

Along with Brown and Castleton, MacConnell Division teams from Clarkson University and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst placed eighth and 11th.

Clarkson Men Finish Runner-Up in GS at Nationals, UConn 5th, Castleton 6th

(March 12, 2014) - Five skiers from the Clarkson University men's squad all placed between 14th and 22nd in GS portion of the USCSA National Championships in Lake Placid, NY enroute to a second place team finish.  Charles Lowth led the Golden Knights with a 14th place result, while Sean Donohue was 17th, Alexander Slemp 19th, Christian Perryman 21st, and Austin Florian 22nd.  The only team to beat Clarkson was Sierra Nevada College, who placed all five of their racers in the top-nine.  Rocky Mountain College's Nils Hogbom took top individual honors. 

Two other MacConnell Division teams were able to produce strong results on the day, as the University of Connecticut placed fifth, while Castleton State College was six in the 20-team event. 

Pearl Leads Brown to Podium Result, While Castleton Places 5th, Clarkson 6th at USCSA Nationals

(March 11, 2014) - Brown University's Natalie Pearl's led her team to a third place finish in the GS at the USCSA National Championships today in Lake Placid, NY.  Pearl, making her national championship debut, finished third individually behind Rocky Mountain College's Frida Svedberg and Eloise Julliand. Pearl's teammate, Ali Gunesch finished strong in tenth place.  Rounding out the team scoring for Brown was Amanda Engelhardt, who placed 20th.

Rocky Mountain finished first in the team standings, while Sierra Nevada College was runner-up with all five of their women in the top-ten.  Brown was third, followed by the University of British Columbia in fourth.  Brown's MacConnell Division rivals Castleton State College, Clarkson University, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst represent the division well by placing fifth, sixth, and ninth, respectively. 

Engelhardt Earns Top Spot at Regionals and Leads MacConnell Athletes to Regional Honors

(February 24, 2014) - Athletes from the USCSA ECSC MacConnell Division earned individual accolades over the weekend for their performaces in the USCSA Eastern Regional Championships at Sugarloaf USA in Carrabassett Valley, Maine.

In the women's event, Amanda Engelhardt of Brown University finished runner-up in the giant slalom portion of the USCSA Eastern Regional Championships and then followed up that result by winner the slalom.  Those results earned her a trip to the top of the podium in the combined and First Team USCSA All-Eastern Regional Honors.  Another Brown student-athlete, Emma LeBlanc, also had an impressive weekend.  LeBlanc, winner of the giant slalom event, posted the ninth best slalom runs to finish runner-up for the championships.  Castleton State College's Ali Spencer finished third in the giant slalom and sixth in the slalom, which were both season bests.  The results put Spencer into third overall.  Babson College's Kristen Sweeney was seventh after the giant slalom, but a runner-up performace in the slalom moved her up to fourth overall and earned her the individual berth to the USCSA National Championships.  Brown's Ali Gunesch was fifth after finishing fifth in giant slalom and third in slalom.  Engelhardt, LeBlanc, Spencer, Sweeney, and Gunesch all earned USCSA All-Eastern Regional Honors.  Click here to view the 2014 USCSA All-Eastern Team.

Krell leads MacConnell Division Student-Athletes to Regional Honors

(February 24, 2014) - Athletes from the USCSA ECSC MacConnell Division earned individual accolades over the weekend for their performaces in the USCSA Eastern Regional Championships at Sugarloaf USA in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. 

In the men's field, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst's Connor Krell took top honors after winning the giant slalom and placing tied for third in the slalom.  Krell swapped spots with Babson College's Carter Dowd, who finished second overall based on USCSA Race Points.  The University of Maine-Farmington's (ECSC Reynolds Division) Alex Rose rounded out the podium by finishing fourth in the giant slalom and sixth in the slalom.  The University of Connecticut's Griffin Struyk finished in fourth place over after placing seventh in giant slalom and runner-up in slalom.  Babson's Graham Quisenberry finished sixth in giant slalom and eighth in slalom move into fifth overall.  Krell, Dowd, Rose, Struyk, and Quisenberry each earned USCSA All-Eastern Regional Honors.  In addition, Krell earned an individual berth to represent UMass and the ECSC MacConnell Division at the USCSA National Championships. Click here to view the 2014 USCSA All-Eastern Region Team.

Brown Picks up Third Straight Regional Crown, While Babson Repeats

(February 23, 2014) - For the third year in a row, the Brown University women's ski team stood atop the team podium at the USCSA Eastern Regional Championships, which here held at Sugarloaf USA, Maine.  The Bears claimed the title in convincing fashion, as they swept both giant slalom and slalom events, while occupying four of the six podium spots available in the two races.  After finishing second in the giant slalom, Castleton State College cruised to second place overall after placing third in the slalom.  The University of Massachusetts-Amherst placed third overall behind their bronze medal performance in the giant slalom and fifth in the slalom.  Northeastern University of the ECSC Thompson Division placed fourth, while Clarkson University rebounded from a seventh place giant slalom to finish second in slalom and fifth overall in the 16-team event.  Brown, Castleton, UMass, Northeastern, and Clarkson all earned berths to the USCSA National Championships in Lake Placid/Whiteface, NY.

In the men's overall, Babson College earned their second straight regional title after finishing second in the giant slalom and first in the slalom.  Clarkson University, winner of the giant slalom, slipped to fourth in the slalom, but it was good enough to put them in second overall.  The University of Connecticut posted their best-ever regional result with a third place result after finishing third in the giant slalom and runner-up in the slalom.  Castleton State College used a pair of fifth place results to place fourth overall, while Northeastern Universtiy earned fifth in the 16-team race.  Babson, Clarkson, UConn, Castleton, and Northeastern all earned berths to the USCSA National Championships in Lake Placid/Whiteface, NY. 

Brown Contiues Perfect Season with Slalom Victory, While Babson Jumps to First

(February 23, 2014) - The Brown University women's ski team placed two women on the podium in today's slalom at the USCSA Eastern Regional Championships en route to their 12th victory of the season.  Amanda Engelhardt, yesterday's silver medalist, added gold to her collection by clocking the second-fastest runs in the morning leg and after portion of the slalom.  Engelhardt's teammate, Ali Gunesch rounded out the podium in third.  Babson College's Kristen Sweeney, sixth after the first run, posted the fastest second run to propell herself into the runner-up spot.  Seventh place after the giant slalom event, the women from Clarkson University rebounded with a second place team result, while yesterday's runner-up Castleton finished third. 

In the men's race, Babson College took home the regional slalom title behind Carter Dowd's individual victory.  Close behind Dowd was the University of Connecticut's Griffin Struyk, who placed second.  Struyk's result helped UConn to their best-ever performance at the regional championships, as the Huskies fnished second in the team standings on the day.  St. Anselm College rounded out the team top-three behind Eric Brandolini's third-place tie with the University of Massachusetts-Amherst's Connor Krell. 

Clarkson Men and Brown Women Claim Giant Slalom Portion of USCSA Eastern Regional Championships

(February 22, 2014) - With three skiers in the top-15, the Clarkson University men's ski team captured today's giant slalom at the USCSA Eastern Regional Championships at Sugarloaf.  The Golden Knights were led by freshman Charles Lowth, who finished in the runner-up spot.  Babson College finished second behind Carter Dowd's bronze medal performance.  The University of Connecticut rounded out the podium.  Connor Krell of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst earned top individual honors with his first place performance. 

In the women's event, Brown University took the top spot to win their 11th race of the season behind a pair of top individual efforts.  Emma LeBlanc checked in with the fastest two-run time of the day, while teammate Amanda Engelhardt was runner-up.  Ali Spencer of Castleton State College led her team to a second place result by stepping on the podium for the first time this season in third.  The University of Massachusetts ladies sit in third after day one of the regional championships. 

Brown's Natalie Pearl and Babson's Carter Dowd Earn Individual Titles with Victories in Final Slalom at Bromley

(February 9, 2014) - Brown University's Natalie Pearl won today's slalom at Bromley to cap off the Bear's third consecutive perfect season.  Brown has now won 30 regular season ECSC MacConnell Division races in a row.  With the win, Pearl earns her first individual season title.  Pearl's teammate, Amanda Engelhardt finished runner-up in the race and season standings, while Babson College's Kristen Sweeney finished third in race and third in the season standings, while locking up the lone individual berth to the USCSA Eastern Regional Championships.  In the team standings, Clarkson University finished second over Castleton State College, which broke a tie for second place in the season standings coming into the race. 

In the men's race, Babson College's Carter Dowd led his team to victory with his first place performance in today's event.  With the win, Dowd earns his second consecutive division title.  The win wasn't enough to hold off Clarkson University in the season standings.  Clarkson, third in the race behind Austin Florian's runner-up performance, picked up their third straight division championship.  Castleton State College finished second in the race and third in the season standings.  Babson's Graham Quisenberry and MIT's Michael Suglian finished tied for third. 

Clarkson Men and Brown Women to Each Secure Third Consecutive Division Titles

(February 8, 2014) - The Clarkson University men's ski team earned their third team win in a row and sixth over in today's slalom at Bromley.  The win solidifies Clarkson's third straight ECSC MacConnell Division regular season title.  Austin Florian and Charles Lowth led the Golden Night charge taking two spots on the podium.  Florian captured his second slalom victory of the season, while Lowth rounded out the podium in third.  Connor Krell of the University of Massachusetts finished in the runner-up spot.  In the team standings, Castleton State College finished second, while the University of Connecticut was third, St. Anselm College fourth, and Babson College fifth.

Amanda Engelhardt and Ali Gunesch finished first and second to lead Brown University victory in today's race.  With the result, the Bears locked up their third consecutive ECSC MacConnell Division regular season title.  For Engelhardt, the win was her third of the season, while Gunesch earns her third podium in four races.  Clarkson University's Sarah Shafer rounded out the podium in third, which helped lead her team to a runner-up finish.  Castleton State College was third, while St. Anselm College was fourth and the University of Connecticut fifth. 

Clarkson's Lowth Wins Third GS to Lead Golden Nights, while Brown's Pearl Caps Off Perfect GS Run with Fifth Ladies Victory

(February 2, 2014) - Clarkson University's Charles Lowth picked up his third giant slalom victory of the season to lead his team to another first place result in today's ECSC MacConnell Division event at Crotched Mountain.  Lowth finished just ahead of the University of Massachusett's Connor Krell, who took second.  Babson College's Carter Dowd occupied the final podium spot in third placed.  Clarkson's team result was followed by the University of Connecticut, who placed three men in the top-11 to secure their best result of the season.  Krell's UMass team rounded out the team podium in third.

Natalie Pearl of Brown University claimed her fifth giant slalom victory of the season to lead her team to their 28th consecutive win.  Pearl was followed by the University of Connecticut's Kelsie Carlette, who posted the fastest second run to propell herself from fifth to second.  Pearl's teammate Ali Gunesch rounded out the podium.  Castleton State College finished in the runner-up spot with three women in the top-15, while St. Anselm College was third. 

Brown Ladies Sweep Top-Four Spots to Earn Win, While Clarkson Men Edge Castleton by 1.05 Seconds

(February 1, 2014) - For the 27th ECSC MacConnell Division race in a row, the Brown University women's ski team found themselves in the winners cirlcle.  The Bears won today's slalom at Crotched Mountain in convincing fashion, as Amanda Engelhardt, Emma Leblanc, Natalie Pearl, and Ali Gunesch claimed the top-four spots, respectively.  Only 0.52 seconds separated the top three spots.  The race for second place in the team standings was also close, as St. Anselm College crossed the finish line 1.47 seconds ahead of Castleton State College.  Clarkson University finished only 0.29 second behnd Castleton to place fourth, while the University of Connecticut was fifith, only 1.14 seconds off of fourth.

The men's event proved to also be a close contest, as Clarkson University edged Castleton State College by only 1.05 seconds.  The University of Connecticut picked up third place, but finishing 0.16 seconds ahead of fourth place University of Massachusetts.  A little less than a second later, Babson College checked-in at fifth place.  Babson's Carter Dowd, second after the morning leg of the event, dominated the second run to propell himself into first place ahead of first-run leader Matt Couture.  Couture was followed by Clarkson's Sean Donohue, who rounded out the podium.

MacConnell Division Alumni Race / Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser Set for Crotched Mountain

(January 29, 2014) - The MacConnell Division is hosting the First Annual MacConnell Division Alumni Race at Crotched Mountain Ski Area on Saturday, February 1st. All alumni from MacConnell Division teams are invited to participate in this event.  In conjunction with the alumni event, the MacConnell Division will be providing pink bandanas and other "pink" items to all racers and spectators for a small donation. 

The event will be run as a GS and is scheduled to start soon after the division's regular season slalom event comes to a close.  Anticipated start time is 3:30 PM.  The entry fee for the event is $50, which includes a lift ticket for the entire day.  Registration will take place in the main lodge at Crotched Mountain.  Come support your favorite team and then challenge to win the First Annual MacConnell Division Alumni Race!

Any questions or concerns, should be directed to the coach of your respective alma mater.  If you are an alumi from a team that is no longer in the ECSC MacConnell Division, feel free to e-mail macconnelldiv.com with any questions or concerns. 

Babson Comes Out on Top in Men's GS, as Brown Places Four in Top-Ten to Capture Team Crown

(January 26, 2014) - The Babson College men's ski team picked up their second victory of the season by a slim margin of 0.54 over runner-up Clarkson University and 1.79 over third-place Castleton State College in GS at Whiteface today.  Clarkson's Charles Lowth won for the second day in a row, while Babson's Carter Dowd was second.  Castleton's Patrick Burke claimed his second podium result of the weekend in third. 

The Brown University women's ski team earned their 26th consecutive win by placing four women in the top-ten in today's giant slalom event at Whiteface. Natalie Pearl captured her fourth win of the season, while teammate Ali Gunesch was third.  Lily Eriksen of Smith College finished in the runner-up position.  Castleton State College finished 6.3 second behind the Bears to earn second, while St. Anselm College was third.  

Castleton Men Come Away with Team Victory, while Brown Ladies Continue Winning Streak

(January 25, 2014) - The Castleton State College men's ski team won their first race of the season at today's giant slalom at Whiteface.  The Spartans were led by Patrick Burke, who finished second.  Clarkson University's Charles Lowth claimed his first collegiate victory, while Babson College's Graham Quisenberry rounded out the podium.  Babson finished second and St. Anselm College was third.

The Brown University women's ski team earned their 25th consecutive MacConnell Division victory at today's giant slalom at Whiteface.  Natalie Pearl and Emma Leblanc posted the fastest two times of the day to lead the Bears to victory.  Babson College's Kristen Sweeny was third in the race.  Castleton State College captured the runner-up spot, while Clarkson University placed third.

Clarkson Men Get Back on Track and Brown Ladies Win Again

(January 18, 2014) - The Clarkson University men's ski team rebounded from Friday's runner-up result to claim today's slalom at Blackwater Ski Area.  Austin Florian led the Golden Knights with his first victory of the season.  Castleton State College finished second, while the University of Connecticut rounded out the podium.  Carter Dowd of Babson and St. Anselm's Benjamin Roy took second and third. 

The ladies of Brown University captured their 24th consecutive MacConnell Division win, as the Bears took all, but one of the top-six spots in the race.  That one spot went to Babson College's Kristen Sweeney, who won her first race of her collegiate career.  Brown's Sylvie Bertrand and Natalie Pearl finished second and third overall.  Clarkson University finished second, while St. Anselm College was third.  

Donohue Wins Third Straight, but Babson Takes Team Win, While Brown Earns Victory with Top Two Individuals

(January 17, 2014) - Sean Donohue of Clarkson University claimed his third straight win of the season in today's giant slalom at Sunapee, but it wasn't enough to propell his team to victory.  Babson College took top honors by 1.01 seconds over Clarkson thanks to Sam Barber's runner-up finish, while UMass Amherst was third behind Connor Krell's third place result. 

Brown University's Natalie Pearl and Emma Leblanc finished first and second in the women's race to lead their team to another win.  St. Anselm College finished in the runner-up spot, while Clarkson University rounded out the team podium.  Babson College's Kristen Sweeney finished third in the race. 

Donohue and Clarkson Men Win Again, While Brown's Pearl Claims Top Honors for Herself and Team

(January 10, 2014) - Clarkson University's Sean Donohue earned his second victory in as many days to lead the Golden Knights the team win.  Donohue was followed by Christian Perryman, who finished second.  Connor Krell of UMass Amherst rounded out the podium in third. Babson College finished runner-up for the second day in a row, while Castleton State College placed third. 

Natalie Pearl earned her first victory of her collegiate career to lead the Brown Univeristy Bears to the top of the team podium.  Sylvie Bertrand finished in the runner-up spot, while Smith College's Lily Eriksen was third.  For the second day in a row, Clarkson placed second and the ladies from Castleton State College were third in the nine team event. 

Clarkson's Donohue Leads Men's Team to Victory, as Brown Ladies Continue Winning Ways

(January 9, 2014) - Clarkson University's Sean Donohue claimed the opening MacConnell Division slalom at Okemo today to pace his team to victory.  Donohue's teammate Austin Florian finished third, while Babson College's Carter Down finished runner-up, as did his team.  Castleton State College placed third in the team standings. 

In the women's event, Brown University won their first race of the season and took the top two spots on the individual podium.  Amanda Engelhardt and Natalie Pearl finished 1-2 to guide Brown to their 21st consecutive MacConnell Division win.  Monica Redente of St. Anselm College finished third, but it wasn't enough to get her team into the top three, as Clarkson University finished second with five ladies in the top-ten.  Castleton State College placed three women in the top-15 to earn third as a team.

MacConnell Division Opens Regular Season at Okemo

(January 5, 2014) - The regular season for the USCSA ECSC MacConnell Division kicks off on Thursday, January 9th with slalom at Vermont's Okemo Mountain Resort and giant slalom the following day. 

Last season's regular season women's champion, Brown University, look to continue their upbeaten streak, which currently stands at 20, and capture their third straight division title. St. Anselm College and Castleton State College will aim to challenge Brown's winning steak. St. Anselm finished fourth at last season's USCSA National Championships ahead of Brown's sixth place result, while Castleton earned reguar season and regional runner-up honors.

Champions of the 2012 and 2013 regular seasons, the men from Clarkson University begin their second consecutive title defense.  The Golden Knights will face a test in Babson College, who finished on the team podium in third at last season's USCSA National Championships just ahead of Clarkson's fourth place result.  Babson also edged Clarkson at the USCSA Eastern Regional Championships. 

In addition to the events at Okemo, the MacConnell Division will travel to Mount Sunapee (NH), Blackwater Ski Area (NH), Whiteface (NY),  Crotched Mountain (NH), and Bromley Mountain Ski Resort (VT) throughout the season.  The top-five women's and top-five men's teams at the end of the regular season advance to the USCSA Eastern Regional Championships, which will be held at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort in Maine.

(November 19, 2013) - CONGRATULATIONS to St. Anselm Head Coach

Melissa Caflisch for getting engaged to her long time boyfriend Jameson!!!

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.

Men's Combined Individual Results / Men's Combined Team Results

Babson, UMass, Clarkson 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.  UMass Amherst finished close behind in fifth, while Clarkson University 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. 

Men's SL Individual Results / Men's SL Team Results

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.

Women's Combined Individual Results / Women's Combined Team Results

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.

Women's SL Individual Results / Women's SL Team Results

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.

Men's GS Individual Results / Men'sGS Team 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.

Women's GS Individual Results / Women's GS Team Results

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.  Clarksonfinished 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 Gunstock

(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 afox@clarkson.edu.

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)

2014 USCSA National Championships

MEN

1st - Sierra Nevada College
(1st GS/2nd SL)

2nd - Clarkson University
(2nd GS/5th SL) / (Pictured above, right)

3rd - Castleton State College
(6th GS/3rd SL) / (Pictured above, left)
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4th - University of Connecticut
(5th GS/8th SL)

10th (tied) - Babson College
(17th GS/4th SL)

WOMEN

1st - Rocky Mountain College
(1st GS/2nd SL)

2nd - Sierra Nevada College
(2nd GS/1st SL)

3rd - Brown University
(3rd GS/4th SL)
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5th - Castleton State College
(5th GS/6th SL)

6th (tie) - Clarkson University
(6th GS/8th SL)

10th (tie) - University of Massachusetts-Amherst
(9th GS/11th SL)

2014 USCSA Eastern Regional Championships

WOMEN

1st - Brown University                   (1st GS/1st SL)

2nd - Castleton State College    (2nd GS/3rd SL)

3rd - University of Massachusetts-Amherst
(3rd GS/5th SL)

4th - Northeastern University (ECSC Thompson Division)                    (4th GS/5th SL)

5th - Clarkson University              (7th GS/2nd SL)

2014 Eastern Regional Championships

MEN

1st - Babson College                  (2nd GS/1st SL)

2nd - Clarkson University              (1st GS/4th SL)

3rd - University of Connecticut
(3rd GS/2nd SL)

4th - Castleton State College      (5th GS/5th SL)

5th - Northeastern University (ECSC Thompson Divison)                     (4th GS/7th SL)