Chancellor Zimpher Congratulates SUNY Plattsburgh Women’s Hockey Team on NCAA Championship

March 24, 2014

“Congratulations to the SUNY Plattsburgh Women’s Hockey Team on capturing the Division III national title. The lady Cardinals, 28-1-1, have a great deal to be proud of, with three players selected as CCM Hockey All-Americans, Goalie Sydney Aveson named national player of the year, and Coach Kevin Houle earning his second consecutive Coach of the Year award.”

SUNY has more than 85 NCAA Division I, 290 NCAA Division III, and 385 NJCAA intercollegiate athletics teams, as well as hundreds of athletics clubs.

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