POTSDAM — The Clarkson University women’s hockey team is adding nine new players to the roster this fall, including three transfers.

Heading the list of transfers is former Boston College standout Caitrin Lonergan, a 5-foot-7 senior forward who played her first three seasons at Boston College.

Lonergan was on the Eagles’ roster this past spring when the Golden Knights defeated Boston College, 2-1, in overtime in an NCAA Tournament quarterfinal game at Cheel Arena.

Lonergan, from Roslindale, Mass., has already surpassed 100 points for her career.

Last season, she scored 14 goals with 25 assists in 37 games and two years ago she tallied 30 goals with 45 assists in 38 games.

She played for the U.S. national team last season in the Four Nations Cup.

The other transfer coming to Clarkson is Kayla Friesen, a 5-7 senior forward who previously played at St. Cloud State.

Clarkson’s final transfer is 5-8 junior goalie Amanda Zeglen, a Calgary, Alberta, native who played her first two seasons at Ohio State. She played in six games last year with the Buckeyes and seven as a freshman.

A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Friesen has scored 50 career points in her first three seasons, including five goals with 14 assists in 34 games last year.

The Golden Knights are also adding two freshmen forwards in Gabrielle David, 5-4, from Drummondville, Quebec, and Brooke McQuigge, 5-8, from Bowmanville, Ontario.

David comes from the Limoilou Titans, the same team Clarkson standout Elizabeth Giguere played for, and she tallied 21 goals with 38 assists in 24 games last year.

McQuigge played for the Whitby Wolves last season and scored six goals with 18 assists in 37 games.

She and David have also spent time with Canada’s Under-18 team.

The Golden Knights are bringing in three freshman defensemen, Steph Markowski (5-9) from Edmonton, Alberta, Lauren Bernard (5-7) from Madison, Ohio, and Emily Wisnewski (5-9) from Plymouth, Minn.

Markowski has played for Canada’s Under-18 team and last year scored 10 goals with 20 assists in 24 games for Pursuit of Excellence in the CSSHL.

Bernard has competed for the U.S. Under-18 team and spent last year playing for the Selects Hockey Academy. Wisnewski played for Wayzata High School last season with two goals and 17 assists in 25 games.

Clarkson is also adding freshman goalie Marie Dedert (5-7) from Milwaukee, Wis. Dedert was a teammate of Bernard’s last year at the Selects Hockey Academy.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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