If the Clarkson women’s hockey team did not add any players headed into this season, it would still have had one of the top offenses in the country. But when you have the opportunity to add the 2015-16 ECAC Player of the Year to an offensive juggernaut, the team becomes that much more potent.
This has been the case for Clarkson so far this season with the addition of grad student and forward T.T. Cianfarano (Oswego, N.Y.) to the roster. After missing all but two games as a member of the Quinnipiac Bobcats last season with undisclosed injuries, Cianfarano took her remaining year of NCAA eligibility and decided to play for the back-to-back national champs.
“It’s nice to be back,” she said of playing in the Empire State. “The older I get, the more I realize that I want to be closer to home. To get that opportunity to be able to play at one of the top schools in the country is an honor. I knew I wanted my friends and family to be able to see me play in my last year of college hockey. Clarkson just so happened to give me that opportunity, so I was very excited about that.”
When Cianfarano left Quinnipiac, she had amassed 110 points through 111 games, including 52 in her 2015-16 campaign. That season, Quinnipiac went 30-3-5, and Cianfarano showed what she is truly capable of when healthy and surrounded by talented players.