CU women's hockey goalie Tiley named recipient of 2018 ECAC Hockey Mandi Schwartz Award
ALBANY, N.Y. – Clarkson University senior goaltender Shea Tiley (Owen Sound, Ontario) has been named the recipient of the 2018 ECAC Hockey Mandi Schwartz Student-Athlete-of-the-Year Award, as announced today by ECAC Hockey.
Presented annually to a student-athlete who excels in the classroom, participates in a minimum of 50 percent of a team's games, and demonstrates leadership on and off the ice, the award is named in honor of former Yale standout Mandi Schwartz, who lost her battle with cancer in 2011.Tiley is the second Clarkson student-athlete to earn ECAC Hockey's most prestigious award, joining former Golden Knights standout Vanessa Gagnon, who earned the honor in 2014.
Tiley, who sports a 3.89 grade-point average while majoring in Biology, enjoyed a sensational senior campaign with the Golden Knights, capped by leading the team to its second consecutive NCAA Women's Frozen Four title. For her efforts, Tiley was named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year, a first-team all-America honoree, top-10 finalist for the 2018 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, and Most Outstanding Player at the 2018 Women's Frozen Four.
Tiley's accomplishments in the classroom were equally impressive. A three-time ECAC Hockey all-academic honoree and a CoSIDA Academic All-American, Tiley earned Presidential Scholar and Dean's List accolades every semester at Clarkson, received Clarkson's Phalanx Award – the University's highest honor, and was honored as Clarkson's most outstanding senior Biology major.
Tiley concluded her collegiate career as the Golden Knights' all-time winningest goaltender with a record of 114 wins, 24 losses and 14 ties. She netted 36 shutouts, recorded a save percentage of .937 and a stingy goals-against average of 1.38.
During her time as a student-athlete, Tiley dedicated countless hours to the local community in Potsdam, New York. She worked with Doctors without Borders, a Learn to Skate program with a local third-grade class, and volunteered at a local hospital.
Tiley was selected from a group of 12 outstanding candidates, one representing each institution. The honorees are Cynthia Kyin, Brown; Breanne Wilson-Bennett, Colgate; Diana Buckley, Cornell; Hailey Noronha, Dartmouth; Chelsea Ziadie, Harvard; Stephanie Sucharda, Princeton; Alicia Barry, Quinnipiac; Whitney Renn, Rensselaer; Dakota Golde, St. Lawrence; Arianna Kosakowski, Union; and Kaitlin Gately, Yale.