Battling to Stay #1

Published Jan. 10, 2011

The RIT Tigers are the No. 1 ranked women’s hockey team in the nation, according to the current Division III poll. This is the first time in the program's 36-year history that the Tigers are the top-ranked team.

“It's a great honor,” says head coach Scott McDonald, who is in his fifth season at RIT. “We have to stay humble and now know that everyone we play will be gunning for us even more. It's great to be No. 1 now, but would be even better to be the top team at the end of the season.”

The Tigers face their toughest test the weekend of Jan. 21-22 when they host No. 4 ranked SUNY Plattsburgh. Members of the RIT community are encouraged to pack Frank Ritter Arena that weekend and help cheer the Tigers on to victory.

In conjunction with the SUNY Plattsburgh series, Zeta Tau Alpha sorority is teaming up with Geneva General Cardiology Associates to help “Black Out Heart Disease.” Black jerseys to be worn by the Tigers in competition will be auctioned off online. For more information, visit: