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Colgate Raiders Women’s Hockey earns ECAC preseason honors

Credit: Scott Kinville

The Colgate Raiders Women’s Hockey Team garners team and individual ECAC preseason honors for the 2023-24 season.

The Colgate Raiders Women’s Hockey Team had an outstanding 2022-23 season. Although the puck has not dropped on the 2023-24 season yet, it looks like it is already off to a great start.

The ECAC announced on Wednesday that the Raiders are the unanimous number one in its 2023-24 preseason poll. Colgate won the ECAC Postseason Tournament last season for the third consecutive time.

Here is the entire 2023-24 ECAC preseason poll

  • #1: Colgate
  • #2: Yale
  • #3: Quinnipiac
  • #4: Cornell
  • #5: Clarkson
  • #6: St. Lawrence
  • #7: Princeton
  • #8: Harvard
  • #9: Brown
  • #10: RPI
  • #11: Dartmouth
  • #12: Union
Graphic courtesy of Colgate University.

Individual Awards

The Raiders were also honored by the conference individually as well as defender Sydney Bard and forward Danielle Serdachny were named to the ECAC Preseason All-League Team. Both Bard and Serdachny are fifth year graduate students.

A look at the Colgate Raiders Women’s Hockey 2023-24 schedule

Bard is “the local girl” as she hails from New Hartford, New York. She has had an outstanding career at Colgate, in 140 total games played she has tallied eleven goals and seventhy-three assists for eighty-four points. In 2022-23, Bard was named to the ECAC Hockey First Team, was named ECAC Defender of the Month twice, and ECAC Defender of the Week three times. She also served as an alternate captain for the Raiders.

Graphic courtesy of Colgate University.

Serdachny has been a force to be reckoned with during her time at Colgate, and was particularly dominant in 2022-23. The Colgate Captian led the nation in scoring with twenty-five goals and forty-six assists for sevethy-one points in forty games played. She was a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award as the Women’s Hockey Player of the Year, was named to the All-USCHO First Team, and won several other national and conference honors. For her career, Serdachny has 178 points (60 goals and 118 assists) in 140 games played.

The Colgate Raiders enter the 2023-24 season ranked fifth, and will open the regular season on September 29 at home against the number two ranked Ohio St. Buckeyes. For more information about Colgate Raiders hockey, please visit

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