Daniel Caritey
Daniel Caritey
Year: 1999
Team: Ice Hockey and Baseball

A transfer student in the winter of 1974 from St. Anslem College, Daniel Caritey quickly made his presence known on campus. He excelled in both varsity hockey and varsity baseball for three consecutive seasons. On the ice, his athletic honors included being a first team selection to Hockey's All State College Team and the All-East Team in Division II & III in 1975, 1976, and 1977. He received the James Ellingwood Memorial Award in both 1975 and 1976. This award honors athletes whose athletic performance and achievement on and off the ice exemplified the life of Coach Ellingwood. As co-captain on the hockey team, he set three school records in the '76-77 season: most goals in a season (26), most assists in a season (41), and total points accumulated in a season (67). He was renowned for his hat trick performance.

On the diamond, he patrolled centerfield and knew the importance of hustle and backing up his teammates. He said, "It's your responsibility to be there, you can't let the runner have an easy base." Dan's sense of responsibility was evident whenever and whatever he played. He was honored with a selection to the All State College team and the All New England First Team in 1976 and 1977. As a fitting end to a stellar career, Dan received an Honorable mention for All- American in both hockey and baseball in his senior year.

Dan returned to campus in 1979 to receive a Masters of Education. A degree he pursued with honors.