February 2008

Pioneers run well at RIT

Posted Date: Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 11:58

For the second time in three weeks the Alfred State College track and field team had a strong showing at RIT.  On Friday evening, the Pioneers had several impressive performances as they competed versus mainly NCAA Division III competition.

Najia McGee (Edison Tech) continued her solid indoor season with 2nd place finishes in both the 55 m dash (7.44) and the 200 m dash (26..88).  Her time in the 55 m is the 3rd fastest in school history.

Reaghan Bulckley (Avoca) finished 2nd in the long jump with a leap of 4.92 m which ranks her 6th all-time at ASC.  In the same event Laura Anderson (Livonia) finished 10th (4.66 m) and McGee finished 11th (4.62 m).

Alvin Flemming (Eastridge), Andy Omoregie (Gates Chili), and Jermaine Thomas (Union Endicott), and Broncho Rollins (Ithaca) led the men's team. 

  • Flemming won the 55 m dash in 6.54 seconds (2nd fastest time in school history).  He also finished 4th in the 200 m (23.62). 
  • Omoregie won the 55 m hurdles (7.90) and the long jump (6.81 m). 
  • Thomas tied for 1st in the high jump with a leap of 1.87 m.
  • Rollins earned a trip to the NJCAA National Championships with a vault of 4.27 m.  He leap earned him 3rd place in the competition and 3rd place all-time in school history.

Rob Riley (Edison Tech) finished 2nd in the 200 m (23.62) and 4th in the 55 m (6.70), Dan Reynolds (Wayland Cohocton) finished tied for 5th in the high jump (1.77 m) and 8th in the pole vault (3.82 m), Keith Dziak (Buffalo/Bishop Timon) finished 6th in the 200 m (23.93), Tyrell Davis (Mt. Vernon) finished 6th in the shot put (12.85 m), Dan Fabiny (Wellsville) finished 7th in the 55 m (6.78), Cedric Crowder (Gates Chili) finished 7th in the 55 m hurdles (8.34), Zak Williamson (Rocky Point) finished 9th in the 5,000 m (16:29.40), and Nate Smith (Clymer) finished 9th in the weight throw (12.87 m).

The Pioneers will head to Cornell University next weekend.  A handful of athletes will compete at Friday's Region III Penthathlon beginning at 4 p.m. while most of the team will compete in the Cornell Invitational on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. 

Pioneers drop close one to Monroe

Posted Date: Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 19:30

The Alfred State College men's basketball team had its chances versus #8 Monroe CC but couldn't overcome 35 turnovers and 15 missed foul shots.  The Tribunes held on for a 63-54 victory.

Fran Lantigua (Jamestown) led A-State with 12 points and nine rebounds from the bench while Cerrone Jackson (Forrest Hills) and Travis Brannen (Elmira Free) chipped in 10 each.  Brannen also grabbed nine boards.

ASC led 29-26 at half despite 17 turnovers and five missed foul shots.  The Tribunes took the lead early in the second half and led by as many as nine before A-State rallied to within three with just over two minutes left.  MCC closed the game out on a 9 to 3 run to seal the victory.

Lionel Sullivan and Tim Cokley each finished with 15 points for the Tribunes while Jonathan Moore had 11 points and six assists. 

ASC shot 44.7% (17 for 38) from the field, 22.2% (2 for 9) from three, and 54.5% (18 for 33) from the foul line while MCC shot 36.8% (21 for 57) from the field, 18.8% (3 for 16) from three, and 69.2% (18 for 26) from the line.  The Blue and Gold held a 41 to 29 advantage on the boards.

The Pioneers (15-6, 4-2 WNYAC) will look to bounce back on Tuesday when they travel to Jamestown CC for a 7:30 p.m. tip versus the Jayhawks.

Lady Pioneers fall to Monroe

Posted Date: Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 12:41

The Alfred State College women's basketball team could never get anything going and fell 100-43 to NJCAA Division I power Monroe CC on Saturday.  The Lady Pioneers fall to 12-6 (3-2 WNYAC) on the season.

Tiffany McLaughlin (Wellsville) led the Lady Pioneers with 14 points while Anthia Smith chipped in 12 points.  The Lady Pioneers were held to 33.3% (17 for 51) shooting and turned the ball over 30 times.

Brittany Hilliard led five Lady Tribunes in double-figures with 18 points.  Caila Desroches added 15 points and 15 boards while Charmonique Watt finished with 15.  MCC shot 43.9% from the field and connected on nine three-pointers.

ASC returns to action on Tuesday to take on rival Jamestown CC at 5:30 p.m. 

Corbett Sets New School Record as Pioneers Tune up for Regionals

Posted Date: Monday, February 4, 2008 - 06:35

Alfred State College sophomore swimmer Kaitlyn Corbett (Clarence) set a new school record in the 100 backstroke as the Pioneers wrapped up the invitational portion of their schedule at the Genesee CC Cougar Winter Classic on Saturday.  Corbett swam a 1:07.86 to win the event and set a new school standard.

Corbett also finished 2nd in the 200 backstroke (2:33.91) and 5th in the 200 IM (2:42.18).  Jessica Chan (New Hyde Park) won the 100 free (1:03.04), finished 2nd in the 100 fly (1:14.69), and finished 3rd in the 200 back (2:39.10) while Becca Mastasio (Livonia) won the 500 free (6:08.11), finished 2nd in the 200 IM (2:38.18), and 3rd in the 50 free (28.16).

On the men's side, Dan Langworthy (Peekskill) was a double-winner.  He won the 50 free (24.01) and the 100 free (53.57).  Phillip Valenta (Maine Endwell) won the 200 breast (2:40.09), Paul Congdon (Bath) won the 500 free (5:52.41), and Garrett Chilson (Pioneer) won the 1 meter diving event (137.75).  Valenta added a 2nd place finishes in the 100 breast (1:11.39) and 400 IM (5:19.40) while Congdon was 2nd in the 100 free (56.16).

Brett Kozlowski (N. Tonawanda) finished 2nd in both the 50 free (24.09) and the 200 fly (2:22.45) while Alex Newell (Binghamton) finished 2nd in the 100 back (1:01.78) and the 200 back (2:10.97).  Sean Valvano (Newark) was 2nd in the 200 breast (2:44.88) and Kevin Minderlein (Salesianum) was 2nd in the 500 free (5:53.44).

The Pioneeers dive back into action on Tuesday when they travel to Jamestown CC to swim versus the Jayhawks and Erie CC.  This is the make-up meet from last Wednesday.

Pioneers Fall in OT

Posted Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 18:49
The Alfred State College men's basketball team overcame a 17-point halftime deficit and sent the contest into overtime with a Dusty Marshall (Newfield) three-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining but the Pioneers went ice cold in the overtime session (0 for 10 from the field) and fell 71-61 to Jamestown CC.  The Jayhawks improve to 13-12 on the year while A-State falls to 15-7 (4-3 WNYAC).

Jamestown led 40-23 at half but the Pioneers came out of the locker room firing and went on a 23 to 6 run in the first eight minutes of the half to tie it up at 46-46.  The lead changed back and forth and it looked like JCC was headed towards a victory with a five point lead, 61-56, with 1:47 remaining.  Jerome Hall (Cicero North Syracuse) hit a basket with 51 seconds remaining to cut it to three before Marshall tied it up with a three from the corner after getting a good pass from Cerrone Jackson (Forrest Hills).

Pat White (Warren, OH) led the Pioneers with 16 points while Fran Lantigua (Jamestown) came off the bench and finished with 13 points and seven rebounds.  Marshall chipped in 11 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists.

Craig Elston led four Jayhawk scorers with 15 points and 12 boards while Cody Troutman and Patrick Granjean each finished with 14.  Cory Aldrich chipped in 13 points, six assists, and five steals.

ASC shot 35.2% (25 for 71) from the field, 20% (4 for 20) from three, and 50% (7 for 14) from the line while JCC shot 43.3% (29 for 67) from the field, 31.3% (5 for 16) from three, and 47.1% (8 for 17) from the line.  The Pioneers were hampered by 22 turnovers including 15 in the first half.

The Blue & Gold return to action on Thursday when they host Erie CC at 7:30 p.m.

Lady Pios edge Jamestown

Posted Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 18:50
The Alfred State College women's basketball team squeezed past Jamestown CC 50-45 in a game where neither team could get the offense going.  ASC improves to 13-6 (4-2 WNYAC) on the year while JCC falls to 12-10.

Anthia Smith (Elmira Free) and Tiffany McLaughlin (Wellsville) combined to score 36 of the Lady Pioneers 50 points on the day.  Smith recorded a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds while McLaughlin finished with 16 points. 

Lacey Grove led the Jayhawks with 13 points while Kari Barmore finished with 11 points and 12 boards.

Jamestown led throughout the 1st half but held just a 23-22 lead at halftime.  JCC led 41-40 with 4:37 remaining before Smith connected on two foul shots.  After trading turnovers, McLaughlin made it 44-41 when she connected on a jumper.  Torlanda Poindexter hit a flying lay-up with 2:35 remaining to make it a one-point game once again, 44-43, but Smith hit two more foul shots to get the lead back to three.  Brianna Colburn hit two foul shots to cut the lead to one again but once again Smith answered by hitting two more foul shots.  Jamestown was unable a three-pointer off in the final seconds and Hillary York (Canisteo Greenwood) grabbed the rebound and hit two foul shots with four seconds remaining to seal the victory.

A-State shot just 27.3% (18 for 66) from the field, 29% (2 for 9) from three, and 80% (12 for 15) from the foul line while Jamestown shot 30.9% (17 for 55) from the field, 25% (2 for 8) from three, and just 56.3% (9 for 16) from the foul line.  JCC also turned the ball over 29 times compared to the Pioneers turnovers.

The Lady Pioneers return home on Thursday when they play a 7:30 p.m. contest versus Erie CC

Lady Pioneers slide past Erie

Posted Date: Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 16:26

Anthia SmithAnthia Smith (Elmira Free) recorded another double-double as the Alfred State College women's basketball downed Erie CC 70-47 in a WNYAC contest on Thursday.  A-State improves to 14-6 (5-2 WNYAC) while Erie falls to 3-19 (1-7 WNYAC).

Smith was 9 for 15 from the field and grabbed 18 rebounds (seven offensive & 11 defensive) to pace the Lady Pioneers.  Tiffany McLaughlin (Wellsville) added 16 points and five assists while Kristin Abbott (Webster Thomas) finished with eight points.  Ten of the eleven Lady Pioneers that dressed scored.

Kayla Mahiques led Erie with 17 points while Jackee Thompson chipped in nine points.  Kamalah Poles finished with eight points and 14 boards for the Lady Kats.

ASC led 31-20 but went on a run to start the 2nd half to put the game out of reach.  The Lady Pioneers shot 40.3% from the field and 70% from the foul line while Erie shot just 25.8% from the field and 66.7% from the foul line.  The Kats turned the ball over 24 times and were outrebounded 56 to 43.

The Lady Pioneers return to action on Saturday when they host Division I power Monroe CC at 1 p.m. at the Orvis Activities Center.

Pioneers Hang Tough but Fall to Erie

Posted Date: Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 16:42

Dusty Marshall - 2The Alfred State College men's basketball team hung tough with #13 Erie CC in a physical battle on Thursday evening but fell 78-68 to the Kats.  ECC improves to 19-5 (8-1 WNYAC) while ASC drops its third straight and falls to 15-8 (4-4 WNYAC).

Dusty Marshall (Newfield) had a solid game for Alfred finished with a double-double.  He was 9 for 17 from the field (2 for 4 from three) and 5 for 5 from the foul line ofr a game-high 25 points.  He also grabbed 10 boards and passed out five assists.  Travis Brannen (Elmira Free) chipped in 14 points and Dan Foley (Irondequoit) added 10.

Ray Blackburn led Erie with 24 points, 10 assists and four boards.  Michael Moore came off the bench and finished with 13 while Serign Bah added 10.  Ikyaator Msoo was tough on the glass finishing with eight points and 10 rebounds.

Erie led 32-30 at halftime but shot 51.5% from the field in the 2nd half to push out their lead.  They finished the day shooting 41.7% from the field 43.8% (7 for 16) from three, and 55% (11 for 20) from the line.  Alfred shot 38.2% from the field, 21.1% (4 for 19) from three, and 60% (12 for 20) from the line.  The Kats held a 50 to 42 advantage on the boards.

The Pioneers entertain Monroe CC on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.  The Tribunes enter the game ranked #8 in the latest NJCAA Division II poll.


Ed Foundation

Posted Date: Friday, February 8, 2008 - 05:23

The Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., annually funds up to eight Alfred State College students through its work-grant program, allowing students who are ineligible for work-study funds to find employment on campus.  The grant is renewable on an annual basis.

Additionally, departments within Alfred State can request student workers with specific skills and the work-grant coordinator attempts to meet those needs with appropriate student help.

Students funded through Ed Foundation to work in specific areas on campus are considered "regular" employees of the college and are expected to maintain the level of professionalism required of their colleagues.

Last year (2006-07), nine students earned a total of $7,548.75 under this program. This year, nine students were hired through the Work Grant program in the areas of engineering technology, student activities, and applied technology, and residential life, and have earned nearly $4,469.12 since July 1, 2007.

The program is administered through the Financial Aid Office.

The Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., is a private foundation representing faculty, staff, and friends of Alfred State College dedicated to improving the ASC community through the support of educational programs.  The activities pursued by the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., are governed by a board of directors made up of representatives from each of the following groups:  alumni, College Council, faculty and staff, and friends of the college.

The Foundation provides monetary support to enhance learning opportunities for students through scholarships, work grants, and community service projects.  The Ed Foundation also funds the Building Trades programs' hands-on home construction projects.

Additionally, the Foundation owns and maintains the School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville.  The 22-acre parcel consists of more than 20 buildings with some 800 students enrolled in 19 programs.  The programs, which stress "learning by doing," incorporate traditional classroom experience with comprehensive "on-the-job" laboratory experiences. Since 1996, the Foundation has invested over $2.3 million in improvements on the campus.

A-State in 1st place after first events of Regionals

Posted Date: Friday, February 8, 2008 - 17:32

Both the men's and women's indoor track and field team have at least a share of 1st place after the first two events of the Region III Championships.

In the pentathlon, Andy Omoregie (Gates Chili) finished 1st and Cedric Crowder (Gates Chili) finished 2nd.  Omoregie ran the 60 m hurdles in 8.73, jumped 6.37 m in the long jump, leaped 1.98 m in the high jump, threw the shot put 10.12 m, and finished the 1,000 in 3:27.02 to earn 3,176 points.  His point total is 3rd best all-time in ASC history.  Crowder earned 2,988 points on the day.  He ran the 60 m hurdles in 8.78, jumped 5.81 m in the long jump, leaped 1.65 m in the high jump, threw the shot put 11.38 m., and ran the 1,000 in 3:09.54.

Laura Anderson (Livonia) finished 2nd in the women's pentathlon competition.  She scored 2,254 points to record the 2nd best performance in ASC women's indoor history.  She ran the 60 m hurdles in 11.12, recorded a jump of 4.58 in the long jump and 1.37 m in the high jump, threw the shot put 6.84 m., and ran the 800 in 2:48.

The men's team has 30 points thus far in the competition followed by SUNY Cobleskill's 16, Erie CC's 12, and both Mohawk Valley CC and SUNY Delhi have 2.

The women's team is currently tied with Mohawk Valley CC and SUNY Delhi with 16 points.  Cobleskill has 6 points and Erie has yet to score.

The Regional Championship of the 200 m dash will be held tomorrow at the Cornell Invitational while the remainder of the events to decide a regional champion will be run at Hudson Valley CC on February 17th. 

A majority of the Pioneers will race at the Cornell Invitational tomorrow beginning at 10 a.m. in a final tune-up for the regional championship next weekend.