February 2009

Pioneers Down Medaille JV

Posted Date: Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 09:14

The Alfred State College men's basketball team used an early run to take control in a 82-70 victory over Medaille College JV on Sunday afternoon.  The Pioneers even up their record with the victory at 10-10.

Travis Brannen (Elmira Free) was 11 for 14 fromt he field and led all scorers with 27 points.  He also added nine rebounds, three assists, and two blocks.  Dan Foley (Irondequoit) recorded a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds.  Neil Wilson (Ft. Worth, TX) finished with nine points and 10 assists while Chris Lorenzo (Syracuse/Corcoran) and Chris Dalton (Elmira Southside) both finished with eight poitns each.

Phil Maiaria led Medaille with 24 points off the bench.  Angel Flores chipped in 14 and Steve Bryant added 11.  The Mavericks connected on 14 three-pointers on the day. 

ASC shot 50% (18 for 36) in the first half and 47.1% for the day.  They held a commanding 58 to 32 advantage on the boards including 19 offensive boards. 

The Pioneers play again on Monday evening when they host Ithaca College JV at 7 p.m. at the Orvis Activities Center.

McCarthy Named Pre-Season Softball All-American

Posted Date: Monday, February 2, 2009 - 11:24

McCarthyAlfred State College sophomore outfielder Katherine McCarthy (Orchard Park) has been named a NJCAA Division III 2nd team pre-season All-American.  McCarthy is one of six players from Region III to be honored.

McCarthy was second on the Lady Pioeners with a .324 batting average (36 for 111).  She collected four doubles, two triples, and drove home 18 runs.  She also scored 20 runs and was 4 for 6 stealing bases.  She also played a tough defense recording five outfield assists.

McCarthy and the Lady Pioneers finished 2008 with a 10-28 record during Coach Mike Caba's first year.  The 2009 campaign begins March 16th with the college's annual trip to Myrtle Beach, SC for the Snowbird Softball Tournament.

Other Region III members on the pre-season All-American list include: P: Lindsey Grace (Monroe CC), C: Angella Hooey (Corning CC), and IF: Sara Bowman (Broome CC) 1st team and P: Megan Meyers (Corning CC) and C: Courtney Roberts (Herkimer CCC).

Speaker Named Pre-Season Baseball All-American

Posted Date: Monday, February 2, 2009 - 11:37

SpeakerAlfred State College sophomore infielder Derek Speaker (Starpoint) has been named to the NJCAA Division II Pre-season All-American 1st team.  Speaker is the only representative of Region III in the any of the three teams.

Speaker hit .352 (63 for 179) during the 2007-08 season.  He collected 10 doubles, one homerun, and drove in 34 runs.  He scored 48 bases and was 37 for 40 on the base paths.  He was an All-Region 1st team selection following the spring season.

This fall, Speaker hit .288 (15 for 52) with two doubles and nine RBI.  He scored a team high 15 runs and was 10-11 stealing bases.

Speaker has played all over the field during his time wearing the blue and gold spending time at 2B, SS, 3B, OF, and on the mound. 

Speaker and the Pioneers are busy preparing for the upcoming spring season which will begin March 14 with the teams annual trip to Cocoa, FL to play at Cocoa Expo.

Pioneers Win 3rd Straight

Posted Date: Monday, February 2, 2009 - 15:21

The Alfred State College men's basketball used a 29-0 run en route to a 87-58 victory over the JV squad from Ithaca College.  The Pioneers have won three straight and are 11-10 on the season.

Neil Wilson (Ft. Worth, TX) led four Pioneers in double figures finishing with 24 points (5 for 10 from three).  Dan Foley (Irondequoit) finished with 14 points, 10 assists, and eight boards while Travis Brannen (Elmira Free) added 13 points, eight rebounds, and four blocks.  Geoff Hicks (Buffalo/Cleveland Hill) had his best game with 12 points and eight rebounds. 

Matt Fitzpatrick led the Bombers with 24 points and nine rebounds while Dan Feinstein added 13.

ASC shot a blistering 52.9% (37 for 70) from the field and held a 50 to 25 advantage on the boards.

The Pioneers return to WNYAC play and start a six-game roadtrip on Thursday when they travel to Genesee CC for a 8 p.m. tip-off.

Louis Named Region Athlete of the Week

Posted Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 05:09

LouisAlfred State College freshman Wenley Louis (Irondequoit) has been named the Region III male athlete of the week.  Louis had a solid performance at the Colgate Class of '32 Invitational over the weekend.

Louis won the long jump with a leap of 6.92 m and then finished 2nd in the triple jump with a mark of 13.72.  Louis was competing versus competition from 17 different colleges.  The event was also day one of the Region III Indoor Championships so Louis claimed two Region titles with his performances.

His performance at Colgate follows two first performances at the Mary Phillips Open at Fredonia.  At Fredonia he leaped 7.1 m in the long jump to qualify for the NJCAA Indoor National Championships and 13.8 m in the triple jump.

Louis, who will return to action this Saturday at Susquehanna University, is the 7th Pioneer athlete to be honored by Region III with the weekly award. 

ASC Mardi Gras Celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 24

Posted Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 10:59

Students enrolled in the culinary arts programs at Alfred State College will prepare a Mardi Gras celebration, featuring a New Orleans-style menu, on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 5-7 p.m., in the student cafeteria of the Culinary Arts Building on the Wellsville campus.

Masked wait staff will serve patrons at tables decked out in bright colors designed to evoke a Mardi Gras atmosphere; jazz selections will provide additional ambience.  Guests will receive complimentary Mardi Gras beads in the traditional colors of green, gold, and purple.      

Cost of the event is $13 for adults; $6 for children 10 and under.  Proceeds from the event, which is sponsored by the Top Hat Club (the culinary honor society), will benefit the Club's Activity Fund.

Culinary seniors Abigail Kirsch, Wellsville, Chris Clark, Olean, and baking senior Jessica Babb, Little Genesee, are student managers of the event.

The event is open to the public; no reservations will be accepted.

For additional information, please call the Culinary Arts Department at (585) 593-6270, ext. 3170, or (607) 587-3170.

Wrestlers compete at Jamestown

Posted Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 09:36

The Alfred State College wrestling team spent this past weekend at Jamestown CC competing on both Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, the Pioneers fell 36-15 to Jamestown CC in a dual meet that was rescheduled from earlier in the week.  Cody Lansberry (Kendall) earned the blue and gold's lone victory on the mat with a 5-3 decision at 157 lbs.  Mike Gustafson (Warren, PA) and Broncho Rollins (Ithaca) each earned forfeit wins.

On Saturday, ASC competed in the annual JCC Open.  Gustafson, Lansberry, and Dan Dwyer (Lafayette) earned first round wins but could not advance any further.  Gustafson defeated Cody Billotte (Lycoming) 14-1, Lansberry downed JD Bardanis (Niagara CCC) 4-0, and Dwyer downed Martin Giboo (Jamestown CC) 8-0.

Darren Whittall (Starpoint), Rollins, and Dan Steiger (Miller Place) all fell in their first round contests but rebounded with victories.  Rollins and Steiger both registered pins.

The Pioneers return to action on Wednesday evening when they host Mercyhurst North East in their home finale.  Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Pioneers Down MNE, Earn First Victory

Posted Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 14:06

The Alfred State College wrestling team downed Mercyhurst North East 18-17 to earn their first dual match victory of the season.

The match came down to the final bout between Alfred State's Dan Dwyer (Lafayette) and Mike Powell at 197 lbs.  Dwyer was able to come out victorious 4-1 to erase a 17-15 Saint lead and give the Pioneers the 18-17 victory.

MNE led 6-0 to start the evening following a forfeit at heavyweight.  Mike Gustafson (Warren, PA) made it 6-3 with a 2-1 victory over Mike Capobianco at 133.  Brian Gaines earned a 3-1 victory at 141 to give the Saints a 9-3 advantage.  ASC took the lead for the first time after receiving forfeit victories at 157 Cody Lansberry (Kendall) and 165 Broncho Rollins (Ithaca).  Mercyhurst took back the lead, 17-15, with a 12-10 overtime victory by Timothy Meahl  over Eric Giles (Vestal) at 174 and a 17-1 victory by Joshua Miller at 184.

The Pioneers are now 1-5 overall and the season and 1-4 in WNYAC action.  The team travels to Niagara CCC on Saturday for a 2 p.m. battle with the Trailblazers.

Wt. Class 

Result  Team Score 
285 Ross Hayden (MNE) win via forfeit MNE 6 ASC 0 
125  No Match MNE 6 ASC 0 
133  Mike Gustafson (ASC) 2-1 over Mike Capobianco (MNE)  MNE 6 ASC 3 
141  Brian Gaines (MNE) 3-1 over Darren Whittall (ASC)  MNE 9 ASC 3 
149  No Match  MNE 9 ASC 3 
157  Cody Lansberry (ASC) win via forfeit  MNE 9 ASC 9 
165 Broncho Rollins (ASC win via forfeit  MNE 9 ASC 15 
174 Timothy Meahl (MNE) win 12-10 (OT) over Eric Giles (ASC)  MNE 12 ASC 15 
184  Josh Miller (MNE) 17-1 over Dan Steiger (ASC) MNE 17 ASC 15 
197 Dan Dwyer (ASC) 4-1 over Mike Powell (MNE) MNE 17 ASC 18 

Genesee Downs Lady Pioneers

Posted Date: Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 15:06

Genesee CC shot 48% from the field as they knocked off the Alfred State women's basketball team 106-54 in a WNYAC match-up on Thursday.  The Lady Pioneers fall to 8-10 overall and 3-3 in Region III Division II games.

Brittney Brooks (Elmira Free) led the way with 19 points and nine rebounds.  Sherelle Brooks  (Elmira Free) chipped in 7, Christina Loder (Brantford, ONT) finished with six points, six rebounds, and five assists, and Shawna McNeil (Hornell) came off the bench and added six points.

The Lady Pioneers continue their two week road trip on Saturday with a 1 p.m. start at Niagara CCC.

Pioneers Down Genesee

Posted Date: Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 16:50

The Alfred State College men's basketball team shot 48% from beyond the three-point arc in a 80-63 WNYAC road victory at Genesee CC.  The Pioneers have won four straight and improve to 12-10 overall and 4-4 in WNYAC action.

Travis Brannen (Elmira Free) led the way with 23 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks.  Neil Wilson (Ft. Worth, TX) was 5 for 10 from three en route to a 21 point performance.  Wilson also added six rebounds and five assists.  Chris Lorenzo (Syracuse/Corcoran) was 5 for 8 from three, finishing with 19 points and six rebounds.  Dan Foley (Irondequoit) had a solid all around game chipping in nine points, six rebounds, and six assists.

ASC led 37-36 at half.  They finished the day 12 for 25 from three and held a huge 56 to 27 advantage on the boards.

ASC continues their six-game road trip on Saturday when they travel to Niagara CCC for a 3 p.m. tilt with the Trailblazers.