April 2009

Lacrosse falls in battle at Monroe

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 15:26

The Alfred State College lacrosse team fell behind early and never could fully recover in a 12-10 loss to Monroe CC.  The Pioneers see their four game winning streak end and are now 6-2 on the year while the Tribunes registered their fourth straight victory and improve to 7-4.

MCC jumped out to a 4-0 lead early on and led 8-4 at halftime.  It was 10-6 after three quaters but the Pioneers scored three times in the 4th quarter to close it to 10-9 with 3:44 remaining.  MCC got back-to-back goals to put the game out of reach.

Ryan Speciale (Corning West) led the offense with three goals and an assist.  Ryan Grogan (Churchville) registered a goal and three asists while William Ardolino (William Floyd) and Cory Mee (Churchville) each had a goal and an assist.  Tony Micelotta (Irondequoit), Josh Mateo (Waterloo), James Moss (Hilton), Ben Rossignolo (Churchville), and Chase Bailey (Corning West) each scored once for the blue and gold.

Marshall Merritt (Marcellus) made 23 saves in net for the Pioneers.

Alfred State returns home on Friday for a 4 p.m. showdown with Finger Lakes CC.

Pioneers Split with Niagara

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 15:38

The Alfred State College baseball team split a back and forth home doubleheader with Niagara CCC on Tuesday.  The Pioneers won the opener 7-6 but fell 9-6 in the nightcap.  ASC is now 13-12 on the year while NCCC is 21-3.

In the opener, ASC rallied for three runs in 7th inning to earn the victory.  With the bases loaded and one out, Ray Sova (West Genesee) lifted a fly ball down the right field line that Shane Baker made a diving catch in foul territory for the second out.  Brian Zimmerman (Frontier) scored from third and Ryan Barkley (Penn Yan) scored from second after the relay throw bounced off the glove of the pitcher.  After a walk to Berto Vargas (Norman Thomas), Jake Dale (Keshequa) singled up the middle to score Kenny O'Brien (Norwalk, CT).

Andrew Foster (Mississauga, ONT) earned the victory with a complete game performance.  He allowed nine hits and three earned runs while striking out five.  O'Brien was the lone Pioneer with multiple hits finishing 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Dale was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI.

ASC jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings in the second game but the Trailblazers six in the 3rd inning to take control of the game.  The Pioneers closed within one 6-5 and 7-6 but could never plate the tying run.  In the 7th the first two hitters reached base before Paul McKenna came out of the pen and recorded the final three outs.

O'Brien was 2 for 3 with two triples and a RBI while Vargas was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.

Alfred State returns to Region III Division II action on Thursday when they travel to Mercyhurst North East.  First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Lady Pioneers Sweep Blazers

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 16:08

The Alfred State College softball team climbed over .500 with a doubleheader sweep of Niagara CCC, 9-0 and 9-7.  The Lady Pioneers are now 9-8 on the season and 6-2 in Region III Division III play.

In the opener, Amanda Theleman (Whitney Point) tossed a one-hitter.  She struck out six to improve to 6-6 on the year.  Holly Fitzpatrick (Hornell) was 2 for 4 with an RBI to pace the offense while Katie Marlow (Franklin Academy) was 1 for 2 with 2 RBI.  Kelly Eagan (Royalton-Hartland) and Christina Loder (Brantford, ONT) each were 1 for 2.

In the nightcap, Katherine McCarthy (Orchard Park) connected on a double to plate the winning run in the 8th inning.  McCarthy came around to score an insurance run on a Marlowe single.  ASC trailed 7-4 but scored two in the 6th and one in the 7th to send the game into extra frames.

Fitzpatrick was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI while Theleman was 2 for 5 with 2 RBI.  Theleman came out of the bullpen and tossed four innings to earn win #7 on the year.  Jessica Herbst (Naples) struck out seven in the first four innings of the game.

ASC returns home on Thursday to take on Genesee CC.  First pitch of the doubleheader is at 3 p.m.

Lacrosse Climbs Into the Poll

Posted Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 09:55

The Alfred State College lacrosse team has climbed into the NJCAA Division III National Poll for the first time in 2009.  ASC debuts in this week's poll at the #10 spot.

The Pioneers have won four of their past five games and are 6-2 on the season and 4-2 in Region III play.  There two losses have come by a total of eight goals in battles with other top ten teams (#3 Herkimer and #7 Monroe CC).

Ryan Speciale (Corning West) leads the team with 26 goals (34 points) while Ryan Grogan (Churchville) has 23 goals and 21 assists.  ASC has outscored opponents 125-72 on the season.  Goalie Marshall Merritt (Marcellus) has played every minute in net and has made 134 saves.

The Blue and Gold have five games remaining during the regular season with their next face-off scheduled for Friday versus Finger Lakes CC.  Gametime is set for 4 p.m. at Pioneer Stadium.

Open House - Sunday, April 19

Posted Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 12:15

The Admissions Office at Alfred State College announces an Open House program, Sunday, April 19, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Orvis Activities Center on the Alfred campus.

Prospective students and their families are invited to participate in a variety of programs, both formal and informal, designed to provide flexibility in visiting any area of interest to the student.  Information tables and representatives from ACES (Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and Services) the campus food service/vending provider, Admissions, Athletics, Residential Life, Student Activities, the Center for Community Education and Training, Information Technology, Counseling Services, Career Development, Financial Aid, the Honors Program, and the Learning Center will be available.

Campus tours of both the Alfred and Wellsville campuses will also be available.  Representatives from all academic areas will be present to provide tours and answer questions.  Reservations are not necessary.

For additional information, contact the Alfred State College Admissions Office at 1-800-4-ALFRED or (607) 587-4215, or visit our Open House page.

Alumni Choral Spring Concert - Sunday, April 26

Posted Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 12:16

Alfred State College presents the 58th Annual Alumni Choral Spring Concert, under the direction of Anthony Cappadonia, ASC director of vocal music emeritus.  The concert will be held Sunday, April 26, at 2 p.m. in the Orvis Activities Center Auditorium on the Alfred State College campus.

The concert is open to the public free of charge and features the Alfred State College Alumni Choir; the Alumni Jazz Singers; the '87 Collegiate Quartet; and the '57 Varieties Instrumental Group.

The Alfred State Alumni Jazz Singers' roster includes David Bay, Webster; Elaine Burrows, Colden; Bebe Cappadonia, Almond; Paula Graham, Rochester; Jennifer Griffith, Hornell; Jerry Howe, Dansville; Carole Klotzbach, Buffalo; Peter Klotzbach, Buffalo; Chris McCabe, Fulton; Merri-Lou McKeever, Rochester; Annie Peiffer, Palmyra; Nancy Schrader, Newark; Todd Thatcher, Perry; John Thompson, Dalton; and Keith Zimmerman, Marilla.

Don Lynskey serves as the Alumni Choir accompanist; Patricia Wiggers serves as Alumni Singers' accompanist; and Rob Griffith and Keith Zimmerman serve as recording engineers.

Cappadonia, professor of music emeritus, earned his bachelor and master degrees in instrumental and vocal music from Ithaca College and continued graduate work at Syracuse and Alfred universities.  He has authored many articles in the Choral Journal, a national publication. He is also an accomplished composer, most recently honored by performance of his Alleluia, Prayer, and Amen at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Cappadonia is a member of the American Choral Directors' Association and has served as guest conductor and adjudicator for many county and area all-state choirs throughout New York and Pennsylvania.  He was presented the ASC College Council Outstanding Service Award in May 2000.

The Alfred State Concert Choir Alumni Organization was formed in 1957 and maintains an active membership of over 400. This organization has supported the college concert choir with donations and fundraising efforts over the years to provide scholarships for college choir members.  The ASC Choir Alumni also established the Anthony C. Cappadonia Scholarship Fund to be used by the college to assist future students.  In the spring, alumni from across the United States return to Alfred to attend the Annual Choir Alumni Weekend which includes rehearsals, a dinner/dance, and concert.

Lady Pioneers Fall to Genesee

Posted Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 15:51

The Alfred State College softball team fell 10-5 and 16-6 to Genesee CC on Thursday afternoon.  The Lady Pioneers are now 9-10 on the season and 6-4 in Region III Division III play.

GCC used a five-run 5th inning to break open a 5-3 game in the opener.  Katherine McCarthy (Orchard Park) led the offense with a 3 for 4 day including a two-run triple.  Amanda Theleman (Whitney Point) also chipped in multiple hits finishing 2 for 4.

Alfred State scored four runs in the bottom of the 4th inning to close within 7-6 in game two but the Lady Cougars erupted for nine runs in the 5th to complete the sweep.  Leandra Spoor (Laurens) was 1 for 2 with a RBI while Jessica Herbst (Naples), McCarthy, and Theleman were each 1 for 3 with a RBI.

The blue and gold open a busy weekend on Saturday with a 1 p.m. doubleheader at Mercyhurst North East.  They return home on Sunday for a Noon start versus Jefferson CC.

Pioneers Sweep Mercyhurst North East

Posted Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 16:04

Behind solid pitching performances from Joe Wallace (Avoca) and Brian Ervay (Elmira Southside) the Alfred State College baseball team swept Mercyhurst North East, 7-2 and 7-1, in a Region III Division II contest.  The Pioneers improve to 15-12 overall and 4-2 in Region III Division II play.

Wallace threw a complete game four-hitter in game one.  He didn't allow an earned run, walked three, and struck out four.  Karl Kofmel (Ottawa, ONT) and Ryan Barkley (Penn Yan) collected two-run singles in the 1st inning to get the Pioneers off to a fast start.  Ervay, Brian Zimmerman (Frontier), and Justin DiCarlo (Oakville, ONT) each collected two hits.

In the nightcap, Ervay held the Saints without a hit for the first 4.2 innings..  He finished the game tossing 6.1 innings allowing just two hits and one earned run.  He walked two and struck out six.  Mark Cicotti (Horseheads) recorded the final two outs.  Jake Dale (Keshequa) keyed the offense with a 3 for 4, 2 RBI day while Berto Vargas (Norman Thomas) finished 2 for 2 with two runs scored.

The Pioneers and Saints (10-13, 1-5 Region III Division II) continue their four game series on Saturday with a 1 p.m. doubleheader at ASC Field. 

Pioneers Trip Up Lakers

Posted Date: Friday, April 17, 2009 - 14:35

Behind a strong start the #10 ranked Alfred State College lacrosse team downed Finger Lakes CC 20-14 in a Region III contest played at Pioneer Stadium on Friday afternoon.  ASC jumped out to a 13-6 lead at halftime en route to the victory that improves the team to 7-2 on the year.

William Ardolino (William Floyd) and Ryan Speciale (Corning West) each scored five goals and passed out an assist to the lead the blue and gold's offense.  Ardolino's five goals was a season best while it was the third time Speciale scored five in a contest.

Churchville Chili grads Ryan Grogan and Ben Rossignolo were also key contributors to the offense.  Grogan finished with three goals and three assists while Rossignolo had a season high four goals.

Josh Mateo (Waterloo) was tough at the face-off circle leading to much of the offense for the Pioneers.  He finished with one goal, two assists, and ten groundballs.  Tyler Baird (Corning West) and Chase Bailey (Corning West) were credited with goals while James Moss (Hilton) and Tony MIcelotta (Irondequoit) passed out an assist.

Marshall Merritt (Marcellus) made 23 saves in net for the Pioneers while Mitch Mertel (Churchville) collected nine groundballs on the defensive side of the ball.

The Pioners travel to Mercyhurst North East on Sunday for a 1 p.m. contest with the Saints.

Saints shut down Lady Pioneer bats

Posted Date: Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 15:06

Mercyhurst North East pitching limited Alfred State College to just six hits in a doubleheader sweep on Saturday afternoon in North East, PA.  The Lady Saints won the opener 13-0 and the nightcap 2-0 to improve to 20-11 on the year and 7-1 in WNYAC play while the Pioneers are now 9-12.

Christina Loder (Brantford, ONT) collected the lone hit in game one of the doubleheader.  MNE scored 11 runs in the first inning to put the game out of reach.

Jessica Herbst (Naples) allowed just four hits in a complete game effort but was the tough luck loser.  Loder was the lone Pioneer with multiple hit finishing 2 for 3.

The Lady Pioneers return to action on Sunday when they host Jefferson CC in a Noon doubleheader.