The Alfred State College track and field team had numerous athletes qualify for the Region III Championship and the NJCAA Division III Championship at the SUNY Brockport Invitational on Saturday.
John Sweeney (Barker) won the 10,000 meter run and qualified for nationals with a time of 34:27.30 while Dan Reynolds (Wayland Cohocton) returned to action and won the pole vault competition with a leap of 14'3.25".
Rod Streater (Burlington, NJ) was 2nd in the 100 m (11.17) and 2nd in the 200 m (23.18). David Gross (Brockport) was 2nd in the shot put (47'7.25") and 4th in the discus (137'). Matt Owlett (Alfred Almond) qualifed for nationals in the 1,500 (4:17.87), Peter Francia (Greece Olympia) was 5th in the steeplechase (10:27.17), and Corey Smith (Wallkill) was 6th in the steeple (10:46.23).
Brian Zintel (Letchworth) ran the 800 in 2:03.55 and Alex Curran (Williamson) was 5th in the pole vault (13'9.25"). The 4 x 400 relay team finished 5th (3:36.12).
On the women's side Kaleigh Ligoci (Cicero North Syracuse) qualified for nationals in the 1,500 (5:32.64). In the 4 x 400 the team of Kassandra Durant (Ilion), Bridget McMahon (Avoca), Reaghan Bulkley (Avoca), and Shawna McNeil (Hornell) finished 4th (4:59.88).
ASC returns to action next Saturday when they travel to SUNY Geneseo. Action is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
The Alfred State College baseball team completed a four game sweep of Mercyhurst North East with 5-3 and 13-8 victories on Saturday. The Pioneers improve to 17-12 overall and 6-2 in Region III Division II play.
Mercyhurst North East broke a 2-2 with a run in the top of the 7th inning but Berto Vargas (Norman Thomas) connected on a walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the inning to propel the Pioneers to the victory.
Andrew Foster (Mississauga, ONT) allowed three runs on five hits in seven innings of work to pick up his fourth victory of the season. Jake Dale (Keshequa) was the lone Pioneer with multiple hits finishing 2 for 2 with an RBI.
Kenny O'Brien (Norwalk, CT) led Alfred State's 15-hit attack in game two with a 3 for 4, 6 RBI day. Joe Wallace (Avoca) was 3 for 3 with a RBI and Karl Kofmel (Ottawa, ONT) was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI. Vargas was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI, Brian Zimmerman (Frontier) was 2 for 3, and Dale connected on a two-run homer.
Kyle Binder (Hornell) struck out nine in five innings of work to improve to 5-1 on the year. He allowed two earned runs and allowed seven hits. Mark Cicotti (Horseheads) came out of the pen with the bases loaded in the 7th to record the final out and earn the save.
The Pioneers scheduled opponent for Sunday, Ithaca College JV, forfeited the doubleheader so Alfred State will return to action on Tuesday at 1 p.m. when they take on Genesee CC.
The Alfred State College softball team concluded a busy week with a doubleheader sweep of Jefferson CC, 5-3 and 3-2, on Sunday afternoon. The Lady Pioneers are now 11-12 overall on the year and 8-4 in Region III play.
In the opener, Christina Loder (Brantford, ONT) and Leandra Spoor (Laurens) each drew bases loaded walks in the deciding 4th inning to break a 2-2 tie. Jessica Herbst (Naples) added an insurance run with a RBI groundout.
Herbst led the offense with a 2 for 4, 2 RBI day while Amanda Theleman (Whitney Point) registered her 8th win of the campaign with seven solid innings. She allowed one earned run on six hits while striking out seven Cannoneer batters.
In the nightcap, the Lady Pioneers scored the deciding three runs again in the bottom of the 4th inning. Katie Marlow (Franklin Academy) and Hilary York (Canisteo Greenwood) drove in runs.
Herbst tossed six solid innings on the mound to earn the victory. She allowed seven hits and two runs to improve to 3-4 on the year. Theleman registered her first save of the year by getting the final three outs in the 7th.
The blue and gold return to action on Tuesday when they host Monroe CC in a WNYAC doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.
The Alfred State College lacrosse team improved to 8-2 heading into the final week of the regular season following a 19-8 victory over Mercyhurst North East. The Pioneers led 9-5 at half but put the game out of reach by outscoring the Saints 7 to 1 in the 3rd quarter.
Josh Mateo (Waterloo) and Ryan Grogan (Churchville) each finished with five points. Mateo tallied four goals and an assist while Grogan finished with three goals and two assists. Ryan Speciale (Corning West) found the back of the net three times and passed out an assist, Tony Micelotta (Irondequoit) scored once and three assists, and William Ardolino (William Floyd) and James Moss (Hilton) each scored twice and had an assist.
Ben Rossignolo (Churchville) had a goal and two assists while Michael Harris had a goal and an assist. Cory Mee (Churchville) and Chase Bailey (Corning West) each scored a goal while Tyler Baird (Corning West) and Eric Danhesier (Sweet Home) were credited with assists.
Mashall Merritt (Marcellus) made eight saves in net to record the victory.
ASC, ranked #10 in the latest NJCAA poll and 6-2 in Region III play, returns to action on Wednesday when they host #1 Onondaga CC at Pioneer Park at 4 p.m.
Six Alfred State College students were recently inducted into the college's chapter of the Psi Beta National Honor Society in psychology.
The new inductees are Ashley Tisdale, Olean, liberal arts and sciences: social science; Edwin Stratton, Canisteo, human services; Bethany Kelly, Delevan, human services; Angela Outman, Wellsville, nursing; Anna Graham, Wellsville, liberal arts and sciences: social science; and Danielle Hanchett, Belmont, liberal arts and sciences: social science.
Professor Joseph D. Foreman serves as the faculty adviser to the honor society chapter. Psi Beta chapters sponsor programs, activities, and participation in community service projects. Students in Psi Beta must maintain a grade point average of 3.0, as well as maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 for nine hours of psychology.
Psi Beta is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American psychological Association and the American Psychological Society.
An Alfred State College graduating senior was named State University of New York (SUNY) 2009 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence winner. Samuel Parent, Gouverneur, was honored at a reception in Albany in April where he received a commemorative certificate and a medallion suitable to be worn at commencement and other special events. Parent, a senior in the baccalaureate-level electrical engineering technology program with a minor in computer engineering technology and information security, holds and maintains a grade point average (GPA) of 3.79 (out of a possible 4.0).
During his time at ASC, Parent has been involved in the Karate Club, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (vice president/secretary) ASC Student Chapter, SMET (School of Management and Engineering Technology), Student Advisory Council, and the Student Code of Conduct Committee.
Parent, a familiar name on ASC's Dean's List, was the recipient of a Millennium Scholarship from Alfred State, which required him to maintain a GPA higher than 3.5.
Additionally, Parent is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Tau Alpha Pi national honor societies.
Academics are not Parent's only strong suit; he also lends his talents to his adopted community, helping out at a local soup kitchen, as well as assisting his academic department during Open House activities, talking with prospective students about the program at ASC.
Parent also serves as a choir member, Eucharistic minister, and lector at St. Jude's, the local Catholic church.
Parent also served as a summer intern at the NY Power Authority helping engineers catch up on back work such as updating and modifying schematics for various electrical systems.
Parent, a 2005 graduate of Gouverneur High School, is the son of Susan and David Parent, Gouverneur.
SUNY recently honored 238 college students from SUNY campuses throughout the state with the 2009 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence, a rigorous three-part process that begins at the campus and evaluates each student's performance not only in the classroom, but also in the athletic arena, the art studio, and the community, to determine the winners. This year's recipients of the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence are among the most gifted and talented students in the entire SUNY system.
The Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence was created 12 years ago to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and been recognized, for the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, or career achievement.
The awards are given out annually to students who earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.78 or higher (out of a possible 4.0) and who record a significant contribution to their campus or local community.
Each year, campus presidents establish a selection committee, which reviews exemplary members of their college communities who are graduating. Nominees are then forwarded to the Chancellor's Office and are subject to a second round of review. Finalists are then recommended to the Chancellor to become recipients of the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.
David Gross (Brockport) and Dan Reynolds (Wayland Cohocton) will represent Alfred State College at this week's prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia, PA. The duo will compete in the annual event that has taken place since 1895.
Gross will compete at 11:15 a.m. on Friday in the shot put. Gross' top throw of the year came at the NJCAA indoor track & field championship where he recorded a toss of 16.33 m. His best throw of the outdoor season came this past weekend at SUNY Brockport (14.51 m). Currently, Gross is ranked 2nd on the NJCAA Division III performance list.
Reynolds will compete at 3 p.m. on Friday in the pole vault. Reynolds' top leap of the year came at the NJCAA indoor track & field championships where he won the competition with a vault of 4.72 m. His top performance during the outdoor season was 4.35 m this past weekend at SUNY Brockport. Currently, Reynolds sits in the top spot on the NJCAA Division III performance list.
After competing at the Penn Relays, Gross and Reynolds will shift their focus to the outdoor post season. Regionals are scheduled for May 1-2 in Orchard Park, NY and Nationals will be competed at Alfred State between May 7-9.
To follow the action of the Penn Relays visit: http://www.thepennrelays.com/
Alfred State College Director of Student Activities and Orientation Spencer Peavey, and Assistant Director of Student Activities and Orientation, Antonio-Philip Lytle, were honored at a recent National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) conference.
Peavey was presented the Outstanding Orientation Professional award. This honor/certificate is provided once a year in the region to an orientation professional who shows outstanding contributions to the orientation, retention, and transition profession (e.g., research, publications, presentations, etc.). Peavey has been involved with NODA since 2003. He's currently the upstate New York coordinator for NODA as well as the facilitator for the Regional Orientation Leader Institute (ROLI). ROLI is a two-day leadership workshop for experienced Orientation Leaders. This past year, ROLI had over 18 different colleges send 38 students to attend this intensive workshop
Lytle was presented with an award for the region's best presentation, "Incorporating Service into Your Orientation Program." Colleges and Universities from 14 states and five Canadian provinces sent representatives to this conference. Lytle's presentation was considered tops among over 35 other presentations held during the conference weekend; it reviewed how Alfred State College's New Student Service Day, held every year for new students, incorporated service learning into New Student the college's new student orientation.
The Alfred State College men's track and field team moved up one spot and the women's team remained solid in the latest NJCAA Division III Poll. The men are currently ranked 3rd while the women hold on to the #8 ranking.
The Pioneers have a busy week ahead of them with athletes competing in three different events. David Gross (Brockport) and Dan Reynolds (Wayland Cohocton) will compete at the Penn Relays on Friday, a majority of the team will travel to SUNY Geneseo on Saturday for the SUNY G Invitational, and on Sunday, Shawna McNeil (Hornell), Schuyler Duross (Johnstown), and Jared Glaser (Webster Schroeder) will compete at the Region III heptathlon/decathlon competition at Erie CC.
Both the men's and women's team have been in the national poll all season.
Alfred State will host the NJCAA Division III National Championships May 7-9 at Pioneer Stadium.
The Alfred State College lacrosse team remains ranked #10 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll. The Pioneers are now 8-2 overall on the season and 6-2 in Region III play.
This past week the Pioneers fell 12-10 to #7 Monroe CC but bounced back with a 20-14 victory over Finger Lakes CC and 19-8 win over Mercyhurst North East.
The Pioneers debuted last week in the poll and are one of five Region III teams in the poll. ASC will take on #1 Onondaga CC on Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m.