September 2009

Cross Country: Men 4th, Women 6th at Highlander Invitational

Posted Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 12:01

The Alfred State College cross country teams fared very well as they competed versus a mostly four-year school field at the Highlander Invitational at Houghton College.  The men finished 4th out of 12 scoring teams while the women finished 6th out of 11.

John Sweeney (Barker) led the Pioneers with a 14th place on the 8K course.  He finished in 26:56.70.  Peter Francia (Greece Olympia) finished 32nd (27:41.90), Joe Seitz (Williamsville North) finished 39th (27:54.40), and Derek Snyder (Bath) finished 40th (28:02.20).  Logan Drummer (Pioneer) was the 5th man finishing in 49th with a time of 28:14.10.

ASC finished with a score of 127 trailing only RIT (15), Ithaca College (60), and Oswego (104).  Houghton finished 5th (131), followed by Hobart (155), Alfred University (192), Erie CC (198), Finger Lakes CC (277), Pitt Bradford (301), Bryant & Stratton (344), and SUNY Canton (345).

Carey Crooker (Addison) was the top Lady Pioneer finisher.  She crossed the 5k finish line in 20:18.10.  Abby Benton (Frewsburg) was 49th (21:50.90), Bridget McMahon (Avoca) was 50th (21:52.50), Maria Wilson (Addison) was 54th (22:25.40).  Allynne O'Hearn (Pelham, NH) was the 5th man finishing in 57th (22:38.30).

ASC scored a 166 trailing Ithaca's 27, RIT (55), Houghton (67), Alfred University (118), and Oswego (157).  William Smith finished 7th (174), Pitt Bradford was 8th (226), and Erie CC, Finger Lakes CC, and SUNY Canton were incomplete.

The blue & gold have a weekend off before heading back to action on October 10th at Nazareth College.

Lady Pioneers Blank Niagara

Posted Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 13:19

The Alfred State College women's soccer team recorded its sixth shutout, 2-0 over Niagara CCC, on Saturday afternoon.  ASC, ranked #10 in Division III of the NJCAA, improve to 6-1-2 on the season.

Shawna McNeil (Hornell) got the Lady Pioneers on the board when she found the top of the net with her first career goal just 12 minutes into the game.  Eight minutes later, Therese Hubbell (Bishop Kearney) added an insurance goal after getting a pretty pass from Shelby Winchester (Maple Grove).

Mo Parks (Avoca) and the defensive backfield, Chelsea Lafayette (Eastridge), Jackie Matteson (Greece Arcadia), and Audrey Rath (Medina) perserved the shutout victory.  Parks made six saves. 

The Lady Pioneers return to action on Tuesday when they head to JCC-Olean for a 6 p.m. contest with the Lady Jaguars.

Early Goal Lifts Pioneers past Blazers

Posted Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 13:23

Masanari Yamamoto (Tokyo, Japan) cashed in on a penalty kick four minutes into the game to lift Alfred State to a 1-0 homecoming victory over Niagara CCC.  The blue & gold climb over .500 with the victory and are now 5-4 on the year.

The Pioneers held a 15 to 4 shot advantage and held the ball on their side of the field for a majority of the game.  Dan Krajcir (Gloversville) made one save to record the shutout.

ASC returns to action on Thursday when they host Erie CC at 4 p.m. at Pioneer Stadium.

Pioneers Score Late to Down Globe

Posted Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 18:46

Xavier Makell (Baltimore, MD) rushed in from 12-yards out with 5:59 remaining in the game to lift Alfred State to a 8-3 homecoming victory over Globe Institute of Technology.  The victory was the lowest scoring victory in Pioneer football history.

The lone touchdown drive was fueled by three huge plays.  Reggie Corley (Elmira Free) connected with Anthony Bright (Philadelphia, PA) on a 43-yard pass play, Corley converted a 4th and 10 with a 15-yard quarterback scramble, and Makell carried half the Knight defense in the endzone with him to score the game-winner.

The Knights had one last chance to re-capture the lead but the drive stalled when Ricky DeJesus (Englewood, NJ) picked off a 4th down pass at the Pioneers own four yard line with under two minutes remaining in the game.

The only scoring in the 1st half came with just 1:26 remaining in the 2nd quarter when DeJesus brought down the Knight running back for a safety.

Globe Tech's lone points of the game came with 6:17 remaining in the 3rd quarter when David Dooner connected on a 35-yard field goal to cap a 12 play drive that was fueled by three Pioneer penalties.

Makell finished the day with 69 yards on 20 carries, Corley was 6 for 15 for 75 yards, and Bright caught five passes for 95 yards.

Jaheed Mayers rushed for 50 yards on 19 carries while Chris Anderson passed for 85 yards.

Sir Aaron Taylor (Westchester) led the blue & gold with nine tackles and a forced fumble.  Wendell Williamson (New Haven, CT) finished with eight tackles while Kyle Ricks (Alexandria, VA) had eight tackles (5 for a loss).  Chadd Parker (Erie, PA) and Robert Edmonds (Washington, DC) both finished with six tackles.

The Pioneers accumulated 159 yards (44 rushing and 115 passing) while the Knights finished with 128 yards (43 yards and 85 passing).

Alfred State, 3-1 on the season, returns to action on Friday when they travel to Ithaca to take on the Cornell University JV squad.

Pioneers Baseball Split

Posted Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 19:03

Alfred State College and Jamestown CC split a WNYAC doubleheader on homecoming Saturday.  The Jayhawks won the opener 3-2 but the Pioneers won game two 2-1 in 10 innings.  ASC is now 7-5 on the season.

Kyle Barkley (Penn Yan) doubled home Brian Ervay (Elmira Southside) in the bottom of the 10th to lift the Pioneers to the game two victory.  The hit made Joe Wallace (Avoca) a winner of the mound.  He tossed all ten innings allowing one earned run and nine hits while walking one and striking out 14.  The Pioneers offense was held to just five hits on the day.

In the opener, Jamestown CC broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the 4th and two in the 7th en route to the victory.  Ervay collected the only RBI hit for the Pioneers collecting a two-run double in the 3rd inning.  ASC was held to just four hits.

Alfred State is scheduled to play their WNYAC fall regular season doubleheader on Sunday.  First pitch versus Genesee CC is set for 1 p.m.

Baseball Washed Out

Posted Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 08:15

Sunday's WNYAC doubleheader between Alfred State and Genesee CC has been rained out.  The game was the final regular season doubleheader of the fall season.

ASC will find out Monday their seeding for the annual WNYAC tournament which will begin on Tuesday.  The Pioneers enter the tournament with a 7-5 overall mark and a 5-5 record in WNYAC contests.


National Save a Life Tour - Tuesday, Sept. 29

Posted Date: Monday, September 28, 2009 - 06:48

Alfred State College’s Division of Student Affairs will host the National Save a Life Tour on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Orvis gym on the Alfred campus.

This event takes a new approach to drinking and driving awareness through simulated driving experiences tracking students’ traffic-law-errors as the “car” becomes more and more impaired.  Additionally, large graphic posters and videos shown on large-screen monitors illustrate—with no sugar-coating—the results of driving-while-impaired accidents. Facilitators narrate, for onlookers, the driver’s progress during the simulation. A full-size casket drives the point home.

This tour has earned national acclaim from colleges, universities, high schools, and military events nationwide.

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Official Opening of Pioneer Stadium Gateway Building

Posted Date: Monday, September 28, 2009 - 07:32

Pioneer StadiumAlfred State College Pioneer Stadium was the place to be as college officials, student athletes, students, football fans, and honored guests gathered for the official “opening” of the stadium’s gateway building Monday night (9/21) as Alfred State College President Dr. John M. Anderson performed the ritual ribbon cutting. The Gateway Buildings consist of two buildings connected by a grand new entranceway. The buildings house concession stand, storage areas, locker rooms for officials, a ticket office, and restrooms.  The approximate cost of the project was $650,000 and completes phase three of the athletic complex. Pioneer Stadium is home to the Alfred State College construction management engineering technology major; and Justin Hanley, Marilla, men’s soccer, a mechanical engineering major.

Flu Kits Distributed to Students

Posted Date: Monday, September 28, 2009 - 07:48

distributing “flu kits”Alfred State College’s Division of Student Affairs made a pre-emptive strike against the outbreak of influenza-like-illnesses (ILI) recently by distributing “flu kits” to students at both campuses during the lunch and dinner hours at their respective dining halls. The flu kits included reusable thermometers, hand sanitizer, soap, tea, soup, and other items, presented in re-usable cloth bags. Members of the Health Services staff were also on hand to answer questions. The school will also host an open forum regarding ILI to inform campus constituents about its preparedness planning and answer any questions regarding H1N1. Pictured here, distributing the bags are, seated, l-r: Lindsay Truesdail, Owego, a freshman building trades: building construction senior.

Career Development Office is Among Leaders of the Pack

Posted Date: Monday, September 28, 2009 - 08:09

Alfred State College’s Career Development Office is not only keeping up with the times, it is among the leaders of the pack.

ASC Career Office has made the list of career offices to follow on, a full-service Web site for active job seekers and career-minded individuals at every level. Pongo provides everything the job seeker needs to create, store, and distribute top-quality resumes and cover letters. Its other resources include interview tips and expert job search advice.

On Pongo’s blog, posted Sept. 23, 2009, writer Brianna Raymond notes that only a few colleges are using Twitter to assist student and alumni job seekers. Reynolds lists 15 colleges or universities employing Twitter in this manner and Alfred State College makes the list!

“I am happy about this Twitter achievement,” notes Elaine Antonioli, ASC Career Development Office director. “We are among very good company.”

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