October 2009

High School Visitation Program

Posted Date: Monday, October 5, 2009 - 10:20

Alfred State College’s Office of Admissions is again hosting its annual High School Visitation Program this fall. The program has been scheduled for each Thursday starting Sept. 24, and running through Nov. 12, 2009. 

This year Alfred State College is scheduled to host more than 50 high schools from the Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania areas to provide an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to explore various career fields and academic majors offered at Alfred State. The faculty from both the Alfred campus and the School of Applied Technology campus, located in Wellsville, will provide academic overviews and discuss career options for these high school juniors and seniors.

Schools who visited Sept. 24, included Bradford (PA) Area High School; Franklinville Central School; Greece Arcadia High School; and Ripley Central High School.

Visitors Oct. 1 included Arkport Central High School; Elkland (PA) Area High School; Hammondsport Central High School; Jamestown Senior High School; and Northern Potter (PA) High School.

On Oct. 8, Bloomfield Central High School; Dundee Central High School; Ellicottville Central School; Honeoye Central High School; LeRoy Central High School; Naples Central High School; and Jasper-Troupsburg Central High School are scheduled to attend.

On Oct. 15, visitors will include Avon Central High School; Canisteo-Greenwood Central High School; Falconer Central High School; Letchworth Central High School; Oswayo Valley (Shinglehouse, PA); and Wayland-Cohocton Central High School.

On Oct. 22, Hinsdale Central High School; Fillmore Central High School; Haverling Jr.-Sr. High School (Bath); Mt. Morris Senior High School; Whitesville Central High School; Warsaw Central High School; and Perry Central High School will be in attendance.

On Oct. 29, visitors will include Cowanesque Valley (PA) High School; Cuba-Rushford Central High School; Friendship Central High School; Keshequa High School (Nunda); Prattsburgh Central High School; Wellsville Central High School; Belfast Central High School; and Attica Central High School.

And, on Nov. 5, Alfred-Almond Central School; Geneseo Central High School; Hornell Senior High School; Scio Central High School; Wayne Central High School; Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School; and Andover Central School will close out this year’s program.

In addition to learning about academic programs, these visiting high school students will also have the opportunity to learn more about the residential aspects of college life and the more than 50 ACES—campus dining and vending operation) of Alfred State College will provide lunches for all visiting students.

This year the school counselors will receive an overview of the College’s offerings, with particular emphasis on ASC’s newest baccalaureate degrees:  Forensic Science Technology.  They will have lunch in the Central Dining Hall.

Alfred State College, a member of the technology college sector within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, offers outstanding educational opportunities for students in its nearly 52 associate degree programs, 17 baccalaureate degree programs, and three certificate programs. Numerous vocational-technical offerings stressing hands-on learning are available at the School of Applied Technology Campus located in nearby Wellsville. The College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and several programs are also accredited or approved by program-specific professional organizations.

For more information on Alfred State College, contact 1-800-4-ALFRED or e-mail the Office of Admissions at admissions@alfredstate.edu.

Alfred State Invitational Set for Saturday

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 05:55

The 2009 Alfred State College Volleyball Invitational will be held this Saturday at the Orvis Activities Center.  The field for the 2009 tournament could be the most competitive in the history of the tournament.

The eight teams participating in the tournament will be broken into two pools.  Each team will play the other three teams in their pool with the top two teams advancing to the cross-over semifinals.  All matches are best 2 out of 3.

Pool A features Alfred State (9-9), Tompkins Cortland CC (2-13), Corning CC (17-3), and Broome CC (5-12) while Pool B features Onondaga CC (10-10), Jefferson CC (9-10), Erie CC (25-3), and Jamestown CC (15-5).

Estimated Time Court 1 Court 2
10 a.m. ASC - Tompkins Cortland Onondaga - Jefferson
11:15 a.m. Broome - Corning Erie - Jamestown
12:30 p.m. ASC - Broome Onondaga - Jamestown
1:45 p.m. Tompkins Cortland - Corning Jefferson - Erie
3 p.m. ASC - Corning OCC - Erie
4:15 p.m. Broome - Tompkins Cortland Jamestown - Jefferson
5:30 p.m. 1st Pool A - 2nd Pool B 1st Pool B vs. 2nd Pool A
6:45 p.m. Championship Match  

Cross Country Remains In Top Five

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 06:08

The Alfred State College cross country team had the weekend off from competition but remained in their top five spots in the latest NJCAA Division III polls.  The men are ranked #3 and the women are #5.

The Pioneers have been in the top ten in each of the four polls released in 2009.  The men received 320 points and trail Region III rivals Mohawk Valley CC (360) and SUNY Delhi (400).  Broome CC (5th) and Erie CC (8th) are also in the poll.  The women received 240 points and trail Broome (380), Ocean CC (380), Mohawk Valley CC (320), and Delhi (280). 

The blue & gold return to action on Saturday when they compete at the Nazereth Invitational.  The first race is set for an 11 a.m. start.

Makell and Ezemma earn Weekly Honors

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 06:16

Alfred State College football players Xavier Makell (Baltimore, MD) and Obi Ezemma (Queens) have earned weekly honors following solid performances on Friday night at Cornell University.  Makell was named the Region III male athlete of the week while Ezemma was named the NFC special teams player of the week.

Makell was a force in the running game on Friday night vs. Cornell JV.  He carried the ball 29 times for 195 yards and a score (1 yard dive).  He had a long 23 yards and averaged 6.7 yards per carry.  On the year he has 439 yards and three scores (87.8 yards/game).

Ezemma made a big special teams play to keep the Pioneers in the ball game.  Ezemma came around the edge of the Cornell punting unit and blocked the punt.  He then recovered the loose ball in the end zone for the score.  Ezemma is the third Pioneer (second special teamer) to be honored by the NFC.

Alfred State fell behind early versus Cornell and their comeback attempt came up short, 33-19.  ASC has this weekend off before traveling to Hudson Valley on October 17.

Lady Pioneers Continue Climb Up Rankings

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:41

For the third straight week the Alfred State College women's soccer team has moved up the rankings in the latest NJCAA Division III poll.  This week the Lady Pioneers climb two spots to the #6 ranking.

The blue & gold are currently 9-1-2 on the season following a 3-0 week in which they outscored their opponents 10-1.  ASC downed JCC-Olean 2-0, Erie CC 4-1, and Cayuga CC 4-0.

Jessie Smith (Fredonia) had a big week for ASC finding the back of the net five times and passing out two assists.  Mo Parks (Avoca) continued her stellar play by recording two more shutouts.

Alfred State has three regular season games remaining.  ASC will next travel to #4 Herkimer CCC (12-1) on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.  They wrap up the road portion of their season on Oct. 15 at #10 Finger Lakes CC (11-3) before taking on Corning CC in their home finale.

Drama Club Presents Urinetown: The Musical Nov. 13-15

Posted Date: Friday, October 9, 2009 - 09:46

The Alfred State College Drama Club will present its fall production, Urinetown: The Musical, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 13-15, in the Orvis Auditorium. Friday and Saturday night performances at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee performance at 3 p.m. Tickets are $3 for ASC/AU students and senior citizens (62+); $5 for the general public; tickets may be purchased at Orvis Activities Center (Student Activities) or ACES campus store (Alfred).

Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical musical comedy, (music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis), which satirizes capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and petty small town politics. It also is a satire of the Broadway musical as a form.

A decidedly witty and silly musical, Urinetown will have audiences laughing until they cry. Despite this, Urinetown addresses an issue that permeates our society and is a particular area of interest at any institute of technology: sustainable resources. Urinetown asks us what we will do when we run out of useable water, and forces us to think about what we will do to avoid getting to that point.

Featuring a cast of colorful and absurd characters, Urinetown mercilessly mocks musical convention. Urinetown went from being a joke in the mind of writer Greg Kotis while he was backpacking through Europe to a Broadway sensation.

Urinetown debuted at the New York International Fringe Festival, was produced Off-Broadway at the American Theatre for Actors, and then moved to Broadway, opening at Henry Miller's Theatre on Sept. 20, 2001, and closing on Jan. 18, 2004, after 25 previews and 965 performances.

It was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won three: Best Director (John Rando); Best Original Score (Hollmann and Kotis); and Best Book of a Musical (Kotis).

Lady Pioneers Fall in Semis of ASC Tournament

Posted Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 07:51

The Alfred State College volleyball team fell 16-25, 25-21, 6-15 to Jamestown CC in the semifinals of the ASC Tournament and finished the day 2-2.  In pool play ASC won 25-23, 25-13 over Tompkins Cortland CC, fell 25-14, 24-26, 16-18 to Broome CC, and downed #9 Corning CC 25-23, 25-19.  The Lady Pioneers are now 11-11 on the season (10-10 Region III Division III).

Emily Linn (Portville) led the way versus TCCC with ten kills and two digs while Brittany Haines (Salamanca) passed out 20 assists and had four digs.  Shelby Gadsen (Olean) and Rachel Hale (Batavia) each had four kills and Kelly McDermott (Webster Thomas) served five aces.

Linn continued her solid play with a team high 13 kills, 11 digs, and four aces versus Broome.  McDermott finished with a team high 13 digs, Haines passed out 30 assists and had four kills, and Chrissy Nolan (Niagara Wheatfield) chipped in eight digs and four aces.

McDermott had a team high 18 digs in the victory over Corning while Linn finished with seven kills and seven digs.  Haines chipped in 20 assists and nine digs, Gadsen and Hale both finished with six kills, and Heather Gerace (Avon) finished with eight digs.

In the semis versus Jamestown, Linn pounded out 11 kills and was credited with 12 digs.  Haines finished with 19 assists and six digs, McDermott had 13 digs, and Kelly Dumbleton (Warsaw) registered four kills.

Jamestown CC defeated Erie CC 2-1 in the final to claim their third ASC Tournament championship in the tournament's six years.  JCC's Lacey Blocker was named tournament MVP and was joined on the all-tournament team by JCC's Libbie Rauh and Hannah Reynolds, Erie CC's Katie Boxler and Alex DiGiore, Alfred State's Emily Linn, and Corning CC's Nicole Conover.

The Lady Pioneers return to action on Tuesday when they host WNYAC foe Mercyhurst North East at 6 p.m. in the Orvis Activities Center.


Women's Soccer falls at Herkimer

Posted Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 12:19

The Alfred State College women's soccer team suffered just their second loss of the season, 2-1 to #4 Herkimer CCC, on Saturday afternoon.  The Lady Pioneers, ranked #6 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, are now 9-2-2 on the season (8-2-1 in Region III Division III) games.

The Lady Pioneers trailed 1-0 at halftime but were able to tie it up when Jessie Smith (Fredonia) found the back of the net on a penalty kick.  Herkimer CCC would take the lead back in the final seven minutes of the contest and were able to hold off all ASC attacks the rest of the way for the victory.

ASC outshot HCCC 13 to 10.  Mo Parks (Avoca) made four saves for the Lady Pioneers.

Herkimer improves to 13-2 on the season.

Alfred State will hit the road again on Tuesday for another match-up with a top ten team.  ASC travels to #10 Finger Lakes CC for a 4 p.m. start in Canandaigua.

Cross Country: Men Win, Women 3rd at Nazareth

Posted Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 14:41

The Alfred State College men's team won the Nazareth College Golden Flyer Invitational while the women finished in 3rd.  The men, ranked #3 in NJCAA Division III, scored a 27 to beat out the other eight teams in competition while the women scored a 91.

John Sweeney (Barker) led the men with a 2nd place finish.  He crossed the finish line in 18:32.24.  Finishing right behind him in 3rd place was Brandon Lewis (Red Creek) in 18:39.74.  Peter Francia (Greece Olympia) finished 6th (18:53.74), Joe Seitz (Williamsville) was 7th (18:54.84), and Logan Drummer (Pioneer) was 10th (19:13.92).

ASC's 27 points was ahead of host Nazareth (42), Finger Lakes CC (102), Daemen College (105), SUNY ESF (118), Keuka College (164), Medaille College (213), Hilbert College (221), and D'Youville College (252).

Carey Crooker (Addison) led the Lady Pioneers with a 3rd place finish on the women's side.  She crossed the finish line in 16:33.97.  Bridget McMahon (Avoca) finished 22nd (17:57.47), Maria Wilson (Addison) finished 23rd (17:58.61), and Laura Babcock (Wellsville) finished 33rd (18:32.24).  Allyne O'Hearn (Pelham, NH) rounded out the ASC top five in 38th place (19:03.16).

Nazareth College won the women's race with 24 points followed by Daemen (78), ASC (91), SUNY ESF (109), D'Youville (124), Keuka (131), Finger Lakes CC (189), Medaille (193), and Wells College (194).

Both the men and women return to action next Saturday in Rochester when they compete in the University of Rochester Invitational.  Action is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Genesee Valley Park.


Lady Pioneers and FLCC Battle to Scoreless Draw

Posted Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 14:52

In their second straight match-up against another NJCAA Division III top ten school, the #6 ranked Alfred State College women's soccer team battled #10 Finger Lakes CC to a scoreless tie.  The Lady Pioneers are now 9-2-3 overall on the season and 8-2-2 in Region III Division III games while the Lady Lakers are 12-3-1.

Finger Lakes held a 10 to 9 shot advantage through the 110 minutes of playing time.  ASC goalie Mo Parks (Avoca) made seven saves to record her ninth shutout of the season.

The Lady Pioneers will wrap up the regular season on Saturday when they host Corning CC at Pioneer Stadium beginning at 1 p.m.