October 2009

Lady Spikers Sweep Past MNE

Posted Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 15:49

The Alfred State College volleyball team raced past Mercyhurst North East 25-22, 25-19, 25-22 in a WNYAC match-up at the Orvis Activities Center on Tuesday evening.  The Lady Pioneers improve to 12-11 overall on the season and 2-3 in WNYAC play.

Emily Linn (Portville) led the way with 11 kills and nine digs.  Brittany Haines (Salamanca) passed out 23 assists and was credited with five digs, Kelly Dumbleton (Warsaw) added eight kills, Kelly McDermott (Webster Thomas) had a game-high 14 digs, and Shelby Gadsen (Olean) and Rachel Hale (Batavia) each had three kills.

ASC plays their final home game of the season on Thursday when they host Finger Lakes CC at 6 p.m.

Cross Country Remains Steady in National Poll

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 06:34

The Alfred State College cross country teams have held steady in the latest NJCAA Division III Cross Country poll.  The men are ranked #3 while the women are ranked #5.

The men's team is coming off a winning performance at the Nazareth Inviational.  The Pioneers were led by John Sweeney (Barker).  Sweeney finished 2nd overall finishing in 18:32.24.  ASC defeated seven 4-year schools that competed in the race.

ASC continues to trail SUNY Delhi (400 points) and Mohawk Valley CC (350 points) in the poll.  The Pioneers 330 points is 70 points more the #4 Howard (MD) CC.  Region III foes Broome CC (#5) and Finger Lakes CC (#10) are also in the poll this week.

The women finished 3rd this past weekend at the Nazareth Invitational.  Carey Crooker (Addison) led the way with a 3rd place finish.  She crossed the finish line in 16:33.97.  The Lady Pioneers defeated five 4-year schools in the competition.

ASC earned 250 points to earn the #5 spot in the poll.  Ocean (NJ) CC is ranked #1, Broome CC #2, Mohawk Valley CC #3, and SUNY Delhi #4.

Both the men and women will jump back into action on Saturday when they compete at the University of Rochester Invitational.  The starting gun is scheduled to go off at 11 a.m.

Women's Soccer Ranked #8

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 06:42

The women's soccer team at Alfred State College sits in the NJCAA Division III top ten for the fourth straight week.  The Lady Pioneers are currently 9-2-3 (8-2-2 Region III Division III) on the season and sit in the #8 ranking.

In their last two contests, ASC has taken on fellow top ten opponents.  The Lady Pioneers allowed a late goal and fell 2-1 to #4 Herkimer CCC (13-3) on Saturday and then tied #5 Finger Lakes CC (12-3-1) 0-0 yesterday afternoon.

The Lady Pioneers have allowed just six goals all season and have recorded nine shutouts.  Mo Parks (Avoca) has a 0.42 goals against average in front of a solid defense led by Audrey Rath (Medina), Jackie Matteson (Greece Arcadia), and Chelsea Lafayette (Irondequoit).

Jessie Smith (Fredonia) leads the offense with 19 points on eight goals and three assists while Therese Hubbel (Bishop Kearney) has found the back of the net five times.

The blue & gold conclude their regular season on Saturday when they host Corning CC at Pioneer Stadium beginning at 1 p.m.


Dairy Judging Team Competed in National Contests

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 10:39

Members of the Alfred State College Dairy Judging Team recently competed in two national contests: one in Harrisburg, PA, and one in Madison, WI. The team members include Stephen Gould, Pavilion, Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Department.

The first competition, the 41st annual All-American Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, held in conjunction with the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg, saw the team ranking second overall of five teams and first-place in Oral Reasons.  The team also won the Holstein breed and the Guernsey breed awards. Gould was the Second High Individual Overall and First-Place Individual in Oral Reasons; Brittany Spencer was the Second-Place Individual in Oral Reasons; Stephanie Spencer was Third-Place Individual in Oral Reasons.

The All-American Dairy Show, the premier autumn dairy classic on the North American Continent, provides top-notch dairy contestants with an opportunity to match skills in a wide-open forum with hopefuls from throughout the United States and Canada. Contestants compete in four divisions, including Collegiate and Two-Year Junior College; each agricultural college is invited to enter one dairy cattle judging team, consisting of three or four members representing the agricultural college in which they are regularly enrolled.

The following week, the team competed against 17 of the country’s top post-secondary judging teams at the World Dairy Expo in Madison. The team enjoyed a repeat performance of second High Team Overall and first High Team Oral Reasons! The team placed first in the Jersey Breed, second in the Holstein Breed, third in the Ayrshire Breed, and fifth in the Red and White Holstein Breed. Brittany Spencer was second High Individual Oral Reasons, first-place Ayrshire Individual, 10th place Holstein Individual, and 11th place Individual Overall.  Stephanie Spencer was fourth-place High Individual Overall, fourth-place Ayrshire Individual, and seventh-place Jersey Individual. Gould was sixth High Individual Oral Reasons, sixth-place Individual Brown Swiss, third-place Individual Jersey, and 12th High Individual Overall. Brennan was sixth-place individual Guernsey, and ninth-place Individual Ayrshires.

As a result of their success and achievement, the team has been invited to attend the Royal Highland Show in Wales, Scotland, to compete for top post-secondary judging team in the world!

World Dairy Expo is an international trade and cattle show for dairy producers.  More than 65,000 dairy industry enthusiasts from around the world attend. Exhibits of the most modern dairy equipment and the newest in dairy technology and innovations, including animal health supplies, milking systems, feeding products, forage handling, and manure equipment are on display. More than 600 companies participate in 1,400 show booths in four different exhibit areas.

Pioneers Fall to Jamestown CC

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 16:54

The Alfred State College men's soccer team outshot Jamestown CC 14 to 4 but fell 2-1 in a WNYAC contest in Jamestown on Wednesday afternoon.  The Pioneers are now 6-5-1 on the year and 5-4-1 in Region III Division III play.

Caleb Drake (Jasper Troupsburg) scored the lone Pioneer goal after getting a pass from Kevin Arilotta (Churchville).  With the game tied at 1-1 late in the first half JCC scored the game winner in the 44th minute.  ASC had chances in the second half but could not get the neutralizer.

Dan Krajcir (Gloversville) made two saves in net for the blue & gold.

The Pioneers play their final home game of 2009 on Friday evening at 6 p.m. when they host Tompkins Cortland CC.

Lady Pioneers Breeze Past FLCC

Posted Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 15:33

The Alfred State College volleyball team closed out the home portion of their season on Thursday evening with a straight game sweep, 25-10, 25-19, 25-15, of Finger Lakes CC.  The Lady Pioneers improve to 13-11 (11-10 Region III Division III).

Emily Linn (Portville) continued her solid play of late leading the team with 14 kills, four aces, and two blocks.  Brittany Haines (Salamanca) passed out 27 assists, Rachel Hale (Batavia) registered seven kills, Shelby Gadsen (Olean) had four kills and four aces, and Kelly McDermott (Webster Thomas) chipped in a team high six digs.  Chrissy Nolan (Niagara Wheatfield) finished with five digs and three aces.

The Lady Pioneers now shift their focus to this weekend's Corning CC Red Baron Invitational.  ASC will take Broome CC (9 a.m.), Monroe CC (Noon), Adirondack CC (3 p.m.), and Jefferson CC (6 p.m.) in pool play.

Graduate Mike Maliszewski Returns to Campus for "Taste of Wellsville"

Posted Date: Friday, October 16, 2009 - 05:40

Clark, Maliszewski, and RichardsonAlfred State College’s fourth annual “Taste of Wellsville” was another success story as it raised $250 for the SPCA serving Allegany County and the concurrent culinary arts: baking, production and management community bake sale raised a record $2,800 for SkillsUSA, breast cancer research, and the Top Hat Club, the culinary honor society. In addition to great food and exciting interactive demonstrations, bakery goodies and raffles, The Taste also welcomed back Mike Maliszewski of Sanborn, a 1999 graduate of the college’s masonry program, who was instrumental in establishing the ASC chapter of post-secondary SkillsUSA while he was a student here. He also competed and captured a bronze medal in the national SkillsUSA postsecondary masonry contest in 1999. Maliszewski now owns his own business; he and his wife are the parents of two young daughters.

Soccer Games Cancelled this Weekend

Posted Date: Friday, October 16, 2009 - 05:55

Both Alfred State College soccer games scheduled for Pioneer Stadium this weekend have been cancelled due to the snow accumulation on the field.  Pioneer Stadium's turf has nearly three inches of snow on top of it currently with more snow expected on Friday.

The men were scheduled to take on Tompkins Cortland CC tonight (Friday 10/16) while the women were scheduled to take on Corning CC Saturday (10/17).

The men will make up their contest on October 27 at 4 p.m. while the women are scheduled to play on October 19 at 6 p.m.

ASC Students Help in Gowanda

Posted Date: Friday, October 16, 2009 - 11:51

Gowanda clean up

On Sept. 12, 33 Alfred State students, representing 11 different clubs and organizations, traveled to Gowanda to help clean up and facilitate repairs resulting from the damaging storms on Aug. 9 and 10 of this year. These storms were so severe, the White House made federal aid available to areas of western New York struck by the storms and flooding in August. Student clubs and organizations involved in the Community Service project were Delta Chi Omega, Kappa Sigma Epsilon, Drama Club, Sports Management Club, Alpha Beta Chi, WETD, Surveying Club, Interior Design Club, Black Student Union (BSU), Habitat for Humanity, and the Association of General Contractors (AGC) Club. The trip was sponsored by the Civic Engagement and Activism Headquarters, (CEAH) which is part of Student Activities Department. Melissa Sokolinski, Walden, construction engineering technology, the student coordinator for Civic Engagement, arranged and facilitated the highly rewarding and successful event.

MLK Collegiate Challenge Grant

Posted Date: Friday, October 16, 2009 - 12:05

Alfred State College (ASC) and Alfred University (AU) successfully teamed up, winning a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: MLK Collegiate Challenge Grant of $1,000 sponsored by the North Carolina Campus Compact. The grant supports efforts of college students to honor Dr. King through service to others. ASC and AU are charged with recruiting 150 students between their respective campuses with the goal of observing MLK Day (Jan. 18, 2010) through service while positively impacting the local community.

The MLK Grant Committee, comprised of members of the two institutions, are planning a Community Resource Drive, scheduled for Nov 1-Dec. 11, 2009.

During the Community Resource Drive students will collect items to donate to the Community Partners. Each Community Partner will submit a resource list of needed items. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 18, 2010, Alfred State and Alfred University students will have the opportunity to deliver the resources collected through the Resource Drive to each Community Partner and spend two-three hours volunteering at a partner’s location. Our Community Partners include ACCORD Corp.; Allegany County ARC; Allegany County Employment and Training One Stop Center; Allegany County Office for the Aging; Allegany County Red Cross; Allegany County Youth Bureau; Allegany County Youth Court; Allegany Rehabilitation Association New Horizons Program; Allegany Western Steuben Rural Health Network; Cornell Cooperative Extension, Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties; Geneseo Migrant Center; Hornell Area Concern for Youth; Literacy West New York; Salvation Army of Hornell; Salvation Army of Wellsville; Southern Tier Environments for Living; and SPCA of Allegany/Steuben Counties.

Dr. Jerri Drummond, associate vice president of student development and Jeannine Rose, Counseling Services, Alfred State, and Ryan Arroyo, service learning coordinator/AmeriCorps VISTA Member, Alfred University, are coordinating this project between the two schools.

North Carolina Campus Compact is a coalition of colleges and universities collaborating to increase campus-wide participation in community and public service. Presidents commit their institutions to join with other schools in becoming “engaged campuses” that enhance students’ sense of responsibility, citizenship, leadership, and awareness of community.

The MLK Collegiate Challenge Grant is intended to assist campuses in mobilizing volunteers on Jan.18, 2010, making the King Holiday a ‘Day On, Not a Day Off!’