October 2009

Kanellis Named New Lacrosse Coach

Posted Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 10:04

Kathy Feldman, athletic director at Alfred State College, has announced the hiring of Mark Kanellis as the college’s new lacrosse coach.  Kanellis will also serve as the director of intramurals.

Kanellis played at Nazareth College for the Golden Flyers between 2004 and 2008.  He was a captain of the 2008 squad, played in the North-South game, and was the Block ‘N’ Award recipient.  During his four year career, Kanellis appeared in 56 games and netted 13 goals and five assists.  He also picked up 66 ground balls.

Kanellis has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in economics and sport management from Nazareth and a master’s degree in sport management from SUNY Cortland.

Previously, Kanellis has coached at Cortland High School, served as a camp counselor at the Nazareth lacrosse camp, the Players Choice lacrosse camp, and the All-American lacrosse camp. 

Kanellis inherits a Pioneer team that has qualified for the Region III Tournament eight of the past nine years and has had eight players named NJCAA All-American.  The 2009 squad was ranked as high as #9 in the national poll and finished 10-4.

Kanellis can be reached at (607) 587-4301 or by email at kanellma@alfredstate.edu

Public Invited to Informational Discussion on Energy for the Homeowner

Posted Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 10:57

The School of Applied Technology at Alfred State College invites the public to attend an informational discussion on energy for the homeowner. Jeff Stevens, assistant professor, Electrician, Computer and Robotics Technician Department (aka “the renewable energy guy on campus”) will discuss how to evaluate your family’s current energy usage and how to find ways to lower your total energy bill, including heat, hot water, electricity, etc. Also on the schedule, a discussion about new renewable forms of energy, including PV (photo voltaic or solar electric), wind (electric generated from wind turbines), solar thermal (heating water from the sun), and geo thermal (heating or cooling derived from the earth); and how these new technologies can fit in your household and your budget. The discussion will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

This free Home Energy/Renewable Energy Workshop is scheduled as part of the Annual Taste of Wellsville celebration which takes place Saturday, Oct. 10, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The Workshop will begin a 2 p.m. in the Library Building classroom on the Wellsville campus.

ASC Honors Program Hosts Dr. William Rezak

Posted Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 11:19

Dr. William Rezak and Honors Program membersDr. William Rezak, president of Alfred State College from 1993-2003, met with Honors Program members Sept. 24 to explain and discuss the ongoing Middle East tensions, giving particular emphasis to the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Because Rezak’s family roots are in the Middle East, he has studied the history of these conflicts for some time. Honors Program members were given the context of the current struggles instead of the brief, sometimes uninformative ‘headlines’ usually presented by the media regarding the Middle East. Rezak’s presentation was a return visit to the Honors Program; in October 2002, he met with members to make the case for greater use of nuclear power in the United States.  Pictured here with Rezak, center, are, l-r: Sarah Stiller, Andover, a CAD/CAM technology major.

Men's Soccer Wins Fifth Straight

Posted Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 13:58

The Alfred State College men's soccer team won their fifth straight game 3-1 over Erie CC at Pioneer Stadium on Thursday afternoon.  The Pioneers improve to 6-4 (5-3 Region III Division III) with the win.

After a scoreless first half, ASC got on the board 4:17 into the second half when Kevin Arilotta (Churchville) found the back of the net after get a pretty crossing pass from Koya Takadama (Fukushima, Japan).  Caleb Drake (Jasper Trouspburg) netted his first of the season to make it 2-0 with 8:45 remaining on a long shot that found the back corner of the net.

ECC's Matt Meyer closed the gap back to one, 2-1, less than thirty seconds later when he scored on a penalty kick but Masanari Yamamoto (Tokyo, Japan) iced the game when he scored after getting a pass from Justin Handley (Iroquois).

Dan Krajcir (Gloversville) made four saves in net for the Pioneers as the blue & gold outshot the Kats 13 to 6.

Alfred State hits the road on Saturday for a 3 p.m. contest at Cayuga CC.

Lady Pioneers Tame the Kats

Posted Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 16:23

After falling behind 1-0, the Alfred State College women's soccer team got the offense going in a 4-1 victory over Erie CC on Thursday evening.  With the victory, the Lady Pioneers, ranked #8 in Division III of the NJCAA, are 8-1-2 (7-1-1 Region III Division III) on the season.

Mariah Hoeber gave Erie CC the lead twenty minutes in when she scored after getting a crossing pass from Suzanne Jacobs.

Jessie Smith (Fredonia) tied the game twelve minutes later when she scored on a penalty kick.  She gave the blue & gold the lead for good with 7:09 left in the half when she scored her second of the game and fourth of the week after getting a break-a-way pass from Shelby Winchester (Maple Grove).

Morgan Scholla (Genesee Valley) added to the lead with 33:46 remaining in the game when she scored her first of the season after getting a pass from Smith.  Smith found Therese Hubbel (Bishop Kearney) to make it 4-1 with 29 minutes remaining.

Mo Parks (Avoca) and Megan O'Shaughnessey (Sachem) combined to make three saves in net for ASC.  The Pioneers held a 14 to 4 shot advantage.

The Lady Pioneers return to action on Saturday when they travel to Cayuga CC for 1 p.m. start.

Lady Spikers Fall in Four

Posted Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 16:48

The Alfred State College volleyball team fell in four to Corning CC on Thursday night, 19-25, 18-25, 25-21, 25-27.  The Lady Pioneers are now 9-9 on the season.

Emily Linn (Portville) led Alfred State with twelve kills while Rachel Hale (Batavia) added six and Kelly Dumbleton (Warsaw) finished with five.  Kelly McDermott (Webster Thomas) finished with nine digs and five aces, Heather Gerace (Avon) added five digs and two aces, and Chrissy Nolan (Niagara Wheatfield) had three digs and two aces.

The Lady Pioneers have over a week off before hosting the annual Alfred State Invitational on October 10th.  Scheduled to compete in the tournament are Jamestown CC, Erie CC, Jefferson CC, Tompkins Cortland CC, Onondaga CC, Broome CC, and Corning CC.

Pioneers can't Overcome Slow Start

Posted Date: Friday, October 2, 2009 - 16:59

Three early turnovers helped Cornell University JV jump out to a 30-0 lead en route to a 33-19 victory over Alfred State in the rain on Friday evening.  The Pioneers nine game non-conference winning streak dating back to the 2007 season comes to an end and the '09 squad falls to 3-2 on the season.

In the first 19 minutes of the game, the Big Red picked off three passes (returned one for a score) and raced out to a 30-0 lead before the Pioneers settled down and tried to get back in the game.

Trailing 30-0, Xavier Makell (Baltimore, MD) capped a three play, 45-yard scoring drive with a one yard plunge into the endzone to make it 30-7 at halftime.

After missing numerous chances to cut into the lead late in the 2nd and all through the 3rd quarter, the Pioneers cut it to 30-13 when  Obi Ezemma (Queens) blocked a Cornell punt and recovered it in the endzone.

With 8:12 remaining, Jeff Glomb (Buffalo/St. Francis) connected with Sir Aaron Taylor (Lincoln Hall) on a 58-yard fake punt pass to make it 30-19. 

Cornell put the game out of reach with 2:53 when Chase Funderburk hit a 23 yard field goal to cap a ten play, 48-yard drive that took 5:19 off the clock.

Makell was the bright spot on the offensive side finishing with a season high 195 yards on 29 carries.  The offense was slowed by four interceptions and three fumbles.

Wendell Williamson (New Haven, CT) led the defense with nine tackles and two sacks while Dmeetri Wilson (Monroe Township) finished with seven tackles.  Javier Garcia (Pleasantville, NJ) recorded five tackles and two sacks and Ike Iloegbu (Harmony Prep) finished with five tackles and an interception.

Nick Zerante finished 10 for 19 for 126 yards and two scores and rushed for 59 yards and a score to pace the Big Red offense.  Chris Perry registered 14 tackles while John Boyle had nine stops and a sack.

The blue & gold have some time off before heading back into NFC play on October 17th with a road contest at Hudson Valley CC.  Opening kickoff is scheduled for Noon in Troy.

Women's Soccer shuts out Cayuga

Posted Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 13:08

The Alfred State College women's soccer team downed Cayuga CC 4-0 to improve to 9-1-2 on the year.  The shutout for the 8th ranked NJCAA Division III team is the eighth of the season.

Jessie Smith (Fredonia) and Kassandra Durant (Ilion) scored first half goals while Therese Hubbel (Bishop Kearney) and Ginette Cornett (Potsdam) netted second half goals.  Shelby Winchester (Maple Grove) was credited with assists on Durant's and Hubbel's goals.

The Lady Pioneers fired 35 shots on goal while ASC goalie Mo Parks (Avoca) was unchallenged in net.

Alfred State has a week off before traveling to #2 Herkimer CCC next Saturday.  The game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.

Baseball Falls in Semis

Posted Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 13:10

The Alfred State College baseball team could not overcome an early 4-0 deficit and stranded the tying run in scoring position in the 9th in a 4-3 loss to Monroe CC.  The Tribunes advance to the WNYAC finals while the Pioneers finish the fall season with a 8-6 mark.

Monroe jumped out to an early lead with two runs in each of the first two innings before Joe Wallace (Avoca) settled down.

ASC got back in the game in the 7th with three runs. Jake Dale (Keshequa) singled home a run, JP Frey (Erie, PA) doubled home a run, and Mike Graham (Horseheads) hit a sac fly.

The Pioneers put the tying run in scoring position in the 9th but could not get the big hit.

Brian Zimmermann (Frontier) was 2 for 3 while Dale was 2 for with a RBI.

Wallace tossed all eight innings. He allowed three earned runs while walking two and striking out three.

The blue & gold will begin the spring season in mid March with their annual trip to Cocoa, FL.

Pioneers and Spartans Tie

Posted Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 13:11

The Alfred State College men's soccer team scored a goal late in regulation to tie their game with Cayuga CC on Saturday.  Neither team could score in overtime and settled for a 1-1 tie.  ASC is now 6-4-1 on the season.

Masanari Yamamoto (Tokyo, Japan) scored in the 83rd minute to tie a game that the Pioneers dominated the play. ASC finished with 26 shots on goal. Justin Handley (Iroqouis) was credited with the assist.

Dan Krajcir (Gloversville) made ten saves in net.