October 2010

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher to Visit Alfred

Posted Date: Friday, October 1, 2010 - 06:36

SUNY Chancellor Dr. Nancy L. ZimpherAlfred State College is pleased to announce that the campus community will host State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher at a variety of events later this month.

Chancellor Zimpher is scheduled to attend the University Faculty Senate’s 156th Plenary meeting, Oct. 21-23. Defined by the SUNY Policies of the Board of Trustees, University Faculty Senate is "the official agency through which the University Faculty engages in the governance of the University." It is concerned with System-wide academic affairs, and is composed of representatives from the state-operated campuses as well as SUNY System Administration. Alfred State College and the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University have been represented on University Faculty Senate since the inception of the System in 1948. Each campus continues to elect a representative to University Senate, and these senators participate in university-wide governance, reporting back to their campus governance bodies on activities at the system level. Alfred State College and the College of Ceramics at Alfred University have co-hosted plenary sessions of University Faculty Senate every 10 or so years since 1971, on a recurring basis.

Additionally, Zimpher is scheduled to moderate a public forum on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 2-4 p.m. at the College’s sammonrl@alfredstate.edu.

Finally, Zimpher will attend the college’s annual civic engagement opportunities and activities undertaken by ASC students.

ASC Can't Solve ASA

Posted Date: Friday, October 1, 2010 - 17:33

The Alfred State College football team struggled on offense and fell 31-7 to ASA Institute on Friday night.  ASA, ranked #20 in the lastest NJCAA poll, improves to 4-1 (3-0 NFC) on the season while the Pioneers are 3-2 (0-2 NFC).

ASA got on the board first with 4:30 remaining in the 1st quarter on a 42-yard pass from Chris Johnson to Gerald Silvera.

The Pioneers scored their lone touchdown of the day with 4:39 remaining on a Dejon Young (Erie, PA/McDowell) two-run plunge to cap a 14-play 65-yard drive.  Josh Franchina's (Cassadaga Valley) extra point tied the game up at 7-7.

The Avengers answered right back 1:09 later with the game winning touchdown, a 21-yard pass from Johnson to Malcolm Eugene.

The Pioneers had two scoring opportunities fueled by great kickoff returns by Josh Griffin (Englewood, NJ) end without points as field goal attempts sailed just wide (45 yards and 38 yards).

ASA put the game out of reach in the 3rd quarter when Moquan Dickens rushed in from 4-yards out to cap a drive fueled by a controversial roughing the punter call.

Fidel Cooper added another score three minutes later to make it 28-7 and Kevin Hartley connected on a 31-yard field goal with 7:55 remaining to cap the scoring.

ASC was held to 73 total yards by the ASA offense (28 rushing and 45 passing).  ASC accumulated 416 yards (283 passing and 133 rushing).

Xavier Makell (Baltimore, MD/Forest Park) carried the ball 16 times for 40 yards while Devin Simmons (Elmira Free) caught two passes for 22 yards.  Griffin finished the day with 190 yards on six kickoff returns including a 71 return in the 2nd quarter.

Johnson finished 22 for 38 for 283 and rushed for 42 yards on six carries.  Eugene caught three passes for 68 yards while Brandon Brown caught six passes for 67 yards.

Brett Harrington (Rochester/Edison) led the Pioneer defense with 10 tackles and an interception.  Maurice Gibbs (Buffalo/McKinley) chipped in eight tackles while Nick DePofi (Union Endicott), Chadd Parker (Erie, PA/Fort Leboeuf), and Damion King Jr. (Detroit, MI/Madison Heights) all finished with seven tackles.  Markese Pullium (Erie, PA/Strong Vincent) picked off two passes and chipped in six tackles.

Gilbert Pena and Joseph Blanks led the Avengers with eight tackles each while Keith Watson had a monster game with seven tackles (six for a loss and two sacks) and an interception.

The Pioneers have 15 days off until they host Hudson Valley CC in another NFC contest.  Kickoff at Pioneer Stadium is at Noon.

Lady Pioneers Breeze Past Cayuga

Posted Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 12:31

The Alfred State College women's soccer team scored three goals in the first four minutes en route to a 8-0 victory over Cayuga CC.  The win, the teams fourth in a row, improves the Lady Pioneers to 7-3.

Holli Pierce (Livonia) recorded a hat trick while Tiffany Fox (Canisteo Greenwood) and Abby Komarc (Horseheads) found the back of the net twice.  Charise Nankivell (Hornell) passed out three assists, Makenzie Finnemore (Genesee Valley) had a goal and an assist, and Mo Parks (Avoca), Jenna Lynn (York), and Danielle Hill (Addison) all were credited with assists.

Komarc scored just 27 seconds into the game followed by back to back goals by Pierce to give ASC a healthy early lead. 

ASC held a 27 to 2 shot advantage in the game.

The Lady Pioneers travel to Corning CC on Thursday for a 4 p.m. match-up with the Lady Red Barons.

Pioneers Down Cayuga

Posted Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 13:00

The Alfred State College men's soccer team found the back of the net three times in the final 28 minutes to down Cayuga CC 3-0 and snap a three game losing streak.  ASC is now 3-5-2 on the season.

After the team's first 23 shots were unsuccessful in finding the back of the net, Lucas Wales (Bath) scored on two consecutive shots to lift ASC to the victory.  Wales' first goal came with 28 minutes left in the contest after getting a pass from Steven Hickey (Rochester/Aquinas).  He scored just 24 seconds later after collecting a pass from Michael Yacuzzo (East Rochester).

Travis Bellows (Alfred Almond) put the game out of reach with 3:35 remaining when he scored his first career goal.  Tim Randall (Churchville Chili) picked up the assist.

The Pioneers held a 31 to 4 shot advantage.  Dan Krajcir (Gloversville) made three saves in recording the victory.

ASC returns to Pioneer Stadium on Thursday for a 7 p.m. contest with Corning CC.

Pioneers Set to Host Alfred State Invitational

Posted Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 06:33

Alfred State will host the ASC Volleyball Invitational this weekend at the Orvis Activities Center.  The field of eight is one of the most competitive in tournament history.

In Pool A, Alfred State (11-7) will be joined by Tompkins Cortland CC (9-7), Corning CC (16-6) and Broome CC (5-13) while Pool B, Jamestown CC (10-12), Jefferson CC (2-18), Erie CC (16-10), and Onondaga CC (18-6) will compete.

Play is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with the semifinals scheduled to start at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Estimated Times

Court 1



Alfred State – Tompkins Cortland

Jamestown - Jefferson


Broome - Corning

Erie - Onondaga


Alfred State - Broome

Onondaga - Jamestown


Tompkins Cortland - Corning

Jefferson - Erie


Alfred State - Corning

Jamestown - Erie


Broome - Tompkins Cortland

Onondaga - Jefferson

                              PLAY-OFFS                      PLAY-OFFS


1st Pool A   vs   2nd Pool B

1st Pool B  vs  2nd Pool A


******* Championship  *******

Cross Country Rankings: Men 2nd, Women 4th

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 06:48

The Alfred State College cross country program is well represented in the latest NJCAA Division III poll.  The men continue to be ranked #2 while the women jumped all the way up to #4 in this week's poll.

The men trail SUNY Delhi in the poll and are ahead of Harper (IL) College, Hudson Valley CC, and Mohawk Valley CC.

SUNY Delhi leads the women's poll followed by Mohawk Valley CC, Ocean (NJ) CC, and ASC.  Gloucester (NJ) CC, Suffolk CC, Finger Lakes CC, and Howard (MD) CC round out the top eight.

The Pioneers had this past weekend off but return to action on Saturday when they compete at the Nazareth College Invitational.


Alfred State Students Building Showcase Home to National Green Building Standard

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 07:14

House number 51 - Green Home - artist's renditionNation's Building News, The Official Online Newspaper of National Association of Home Builders, Oct. 4, 2010 issue includes an article about our Green Home.

Learn more about our Green Home.

Women's Soccer Cancelled vs. Corning

Posted Date: Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 06:27

This afternoon's (10/7) women's soccer game between Alfred State and Corning CC has been cancelled due to poor field conditions caused by the recent heavy rainfall in the area.  The game will be made up on Friday, October 15th at 4 p.m. in Corning.

ASC will now next play on Saturday when they host Herkimer CCC at 1 p.m. at Pioneer Stadium.

Lounsberry is 2010 Insley-Evans Public Health Social Worker of the Year

Posted Date: Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 12:09

Gary LounsberryCongratulations to online American Public Health Association Social Work Newsletter.

Early Goal Propels Pioneers Past Corning

Posted Date: Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 17:06

Peter Dezio (East Rochester) scored 7:13 into the contest as Alfred State defeated Corning CC 1-0 in a Region III Division III contest at Pioneer Stadium on Thursday evening.  ASC improves to 4-5-2 on the season while CCC falls to 3-7-1.

Lucas Wales (Bath) fired a perfect crossing pass that Dezio was able to control and find the back of the net. 

Both teams had chances as the game progressed as shots rang off the goal posts and both goalies made goal saving saves.

ASC finished with a 13 to nine shot advantage.  Dan Krajcir (Gloversville) recorded his second straight shutout and third of the season by making five saves.

The Pioneers return to action on Saturday when they travel to Finger Lakes CC for a 1 p.m. start.