April 2011

SkillsUSA Winners Celebrate at Awards Banquet

Posted Date: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 10:28

students with medalsAlfred State College’s School of Applied Technology, Wellsville, hosted the 13th annual New York State Postsecondary (college level) SkillsUSA competition in March. Competitions took place in automotive service, carpentry, collision repair technology, commercial baking, culinary, diesel technology, masonry, precision machining, residential wiring, technical drafting, and welding.Winners will compete in the National SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City in June.

Regional winners preparing to compete at Nationals include:

  • Brennan Hardy, Canisteo, for automotive;
  • Andrew Catlin, Webster, for carpentry;
  • Logan Wannall, Groton, for collision repair technology;
  • Kacie George, Holland, for commercial baking;
  • Thomas D’Ambrosio, Phoenix, AZ, for culinary;
  • Rob Reinhart, Bergen, for diesel technology;
  • Tyler Nolan, Penfield, for precision machining;
  • Doug McNamara, Holland, for residential wiring;
  • Timothy Boldt, Cuba, for technical drafting;
  • Kyle Pietrzyk, Tonawanda, for welding; and
  • Cody Renwick, Unidilla, for masonry.

In addition to medallions and certificates, winners also received prizes donated by: Abbott Welding, Olean; ACES Campus Store, Alfred; ASE & NATEF; Buffalo Sabres; Canisteo Valley Transportation, Canisteo; CMS Industries, Inc., Orchard Park; Cutco, Olean; Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park; DeWalt; Duggan & Duggan Contractors, Allegany; General Roofing & Heating Co.; Genesee Hardware & Building Supply, Genesee, PA; Giant Food Mart, Wellsville; Glen-Gery Brick, Wyomessing, PA; IBEW Local 41, Electrical, Orchard Park; Ka-Bar Knives, Olean; Kinley Corp., Allegany; KOS, Inc., Coudersport, PA; LaForge Disposal Service, Inc., Wellsville; Institutional Advancement, Alfred State College; Middaugh Real Estate, Inc., Wellsville; Miller & Richard Masonry, Genesee, PA; Miller Electric Manufacturing, Appleton, WI; MSC Industrial Supply; North Main Lumber, Wellsville; Northern Lights Candles, Wellsville; Bob & Taryn Padiack; PM Research, Inc., Wellsville; Rochester Red Wings; Southern Tier Concrete Products, Alfred Station; Tinkertown Hardware, Alfred Station; Walker Business & Staffing Services, Wellsville; and Worth W. Smith Co. Surplus.

SkillsUSA is a national organization that serves trade, industrial, technical, and health occupations and students in public high schools, vocational centers, and colleges.They serve over 284,000 students and instructors nationwide.

Alfred State was the first college in New York State to establish a student organization for postsecondary SkillsUSA and continues to lead in this process.

Pioneers offense struggles at Erie

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 15:39

The Alfred State College baseball team couldn't string together much offense as they fell 5-1 and 10-2 at Erie CC on Tuesday.  The Pioneers fall to 8-7 overall on the year and 4-4 in Region III Division III play.

Andrew Alexander (LeRoy) was 2 for 3 while Dennis Dueno (Brooklyn/Bishop Ford) was 2 for 4 in the opener.  Tyler Mann (Holland Patent) allowed two earned runs in six innings of work and took the loss.  He walked two and struck out seven.

In the nightcap, ASC was held to just two hits.  JP Frey (Erie, PA/McDowell) collected both hits finished 2 for 4 with a RBI.  Anthony Espe (Union Endicott) collected the other RBI.  Matt Gier (North Collins) allowed just one hit in 2.2 innings of work out of the pen.

The Pioneers continue their four-game series with Erie CC on Thursday.  First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. in Alfred.

Monroe Downs Pioneers

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 15:43

#7 Monroe CC defeated Alfred State 21-6 in a WNYAC match-up in Rochester on Tuesday afternoon.  The win is the Tribunes 6th straight and improves them to 7-4 while the Pioneers fall to 0-8.

Chance Lowry (Waterloo) led the Pioneers with three points on a goal and two assists while Mike Hart (Ajax, ONT) and Keith Maloney (Brewster) each found the back of the net twice.  Gary Parmelee (Geneva) registered a goal and an assist while Dan Weimer (Derby/Lake Shore) had an assist.

Brad Stowell (Marcellus) made 16 saves in net.

ASC returns to action on Friday when they host Finger Lakes CC at 4 p.m. at Pioneer Stadium.

Lady Pioneers Split with Niagara

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 15:48

The Alfred State College softball team split a pair of WNYAC contests on Tuesday at Niagara CCC.  The Thunder Wolves rallied for a 7-5 victory in game one while ASC used a eight-run 5th inning en route to a 11-2 victory in game two.

ASC jumped held a 5-0 lead in the opener but NCCC scored five in the 5th to tie it and won it on a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the 7th.  Natalie Sylvester (Perry) and Angie Depew (Wellsville) were each 2 for 4.

In the nightcap, ASC scored two in the 4th to grab a 3-2 lead and then put the game out of reach with eight runs in the 5th.  Kate Bailey (West Valley) was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI, Tara Scholla (Genesee Valley) was 3 for 4, and Amber Harding (Fillmore) was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI.  Pam Rupp (Cattaraugus Little Valley) didn't allow an earned run in five innings of work to earn the victory.

The Lady Pioneers (6-10, 3-5 Region III Division III) return to action on Thusday when they host Genesee CC at 3 p.m.

Women 2nd, Men 4th in latest Track Poll

Posted Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 09:21

The Alfred State College women's outdoor track & field team remained ranked #2 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll.  The men's team slipped down one spot to #4.

The Pioneers had a solid showing last weekend at the University of Rochester Invitational.  The women's team finished 7th out of 15 teams while the men finished 9th.

Harper (IL) College continues to top the women's poll followed by ASC, SUNY Delhi, and Kingsborough CC.

SUNY Delhi leads the men's poll followed by Harper, Mohawk Valley CC, and ASC.

Most of the Pioneers travel to SUNY Brockport on Sunday for a the Golden Eagle Invitational while a few will travel to SUNY Delhi to compete in the Region III multi event. 

Frey Named Region Athlete of the Week

Posted Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 09:26

Alfred State College sophomore baseball player JP Frey (Erie, PA/McDowell) has been named the co-Region III male athlete of the week.  Frey shares the honor with Genesee CC lacrosse player Gaehnew Printup.

Frey was 12 for 22 in six contests for the Pioneers (4-2 this past week).  He collected two doubles, two triples, and 5 RBI.  He stole seven bases and scored 11 runs.  He also recorded three outfield assists in one game.

On the year, Frey is hitting .413 with 10 RBI and 11 stolen bases.

The Pioneers return to action on Thursday with a 2 p.m. doubleheader vs. Erie CC.

Baseball DH moved to Bolivar

Posted Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 09:28

Thursday afternoon's baseball doubleheader between Alfred State and Erie CC has been moved to Bolivar Richburg High School.  First pitch of the doubleheader will be at 2 p.m.

Lady Pioneers Split with Genesee

Posted Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 14:55

The Alfred State College softball team split a pair with Genesee CC winning the opener 8-7 before falling 5-1 in the nightcap.  The Lady Pioneers are now 7-11 overall on the season and 4-6 in Region III Division III play.

Trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the 2nd in the opener, the Lady Pioneers plated seven runs to take the lead for good.  Amber Harding (Fillmore) was 2 for 2 while Athena Scavo (Hornell) drove in three runs.  Pam Rupp (Cattaraugus Little Valley) tossed a complete game to earn the victory.  She stranded the tying and winning runs on base when she recorded the final out.

Genesee got on the board early again in the second game scoring three in the 1st and two in the 2nd.  The Pioneers mustered their lone run of the game in the 6th on a RBI single by Taylor McCarthy (Watkins Glen).  ASC was held to just five hits in the game.  McCarthy allowed three earned runs in seven innings of work on the mound. 

ASC travels to Mercyhurst North East on Saturday for a 1 p.m. doubleheader with the Lady Saints.  They return home on Sunday for a Noon contest with Jefferson CC.

Baseball Splits with Erie

Posted Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 15:27

Alfred State and Erie CC split a Region III Division III doubleheader at Bolivar Richburg High School on Thursday.  ECC won the opener 4-1 while ASC won the nightcap 5-4.  Alfred State is now 9-8 overall and 5-5 in RIII DIII play.

In the opener, ASC was held to just five hits and managed their lone run of the game in the 7th on a solo homer by Kevan Smith (Cicero North Syracuse).  ECC took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd and added three insurance runs in the 7th.  Anthony Espe (Union Endicott) and Smith were both 2 for 3 for the Pioneers.  Mitch Kippola (Ithaca) allowed two earned runs in seven innings of work but was the tough luck loser.  He walked one and struck out  two. 

Alfred State scored three runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to regain their lead en route to the victory.  Tyler Mann (Holland Patent) tied the game with a two-out RBI single and came around to score when that hit was misplayed and he was able to circle the bases.  ASC led 2-0 heading into the 6th but the Kats plated four in the top half of the inning before the Pioneers rallied. 

JP Frey (Erie, PA/McDowell), Andrew Alexander (LeRoy), and Mann were each 2 for 3 to pace the offense while Ruben Mizrahi (Weston, FL/David Pasnak) earned the complete game victory on the mound.  He allwoed one earned run and six hits while walking two and striking out two.

The blue & gold return to action on Saturday when they host Finger Lakes CC at 1 p.m.


Commuter Lounge Ribbon Cutting

Posted Date: Friday, April 15, 2011 - 05:56

Smiles were the order of the day recently as Alfred State College’s Commuter Council members and other commuter students attended the ribbon cutting at their newly remodeled lounge, located in the Hunter Student Development Center on the Alfred campus. Among the upgrades were new carpeting, furniture, and shelving, to name just a few. Pictured here, l-r: Dr. Aniko Constantine, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor English and Humanities Department and Commuter Council adviser; Lisa Coombs, secretary, English and Humanities/Mathematics and Physics Departments; and Richard Kusaba, Wellsville, surveying engineering technology, treasurer, Commuter Council.

Ribbon cutting