May 2011

Softball Moved Back a Day

Posted Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 07:32

Thursday's Alfred State College home softball game versus Finger Lakes CC has been moved back one day.  ASC and FLCC will now square off in a 3 p.m. doubleheader on Friday afternoon.

Kingsborough and Mohawk Valley Lead After Day One of Track Nationals

Posted Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 15:51

Kingsborough CC leads the women's competition and Mohawk Valley CC leads the men's competition after day of the 2011 NJCAA Division III Track & Field Championships at Alfred State.  The host Pioneers sit in 2nd place in the men's competition while the women are 7th.

Kingsborpugh has scored 29 points followed by Harper (IL) College (28), Mohawk Valley CC (26), SUNY Delhi (12), Herkimer CCC (9), CC of Rhode Island (8), Alfred State (7), Gloucester CCC (6), Bronx CC (6), and Queensborough CC (5), Montgomery (MD) College (5).  Sixteen total teams have registered points after day one.

Mohawk Valley CC has 34 points ahead of Alfred State's 29.  Harper is 3rd (23) followed by Delhi (21), CC of Rhode Island (17), Gloucester (15), Kingsborough (11), Suffolk CC (11), Finger Lakes CC (6), Howard (MD) CC (6).  Fifteen teams have points after day one.

Alfred State College day one female highlights included: The 4 x 100 relay team ran the fastest time of prelims and set a new ASC record of 49.70.  Abbey Benton (Frewsburg) was 4th in the 10,000 (42:57.69), Shea McKee (Canisteo Greenwood) was 7th in the long jump (4.73 m)

Alfred State College day one male highlights included: Jordan Traina (Rochester/Gates Chili), Brett Harrington (Rochester/Edison), and Andy Jones (Milford) all earned All-American honors.  Traina was 2nd in the pole vault (4.10 m), Harrington 2nd in the long jump (6.59 m), and Jones was 2nd in the hammer throw (47.65 m). 

Chris Grey (Grahamsville/Tri-Valley) was 4th in the hammer throw (44.71 m).  The men's 4x100 relay team qualified for Saturday's final with the 3rd best time of 42.99.  Alex Hewlett (Wellsville) sits in 5th place after the first five events of the decathlon (2,937 points).

Day One 2011 NJCAA Division III National Champions

Event Women Men
10,000 m Savannah Boucher (Mohawk Valley): 41:14.67 Ozzie Huerta (Gloucester): 32:36.04
4 x 800 Relay Kingsborough CC: 10:08.59 SUNY Delhi: 7:55.59
Long Jump Deandra Nelson (Kingsborough): 4.98 m Victor Drew (Suffolk): 6.63 m
Hammer Throw Anne Craigen (Harper): 36.42 m Timothy Phok (CC of Rhode Island): 49.12 m
Pole Vault   Zach Stewart (Mohawk Valley): 4.25 m

Action continues on Friday with the completion of the multi-events (decathlon & heptathlon) at 9 a.m.  Field events begin at 1 p.m. and track events start at 2:45 p.m.

Lady Pioneers Sweep Past FLCC

Posted Date: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 16:34

The Alfred State College softball team swept a pair of games from Finger Lakes CC on Friday.  The Lady Pioneers won the opener 8-0 and won the nightcap 1-0 in walk-off fashion.  ASC is now 10-18 (7-11 Region III Division III).

Eight different Pioneers collected hits as ASC used a four-run 2nd inning and a three run 5th inning to cruise to the victory.  Athena Scavo (Hornell) was 1 for 2 with 2 RBI while Kate Bailey (West Valley) was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI.  Natalie Sylvester (Perry) tossed the first four innings allowing just four hits to earn the win.

Neither team could get on the board in the second game until Amber Harding (Fillmore) singled home Angie Depew (Wellsville) with no outs in the bottom of the 7th to complete the sweep.  Depew walked to lead off the inning and stole second base.  Sylvester collected the lone extra base hit for ASC with a 5th inning double.  Alfred was held to just five hits on the day.  Pam Rupp (Cattaraugus Little Valley) tossed a complete game gem to earn the win.  She allowed just three hits while striking out five.

ASC returns to action on Saturday when they host Tompkins Cortland CC at 1 p.m.

Mohawk Valley and Harper Lead after Day 2 of Track Nationals

Posted Date: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 17:02

The Mohawk Valley CC women's team holds a one point lead while Harper College's men's team leads by 18 after the second day of the NJCAA Division III Track & Field at Pioneer Stadium.  The Pioneer men sit in 4th place while the women are in 8th.

MVCC has scored 54 points followed by Harper's 53.  Herkimer CCC is 3rd (39), Kingsborough CC is 4th (31.5), Gloucester is 5th (30), Delhi is 6th (28), Howard CC is 7th (19), Alfred State is 8th (16.5), Montgomery College is 9th (15), and Prince George's is 10th (12).  Eighteen teams have scored through two days of competition.

Harper has scored 78 points followed by Delhi's 60.  Mohawk Valley is 3rd (46), Alfred State is 4th (33), Suffolk is 5th (31), Gloucester is 6th (25), Roxbury is 7th (20), CC of Rhode Island is 8th (17), Kingsborough is 9th (16), and Herkimer is 10th (12).  Eighteen teams have scored thru two days.

Two national championship meet records were broken to highlight the action of day two.  Christina Lees of Gloucester set a new mark in winning the pole vault with a leap of 3.18 m. while Ozzie Huerta from Gloucester set a new standard in the 5,000 with a 15:10.92.

Alfred State College day two female highlights included: Pam Breedlove (Rochester/East) was 5th in the triple Jump (10.25), Holli Pierce (Livonia) was 6th in the triple jump (10.21 m), Megan Votava (Alfred Almond) finishing 7th in the pole vault (2.43 m) and 8th in the discus (27.45 m).

Briana Dorsey (Rochester/School of the Arts) qualified for finals in the 100 with a prelim time of 12.82, Breedlove also qualified with a time of 13.24.  Dorsey (26.68) and Breedlove (27.01) also qualified in the 200.  Tara Murphy (Rochester/Wilson) qualified for finals in the 400 (59.63) and the 800 (2:28.67).  Votava qualified in the 100 hurdles (17.17), Shatara Noble (Rochester/Marshall) in the 400 hurdles (1:09.99).  The 4 x 400 relay team qualified for finals with the day's fastest time of 4:12.15.

Alfred State College day two male highlights included: Alex Hewlett (Wellsville) finished in 5th in the decathlon with 4,929 points.

Dre Johnson (Rochester/Edison) qualified for finals in the 100 (11.31), Marcquis Johnson-Broughton (Rochester/Edison) qualified in the 400 hurdles (56.11), and the 4 x 400 relay qualified in 3:23.75.

Day Two 2011 NJCAA Division III National Champions

Event Women Men
Steeplechase Savannah Boucher (Mohawk Valley): 11:59.63  
Triple Jump Chranay Ryland (Montgomery): 11.16 m Dannie Holland (Suffolk): 14.54 m
Discus Arnesha Gross (Howard): 32.63 m Chris Gattman (Mohawk Valley): 43.96 m
Heptathlon De'Larrisa Morris (Harper): 3,530 points  
Decathlon   Jarret Austin (Harper) 5,724
Pole Vault Christina Lees (Gloucester): 3.18 m - new record  
5,000 m   Ozzie Huerta (Gloucester): 15:10.92 - new record
High Jump   Robert Douglas (Harper): 1.92 m

Final day action begins at 10 a.m. with field events while track events begin at Noon.  The 2011 National Champion will be crowned at approximately 4 p.m.


Harper Sweeps Track Nationals

Posted Date: Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 13:31

Harper College (IL) claimed both the men's and women's titles at the 2011 NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships.  The Harper women won by nearly 40 points while the men won by 23.

The Harper women scored 132 points followed by Kingsborough CC's 92.5.  Mohawk Valley CC finished 3rd (90), Alfred State was 4th (83.5), and Howard CC was 5th (78). 

The Harper men scored 152 points finishing ahead of Delhi's 129 points.  Mohawk Valley CC was 3rd (74), Alfred State 4th (61), and Gloucester 5th (58).

Savannah Boucher of Mohawk Valley CC was named the most outstanding track athlete while De'Larissa Morris of Harper was named the most outstanding field athlete on the women's side while Ozzie Huerta form Gloucester took the men's track athlete award and Jarrett Austin of Harper took the field award.

Renee Zellner of Harper was named both the men's and women's coach of the meet.  She was also named the men's coach of the year.  Dave Loobie of Kingsborough CC was the women's coach of the year.  Joe Kalnas of Gloucester and Errick Henlon were named assistant coaches of the year.

Pioneer Men and Women Finish Track Nationals in 4th

Posted Date: Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 19:11

The Alfred State College outdoor track & field team completed the 2011 NJCAA Division III National Championships with 4th place finishes.  The women scored 83.5 points while the men finished with 61.

On the women's side the Lady Pioneers earned 2nd team All-American honors in three individual events and two relays.  Tara Murphy (Rochester/Wilson) was 2nd in the 400 (58.23), Megan Votava (Alfred Almond) was 2nd in the 100 hurdles (16.77), and Shea McKee (Canisteo Greenwood) was 2nd in the high jump (1.45 m).

The 4 x 100 relay team, Shatara Noble (Rochester/Marshall, Briana Dorsey (Rochester School of the Arts, McKee, and Pam Breedlove (Rochester/East) and the 4 x 400 relay team, Breedlove, Noble, McKee, and Murphy each finished 2nd. The 4 x 100 finished in 50.75 while the 4 x 400 finished in 4:06.91.

Dorsey was 3rd in the 100 (13.07), Breedlove was 5th (13.23), and Noble was 8th (13.76).  Dorsey was 5th in the 200 (26.71) and Breedlove was 6th (27.03).  Murphy was 7th in the 800 (2:38.68) while Noble was 3rd in 400 hurdles (1:09.52).

On the men's side the 4 x 100 relay team and the 4 x 400 team earned 2nd team All-American honors.  The team of Rawle Crawford (Mt. Vernon), Dre Johnson (Rochester/Edison), Brett Harrington (Rochester/Edison), and Ken Boyer (Albion) crossed the finish line in 42.50 in the 4 x 100.  The 4 x 400 relay team of Marcquis Johnson-Broughton (Rochester/Edison), Crawford, Isiah Whiting (Hamden, CT), and Brandon Lewis (Red Creek) finished in 3:22.58.

Johnson-Broughton was 4th in the 400 hurdles (56.88), David Miller (Elmira Southside) was 5th in the 400 hurdles (56.99), Johnson was 8th in the 100 (13.52), Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda) was 8th in the 1,500 (4:18.12).

The Pioneers entered ranked #4 in the last NJCAA Division III poll of the season.  Harper College won both the men's and women's national title.

The national championships were held for the second time in three years at Pioneer Stadium at Alfred State.  ASC will once again host the national championships in 2012.

Lady Pioneers Close out Season

Posted Date: Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 11:55

The Alfred State College softball team closed out their season this weekend with doubleheader losses to Tompkins Cortland CC and Corning CC.  The Lady Pioneers finish the 2011 campaign with a 10-22 overall mark and a 7-15 record in Region III Division III play.

Tompkins Cortland scored four in the 3rd to put game one of Saturday's doubleheader out of reach.  The Panthers went on for a 7-2 win.  Angie Depew (Wellsville) was 2 for 3 with a RBI while Taylor McCarthy (Watkins Glen) allowed just one earned run in seven innings of work.

ASC fell behind 10-0 in the second game vs. TC3 but kept trying to rally before falling 12-6.  Amber Harding (Fillmore) had a big day with three extra base hits (two doubles and a triple) in four plate appearances.  Danielle Hill (Addison) was 1 for 3 with a RBI.

On Sunday, Corning scored in every inning en route to a 13-5 victory in game one.  Kate Bailey (West Valley) was 3 for 3 with two doubles and a triple while Natalie Sylvester (Perry) and Athena Scavo (Hornell) were each 2 for 3 with a RBI.

In the season finale, ASC collected 13 hits but couldn't push much across.  The Lady Pioneers trailed 7-1 heading into the bottom of the 7th and were able to plate three runs but could not get any closer.  Tara Scholla (Genesee Valley) was 3 for 4, Harding was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI, and McCarthy was 2 for 3 with a RBI.

ASC Is Going Smoke-free

Posted Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 09:44

For the health of our community, ASC is going smoke-free effective July 1, 2011.

Smoking will be prohibited on campus except in outside designated smoking areas. See the Wellsville campus map for designated areas.

If you are a smoker, you are encouraged to take advantage of New York’s smoking cessation programs to help you to quit smoking. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) also offers self-help resources for ASC employees. Students who need help quitting may get assistance from the Health Services Office on campus.

This policy reduces involuntary exposure of second-hand smoke and facilitates a healthier environment for students, faculty, staff, administrators, visitors, and community members. Thank you for your cooperation.

ASC Breaks Ground For New Student Leadership Center

Posted Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 12:08

Student Leadership Center ground breaking ceremony - dignitaries holding golden shovels standing near a pile of dirt

Alfred State College President Dr. John M. Anderson welcomed dignitaries to campus recently as he, and they, broke ground for the college’s new Student Leadership Center. The Center, destined to be unique to higher education, will in every aspect motivate students to take initiative to lead and contribute to the public good. One facet of developing this program is to provide “hands-on” experiences that demonstrate how their choices and actions impact others. This is not done in a text book, but done through student-led projects. This new center will house 25-30 “civic-minded” club spaces that can only be occupied after the student leaders submit a student leadership business plan on a project that gives back to the community (campus, local, regional, world) and must include a marketing plan explaining how they will draw other students to their projects. Located at the center of campus, this new structure will include a climbing wall overlooking the beautiful valley of Alfred; high and low ropes courses; “dirty space,” where students can work on projects; a gaming room with Wii and PS3; a late night café; a student-run retail store; and “wow”-inspiring technology. Additionally, in an effort to achieve gold LEED certification, the building will feature geo-thermal wells, solar panels, and a water reclamation system, to name a few of its characteristics. Speakers at the event, in addition to Anderson, included NYS Sen. Catharine Young (R, C, I-Olean); Erik Tellander, William Rawn Associates, Boston, MA, architects; Geoff Hamburg, capital program manager, SUNY Construction Fund; Bill Goodrich, ASC class of 1984, CEO and president, LeChase Construction, LLC, providing construction management services on the project; AJ LaMere, Dr. Steven J. Tyrell, ASC vice president for Student Affairs; Dick Camping, Christa Construction; Robert Kanarkiewicz, assistant director of design, SUNY Construction Fund; and Ned Baxter, William Rawn Associates.

Depew Named All-Region

Posted Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 07:01

Sophomore outfielder Angie Depew (Wellsville) has been named 2nd team All-Region following the Lady Pioneers 2011 campaign.  Depew was named All-WNYAC 1st team following her freshman year.

Depew hit .360 (36 for 100) on the season for the blue & gold.  She connected on seven doubles, six triples, and two homers.  She drove in 18 runs and scored 25.  She finished the year with a .610 slugging percentage and a .984 fielding percentage.  Depew was also 11 for 13 in stolen base attempts.

The Pioneers finished the 2011 season with a 10-22 overall mark.