April 2012

Football and Softball Teams to Host Bone Marrow Drive

Posted Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 07:16

For the third year in a row the Alfred State football and softball teams will host a Bone Marrow registry drive.  The two previous drives have been larger than most in Western New York State and have averaged 130-140 registered with 40% multi-race (minority) registrants.

Joining the national bone marrow registry is a simple two step process.  Each person needs to complete a registration form with your contact information, health history, and sign the agreement to join and then give a swab of your cheek cells so your tissue type can be determined.

The drive will be held Monday, April 9th at the Central Dining Hall on the Alfred State campus.  Check-in for the drive will be right in front of Friendly's and will take place between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

For more information contact head football coach Mick Caba (607) 587-4258.

Students Tackle Real-world Problems

Posted Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 11:59

Project-based learning is a cornerstone of the Alfred State culture. When students tackle real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think. They can also engage in meaningful civic engagement developing solutions to ongoing community challenges.

A recent example took place in Apalachin, NY, from March 11-16. Mark Payne, assistant professor, Fox 40 WICZ.

group of heavy equipment operations students during their spring break

Standing alone (green shirt):
Christopher Addison, Hamburg

Front, left to right:
Angel Cavanaugh, Whitesville; Cody Madigan, Bath; Kevin Nicoletti, Cochecton; Wayne Carroll, Jr., Bath; Michael Kashdin, Buffalo; and Mark Payne, associate professor, heavy equipment operations, Building Trades Department.

Pioneers Swept by TC3

Posted Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 17:56

The Alfred State baseball team dropped a heartbreaker 3-2 in 13 innings to Tompkins Cortland CC and could not recover in game two as they fell 10-0.  The Pioneers are now 3-14 (2-5 Region III Division III) on the season.

The Pioneers got on the board first in the 3rd but the Panthers tied it in the 6th.  Both teams scored in the 9th before TC3 won the game with a two-out

Garrett Hoag (Dansville) continued his solid pitching but didn't factor in the decision.  He went nine innings and allowed just one earned run on eight hits.  He walked four and struck out nine.   Jordan Wheaton (Wayland Cohocton) was 1 for 4 with a RBI while Eric Mehaffy (Lisbon) drove home the other run.

In the nightcap, the Panthers jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings and never looked back.  Hoag collected two of the Pioneers three hits in the contest.

The blue & gold return home on Saturday for a 1 p.m. doubleheader vs. Niagara CCC.

Lacrosse Team Struggles vs. #4 Genesee

Posted Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 18:10

The Alfred State lacrosse team could never get anything going in a 27-6 loss at #4 Genesee CC.  With the win the Cougars have now won seven straight (7-1) while the Pioneers fall to 3-6 (2-5 Region III).

Mike Hart (Ajax, ONT.) led the Pioneers with three goals and an assist.  Chance Lowry (Waterloo) found the back of the net twice while Aaron Koskowski (East Aurora) scored once.

Alfred travels to defending national champion and #1 ranked Onondaga CC on Saturday for an 11 a.m. start.

Onondaga Downs Pioneers

Posted Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 13:35

Defending NJCAA champion and #1 ranked Onondaga CC raced past Alfred State 34-1 in a Region III contest on Saturday.  The Lazers improve to 7-0 on the season while the Pioneers are now 3-7 (2-6 Region III).

The Pioneers lone goal came in the 3rd quarter when Chance Lowry (Waterloo) scored after getting a pass from Mike Hart (Ajax, ONT). 

Brad Stowell (Marcellus) made 29 saves in the first half for the blue & gold.

The Pioneers begin a two homestand on Wednesday when they host Finger Lakes CC.  Opening face-off is slated for 4 p.m. at Pioneer Stadium.

Pioneer Tripped up by NCCC

Posted Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 13:50

The Alfred State baseball team gave up three big innings as they were swept by Niagara CCC in a Region III Division III doubleheader.  The Pioneers are now 3-16 (2-7 RIII DIII) on the season following 11-1 and 17-2 losses.

In the opener, the Thunderwolves scored six in the 3rd inning to break open a 1-0 game.  NCCC collected nine hits and took advantage of four Pioneer errors.  The Pioneers lone run of the game came in the 4th on a throwing error following a Greg Koller (Chesterland, OH) infield single.

In the nightcap, NCCC scored six in the 3rd and seven in the 5th to control the contest.  NCCC finished the day with 19 hits including five extra base hits.  Koller was 1 for 1 with a RBI single in the 1st and Ryan Hierlwimmer (Livonia) was 1 for 2 with a RBI triple in the 2nd.

The blue & gold return to action on Tuesday when they host Onondaga CC at 2 p.m. in a Region III Division II doubleheader.

Track competes at ROC City Classic

Posted Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 14:32

The Alfred State track and field team had a few more athletes qualify for the NJCAA National Championships as they competed at the Nazareth College ROC City Classic on Saturday.

Marcquis Johnson Broughton (Rochester/Edison) qualified in the 400 m hurdles with a 4th place finish (58.44), Sam Sherwin (Williamson) qualified in the hammer throw with a toss of 39.06 - 6th place, and Brian Tubbs (Chemung/Waverly) qualified in the 400 m with a 6th place finish (51.64).  On the women's side, Jen DeNovio (Guilderland) qualified in the discus (28.36 m) with a 6th place finish.

Other top performances included: Adam Kellogg (Wellsville) 2nd in the hammer throw (41.60 m), Alex Hewlett (Wellsville) was 2nd in the javelin (49.20 m), Travis Nagle (Randolph) 2nd in the pole vault (3.90 m), Jayvon Larkin (Rochester/Wilson) was 2nd in the triple jump (13.25 m), and Robert Howard (Syracuse/Nottingham) was 3rd in the shot put (13.01 m).  The 4x100 relay team also earned a 2nd place finish in 44.71.

On the women's side the 4x100 relay team of Briana Dorsey (Rochester/School of the Arts), Shea McKee (Canisteo Greenwood), Megan Votava (Alfred Almond), and Kayla Franchina (Cassadaga Valley) won in 52.29.  Dorsey was also 2nd in the 100 (26.70), McKee was 3rd in the high jump (1.47 m), and Votava was 3rd in the pole vault (2.60 m).

The blue & gold head to the University of Rochester next Saturday for the Alumni Invitational.  Events are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. from Fauver Stadium.

Haiti Revisited

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 10:43

Dr. Doug Pierson, assistant professor in the Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Department at Alfred State, will lead the April New Horizon’s Forum with an update on the impact that Alfred State students have had on recovery efforts of the Haiti Health Ministries from the devastation of the January 2010 earthquake. Alfred State students will be traveling to Haiti again in May 2012 for the third year in a row. Work continues on the rebuilding of medical facilities for Haiti Health Ministries. The event is scheduled for Monday, April 23, 2012, in Room 215 of the School of Engineering Technology Building at 7 p.m. The forum is open to the public.

In addition, a more general presentation of the role of civic engagement in higher education will be discussed. Alfred State is proud to have many students engaged in communities throughout New York State and beyond, using their education and skills to evaluate and address a broad range of issues that impact life in the community.

Finally, a student panel comprised of students who have traveled with Alfred State to Haiti over the past few years will share how Haiti and the experience of working in a different culture has impacted them.

The New Horizons Forum, sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences, showcases current scholarly, creative, and public service work by faculty, students, professional staff, and invited guests. It is guided by a campus-wide team of advisers whose goal is to enrich the intellectual life of the institution. Follow the Forum online.

Walks and Errors Cost Pioneers

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 14:50

Onondaga CC took advantage of 13 walks and nine errors in a Region III Division III sweep at Alfred State on Tuesday.  The Lazers won the opener 13-1 and the nightcap 6-1 in games that featured snow flurries, high winds, and cold temperatures.

OCC scored in each of the five innings of the first game.  They plated three in the 1st and 4th innings and put the game out of reach with five in the 5th inning.  The Pioneers were held to just two hits with Jordan Wheaton (Wayland Cohocton) finishing 1 for 2 with the team's lone RBI.

In the nightcap, all seven of the Lazers were unearned.  OCC scored four of those unearned runs in the 4th inning to break open a 1-0 contest.  Wheaton finished the contest 2 for 3 while Mitch Smith (Rochester/Greece Arcadia) drove in the lone run with a RBI ground out in the 4th.  Ruben Mizrahi (Weston, FL) tossed a complete game five-hitter but took the loss.

The Pioneers (3-18, 2-9 Region III Division III) continue their four game set with the Lazers on Thursday.  First pitch in Syracuse is slated for 2 p.m.

Lady Pioneers Fall in Home Opener

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 14:59

The Alfred State softball team fell 10-0 and 13-4 to Onondaga CC as they opened up the home portion of the 2012 season.  The games were played in periodic snow showers, high wind, and low temperatures.

In the opener, OCC collected 13 hits and held the Pioneers to just two to earn the victory.  The Lady Lazers scored in five of the six innings and put the game out of reach with four runs in the 6th.  Reagan Ball (Hammondsport) collected a double while Michelle Krotje (Franklinville) had a single.

Onondaga jumped out to an early 8-0 lead in the nightcap but the Lady Pioneers rebounded to cut the lead in half heading into the 5th inning.  In both the 5th and 6th, the Lazers took advantage of Pioneer miscues and secured the victory.  Athena Scavo (Hornell) was 1 for 2 with a 2-run double and Cora Murphy (Canisteo Greenwood) was 1 for 2 with a RBI single. 

The blue & gold (1-11, 0-6 Region III Division III) travel to Genesee CC on Thursday for a 3 p.m. doubleheader with the Cougars.