April 2012

College Statement Regarding Rock Painting

Posted Date: Friday, April 20, 2012 - 06:36

“The College has been informed that Kappa Sigma Epsilon fraternity painted over the memorial on Rt. 390 honoring Army Sgt. Devin Snyder, who gave her life serving our country. The Alfred State community is disappointed by the alleged actions of this organization. This behavior does not reflect the campus community’s values of respect, integrity, and honor. The College has launched an investigation into this matter and has placed the fraternity on interim suspension. The Greek Life community has also requested disciplinary charges be imposed and for the organization to appear before a disciplinary hearing. The College will announce the outcome of its investigation and hearing when completed.”

Media inquiries may be directed to Dr. Steve Tyrell, Vice President for Student Affairs, phone (607) 587-3911.

Edwards, Miller, and Hewlett Win Events at Geneseo Open

Posted Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 13:44

Brian Edwards (Neversink/Tri-Valley), David Miller (Elmira Southside), and Alex Hewlett (Wellsville) all won events as the Alfred State track & field team competed at the SUNY Geneseo Open.

Edwards won the discus with a last toss of 37.25 to edge out teammate Robert Howard (Syracuse/Nottingham) who threw 36.46.  Miller won the pole vault competition with a leap of 4.55 m.  Hewlett won the javelin with a toss of 44.70 m.

Marcquis Johnson-Broughton (Rochester/Edison) was 2nd in the 110 m hurdles in 17.81, the 4 x 100 relay team of Hewlett, Miller, Zach Woodard (Adams Center/South Jefferson), and Brian Tubbs (Chemung/Waverly) was 2nd in 45.81, and Travis Nagle (Randolph) was tied for 2nd in the high jump with a leap of 1.73.

On the women's side, Claire Holleran (Penfield) was the lone Lady Pioneer that earned a top-two finish.  She finished 2nd in the 400 hurdles in 1:23.61.

The Pioneers now shift their focus to the postseason which begins next Friday when they travel to SUNY Delhi for the two-day Region III Championships.

Lax Wins Third Straight

Posted Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 14:38

The Alfred State lacrosse team outscored Jefferson CC 13-0 in the 2nd and 3rd quarter to earn a 22-7 victory over Jefferson CC.  The Pioneers have now won three straight and are now 6-8 overall and 5-7 in Region III play.

After leading by just one, 4-3, after the 1st quarter the blue & gold scored six in the 2nd and seven in the 3rd to jump out to a commanding lead.

Mike Hart (Ajax, ONT) led the offense with eight points on three goals and five assists.  Chance Lowry (Waterloo) had five goals and an assist, Lance Elithorpe (Shaftsbury, VT) finished with four goals and an assist, and Brad Zacher (Medina) netted three goals and had an assist.  Jordan Napierala (West Irondequoit) also chipped in two goals and two assists.

Brad Stowell (Marcellus) made 11 saves while Randy Kryszak (Orchard Park) made a save in relief.

The Pioneers return to action on Wednesday when they host Broome CC at Pioneer Stadium at 4 p.m.

Lady Pioneers Drop Pair

Posted Date: Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 13:37

The Alfred State softball team dropped a pair to Niagara CCC in a doubleheader played in a mix of rain and sleet.  NCCC won 10-5 and 16-5 to drop the Lady Pioneers to 2-20 on the year.

In the opener, Niagara scored in five of the seven innings taking advantage of six Pioneer errors and five walks.  The Thunderwolves collected 10 hits in the contest and kept the Pioneers from putting together a big inning.  Kaela Koerner (Greenville) was the lone Lady Pioneer with two hits finishing 2 for 3 while Renee Stanford (Canisteo Greenwood) drove in a run.

NCCC put the nightcap out of reach early as they plated 12 unearned runs in the 1st inning en route to the victory.  Tara Scholla (Genesee Valley) was 2 for 3 for the Lady Pioneers.

Alfred State heads to Broome CC on Tuesday for a 3 p.m. doubleheader with the Hornets.

Baseball Falls in Two Close Contests

Posted Date: Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 13:40

Alfred State and Jamestown CC battled in two tight Region III Division III contests on Sunday with the Jayhawks coming up on top 3-1 and 3-2 on Sunday afternoon.  The Pioneers are now 6-26 (5-15 Region III Division III) on the season.

In game one, Ryan Hierlwimmer (Livonia) collected two hits while Eric Mehaffy (Lisbon) had a RBI hit.  Garrett Hoag (Dansville) pitched 5.2 innings allowing three hits and no earned runs.  He struck out seven.

In the nightcap, the Pioneers took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the 7th but the Jayhawks rallied for the win collecting a walk-off single with two outs in the inning.  Ruben Mizrahi (Weston, FL) took the hard luck loss.  He went 6.2 innings.  He allowed five hits and four walks while striking out five.

The Pioneers were held to just four hits on the day.  Brett Rapan (Bolivar Richburg) collected a RBI hit while Mitch Smith (Greece Arcadia) drove in the other run.

The blue & gold return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Erie CC for a 2 p.m. doubleheader with the defending RIII DIII champs.

Weather Forces Schedule Changes

Posted Date: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 09:45

The snowstorm that hit last evening and is still in the area today has forced several changes to the baseball and softball schedules.  Make sure to continue to check www.alfredstate.edu/athletics for future updates.

Baseball: Tuesday's DH at Erie CC is cancelled with no make-up date announced and Wednesday make-up game vs. Jamestown CC has been moved to Wednesday, May 2 at Alfred and is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.

Softball: Tuesday's DH at Broome CC is cancelled and no make-up date has been announced.

Alfred State Holds 28th Annual Honors Convocation

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 05:53

Alfred State celebrated the achievements of over 290 students at the 28th Annual Honors Convocation on Sunday, April 14, 2012. This year’s convocation also featured the presentation of Leadership through Civic Engagement Awards from the College Council to nine student leaders and faculty/staff members Mark Payne, Dr. Douglas Pierson, and Wendy Dresser-Recktenwald.

Congressman Tom Reed and Dr. John M. Anderson, president of Alfred StateThe convocation recognizes the outstanding work of students through acknowledgement of membership in a variety of honor societies as well as the conferment of scholarships and special recognitions. Dr. Stephen Havlovic, vice president for student affairs, presided over the program. Dr. John M. Anderson, president of Alfred State, welcomed attendants and introduced the keynote speaker, Congressman Tom Reed of the 29th District, New York.

Congressman Tom Reed was elected to represent the 29th District of New York in a special election held in 2010. He took office during the “lame duck” session of the 111th Congress and began his own full two-year term in the 112th Congress Jan. 5, 2011.

Tom is a 1989 graduate of Horseheads High School. He graduated from Alfred University in 1993 with a degree in political science, and from Ohio Northern University College of Law in 1996. He then began work in Rochester but returned to Corning in 1999 and opened his private practice. It was his commitment to family and friends, an enduring love for his hometown, and a deep concern about ‘petty political issues’ that propelled him to seek political office; he served one full term as mayor of the City of Corning, 2008 through 2009. He is one of 12 children raised by Tom and Betty Barr Reed – both long-term residents of the city of Corning. His father was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

Currently, Tom serves on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, where he was assigned to the subcommittees, on Aviation, Water Resources and Environment, and Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, the last of which he serves as vice chair. Tom was also assigned to the Committee on the Judiciary and was named to the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet and the Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law.

Pictured above l-r, Congressman Tom Reed and Dr. John M. Anderson, president of Alfred State.

More Baseball Schedule Changes

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 10:52

This weekend's baseball four-game series vs. Finger Lakes CC has flip-flopped home dates.  Saturday's DH will now be played at Finger Lakes CC with a 1 p.m. first pitch.  Sunday's DH will now be played at Alfred with a start of 1 p.m.  (If the field at Alfred is still unplayable on Sunday, the game will be played at Bolivar Richburg High School).

Pioneer Woodsmen’s Team Hosts Pioneer Games

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 11:00

Alfred State’s Pioneer Woodsmen’s Team recently hosted the second-annual Pioneer Games on the Alfred campus, and brought home a first-place victory overall with one of its four teams. A total of 19 teams with 133 participants met for competition, with Finger Lakes College, Paul Smith’s College, State University of New York at Cobleskill, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and the Ranger School all represented.

Team members competed in 16 different disciplines across singles events, double events, triple events, and team events. From fly casting to single buck, to “crosscut to hell” and log splitting, the competitors went head-to-head in a point battle, with each event winner bringing 100 points home to the team. Alfred State put four teams on the field: a men’s 1 team (equivalent of varsity squad), men’s 2 team, men’s 3 team and women’s team. Men’s 1 team brought home the proverbial gold with 1,401 points, followed by Paul Smith’s and SUNY ESF, with Alfred State men’s 2 team coming in fourth overall (leading the pack for all men’s 2 teams as well as beating half of men’s 1 teams). Alfred’s women’s team took a very respectable third place overall, nipping at the heels of Cobleskill in second and Finger Lakes College in first.

Participants were: Sarah Bauman, Oley, PA; Mike Driscoll, Skaneateles, NY; Stevie Ray Foit, North Collins, NY; Tara Feinburg, Cohoes, NY; Joe Francese, Levittown, NY; Dan Giblin, Chenango Valley, NY; Paul Glover, Portville, NY; Dylan Heaney, Syracuse, NY; Amanda Hoiles, Shortsville, NY; Emily Hoover, Gurham, NY; Greg Kruppa, North Collins, NY; Chris Locke, LeRoy, NY; Ali Maher, Phelps, NY; Kevin Paul, Webster, NY; Keith Poliey, Greenwood Lake, NY; Marc Poliey, Greenwood Lake, NY; Morgan Presher, LeRoy, NY; Spencer Sagneri, Rochester, NY; Chris Savosh, New Paltz, NY; Warren Sutterby, Sterling, NY; Natasha Talbot, Little Falls, NY; Billy VanNostrand, Gloversville, NY; Nick Wall, Alexander, NY; and Benjamin Wood, Hector, NY.

The Pioneer Woodsmen are not taking a break after a well-fought competition; on the contrary, they are training for their Spring Meet - the collegiate timbersports equivalent of the Super Bowl. Alfred State will take two teams to Dartmouth, NH, for this year’s Spring Meet in late April, where they will compete against colleges from all over the East Coast and Canada.

Pioneer Woodsmen’s team members

Pictured are some of the Alfred entrants (left to right): Team Adviser Scott Bingham, Mark Poliey, Nick Wall, Amanda Hoiles, Natasha Talbot, Billy Vannostrand, Paul Glover, Spencer Sagneri, and Joe Francese.

Men 3rd, Women 5th in Latest NJCAA Poll

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 11:13

The Alfred State track & field team heads into the postseason this weekend with top five spots in the latest NJCAA Division III poll.  The men's team moved up a spot to #3 while the women dropped two spots to #5 in the weekly poll.

The Pioneer men trail Harper (IL) College and SUNY Delhi in the poll.  Queensborough CC, Nassau CC, Kingsborough CC, Mohawk Valley CC, Gloucester (NJ) County College, Roxbury (MA) CC, and CC of Rhode Island round out the top ten poll.

Mohawk Valley CC sits on top of the women's poll followed by Delhi, Suffolk CC, Gloucester, and Alfred State.  Harper, Prince George's (MD) CC, Fashion Institute of Technology, Roxbury, and Herkimer round out the top ten.

The Pioneers will battle their Region III foes on Friday and Saturday at the Region III Championships.  The team will then host the NJCAA DIII Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Pioneer Stadium between May 3 - 5.