October 2012

1994 Softball Team to Be Honored at Homecoming

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 05:59

The 1994 Alfred State softball team will be honored during the Hall of Fame ceremony during Homecoming/Family Weekend activities this weekend.

The '94 team coached by Gina Boyd is the only softball team in program history to win a Region III title.  The Lady Pioneers won the Region III title with a 14-5 record.  They advanced to the NJCAA National Championships in Hutchinson, Kansas where they battled and lost two tough games.

The members of the team included Darcie Stewart, Lisa Mignone, Heidi Dobson, Darcie Loper, Ann Peangatelli, Deena Drake, Amy Hast, Cassie Olds, Vicki Edwards, Kristi Loper, Jodie Corsi, and Shannon Nicholson.  Kathy Feldman served as the assistant coach for Boyd.

Alfred State began honoring teams as part of their Hall of Fame ceremonies in 2009 and the 1994 softball team is the fourth to be honored and the first female team.

The 2012 Hall of Fame Ceremony will take place on Friday, Oct. 12th at 6 p.m. in the Cappadonia Auditorium located inside the Orvis Auditorium.

Alfred State - Globe Football Preview

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 07:00

Alfred State (3-1) vs. Globe Tech

Saturday, October 13, 2012 * 1 p.m.

Pioneer Stadium * Alfred, NY * Homecoming 2012

Last meeting:

Globe 31 Alfred State 21 – 2011 @ Globe

Last week:

Globe Tech defeated Stevens Tech (PA) 16-13

Alfred State defeated St. John Fisher JV 22-7

Pioneers Offense: 22 ppg, 209 yards per game

Pioneers Defense:  13.25 ppg, 260.5 yards per game

Globe Offense: NA

Globe Defense: NA

Players to watch:

Alfred State:

Collin Frazer  Fr. CB/KR 5-11, 180              Woodbridge, VA

Shawn Charles So. CB/KR 5-10/175          Rochester

Colton Caldwell  So. QB/WR 6-4, 240      Dublin, OH

Keegan Phalen So. SS/P 6-2, 195                               East Aurora

Alonzo Joyner So. FS 6-0, 171                     Queens, NY

Sammy Diaz So. WR 5-10, 163                     Dansville

Thomas Daniels So. LB 6-1, 205                  Bronx

Key matchup: The Pioneers battle Globe Tech in their Homecoming contest.  The Pioneers have won two straight on the year and are 2-2 all-time in Homecoming game (defeated Stevens Tech 49-27 last week).

Colton Caldwell took the majority of snaps behind center last week and orchestrated both of the Pioneer offensive scoring drives.  Caldwell was 6 for 18 for 86 yards while Joe Frendo was 4 for 9 for 77 yards.

Keegan Phalen was named the Region III Male athlete of the week following an around performance.  He threw a 58-yard touchdown pass on a fake-punt, he averaged 34.4 points per punt in five attempts, kicked a 26-yard field goal, and made five tackles and a recorded a sack defensively.

Globe has played one common opponent, Stevens Tech, and defeated them last week.  They have split a pair of contests vs. Northeast Football Conference schools defeating Hudson Valley CC and falling to Lackawanna.

Game notes:

  • Homecoming tailgate ($10 adults/$5 kids) begins at 11 a.m. right outside of Pioneer Stadium.
  • Globe and Alfred played in Homecoming 2010 with the Pioneers coming up with an 8-3 victory in adverse weather conditions.
  • Game can be listened to on WCKR 92.1 out of Hornell or on Teamline at: http://www.teamline.cc/sportpage?teamcode=1480&eventcode=20
  • Pioneers return to action next weekend when they play their final road game at the Apprentice School.

Women's Soccer Remains #4

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 07:56

The Alfred State women's soccer team remained #4 in the October 10th version of the NJCAA Division III poll. The Lady Pioneers have spent the last three weeks at the #4 spot.

The poll that was formulated prior to the Lady Pioneers 2-1 victory over #2 Finger Lakes CC on Tuesday has the top four teams holding their spots.  Ocean County College remains #1 followed by Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley CC, and Alfred.   Gloucester County College, Bunker Hill CC, Brookhaven College, Herkimer CCC, Montgomery College, Rochester CTC round out the top ten.

The Lady Pioneers are currently 13-1 and 12-0 in Region III play following last evening's victory.  The blue & gold have rattled off thirteen straight victories after falling 3-0 to Monroe College, currently ranked #9 in NJCAA Division I.

Alfred will look to continue their winning ways on Thursday when they travel to Syracuse for a 2 p.m. contest with Bryant & Stratton.

Fresh Market and Café at 10 Elm Opens

Posted Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 08:56

Alfred State’s newest dining location, Auxiliary Campus Enterprises & Services (ACES), a not-for-profit corporation that also provides Alfred State’s dining services, campus bookstore, transportation, vending, and laundry services.

10 Elm Grand OpeningThe ribbon-cutting event at 10 Elm was attended by (from left) Alfred State’s Executive Vice President Val Nixon, Director of Technology Services Mike Case, English Professor Terry Morgan, student Kyle Klapper, 10 Elm Manager Christine Loper, and ACES Executive Director David Sengstock.

Lady Pioneers Keep Rolling

Posted Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 12:32

The Alfred State women's soccer team ran their winning streak to 14 games with a 3-0 victory over Bryant & Stratton on Thursday afternoon in Syracuse.  The Lady Pioneers, ranked #4 in NJCAA DIII, are now 14-1 on the season.

Hannah Gilray (Fredonia) scored the lone goal of the first half for the Pioneers.  She scored after getting a pass from Keri Teufel (Sachem).

Kali Muhleisen (Alfred Almond) added to the lead with her 24th of the season after getting a pass from Taylor Dezio (Marion).  Hannah Holmok (Alfred Almond) added an insurance goal in the 2nd half after getting a pass from Gilray.

Krista DeCarlo (Bayshore/West Islip) made four saves for Alfred as she recorded her 6th solo shutout of the year.  The Lady Pioneers have now registered ten shutouts on the season.

Alfred returns to action on Saturday when they host Roberts Wesleyan JV during Homecoming/Family Weekend 2012.  The game is slated for a 5 p.m. start.

Cross Country 11th at DeSales Invitational

Posted Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 14:29

The Alfred State cross country teams both finished 11th at the DeSales Invitational on Saturday.  The men's team scored 313 points while the women scored 321.

Jordan Rusek (Williamsville East) was the top male finisher on the 8k course.  Rusek finished 24th in 28:07.6.  Jed Platt (Barker) was 25th (28:14.0).  There was 225 runners finished the race representing 23 colleges. 

Host DeSales University won with a score of 35.  Alfred State was the 3rd best NJCAA school in the competition.

On the women's side Kim Lupo (Auburn) was the top female finisher.  She finished the 6k course in 46th (27:01.8).  Claire Holleran (Penfield) was 59th (27:23.9).  There was 185 runners finished the race.

DeSales won the women's title with a 47.  The Pioneers were the 3rd highest finisher of NJCAA schools.

The Pioneers have next weekend off before heading to the Region III Championships on October 27th at Mohawk Valley CC.

Volleyball Wins Two out of Three

Posted Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 15:20

The Alfred State volleyball team won two of three at the Tompkins Cortland CC Pod on Saturday.  The blue & gold are now 23-11 overall and finish Region III Division III regular season with a 14-4 record.

The Lady Pioneers fell 3-2 to Corning CC (25-19, 21-25, 20-25, 25-19, 7-15) in their opener and then defeated Tompkins Cortland CC (25-13, 25-23, 25-8) and Broome CC 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-9).

Kay Pfleghardt (Tioga) led the way with 42 kills, 21 digs, and seven aces.  Lera Braun (Waterloo) had 98 assists, 19 digs, nine kills, and seven aces, Rebecca Hanrahan (Greene) finished with 22 kills and 10 digs, and Brittany Hill (Corning West) had 21 kills.  Jessica Ramsey (Tioga) finished with 72 digs.

Alfred returns to action on Tuesday when they host Erie CC at the Orvis Activities Center.  The game will be the team's annual Dig Pink event.  Fundraisers will be held throughout the night to benefit the Side-Out Foundation.

Homecoming Rally Falls Short

Posted Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 16:37


The Alfred State football team put together a solid comeback attempt in the 2nd half but could not overcome a 27-3 halftime deficit in a 27-17 loss to Globe Institute of Technology.  Alfred is now 3-2 on the year while Globe is 4-2. 

The Pioneers got on the board first when Keegan Phalen (East Aurora) connected on a 40-yard field goal just seven minutes into the contest.

Globe answered right back on the ensuing kickoff when Rodney Hall returned the kick 89-yard to give the Knights a 7-3 lead.  The Knights controlled the rest of the half scoring after a blocked punt and an interception.  In total they put together three scoring drives and led 27-3 at halftime.

The Pioneers came out of halftime with a lot of life and fought their way back into the game.  With 8:40 remaining in the 3rd quarter Joey Frendo (Fremont, MI) dove in from two-yards out to cap a 10-play 61-yard drive.  Frendo cut it to 27-17 with 2:05 remaining in the 3rd when he scored from one-yard out to close out a 14-play drive.

The Pioneers recovered the ensuing on-side kick and looked to have full momentum but could not score the rest of the way.  Alfred turned the ball over three times in their four possessions of the 4th quarter.

Frendo was 13 for 29 for 182 yards on the day.  Colton Caldwell (Dublin) caught five passes for 99 yards and threw for 68 yards at the QB position.  Erik Simmons (Elmira Free) caught five passes for 94 yards.  Major Everett (Media, PA) led the rushing attack with 65 yards on 14 carries.

Alonzo Joyner (Queens/Info Tech) and Phalen each had nine tackles for the defense.  Robert Howard (Syracuse/Nottingham) had seven tackles while Carl Williams (Rochester/Greece Olympia), Brandt Rice (Ft. Myers, FL), and Thomas Daniels (Bronx/Institute of Collaborative Education) all recorded sacks.

Alfred outgained Globe 362 to 249 but five turnovers proved too much to overcome.

The blue & gold travel to the Apprentice School in Newport News, VA next Saturday for a 1 p.m. battle with the Builders.

Fifteen Straight for Lady Pioneers

Posted Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 17:56

Ten different Lady Pioneers recorded points as the Alfred State women's soccer team defeated Roberts Wesleyan JV 8-0 as the college celebrated Homecoming 2012.  The blue & gold now have won 15 straight games and are 15-1 on the year.

The #4 ranked Lady Pioneers were led by Kali Muhleisen (Alfred Almond).  She finished with three goals and an assist.  Keri Teufel (Sachem) had two goals and two assists while Ally Vargeson (Addison) had a goal and an assist.  Anna Rath (Medina) and Katie Jackson (Troy, PA) both score goals while Taylor Dezio (Marion), Steph Simard (Warsaw), Maura Tuffey (Albany/Holy Names), Courtney Bonadonna (York), and had assists Brittany McEwen (Caledonia Mumford).

The Lady Pioneers took control of the game with three goals in a span of a minute in a half just ten minutes into the game.  Alfred led 5-0 at halftime and finished the game with a 37 to 1 shot advantage.

Krista DeCarlo (West Islip) and Kayla Scharet (Warsaw) each spent a half in goal to record the teams 11th shutout of the year.

The blue & gold will close out the regular season on Wednesday when they host Penn College of Technology at 7 p.m. 

Pioneers Win Regular Season Finale

Posted Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 18:04

The Alfred State men's soccer team scored five goals in the 2nd half to break a 1-1 tie en route to a 6-1 victory over Roberts Wesleyan JV as they closed out the regular season portion of their schedule.  The Pioneers are now-5-8-3 on the year.

Mitchell Porter (Alfred Almond) scored the first goal of the game at 31:09 into the contest after getting a nice set-up from Daniel Asante (Bronx Leadership Academy).  Roberts answered right back two and half minutes later with a goal by Gabe Necoechea.

After the halftime break, the Pioneers offense exploded.  Colby Curran (Alfred Almond) scored five minutes into the half to give Alfred the lead for good.  Seiyo Nakazawa (Shiga, Japan) made it 3-1 after getting a pass from Porter.  Porter put the game out of reach with 30 minutes remaining when he scored his 2nd of the night assisted by Jordan Cochrane (Rush Henrietta).

Will Loomis (Cincinnatus) scored his second goal of the season with 28 minutes left after getting a pass from Dane Dechau (Randolph).  Zachary Woodard (South Jefferson) capped the scoring with eight minutes left with his first goal of the season.

Nick Smith (Arkport) played the first 76 minutes to earn the victory in net while Mike DePonceau (Salamanca) played the final 14 and made one save.

The Pioneers now await the Region III Division III Tournament seedings which will be announced on Wednesday evening.  The blue & gold finished the RIII DIII season with a 4-6 mark.