October 2012

Braun and Porter Named Athletes of the Week

Posted Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 03:55

Volleyball player Lera Braun (Waterloo) and men's soccer player Mitchell Porter (Alfred Almond) have been named the Alfred State athletes of the week.  Braun helped the Lady Pioneers to a 3-1 week while Porter and the Pioneers were 1-1.

Braun played in all 13 games of the Lady Pioneers four matches this past week.  She finished with 106 assists, 42 digs, 27 kills, and 10 service aces.  Her .421 attack percentage was top on the team for the week.

Porter scored twice and passed out two assists in the Pioneers 6-0 win over Cayuga CC on Saturday.  Porter had missed the previous two games due to injury and leads the Pioneers with seven goals and two assists.

The volleyball team next takes on Corning CC on Wednesday at home while the men's soccer team battles Corning CC on Thursday at Pioneer Stadium.


Muhleisen and Frazer Named September Athletes of the Month

Posted Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 04:07

Women's soccer player Kali Muhleisen (Alfred Almond) and football player Colin Frazer (Woodbridge, VA) have been named the Alfred State athletes of the month for September.

Muhleisen has netted four hat tricks as the Lady Pioneer soccer team has raced out to a 10-1 record.  She leads the team with 44 points on 19 goals and six assists.  She has recorded points in nine of the blue & gold's eleven games.  Currently she is 4th in NJCAA in both goals and points on the year for the #4 ranked Pioneers.

Frazer's special teams play has been a big reason for the Pioneers 2-1 start to the season.  Frazer has two punt returns (89 and 87 yards) for scores and has 246 total yards of punt returns in nine attempts.  He also has accumulated 102 yards on kickoff returns in four attempts.  Defensively, he has recorded 19 tackles, a sack, and recovered a fumble.

Muhleisen and the Lady Pioneers are next in action at Corning CC on Thursday while Frazier and the football team host St. John Fisher JV on Sunday in their 2012 home opener.

Culinary Arts Hosting Spaghetti Dinner, Oct. 4

Posted Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 07:07

Students in Alfred State’s Culinary Arts Program will be hosting their annual spaghetti dinner on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Culinary Arts Center on the Wellsville campus of Alfred State.

Dinner includes appetizers, soups, salads, spaghetti with meatballs or sausage, and an assortment of breads. Dessert items include apple pie, assorted cheesecakes, biscotti, tiramisu, cannoli, and cream puffs.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under. Reservations are not being taken for this event and proceeds benefit the Top Hat Club, a student organization that provides scholarships to students.

Homecoming Weekend Set to Attract Hundreds, Oct. 11-14

Posted Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 08:25

Hundreds of alumni, friends, and families of current students are expected to join in Homecoming weekend events scheduled for Oct. 11 – 14.

This year’s Homecoming weekend kicks off on Thursday, Oct. 11 with an evening dodge ball tournament between students and faculty and staff under the lights in Pioneer Stadium. Other events for the weekend include:

Friday, Oct. 12

  • 6 p.m. -- Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Lake Lodge – Honorees include the 1994 Region II Champion softball team.
  • 7:30 p.m. -- Annual Alumni and Hall of Fame Dinner at Lake Lodge – graduates from the classes of ’62, ’87, and ’02 will be recognized along with graduates from the nursing and agricultural technology programs.
  • 8 p.m. -- Dive-in Movie for students and family members at the Orvis Pool.
  • 9 p.m. -- The Alfred’s Got Talent – a talent show with an amazing display of student, alumni, and faculty/staff talent.
  • 11 p.m. -- Madden Tournament

Saturday, Oct. 13

  • 9 a.m. -- Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to mark the opening of Alfred State’s new Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA) at the College Farm. With this new facility, students will learn about organic and sustainable farming practices, making Alfred State one of only four colleges nationwide to provide both traditional and organic farming programs.
  • 9 a.m. -- Race for a Cure 5K Run/Walk – proceeds go to Carly’s Club and Roswell Park -- $15
  • 10 a.m. --Men’s Alumni Lacrosse Game
  • 10:30 a.m. Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to mark the opening of the renovated and renamed Physical and Health Sciences Building (formerly known as Allied Health Building). Local dignitaries and friends of the College will be on hand to celebrate the opening of this new building and tour its state-of-the-art science laboratories and classrooms.
  • 11 a.m. -- 1:30 p.m. -- Tailgate Event and BBQ -- $10 for adults, $5 for children. Cost includes admission to football game.
  • 1 p.m. -- Football Game – Alfred State Pioneers vs. Globe in Pioneer Stadium – (Alfred’s Pioneers were 2011 Region III Champions.)
  • 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. -- Gold Rush Get-Together – fall harvest-themed carnival
  • 4 p.m. – Men’s Alumni Baseball Game
  • 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. -- Men’s and Women’s Soccer Games vs. Roberts Wesleyan JV
  • 6 p.m. -- Greek Family Feud – the Greeks of Alfred State face off
  • 8 p.m. -- Magician Joel Meyers

Lady Pioneers Sweep Corning

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 15:59

The Alfred State volleyball won their fourth straight match with a 25-23, 25-15, 25-19 victory over Corning CC on Wednesday.  The Lady Pioneers are now 18-7 on the year.

Kay Pfleghardt (Tioga) led the Pioneers with 14 kills and eight digs.  Lera Braun (Waterloo) had 25 assists, seven digs, and five kills while Jess Ramsey (Tioga) had a team high 17 digs.  Rebecca Hanrahan (Greene) chipped in eight kills while Mercedes Bossard (Hornell) had eight digs.

The Lady Pioneers travel to the Cara Bryant Memorial Volleyball Tournament over the weekend at Onondaga CC.  The action begins on Friday when Alfred State takes on SUNY Delhi (5:30 p.m.) and Jamestown CC (8:30 p.m.).  They take on Mohawk Valley CC (10:15 a.m.) and Onondaga CC (12:30 p.m.) on Saturday.

Pioneers Shutout Corning

Posted Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 14:40

The Alfred State men's soccer team recorded their second straight shutout with a 3-0 victory over Corning CC on Thursday.  The Pioneers improve to 4-6-3 on the year (4-5-2 Region III Division III).

Will Loomis (Cincinnatus) got the Pioneers on the board at 8:10 mark of the 1st half when his long shot sailed over the reach of the Red Baron goalkeeper.  Seiyo Nakazawa (Shiga, Japan) made it 2-0 with five minutes remaining when he scored after getting a pass from Mitchell Porter (Alfred Almond).  Porter scored 42 seconds later to cap the scoring.  Dane Dechau (Randolph) was credited with the assist.

Neither team could find the back of the net in the 2nd half.  Alfred held a 22 to 12 shot advantage in the contest.  Nick Smith (Arkport) made six saves in the first 76 minutes while Mike DePonceau (Salamanca) sealed the shutout making one save in the final 14 minutes.

The Pioneers have a few days off before traveling to Finger Lakes CC on Tuesday for a 4 p.m. contest with the Lakers.

Eleven Straight For Lady Pioneers

Posted Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 16:11

The #4 ranked Alfred State women's soccer team won their eleventh straight game with a 4-0 victory at Corning CC on Thursday.  The Lady Pioneers are now 11-1, 10-0 Region III Division III, on the year and have recorded four straight shutouts.

Kali Muhleisen (Alfred Almond) got the blue & gold on the board ten minutes into the game after getting a pass from Hannah Gilray (Fredonia).  Hannah Holmok (Alfred Almond) made it 2-0 heading into half when she scored on a penalty kick.

Holmok made it 3-0, ten minutes into the 2nd half when she netted her 7th goal of the season.  Steph Simard (Warsaw) capped the scoring in the final seconds when she bent a corner kick into the back of the net.

The Lady Pioneers held a 32 to 1 shot advantage in the contest.  Krista DeCarlo (Bayshore/West Islip) made one save to record her fourth solo shutout of the year and the team's eighth.

Alfred faces a stiff test on Saturday when they host #8 ranked Herkimer CCC at Pioneer Stadium.  The contest is slated for a 1 p.m. start.

Pioneers Remain Steady in the Polls

Posted Date: Friday, October 5, 2012 - 07:19

The cross country teams and the women's soccer team remained in their spots in the latest NJCAA Division III polls.  Both the men's and women's cross country teams are ranked #2 for the 2nd straight week while the women's soccer team sits at #4 for the 2nd straight week.

The women's volleyball team is also receiving some national attention by receiving votes in the national poll.  The Lady Pioneers sit just outside the top ten for the 3rd straight week.

The cross country teams return to action on Saturday when they travel to Hamilton College while the women's soccer team takes on #8 ranked Herkimer CCC on Saturday at Pioneer Stadium.

Current NJCAA Poll

Men's Cross Country Women's Cross Country Women's Soccer
1. Harper 1. Mohawk Valley 1. Ocean
2. Alfred 2. Alfred 2. Finger Lakes
3. Delhi 3. Gloucester 3. Mohawk Valley
4. Ocean 4. Delhi 4. Alfred
5. Gloucester 5. Ocean 5. Gloucester
5. Mohawk Valley  5. Suffolk 6. Bunker Hill
7. Howard 7. Lorain 7. Brookhaven
8. Suffolk 8. Howard 8. Herkimer
9. Lorain 9. Herkimer 9. Montgomery
10. Queensborough 10. FIT 10. Rochester CTC

Lady Split Opening Pair at OCC Tourney

Posted Date: Friday, October 5, 2012 - 18:32

The Alfred State volleyball team split their opening two matches at the Cara Bryant Memorial Tournament at Onondaga CC on Friday evening.  The Pioneers defeated SUNY Delhi 25-16, 25-17 but fell to Jamestown CC 25-18, 25-16.  The Lady Pioneers have two more preliminary games slated for Saturday before tournament playoffs.

Kay Pfleghardt (Tioga) led the way with 13 kills, 13 digs, and two aces while Lera Braun (Waterloo) had 31 assists, eight digs, and five kills.  Rebecca Hanrahan (Greene) finished with 10 kills, nine digs, Brittany Hill (Corning West) had eight kills, Mallory Eberhardt (Lyons) had 13 digs, and Mercedes Bossard (Hornell) chipped in 15 digs and three aces.

The Lady Pioneers take on Mohawk Valley CC at 10:15 a.m. and Onondaga CC at 12:30 p.m. to wrap up preliminary play before the quarterfinals start at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Alfred is now 19-8 on the year and are one win away from reaching the 20-win plateau for seventh straight season.

Lady Pioneers Shut Down #8 Herkimer

Posted Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 11:21

The Alfred State women's soccer team recorded their 12th straight victory with a 3-0 decision over #8 Herkimer CCC on Saturday afternoon.  The #4 ranked Lady Pioneers are now 12-1 on the season and 11-0 in Region III Division III play.

Kali Muhleisen (Alfred Almond) got the blue & gold on the board 30 minutes into the game when her shot snuck through the Herkimer goalies hands.  Taylor Waite (Genesee Valley) picked up the assist.

Keri Teufel (Sachem) added an insurance goal late in the 1st half when she bent a corner kick into the net.  HCCC had their best scoring chances in the closing seconds of the half but Krista DeCarlo (West Islip) made two great saves to keep the Generals off the board.

With 3:01 remaining in the contest, Waite scored her first goal of the year to add some more insurance.  Keri Bellavia (Greece Athena) picked up the assist.

Alfred held a 38 to 6 shot advantage (21 to 3 shots on goal) in the contest.  DeCarlo made three saves to record her 5th solo shutout of the year.  The shutout was the 9th of the year for Alfred State and the 5th in a row.

During the blue & gold's 12-game winning streak they now have outscored opponents 51 to 3.

Alfred faces their biggest challenge to date on Tuesday when they travel to Finger Lakes CC for a 4 p.m. contest with the Lady Lakers. FLCC is currently ranked #2 in the country.