November 2012

Sustainability Efforts Earn STARS Bronze Rating

Posted Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 05:42

Alfred State has received the Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Bronze Rating for its sustainability achievements.

STARS is the primary tool used to assess sustainability in higher education. It was developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and was designed to measure and encourage sustainability in all aspects of higher education.

“Our STARS rating helps us share and gain recognition for the many steps Alfred State’s faculty, staff, and students are making towards sustainability,” said Julian Dautremont-Smith, chief sustainability officer. “It also provides us with a baseline from which to measure our progress.”

STARS requires public reporting of a comprehensive list of information related to sustainability performance including education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement. Alfred State’s submission is accessible on the STARS website.

Unlike other rating or ranking systems, STARS is open to all institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada, and the criteria that determine a STARS rating can be easily accessed by anyone. Based on credits earned, STARS allows for both internal comparisons as well as comparisons with similar institutions.

Alfred State - Onondaga Ogres Football Previews

Posted Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 08:08

Alfred State (3-4) vs. Onondaga Ogres FC (5-2)

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2012 1 p.m. * Pioneer Stadium * Alfred, NY

Last meeting:

Alfred State defeated Onondaga 38-0

Last week:

Alfred State lost 21-6 at Southern Virginia University

Onondaga Ogres FC defeated Ohio State University Club 55-7

Pioneers Offense: 18.9 ppg, 243.9 yards per game

Pioneers Defense:  19.4 ppg, 262.9 yards per game

Ogres Offense: 27 ppg

Ogres Defense:  16.3 ppg

Players to watch:

Alfred State:

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

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

David Howell So. LB, 6-2/240 - Rochester

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

Joe Frendo So. QB 6-3/216 - Fremont, MI


Key matchup: The Pioneers head into their second to last game of the 2012 season looking to snap a three-game slide in which the team has struggled offensively, just 14.7 points per game.

The Pioneers best two offensive plays last week were kick returns, an 83-yard return for a touchdown by Shawn Charles and a 32-yard return by Collin Frazer.  Charles has two kickoff returns for a score while Frazer has two punt returns for a score.

Onondaga is a member of the National Club Football Association.  They have are an independent but have earned victories from teams in three conferences, Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, and North Atlantic.

Michael Gibson and David Howell have had solid seasons anchoring the linebacker core.  They have combined for 99 tackles and four sacks on the season.

The Pioneers need to improve on their turnover ratio (-5) and there 3rd down conversion rate (22 for 95) to get the offense producing more points.

Game notes:

  • Alfred State head coach Mick Caba will be honored at halftime for being inducted into the NJCAA Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.  He will receive his Hall of Fame plaque.
  • The WCKR radio feed for the game is available at:
  • Pioneers close out the 2012 season next Saturday when they host Region III foe Hudson Valley CC at Noon.  The game most likely will be the last for Alfred State in NJCAA football as the program will move to NCAA DIII next year.

Lady Pioneers win Season Opener

Posted Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 16:26

The Alfred State women's basketball team opened up the 2012-13 season with a 57-43 victory over Broome CC.

Karley Fanning (Rochester/Bishop Kearney) led the way with 13 points while Haley Witchella (Oxford) recorded a double-double with 10 points and 13 boards.  Destiny Brito (Manhattan/Park West) finished with nine points, nine boards, and five assists, Eleasha Wiggins (Brooklyn/Bedford Academy) had eight points off the bench, and Briana Meehan (Whitesville) chipped in six.

The Lady Pioneers led 25-17 at half.  They expanded their lead to 20 in the 2nd half before Broome hit four 3-pointers in the final five minutes of the game.  Alfred held a 51 to 44 rebound advantage.

Kelcie Marshall led the Lady Hornets with 11 points while Jennifer Celiberti chipped in nine.  Broome was slowed down by 23.8% shooting and 30 turnovers.

The blue & gold hit the road this weekend to participate in the SUNY Delhi Tournament.  They take on Sullivan County CC in their first round match-up at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Pioneers Open Season with Victory

Posted Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 17:46

The Alfred State men's basketball team opened up their 2012-13 season with a 55-45 victory over Broome CC.  The Pioneers used a strong first half to build a 32-18 lead and held off the Hornets rally in the 2nd half.

Marquis Chatman (Allen, TX) led the Pioneers with 15 points and eight boards in his collegiate debut.  Jamar White (Laurel, MD/St. Vincent Pallotti) also finished in double figures with 12 points.  Tommy Hutson (Brooklyn/Susan McKinney) finished with nine, Sean Nolan (Palmyra Macedon) passed out seven assists and Wade Franklin (Arkport) came off the bench and chipped in four in 12 minutes of play.

The Pioneers shot 46.2% in the first half to build the 14-point halftime lead.  They built their lead to 20 before the Hornets made a rally with ten minutes left to cut the lead to 10 but BCC was unable to get any closer.  Alfred finished the day shooting 40.4% from the field and was 12 for 21 from the foul line.

Lloyd Saunders led Broome with a double-double tallying 20 points and 11 rebounds.  Eddie Stewart came off the bench and had 10 points.  Broome held a 44 to 39 advantage on the boards including a 23 to 11 offensive board advantage.

The Pioneers have nine days before heading to Orange CC on November 10th for their next regular season game. They will battle SUNY Geneseo and SUNY Fredonia in scrimmages in between.

Honors Program with Neil Benedict

Posted Date: Friday, November 2, 2012 - 07:07

Neil Benedict, associate vice president of student life at Alfred State, met with members of the college’s information technology: web development.

Lady Pioneers Advance to Delhi Finals

Posted Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 12:40

The Alfred State women's basketball team breezed by Sullivan County CC 61-30 to advance to the SUNY Delhi Tournament finals.  The Lady Pioneers are now 2-0 on the year.

Haley Witchella (Oxford) led the way with 19 while Karley Fanning (Rochester/Bishop Kearney) added 17.  Briana Meehan chipped in eight as ten of the 11 Lady Pioneers that dressed scored.

The blue & gold advance to the Delhi tournament finals for the 3rd straight year and will take on the winner of SUNY Delhi and Finger Lakes CC 1st round contest tomorrow at 2 p.m.

Pioneers Tame Ogres

Posted Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 13:08

Box Score

The Alfred State football team raced out to a 34-0 lead after three quarters and defeated the Onondaga Ogres FC 34-20 to even their record at 4-4 and snap a three-game losing streak.  Onondaga is now 5-3 on the year.

Collin Frazer (Woodbridge, VA) started his big day by returning the opening kick-off 82-yards for his third special teams score of the year.  Eleven minutes later, Major Everett (Media, PA) made it 14-0 when he dove in from one-yard out to cap a nine-play 63-yard drive.

Joey Frendo (Fremont, MI) made it 21-0 with 14:06 left in the 1st half when he connected with Sammy Diaz (Dansville) on a 21-yard pass play.

In the 2nd half the Pioneers added to their lead with 7:32 remaining in the 3rd when Frendo connected on a 19-yard pass play to Colton Caldwell (Dublin, OH).  Six minutes later, Frazer picked off his second pass of the day and returned it 55-yards to make it 34-0.

The Ogres offense got going in the 4th quarter but could not overcome the large deficit.  Onondaga scored touchdowns on three of their four possessions to make the final 34-20.

Frendo finished the day 10 for 22 for 177 yards while Dileel Bartley (Rochester/Edison) finished with 60 yards receiving on three catches and 52 yards rushing on 10 attempts.  Diaz and Caldwell finished with 51 yards (3 catches) and 50 yards (2 catches) respectively.

Thomas Daniels (Bronx/ICE) led the defensive attack with 11 tackles and a sack.  Michael Gibson (Capital Heights, MD) had six tackles and a fumble recovery while Frazier had five tackles to go with his two interceptions.

The Pioneers won the turnover battle forcing five turnovers (two interceptions and three fumble recoveries) while giving the ball up only twice on interceptions.

Onondaga's strong 4th quarter helped them to a 369 to 276 yard advantage in the contest. 

Alfred closes out the 2012 campaign next Saturday when they host Region III foe Hudson Valley CC at Noon.  The game will be the last played between the two schools that have met every year since Alfred started football in 1995.

Notes: At halftime, Alfred State head coach Mick Caba was presented with his NJCAA Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame plaque.  Caba who has coached 13 years at Alfred and 17 years in the NJCAA is part of the 2012 class that included Terrence Cody (defensive linemen from Mississippi Gulf Coast CC) and the 1983 Coffeyville CC football team.

Wrestlers Open up Season at Ithaca

Posted Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 16:15

The Alfred State wrestling team opened up the 2012-13 season competing at the competitive Ithaca Invitational over the weekend.  The Pioneers finished 9th in the two-day competition.

Josh Lord (Owego Free) was the lone Pioneer to earn a pin in the competition as he pinned Christopher Brothers (Oswego) in a 4:09 in a consolation match.  Lord finished 1-2 in the 165 lb. weight class.

Tyler White (Bennington, VT) also earned a victory in the 165 lb. weight class as he defeated Vincent Silano (Springfield College) 9-6 in a consolation match.  White also finished 1-2 in the competition.

Alfred finished with four points in the competition.  Johnson & Wales won the team title with 177 points with Ithaca finishing 2nd with 168.

The Pioneers open up the dual portion of their season on Wednesday when they host Jamestown CC at 7 p.m.

Swimming Dives into New Season

Posted Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 18:15

The Alfred State swimming team dove into the 2012-13 season at the Genesee CC Harvest Invitational.  The men's team 3rd while the women finished 4th.

The Pioneers won three relays and three individual events in the meet that featured athletes from five schools. 

The men's 200 medley relay team of Troy Wagner (Niagara Wheatfield), Dylan Tiefenthaler (Owego Free), Sanjay Raman (Owego Free), and Josh McDowell (Wayland Cohocton) won in 1:49.78.  The same quartet won the 200 free relay in 1:38.24.  The women's 200 free relay team of Christine Dodd (Windsor), Karla Carson (Franklinville), Christine Reil (Niagara Wheatfield), and Danielle Thone (Wappingers Falls/Roy Ketcham) won the 200 free relay in 1:56.68.

Wagner was 2nd in the 1,000 free (12:34.41) and 3rd in the 500 free (6:00.55), Raman was 2nd in the 50 free (23.55) and the 100 butterfly (56.23), Kalem Chambliss (Alfred Almond) was 3rd in the 100 free (57.53) and 4th in the 100 breast (1:18.17), and Jake Drew (Victor) was 4th in the 100 backstroke (1:07.73)

On the women's side, Dodd was 2nd in the 200 free (2:18.01) and the 100 backstroke (1:10.63).

The men scored 252 points on the day while the women scored 136.

Alfred opens up WNYAC action on Wednesday when they travel back to Genesee CC to take on the Cougars and Mercyhurst North East starting at 6 p.m.

Lady Pioneers Win Delhi Title

Posted Date: Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 13:35

Destiny Brito (Manhattan/Park West) hit a three-pointer with under two minutes left that broke a tie and helped lead the Alfred State women's basketball team to a 64-59 victory over host SUNY Delhi in the championship game of the Delhi Tournament.  The Pioneers improve to 3-0 on the year.

Karley Fanning (Rochester/Bishop Kearney) was named the tournament MVP after leading the Pioneers with 23 points.  Fanning had 17 points in the Lady Pioneers opening round victory over Sullivan County CC on Saturday.

She was joined on the all-tournament team by Briana Meehan (Whitesville).  Meehan finished the championship game with 14 points.

The Lady Pioneers have won two straight titles at the SUNY Delhi Tournament and are 5-1 all-time in the tournament.

Alfred State has nearly a week off before heading to SUNY Orange on Saturday for a 1 p.m. tip-off with the Lady Colts.