The Alfred State men's swimming team is in 3rd place while the women's team is in 7th after day one of the Monroe CC Winter Invitational. The men have scored 43 points while the women have 13.
Sanjay Raman (Owego Free) led the men with a 5th place finish in the 50 free (23:83). Mark Pendleton (Beacon) was 7th in the 200 IM (2:21.90), Josh McDowell (Wayland Cohocton) was 11th in the 50 free (25.01), Tyler Easterbrook (Bath Haverling) was 12th in the 500 free (5:52.35), and Kalem Chambliss (Alfred Almond) was 12th in the 50 free (25.22)
The 400 medley relay team of Easterbrook, Pendleton, Raman, and Chambliss was 4th (4:17.54).
On the women's side:Danielle Thone (Wappingers Falls/Roy Ketcham) was 6th in the 50 free (27.71), Christy Dodd (Windsor) was 10th in the 500 free (6:22.52), and Christine Reil (Niagara Wheatfield) was 12th in the 50 free (30:54)
Action continues on Saturday and concludes on Sunday.
The Alfred State men's swimming team is in 5th place while the women's team is in 7th after two days of competition at the Monroe CC Winter Invitational. The men have 126 points while the women have 38.
Sanjay Raman (Owego Free) highlighted the day by winning the 100 fly (57.55). Josh McDowell (Wayland Cohocton) was 6th in the 100 fly (1:04.64) while Mark Pendleton (Beacon) was 8th in the 100 breast (1:14.97). The men's 200 free relay team of McDowell, Kalem Chambliss (Alfred Almond), Tyler Easterbrook (Bath), and Raman was 3rd in 1:40.31.
On the women's side, Danielle Thone (Wappingers Falls/Roy Ketcham) was 2nd in the 100 fly (1:04.96) and Christy Dodd (Windsor) was 3rd in the 100 back (1:10.16).
Action concludes on Sunday.
Conner Fox (Midlakes) finished 4th in the 174 lb. weight class as Alfred State competed at the Thunderwolves Open at Niagara CCC.
Fox lost his first match of the day to the eventual champion but rallied to win four straight matches to earn a shot at 3rd place. Fox pinned Shane Crawford (Grand Valley State) in 4:15, defeated Brooks Boyle (Niagara CCC) 3-2, pinned Andrew Daigle (UMASS) in 2:08, and defeated David Lyons (Niagara CCC) 6-2 to earned a shot at 3rd place. In the 3rd place match he lost a hard-fought 8-4 decision to John Brabon (Niagara CCC).
Daniel Ognibene (Alexander) won his opening match in the heavyweight competition 6-2 but was unable to advance any further in the bracket. Josh Simons (Campbell-Savona) pinned Isiah Alston (Mercyhurst North East) in 6:03 in a consolation match at 165 lbs. and finished 1-2 on the day. Tyler Aldinger (Alexader) finished 1-2 at 149 lbs. earning a victory 8-5 over Jordan Palanca (Mercyhurst North East).
On Friday night the Pioneers squared off with Grand Valley State in a dual match. Travis Harvey (Alfred Almond) and Ognibene both received forfeits to start the match but GVSU won the next five matches to build a 26-12 lead before the Pioneers finished the night with two victories. Josh Lord (Owego Free) earned a 5-4 win over Bruce Rau and Fox defeated Shane Crawford 10-4.
The Pioneers close out the 2012 portion of their season with a pair of WNYAC matches. The first is slated for Wednesday vs. Niagara CCC. Action starts at 7 p.m. in the Orvis Activities Center.
The SUNY Delhi men's basketball team used a strong 2nd half to open up a close game en route to a 58-46 victory over Alfred State on Sunday afternoon. #2 ranked Delhi improves to 10-0 on the year while the Pioneers are now 4-5.
Delhi led by just three, 25-22, at half but outscored the Pioneers 33 to 24 in the 2nd to take control of the contest. Key to the surge in the 2nd half was Ibrahima Toure who scored 16 of his 20 points in the final 20 minutes. He finished the day leading the Broncos with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Tyrese Campbell added eight points as Delhi scored 34 of their 58 points off the bench.
Jamar White (Laurel, MD) led the Pioneers with 12 points while Marquis Chatman (Allen, TX) added eight. Quameek Daniels (Brooklyn/HS of Sports Management) and Christian Santana (Harlem Village Academy) each had eight points off the bench while Donnie Stevenson (Red Creek) had seven points and seven boards.
Alfred shot 31.6% from the field, turned the ball over 20 times and was outrebounded 37 to 31.
The blue & gold wrap up the 2012 portion of their season next Sunday when they travel to St. John Fisher for a 1 p.m. contest vs. the JV Cardinals.
The Alfred State swimming team finished up competition at the three-day Monroe CC Invitational. The men's team finished 5th with 202 points while the women finished 7th with 62 points.
Sanjay Raman (Owego Free) was 2nd in the 200 fly (2:19.21)The 800 free relay team of Tyler Easterbook (Bath), Mark Pendleton (Beacon), Josh McDowell (Wayland Cohocton), and Kalem Chambliss (Alfred Almond) finished 4th in 8:37.35. McDowell was also 8th in the 100 free (56.38)
Danielle Thone (Wappingers Falls/Roy Ketcham) led the women's squad with a 3rd place finish in the 200 fly (2:31.42). Christy Dodd (Windsor) was 5th in the 200 back (2:35.30) while Christine Reil (Niagara Wheatfield) was 11th in the 100 free (1:05.94).
Monroe CC won the men's competition with 672 points, Alfred's 202 points was just eight behind 4th place Jamestown CC. Buffalo State won the women's competition with 617.5 points.
Alfred hosts Monroe CC on Wednesday in their lone home meet of the year. Action is slated to start at 6 p.m.
Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) and Conner Fox (Midlakes) have been named the Alfred State athletes of the week.
Witchella wins the award for the second time this winter following a solid week. She had 29 points, 16 rebounds, six blocks and five steals in a 66-62 victory over Penn College. She then had 22 points, 23 rebounds, five assists, and three blocks in a 65-50 win over Finger Lakes CC. She has recorded double-doubles in the Lady Pioneers last six games and has seven on the season.
Fox was 5-2 this week as the wrestling team competed at Niagara CCC on Friday and Saturday. He won a 10-4 decision over Shane Crawford from Grand Valley State in a dual meet on Friday. He then went 4-2 in the 174 lb. weight class to earn 4th place at the Niagara Open.
The Lady Pioneers host Ithaca JV tonight and then travel to the Onondaga CC Tournament on Saturday while Fox and the Pioneers host Niagara CCC on Wednesday in a WNYAC dual meet.
The Alfred State women's basketball team defeated Ithaca College JV 67-61 to earn their 3rd straight victory and improve to 8-2 on the year.
Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) recorded her 7th straight double-double leading all scorers with 28 points (12 for 26) and 20 rebounds. Destiny Brito (Manhattan/Park West) finished with 11 points and five assists and Karley Fanning (Rochester/Bishop Kearney) came off the bench and had 10 points, five assists, and five rebounds.
Christie Bonacci led Ithaca with 20 points while Keri Steele and Ashley Chanatry each had 10 points.
Alfred led 28-23 at half but the Bombers never quit closing the gap to one but never taking the lead in the 2nd half. The Lady Pioneers held a 51 to 39 advantage on the boards and shot 38.6% from the field.
The blue & gold travel to the Onondaga CC Tournament this weekend where they will take on Sullivan County CC in their first round match-up at 3 p.m. Onondaga and Ithaca JV play in the other opening round game at 1 p.m.
Wednesday's (12/5) swim meet between Alfred State and Monroe CC has been cancelled and will not be made up. The Pioneers will return to action on Saturday, December 15th at the Jamestown CC Invitational.
Alfred State freshmen soccer players Kali Muhleisen (Alfred Almond) and Hannah Holmok (Alfred Almond) have been named to the NJCAA Division III All-American team. Muhleisen was a 1st team selection while Holmok was named to the second team.
Muhleisen led the Pioneers with 31 goals and eight assists on the season. The 70 points was tops on the team an tied for 3rd in the country. Her 31 goals was also 3rd best in the country. Muhleisen recorded hat tricks vs. Jefferson CC, Genesee CC, Erie CC, Cayuga CC, Roberts Wesleyan JV, and Penn College. She scored at least two goals in four more contest and recorded two 7-point games. Muhleisen found the back of the net in 15 of the Lady Pioneers 19 games this year and was held pointless in just two contests.
The duo becomes the second and third Lady Pioneers to ever earn All-American status from the NJCAA joining Alfred State Hall of Famer Jody Alverez who was an All-American in 2003.
Previously, Muhleisen and Holmok were both named 1st team All-Region and 1st team All-WNYAC.
Head coach Anne Holmok is very proud of the honors. "Kali and Hannah were integral parts of our teams success this year. We had a great season full of memories and having two players earn this high honor not only is recognition for them but for our program."
Region III was well represented in the awards with eight players that competed in the highly competitive league earning All-American honors.
Alfred State finished the season with a 17-2 overall record and reached the #1 ranking in the NJCAA Division III poll. The Lady Pioneers were the #1 seed in the Region III Division III tournament and won the WNYAC DIII crown with a perfect record.
Alfred State will be hosting a bone marrow drive on Monday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Gathering Place located in the Central Dining Hall on the Alfred campus. The event is open to the public.