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2nd Half Run Lifts Saints over Pioneers

Mercyhurst North East used a 24 to 5 run in the 2nd half to break open a tight contest en route to a 81-68 victory over Alfred State in the WNYAC opener for both teams.  MNE is now 7-7 (1-0 WNYAC) on the year while Alfred is 5-6 (0-1 WNYAC).

Mercyhurst North East used a 24 to 5 run in the 2nd half to break open a tight contest en route to a 81-68 victory over Alfred State in the WNYAC opener for both teams.  MNE is now 7-7 (1-0 WNYAC) on the year while Alfred is 5-6 (0-1 WNYAC).

The Saints held a 33-26 lead at half but the Pioneers scored the first seven points of the half to tie it. A few moments later, MNE led 38-37 before they went on the game-deciding run.

Lady Pioneers win WNYAC Opener

The Alfred State women's basketball team opened up 2013 and WNYAC play with a 58-47 victory over Mercyhurst North East on Thursday.  The Lady Pioneers improve to 9-4 (1-0 WNYAC) while the Lady Saints are now 8-4 (0-1 WNYAC).

The Alfred State women's basketball team opened up 2013 and WNYAC play with a 58-47 victory over Mercyhurst North East on Thursday.  The Lady Pioneers improve to 9-4 (1-0 WNYAC) while the Lady Saints are now 8-4 (0-1 WNYAC).

Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) led all scorers with 23 points.  She also added 15 rebounds and blocked seven shots.  Sally Santiago (Bronx/Our Lady of Good Counsel) had a career high 14 points while Briana Meehan (Whitesville) and Eleasha Wiggins (Brooklyn/Bedford Academy) each chipped in nine. 

Four Lady Pioneer Soccer Players Honored by the NSCAA

Four members of the Alfred State women's soccer team have been honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in their end of the year awards. Kali Muhleisen (Alfred Almond), was named 1st team All-American while Krista DeCarlo (Bayshore/West Islip), and Maura Tuffey (Albany/Holy Names) were named 2nd team. The trio along with Hannah Holmok (Alfred Almond) were also named All-Northeast Region as well.

Four members of the Alfred State women's soccer team have been honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in their end of the year awards.  Kali Muhleisen (Alfred Almond), was named 1st team All-American while Krista DeCarlo (Bayshore/West Islip), and Maura Tuffey (Albany/Holy Names) were named 2nd team.  The trio along with Hannah Holmok (Alfred Almond) were also named All-Northeast Region as well.

Muhleisen led the Pioneers with 31 goals and eight assists on the year.  She has previously been named NJCAA All-American, 1st team All-Region, and 1st t

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Baseball to Host Prospect Camp

Alfred State baseball coach Jason Cronin and the rest of the coaching staff will host a Prospect Camp on Sunday, Jan. 27th at the Orvis Activities Center. The camp will allow high school players to showcase their skills in front of the Pioneer coaching staff.  Each participant will receive an evaluation of their skills from the coaching staff.

Alfred State baseball coach Jason Cronin and the rest of the coaching staff will host a Prospect Camp on Sunday, Jan. 27th at the Orvis Activities Center. The camp will allow high school players to showcase their skills in front of the Pioneer coaching staff.  Each participant will receive an evaluation of their skills from the coaching staff.

There will be two sessions during the day.  In the first between 9 a.m. and Noon infielders and outfielders will be evaluated while in the second between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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Pioneers Finish 3rd at JCC Invitational

The Alfred State swimming team wrapped up the 2012 portion of their season with a 3rd place showing at the Jamestown CC Invitational. Only the men's team competed and scored 155 points on the day.

The Alfred State swimming team wrapped up the 2012 portion of their season with a 3rd place showing at the Jamestown CC Invitational.

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Pioneers Can't Overcome Early Hole

Fueled by three forfeit victories in the first five matches, Mercyhurst North East jumped to a 25-0 lead en route to a 37-16 WNYAC dual meet victory over Alfred State.  The Pioneers finish the 2012 portion of their season with a 1-3 overall mark and a 1-2 WNYAC record.

Fueled by three forfeit victories in the first five matches, Mercyhurst North East jumped to a 25-0 lead en route to a 37-16 WNYAC dual meet victory over Alfred State.  The Pioneers finish the 2012 portion of their season with a 1-3 overall mark and a 1-2 WNYAC record.

The Pioneers earned victories in three straight matches after falling behind.  Josh Simons (Campbell Savona) earned a pin at 165, Connor Fox (Midlakes) earned a major decision at 174, and Josh Lord (Owego Free) earned a forfeit victory at 184.

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Pioneers Fall in Final Seconds

The Alfred State men's basketball team held a 53-49 lead with 47 seconds left but St. John Fisher JV scored the final five points to steal a 54-53 win.  The Pioneers close out 2012 with a 4-6 record.

The Alfred State men's basketball team held a 53-49 lead with 47 seconds left but St. John Fisher JV scored the final five points to steal a 54-53 win.  The Pioneers close out 2012 with a 4-6 record.

With the four-point lead and 47 seconds left, St. John Fisher hit a three-pointer, forced a turnover, and hit two foul shots to grab the lead.  Alfred had three shots in the finals seconds to win the game but were unable to get one to fall.

Lady Pioneers Fall in Consolation Game

The Alfred State women's basketball team could not regroup after a tough loss on Saturday and fell 67-48 to Ithaca College JV in the consolation game of the Onondaga CC Tournament.  The Lady Pioneers end the 2012 portion of their season with a 8-4 mark.

The Alfred State women's basketball team could not regroup after a tough loss on Saturday and fell 67-48 to Ithaca College JV in the consolation game of the Onondaga CC Tournament.  The Lady Pioneers end the 2012 portion of their season with a 8-4 mark.

Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) was named all-tournament team after scoring 16 points and grabbing eight rebounds.  Eleasha Wiggins (Brooklyn/Bedford Academy) chipped in eight points.

The Lady Pioneers trailed 32-28 at halftime and never could get anything going in the 2nd.

Lady Pioneers Tripped up in OT

The Alfred State women's basketball team was tripped up in overtime, 57-54, by Sullivan County CC in the opening round of the Onondaga CC Classic.  The Lady Pioneers are now 8-3 on the year and will take on Ithaca College JV at 11:45 a.m. in the tournament consolation game.

The Alfred State women's basketball team was tripped up in overtime, 57-54, by Sullivan County CC in the opening round of the Onondaga CC Classic.  The Lady Pioneers are now 8-3 on the year and will take on Ithaca College JV at 11:45 a.m. in the tournament consolation game.

Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) recorded her 7th straight double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds.  She also had four blocked shots and three steals.  The Lady Pioneers had the lead prior to her fouling out with four minutes to go.

Witchella Earns National Honor

Alfred State sophomore forward Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) has been named the NJCAA Division II Player of the Week. Witchella leads the 8-2 Lady Pioneers in scoring and rebounding.

Alfred State sophomore forward Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) has been named the NJCAA Division II Player of the Week.  Witchella leads the 8-2 Lady Pioneers in scoring and rebounding.

Witchella’s superior presence inside the paint anchored the Pioneers’ two wins last week. Edging Penn College of Technology 66-62, Alfred State was led by Witchella’s game-high 29 points, 16 rebounds, five steals and six blocks.

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