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Ognibene and Joyner Named Athletes of the Week

Wrestler Dan Ognibene (Alexander) and football player Alonzo Joyner (Queens) have been named the Alfred State athletes of the week.

Wrestler Dan Ognibene (Alexander) and football player Alonzo Joyner (Queens) have been named the Alfred State athletes of the week. 

Ognibene was 4-2 at the Ursinus Fall Brawl over the weekend.  He opened the day with a 7-0 victory over Brett Ackerley (Delaware Valley). He fell in his next match but rebounded with three straight consolation bracket victories; 2-0 over Matt Jorgensen (Delaware Valley), a pin of Jacob Sentz (Stevens), and a 6-1 win over Steven Paul (Elizabethtown).

Alfred State Basketball Tournament Set for this Weekend

Alfred State will host the annual Alfred State Tournament this weekend. The Pioneer men will welcome Fulton Montgomery, Monroe College JV, and Rockland CC to the Orvis Activities Center while FMCC and Westchester CC will compete on the women's side.

Alfred State will host the annual Alfred State Tournament this weekend.  The Pioneer men will welcome Fulton Montgomery, Monroe College JV, and Rockland CC to the Orvis Activities Center while FMCC and Westchester CC will compete on the women's side.

The two-day tournament kicks off on Saturday at Noon with four games scheduled and concludes on Sunday with three games.  Due to only having three teams in the tournament, the Lady Pioneers will play twice on Saturday.

Tournament Schedule:

Saturday 11/17 Noo

Lady Pioneers Win 4th Straight

The Alfred State women's basketball team made it four straight with a 69-58 victory over SUNY Orange on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Pioneers are now 4-0 on the year.

The Alfred State women's basketball team made it four straight with a 69-58 victory over SUNY Orange on Saturday afternoon.  The Lady Pioneers are now 4-0 on the year.

Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) led the Pioneers with 21 points and 15 rebounds.  Karley Fanning (Rochester/Bishop Kearney) had 17 and Jennifer Fedrick (Buffalo/Bennett) chipped in 11.  Briana Meehan added nine points and Destiny Brito (Manhattan/Park West) netted five.

The blue & gold return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Corning for a 5 p.m. tip-off with Corning CC.

Women 3rd, Men 5th at Cross Country Nationals

The Alfred State cross country team had a strong showing at the NJCAA Division III National Championships on Saturday at SUNY Delhi. The Lady Pioneers finished 3rd in the nation while the men finished tied for 5th. Athletes from 28 colleges competed in the event.

The Alfred State cross country team had a strong showing at the NJCAA Division III National Championships on Saturday at SUNY Delhi.  The Lady Pioneers finished 3rd in the nation while the men finished tied for 5th.  Athletes from 28 colleges competed in the event.

The Lady Pioneers were led by Kim Lupo (Auburn) and Katy Monahan (Warsaw).  Lupo was 18th (22:00) and Monahan was 19th (22:11) over the 5k course.  Claire Holleran (Penfield) was 22nd (22:19), Megan Dillon (Lake Shore) was 25th (22:27), and Leah Foley (Marion) was 59th (24:58).  Anna Burkett (Frews

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Pioneers End Season with Victory

Special teams and turnovers played a huge part as Alfred State defeated Hudson Valley CC 30-24 to close out the 2012 season. The win improves the Pioneers to 5-4 and secures the program's eighth .500 or better season during Head Coach Mick Caba's tenure.

Special teams and turnovers played a huge part as Alfred State defeated Hudson Valley CC 30-24 to close out the 2012 season. The win improves the Pioneers to 5-4 and secures the program's eighth .500 or better season during Head Coach Mick Caba's tenure.

The Pioneers got on the board in their first possession when Sammy Diaz (Dansville) capped the eight-play 60-yard drive with an eight-yard run.

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Pioneers Finish 12th at Fall Brawl

The Alfred State wrestling team finished 12th out of 15 teams at the Ursinus College Fall Brawl on Saturday.

The Alfred State wrestling team finished 12th out of 15 teams at the Ursinus College Fall Brawl on Saturday.

Dan Ognibene (Alexander) led the Pioneers with 4-2 record in the heavyweight competition.  He opened the day with a 7-0 victory over Brett Ackerley (Delaware Valley).  He fell in his next match but rebounded with three straight consolation bracket victories; 2-0 over Matt Jorgensen (Delaware Valley), a pin of Jacob Sentz (Stevens), and a 6-1 win over Steven Paul (Elizabethtown).  His day came to an end in the consolation quarterfinals when he fell 12-7 to N

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Pioneers Fall at Orange

The Alfred State men's basketball team suffered an 80-66 setback to SUNY Orange as they played their first road game of 2012. The Pioneers are now 1-1 on the year.

The Alfred State men's basketball team suffered an 80-66 setback to SUNY Orange as they played their first road game of 2012.  The Pioneers are now 1-1 on the year.

Alfred trailed by four at half and hung close until the Colts were able to extend their lead to 24 points before Alfred closed the game by scoring the final 11 points.

Jamar White (Laurel, MD) led the Pioneers with 16 points while Tommy Hutson (Brooklyn/Susan McKinney) finished with 15.  Osawaru Omorogbe-Akpata (Brooklyn/Norman Thomas) chipped in 11 all coming in the final minutes of the game.

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Basketball Doubleheader at Orange Games Flipped

The schedule for Saturday's (11/10) Alfred State basketball doubleheader at SUNY Orange has been flipped. The men's game will now tip off a 1 p.m. while the women will play at 3 p.m.

The schedule for Saturday's (11/10) Alfred State basketball doubleheader at SUNY Orange has been flipped.  The men's game will now tip off a 1 p.m. while the women will play at 3 p.m.

Seven Lady Pioneers Named All-WNYAC

Seven members of the Alfred State women's soccer team have been named to the All-WNYAC team. The Lady Pioneers finished the 2012 season with a 17-2 mark and jumped all the way to the #1 ranking in the NJCAA DIII Poll.

Seven members of the Alfred State women's soccer team have been named to the All-WNYAC team.  The Lady Pioneers finished the 2012 season with a 17-2 mark and jumped all the way to the #1 ranking in the NJCAA DIII Poll.

Kali Muhleisen (Alfred Almond), Hannah Holmok (Alfred Almond), Maura Tuffey (Albany/Holy Names), Kelsey Murray (Greece Olympia) and Krista DeCarlo (Bayshore/West Islip) were all named 1st team while Allison Vargeson (Addison) and Kelly Stieve (Brockport) were named 2nd team.

  • Muhleisen led the Lady Pioneers with 31 goals and 70 points.  Her 31 goa
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Wrestlers Win WNYAC Opener

The Alfred State wrestling team defeated Jamestown CC 25-20 in their season opening WNYAC match.

The Alfred State wrestling team defeated Jamestown CC 25-20 in their season opening WNYAC match.

The Pioneers jumped out to a quick 18-0 lead with forfeit victories at 184 (Josh Lord - Owego Free), 197 (Travis Harvey - Alfred Almond), and heavyweight (Daniel Ognibene - Alexander).

Jamestown rallied and won the next four matches to cut it to 18-17.  Anthony Carome (Cincinnati, OH) won a hard fought 5-4 win at 157 lb.

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