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Holmok and Moore Named Region Coaches of the Year

Women's soccer coach Anne Holmok and women's cross country coach Gary Moore have been named Region III Coaches of the Year by their peers following very successful fall season.

Women's soccer coach Anne Holmok and women's cross country coach Gary Moore have been named Region III Coaches of the Year by their peers following very successful fall season. 

Holmok led the Lady Pioneers to a 17-2 season in which the team moved all the way up the NJCAA Division III poll to the #1 ranking behind the strength of a 17-game winning streak.  The team earned the #1 seed in the Region III Division III Tournament but was tripped up in the championship game.  Alfred finished the year ranked #7 in the country.

After losing their first game of the year,

Platt and Rusek Earn All-American Honors

Jedadiah Platt (Appleton/Barker) and Jordan Rusek (Buffalo/Williamsville East) earned NJCAA DIII All-American honors following their top-15 finishes at the National Championships. Platt and Rusek were the top two runners for Alfred State all season long.

Jedadiah Platt (Appleton/Barker) and Jordan Rusek (Buffalo/Williamsville East) earned NJCAA DIII All-American honors following their top-15 finishes at the National Championships.  Platt and Rusek were the top two runners for Alfred State all season long.

Platt finished the National Championship in 10th place to earn 2nd team honors.  He finished the five mile course in 28:56 (average of 5:48 per mile).  Earlier in the season he raced to 1st team All-Region honors with a 5th place finish.

Rusek raced to honorable mention honors at the National Championship with

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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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Five Pioneers Run to All-Region Honors

Five members of the Alfred State cross country team ran to All-Region honors during the Region III Championships. Jedadiah Platt (Barker) earned 1st team honors while Jordan Rusek (Williamsville East), Kim Lupo (Auburn), Claire Holleran (Penfield), and Katy Monahan (Warsaw) all raced to 2nd team honors.

Five members of the Alfred State cross country team ran to All-Region honors during the Region III Championships.  Jedadiah Platt (Barker) earned 1st team honors while Jordan Rusek (Williamsville East), Kim Lupo (Auburn), Claire Holleran (Penfield), and Katy Monahan (Warsaw) all raced to 2nd team honors.

Platt finished 5th at the Regionals.  He crossed the finish line of the 8k course in 30:57.4. 

Rusek ran a 31:29.9 to earn 10th place at Regionals and a spot on the All-Region 2nd team.

Lupo led the women's team with a 6th place finish at Regionals. 

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Lupo and Platt Named Athletes of the Week

Cross country runners Kim Lupo (Auburn) and Jedadiah Platt (Barker) have been named the Alfred State athletes of the week by the SID office. Lupo and Platt were the top Alfred finishers at the Region III Championships.

Cross country runners Kim Lupo (Auburn) and Jedadiah Platt (Barker) have been named the Alfred State athletes of the week by the SID office.  Lupo and Platt were the top Alfred finishers at the Region III Championships.

Lupo finished 6th in the women's 5k championships.  She finished the course in 22:32.1.  Her finish helped the Lady Pioneers to the Region III Championship with 45 points.  Alfred and Mohawk Valley CC tied for the overall title.  The title was the 2nd straight for Alfred and the 6th overall in program history.

Platt led the Pioneer men'

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Lady Pioneers Win Region III Cross Country Title, Men 3rd

The Alfred State and Mohawk Valley CC women's cross country ran to a share of the Region III Championships. Both teams scored a 45 and will share the Region III title in a highly competitive race. In the men's competition the Pioneers finished 3rd out of the nine teams competing.

The Alfred State and Mohawk Valley CC women's cross country ran to a share of the Region III Championships.  Both teams scored a 45 and will share the Region III title in a highly competitive race.  In the men's competition the Pioneers finished 3rd out of the nine teams competing.

The top three teams in the women's competition were separated by a mere four points.  Alfred and MVCC both scored 45's while SUNY Delhi was right behind in 3rd with 49 points.

The Lady Pioneers were led by Kim Lupo (Auburn) who finished 6th overall in 22:31.1.  Claire Holleran (P

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Women 3rd, Men 7th in Latest Cross Country Poll

Heading into this weekend's Region III Championships, the Alfred State women's cross country team is tied for 3rd in the latest NJCAA Division III poll while the men are ranked #7.

Heading into this weekend's Region III Championships, the Alfred State women's cross country team is tied for 3rd in the latest NJCAA Division III poll while the men are ranked #7.

Gloucester (NJ) County College leads this week's women's poll followed by Mohawk Valley.  Alfred and Ocean CC are tied for 3rd while Suffolk CC and SUNY Delhi are tied for 5th.  The Lady Pioneers will race vs.

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Cross Country Remains Steady in Poll

The Alfred State cross country teams remained steady in this week's NJCAA Division III poll. The women's team remained in the #3 position while the men are ranked #5.

The Alfred State cross country teams remained steady in this week's NJCAA Division III poll. The women's team remained in the #3 position while the men are ranked #5.

Both the men and the women finished 11th at the DeSales Invitational this past weekend.  Jordan Rusek (Williamsville East) was the top male finisher on the 8k course. Rusek finished 24th in 28:07.6. Jed Platt (Barker) was 25th (28:14.0).  On the women's side Kim Lupo (Auburn) was the top female finisher. She finished the 6k course in 46th (27:01.8).

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Muhleisen and Rusek Named Athletes of the Week

Soccer player Kali Muhleisen (Alfred Almond) and Jordan Rusek (Williamsville East) were named the Alfred State athletes of the week.

Soccer player Kali Muhleisen (Alfred Almond) and Jordan Rusek (Williamsville East) were named the Alfred State athletes of the week.

Muhleisen continued her scoring assault with six more goals in the Lady Pioneers three victories this past week.  She scored both goals in Alfred's 2-1 win over #2 Finger Lakes CC, she netted one goal in a 3-0 win at Bryant & Stratton, and capped the week with three goals and an assist in a 8-0 homecoming win over Roberts Wesleyan JV.

On the year, Muhleisen has 27 goals and seven assists.

Cross Country 11th at DeSales Invitational

The Alfred State cross country teams both finished 11th at the DeSales Invitional on Saturday. The men's team scored 313 points while the women scored 321.

The Alfred State cross country teams both finished 11th at the DeSales Invitational on Saturday.  The men's team scored 313 points while the women scored 321.

Jordan Rusek (Williamsville East) was the top male finisher on the 8k course.  Rusek finished 24th in 28:07.6.  Jed Platt (Barker) was 25th (28:14.0).  There was 225 runners finished the race representing 23 colleges. 

Host DeSales University won with a score of 35.  Alfred State was the 3rd best NJCAA school in the competition.

On the women's side Kim Lupo (Auburn) was the top female

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