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Murphy and Johnson Named Freshman Athletes of the Year

Tara Murphy (Rochester/Wilson) and Colter Johnson (Warren, PA) were named the 2011 Alfred State College freshman athletes of the year.  Murphy ran to All-American honors in track & field while Johnson punted his way to All-American on the football gridiron.

Freshmen Athletes of the YearTara Murphy (Rochester/Wilson) and Colter Johnson (Warren, PA) were named the 2011 Alfred State College freshman athletes of the year.  Murphy ran to All-American honors in track & field while Johnson punted his way to All-American on the football gridiron.

Farrell and Nelson Named SUNY Scholar Athletes

Alfred State College sophomores Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda) and Taylor Nelson (Somers) have been named SUNY Chancellor's Scholar Athlete award winners.  Farrell is the NJCAA cross country representative while Nelso represents wrestling.

Alfred State College sophomores Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda) and Taylor Nelson (Somers) have been named SUNY Chancellor's Scholar Athlete award winners.  Farrell is the NJCAA cross country representative while Nelson represents wrestling.

The SUNY Chancellor's Scholar Athlete award recognizes students that display excellence academically and athletically.  74 SUNY athletes from Division I, Division III, and NJCAA were honored.  The average GPA of the reciepients was a 3.64.

Four Pioneers Run to All-American Honors

Four members of the Alfred State College cross country team ran to NJCAA Division III All-American at the National Championship last weekend at Sunken Meadow State Park.  Joe Seitz (Williamsville North) ran to 2nd team honors while Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda), Frank Mastraccio (Rome Free), and Abbey Benton (Frewsburg) were honorable mention All-Americans.

Four members of the Alfred State College cross country team ran to NJCAA Division III All-American at the National Championship last weekend at Sunken Meadow State Park.  Joe Seitz (Williamsville North) ran to 2nd team honors while Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda), Frank Mastraccio (Rome Free), and Abbey Benton (Frewsburg) were honorable mention All-Americans.

Seitz led the men's team with a 8th place finish of the 8k course.  He crossed the finish line in 28:14.40 to repeat as an All-American.  Last year he finished 14th at the National Championships.

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Men's Cross Country Finishes 2nd at Nationals

For the second year in a row the Alfred State College men's cross country team finished as national runner-ups at the NJCAA Division III National Championships.  The Pioneers scored a 90 trailing just SUNY Delhi's 40.

For the second year in a row the Alfred State College men's cross country team finished as national runner-ups at the NJCAA Division III National Championships.  The Pioneers scored a 90 trailing just SUNY Delhi's 40.

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Men 4th, Women 9th, Demers and Benton Named All-Region

The Alfred State College men's cross country team remained #4 in the ninth edition of the NJCAA Division III poll while the women drop one spot to #9.

The Alfred State College men's cross country team remained #4 in the ninth edition of the NJCAA Division III poll while the women drop one spot to #9.

The ASC men are coming off a Regional runner-up finish this past week at the Region III Championships.  Ryan Demers (Mexico) ran to 2nd team All-Region honors with a 7th place finish of the 8k course at Finger Lakes CC.  He crossed the finish line in 29:00. 

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Pioneer Men 2nd, Women 4th at Regionals

The Alfred State College men's cross country team finished 2nd out of nine teams at the Region III Championships while the women were 4th out of eight.

The Alfred State College men's cross country team finished 2nd out of nine teams at the Region III Championships while the women were 4th out of eight.

Ryan Demers (Mexico) led the blue & gold with a 7th place finish of the 8k course at Finger Lakes CC (29:00).  Frank Mastraccio (Rome Free) was 10th (29:03), Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda) was 15th (29:18), Isiah Whiting (Hamden, CT) was 18th (29:32).  Derek Snyder (Bath) was the 5th man finishing 29th (29:55).

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Cross Country Enters Regionals Ranked #4 & #8

The Alfred State College cross country teams maintained their spots in the latest NJCAA Division III poll as the Pioneers prepare for the Region III Championships this weekend.  The men are ranked #4 while the women are ranked #8.

The Alfred State College cross country teams maintained their spots in the latest NJCAA Division III poll as the Pioneers prepare for the Region III Championships this weekend.  The men are ranked #4 while the women are ranked #8.

Both the men and the women's team had the past weekend off as the prepared for the Regionals this weekend at Finger Lakes CC.  The women will race at 11 a.m. while the men take off at 11:45 a.m.

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Cross Country Enters Regionals Ranked #4 & #8

The Alfred State College cross country teams maintained their spots in the latest NJCAA Division III poll as the Pioneers prepare for the Region III Championships this weekend.  The men are ranked #4 while the women are ranked #8.

The Alfred State College cross country teams maintained their spots in the latest NJCAA Division III poll as the Pioneers prepare for the Region III Championships this weekend.  The men are ranked #4 while the women are ranked #8.

Both the men and the women's team had the past weekend off as the prepared for the Regionals this weekend at Finger Lakes CC.  The women will race at 11 a.m. while the men take off at 11:45 a.m.

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XC Teams Remain in the Poll

The Alfred State College cross country teams remained in the top ten of the latest NJCAA Division III poll.  The men's team fell two spots and is now ranked #4 while the women remain ranked #8.

The Alfred State College cross country teams remained in the top ten of the latest NJCAA Division III poll.  The men's team fell two spots and is now ranked #4 while the women remain ranked #8.

Joe Seitz (Williamsville North) led the Pioneers with a 107th place finish last weekend at the University of Rochester Invitational.  He finished the 8k course in 28:45.  Abbey Benton (Frewsburg) was the top female runner with a 93rd place finish.  She ran the 5k course in 21:49. 

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Men finish 12th, Women 13th at U of R

The Alfred State College cross country team competed with 15 complete teams at the University of Rochester Invitational.  The men finished 12th with 349 points while the women finished 13th with 420 points.

The Alfred State College cross country team competed with 15 complete teams at the University of Rochester Invitational.  The men finished 12th with 349 points while the women finished 13th with 420 points.

Joe Seitz (Williamsville North) led the Pioneers with a 107th place finish.  He finished the 8k course in 28:45.  Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda) was 112th (28:53), Jordan Friedman (Clarkstown South) was 116th (28:58), and Derek Snyder (Bath) was 119th (29:05).

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