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Pioneers "Think Pink"

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Alfred State College athletes have added pink to the blue & gold that they wear on the field of competition.

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Alfred State College athletes have added pink to the blue & gold that they wear on the field of competition.

Pink shoelaces, pink warm-up shirts, and pink athletic tape have and will be worn by athletes throughout the month of October.

The Pioneer football team will "think pink" at their game this Saturday when they host Hudson Valley CC.  Opening kickoff is at Noon at Pioneer Stadium and fans are encouraged to wear pink along with their blue & gold.

Men Ranked #2, Women 8th in latest National Poll

The Alfred State College men's cross country team remained ranked #2 in Week 6 of the NJCAA Division III poll.  The Lady Pioneers fell a few spots to the #8 spot in this week's poll.

The Alfred State College men's cross country team remained ranked #2 in Week 6 of the NJCAA Division III poll.  The Lady Pioneers fell a few spots to the #8 spot in this week's poll.

The men are coming off a 1st place finish over the weekend at the Nazareth College Invitational.  Ryan Demers (Mexico) finished 3rd overall to lead the Pioneers.  He crossed the line of 6k course in 21:52.05.  Abbey Benton (Frewsburg) led the women, who finished 4th, with a 11th place finish (17:12.68) in the 4k course.

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Q&A with Brandon Lewis

Sophomore cross country athlete Brandon Lewis (Red Creek) answered some questions from the Sports Information department to give an insight to being a student-athlete at Alfred State.

Brandon LewisSophomore cross country athlete Brandon Lewis (Red Creek) answered some questions from the Sports Information department to give an insight to being a student-athlete at Alfred State.

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Pioneers Win Nazareth Invite, Women 4th

The Alfred State College men's cross country team won the Nazareth College Invitational while the women finished 4th out of nine teams.

The Alfred State College men's cross country team won the Nazareth College Invitational while the women finished 4th out of nine teams.

Ryan Demers (Mexico) finished 3rd overall to lead the Pioneers.  He crossed the line of 6k course in 21:52.05.  Frank Mastraccio (Rome Free) was right behind him in 4th (21:54.34).  Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda) was 6th (22:20.16), Joe Seitz (Williamsville North) was 8th (22:23.11), and Brandon Lewis (Red Creek) was 13th (22:52.58).

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Cross Country Rankings: Men 2nd, Women 4th

The Alfred State College cross country program is well represented in the latest NJCAA Division III poll.  The men continue to be ranked #2 while the women jumped all the way up to #4 in this week's poll.

The Alfred State College cross country program is well represented in the latest NJCAA Division III poll.  The men continue to be ranked #2 while the women jumped all the way up to #4 in this week's poll.

The men trail SUNY Delhi in the poll and are ahead of Harper (IL) College, Hudson Valley CC, and Mohawk Valley CC.

SUNY Delhi leads the women's poll followed by Mohawk Valley CC, Ocean (NJ) CC, and ASC.  Gloucester (NJ) CC, Suffolk CC, Finger Lakes CC, and Howard (MD) CC round out the top eight.

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Demers Named National Runner of the Week

Alfred State College freshman Ryan Demers (Mexico) has been named the NJCAA Division III male runner of the week.  Demers and his teammates also kept the #2 spot in the lates NJCAA Division III poll.

Alfred State College freshman Ryan Demers (Mexico) has been named the NJCAA Division III male runner of the week.  Demers and his teammates also kept the #2 spot in the lates NJCAA Division III poll.

Demers was the lead runner for Alfred State at the Houghton College Invitational.  He finished 25th overall finishing the 8k course in 26:47.63.  He helped the Pioneers to a 6th place team finish out of 14 teams competing.

In the national poll, ASC is ranked #2 behind SUNY Delhi.  Region III foes Hudson Valley CC is ranked #3 and Mohawk Valley CC is #4.

Men 6th, Women 11th at Houghton Invite

The Alfred State men's cross country team finished 6th out of 14 teams while the women were 11th out of 13 teams at the Houghton College Invitational.

The Alfred State men's cross country team finished 6th out of 14 teams while the women were 11th out of 13 teams at the Houghton College Invitational.

The men scored a 160 to earn 6th place.  They trailed RIT's 44, Brockport's 64, Indiana Wesleyan's 64, Oswego's 135, and Houghton's 154.  NJCAA schools FLCC scored a 302 and North Country CC did not run a full team.  146 total runners finished the course.

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Men Remain Ranked #2, Women Ranked #9

The Alfred State College cross country teams remained in the same spot in the new NJCAA Division III poll.  The men sit in the #2 ranking while the women are #9.

The Alfred State College cross country teams remained in the same spot in the new NJCAA Division III poll.  The men sit in the #2 ranking while the women are #9.

This past weekend, ASC won the FLCC Invitational on the men's side while the women finished 2nd.  Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda) led the Pioneer men with a 3rd place finish (29:35) while Abbey Benton (Frewsburg) finished 3rd in the women's race in 22:24. 

SUNY Delhi holds the #1 ranking on both the men's and women's side.  Alfred's men trail Delhi in the poll by 40 points.

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Men’s Cross Country Wins FLCC Invite, Women 2nd

The Alfred State College men’s cross country team won their second straight invitational taking home the crown at the FLCC Bruce Bridgeman Invitational.  The women’s team finished 2nd.

The Alfred State College men’s cross country team won their second straight invitational taking home the crown at the FLCC Bruce Bridgeman Invitational.  The women’s team finished 2nd.

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Cross Country Wins ASC Invite

The Alfred State College cross country teams defeated Finger Lakes CC in the ASC Invitational on Saturday.  The Pioneer men scored a perfect 15 in winning while the women won by a score of 24-31.

The Alfred State College cross country teams defeated Finger Lakes CC in the ASC Invitational on Saturday.  The Pioneer men scored a perfect 15 in winning while the women won by a score of 24-31.

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