Witchella and Fox Named Athletes of the Week

Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) and Conner Fox (Midlakes) have been named the Alfred State athletes of the week.

Witchella wins the award for the second time this winter following a solid week.  She had 29 points, 16 rebounds, six blocks and five steals in a 66-62 victory over Penn College.  She then had 22 points, 23 rebounds, five assists, and three blocks in a 65-50 win over Finger Lakes CC.  She has recorded double-doubles in the Lady Pioneers last six games and has seven on the season.

Fox was 5-2 this week as the wrestling team competed at Niagara CCC on Friday and Saturday.  He won a 10-4 decision over Shane Crawford from Grand Valley State in a dual meet on Friday.  He then went 4-2 in the 174 lb. weight class to earn 4th place at the Niagara Open. 

  • Fox lost his first match of the day to the eventual champion but rallied to win four straight matches to earn a shot at 3rd place. Fox pinned Shane Crawford (Grand Valley State) in 4:15, defeated Brooks Boyle (Niagara CCC) 3-2, pinned Andrew Daigle (UMASS) in 2:08, and defeated David Lyons (Niagara CCC) 6-2 to earned a shot at 3rd place. In the 3rd place match he lost a hard-fought 8-4 decision to John Brabon (Niagara CCC).

The Lady Pioneers host Ithaca JV tonight and then travel to the Onondaga CC Tournament on Saturday while Fox and the Pioneers host Niagara CCC on Wednesday in a WNYAC dual meet.