Alfred State track & field athlete Briana Dorsey (Rochester/School of the Arts) and football player Devin Simmons (Elmira Free) have been named the athletic department senior athletes of the year.
Dorsey was a two year member of both the indoor and outdoor track & field teams. She was a two-time NJCAA All-American in outdoor track & field as a freshman and this past weekend repeated as an All-American in one event. She is the school record holder in the outdoor 200 m dash and is 2nd in the 100 m dash outdoors and 2nd in the 60 m dash indoors. She is also part of the record holding 4x100 and 4x400 outdoor relay teams and the 4x200 and 4x400 indoor relay teams.
During her two-year career at Alfred, Dorsey earned All-Region in ten events and was named the Region III track athlete of the meet in 2012.
Simmons had a solid two year career as the top target of the Pioneer passing attack. He caught a new school record 49 passes for 743 yards this season and scored 10 touchdowns. He caught eight passes for 99 yards and a score in the Pioneer Region III Championship game victory over Erie CC. He finishes his career with a new school record 67 catches for 978 yards and 11 scores.
Simmons has been heavily recruited by NCAA Division I schools but has not decided on where he will continue his collegiate career.
Dorsey and Simmons were honored at the end of the year athletic awards presentation held in the newly renovated Cappadonia Auditorium.
Other nominees for the award included: Nuri Bey: Basketball, Amie Brooks: Basketball, Amanda Bush: Volleyball, Shelby Freligh: Softball, Ardaisha Hudson: Basketball, Meghan Kraus: Volleyball, Jenna Lynn: Soccer, Shea McKee: Track & Field, Tara Murphy: Cross Country/Track & Field, Camille Romero: Basketball, and Megan Votava: Track & Field
Michael Gee: Soccer, Jake Giglio: Swimming, Mike Hart: Lacrosse, Alex Hewlett: Track & Field, Garrett Hoag: Baseball, Pat Parker: Basketball, Tyler Peet: Wrestling, and Brad Stowell: Lacrosse