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, Alfred won 17-straight games in which they outscored opponents 69 to 4. During that streak the team recorded 15 shutouts.
Four members of her team, Kali Muhleisen, Hannah Holmok, Kelsey Murray, and Maura Tuffey, were named All-Region 1st team and seven Lady Pioneers were named All-WNYAC. The team also captured the WNYAC championship with a perfect record of 5-0 in WNYAC DIII play.
Moore led the women's cross country team to their second straight Region III crown and the program's sixth all-time. The blue & gold went on to finish 3rd at the NJCAA National Championships. Three members of his women's team, Kim Lupo, Claire Holleran, and Katy Monahan, raced to All-Region honors.
Moore and the Lady Pioneers were ranked in the top five all season and were ranked as high as #2. This is the second year in a row that Moore has been named coach of the year.
Holmok and Moore are both graduates of Alfred-Almond Central Schools.