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March 2012


Hoag Leads Pioneers to Split
Sat, Mar 31st, 2012

Garrett Hoag (Dansville) struck out 17 in a ten inning complete game victory over Broome CC as Alfred State split a Region III Division III doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. After winning the opener 1-0 in ten innings the Pioneers fell 5-1 in the nightcap.

Pioneers Rally but Fall in OT
Sat, Mar 31st, 2012

The Alfred State lacrosse team trailed 10-5 to SUNY Delhi in the 3rd quarter but rallied to the send game into overtime tied at 12-12. #10 Delhi escaped Pioneer Stadium with the victory after James Varnesi scored from his knees with 52.6 seconds remaining in OT.

Track Meet Moved Back to Tuesday
Thu, Mar 29th, 2012

The scheduled track & field event at Alfred State's Pioneer Stadium on Friday (3/30) has been moved to Tuesday, April 3rd due to forecasted low temperatures and rain.

Mercyhurst Wins Tight Battle
Wed, Mar 28th, 2012

Mercyhurst North East's Michael Laguardia scored with 8:28 remaining to break a 7-7 tie to lift the Saints to a 8-7 victory over Alfred State in a Region III battle. The Saints improve to 4-1 on the season while the Pioneers are 2-4.

Seven Inducted into Psi Beta Honor Society
Wed, Mar 28th, 2012

Students inducted into Psi Beta honor societySeven students at Alfred State were recently inducted into Psi Beta honor society, an organization which promotes interest in the study of psychology at two-year colleges. Students must have earned a 3.0 (out of a possible 4.0) grade point average, including 3.0 in at least one psychology course.

Johnson Signs with UMASS
Wed, Mar 28th, 2012

Alfred State sophomore Colter Johnson (Warren, PA) has signed his letter intent to continue his academic and athletic career at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Johnson who served as the punter and place kicker this past season is the third Pioneer to sign with a NCAA DI institution.

2012 SkillsUSA Postsecondary Championship Results
Tue, Mar 27th, 2012

2012 NYS SkillsUSA Postsecondary competition winners

Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology, Wellsville, hosted the 14th annual New York State Postsecondary (college level) SkillsUSA competition on Saturday, March 24. Competitions took place in automotive service, carpentry, collision repair, commercial baking, culinary, diesel technology, masonry, residential wiring, technical drafting, and welding.

Baseball Team Assists with Stream Clean Up
Tue, Mar 27th, 2012

The Alfred State baseball spent their last free Saturday of the spring season to assist in the cleanup of Orebed Creek in the Wellsville/Shongo area. The Orebed Creek is a tributary to the Genesee River.

Hart and Hoag Named Athletes of the Week
Mon, Mar 26th, 2012

Lacrosse sophomore Mike Hart (Ajax, ONT) and baseball sophomore Garrett Hoag (Dansville) have been named the Alfred State athletes of the week by the SID office. The award covers the start of the spring season for each of the teams.

Pioneers Split with King's
Sun, Mar 25th, 2012

The Alfred State baseball team got the offense going in game two of a split at King's College on Sunday. After falling 2-1 in the opener to the JV Monarchs the Pioneers exploded for a 15-3 victory in the nightcap to earn the team's first win of the season.

Track Team Opens Up Outdoor Season
Sat, Mar 24th, 2012

The Alfred State outdoor track and field team opened up the 2012 season with a strong showing at the Elliston Early Bird Open on the campus of Lock Haven University.

Penalties Slow Down Pioneers
Sat, Mar 24th, 2012

The Alfred State lacrosse team had trouble staying out of the penalty box in a 13-6 loss at Tompkins Cortland CC on Saturday.  The Pioneers were flagged for 10 penalties in the contest.

Hinkle Library to Host Exhibit by Maria Rhone
Thu, Mar 22nd, 2012

The Hinkle Memorial Library on the Alfred State campus will host a watercolor and oil paintings exhibit by Maria Rhone, Belfast, an art teacher, K-6, at Belfast Central School, March 28 through the month of April. All are welcome.

Pioneers Can't Rally All the Way Back
Wed, Mar 21st, 2012

Monroe CC broke open a 3-3 tie by outscoring Alfred State 7-1 in the 2nd quarter en route to a 17-12 Region III victory. #5 MCC improves to 4-1, 4-0 Region III while the Pioneers fall to 2-2, 2-1 Region III.

Students Receive Scholarships to Attend NAPFA Northeast Region Symposium
Tue, Mar 20th, 2012

recipients of scholarships from NAPFA’s Northeast Region Board of DirectorsAs part of the Alfred State financial planning outreach program in which students receive exposure to "real world" financial planning practitioners, four students attended the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) Northeast Symposium, held at the Hilton Newark, on March 7 and 8.

Students Place 4th at Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
Tue, Mar 20th, 2012

Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition participantsAlfred State placed fourth out of 12 teams at the 2012 Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. This is a remarkable achievement given the level of competition from teams sponsored by major northeastern universities and given almost all of the other teams had graduate student members.

The Mousetrap Tickets For Sale
Mon, Mar 19th, 2012

Contact Student Activities by phone: (607) 587-4075 or e-mail: to order tickets for any of the performances. Come see this classic murder mystery, and you will understand why it has been showing for 60 consecutive years.

Tough 2nd and 3rd Quarter Trips Up Pioneers
Sat, Mar 17th, 2012

The Alfred State lacrosse team raced out to a 5-2 lead after one quarter but Dean (MA) College outscored the Pioneers 11-3 in the middle quarters to grab a lead they wouldn't let up in a 14-11 victory.  Dean is now 1-1 on the year while Alfred is 2-1.

NAFTC Publishes Alfred State Hybrid Vehicle Article
Fri, Mar 16th, 2012

National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) recently published an article, "Alfred State Automotive Students Prepare to Race Hybrid Vehicles." The article mentions Automotive Trades students' involvement in the 2012 Green Grand Prix, slated for April 20-21 in Watkins Glen, NY, and racing during Speed Week beginning Aug. 11 at the Bonneville, Utah, Salt Flats.

Lax Team Races Past Niagara
Thu, Mar 15th, 2012

The Alfred State lacrosse team raced out to a 7-0 lead in the 1st quarter and never looked back as they downed Niagara CCC 23-8 in their home opener.  The Pioneers are now 2-0 for the first time since 2009.

Pioneers Drop Heartbreaker
Thu, Mar 15th, 2012

Hiwasse College (TN) rallied for three runs in the 9th inning to defeat Alfred State 8-7.  The Pioneers led 7-5 heading into the final frame but Hiwassee used two hits, two walks, and an error to rally for the victory.

Home School Science Day
Thu, Mar 15th, 2012

Derek Wilkinson with skeleton Department of Physical and Health Sciences, recently hosted approximately 90 home schooled children from the Alfred, Almond, and Wellsville areas for Home School Science Day.

Pioneers Can't Capitalize on Chances
Wed, Mar 14th, 2012

The Alfred State baseball team stranded runners all over the place and fell 9-1 to Roane State (TN) CC.  The Pioneers had runners on 2nd in five of the first seven innings but could not plate a run until the 8th inning.

Lady Pioneers Fall in Myrtle
Wed, Mar 14th, 2012

The Alfred State softball team couldn't must enough offense and fell in both halves of a Snowbird Softball doubleheader in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Pioneers fell 9-0 to Danville Area (IL) CC and 9-1 to Herkimer CCC.

Errors Cost Pioneers
Tue, Mar 13th, 2012

The Alfred State baseball team committed five errors in the first two innings and fell behind early and never could recover in a 13-0 loss at Roane State (TN) CC.  The Pioneers are 0-5 in the early going of the 2012 season.

Slow Starts Cost Lady Pioneers
Tue, Mar 13th, 2012

In both of their games on Tuesday, the Alfred State softball dug themselves into early holes and could never recover. Finger Lakes jumped out to a 6-0 lead en route to a 6-2 victory and Delaware Tech scored 10 in the 1st inning leading to a 18-4 victory.

March 20 New Horizons Forum to Feature Leon Buckwalter
Tue, Mar 13th, 2012

Alfred State’s March 20 New Horizons Forum will feature , assistant professor, Building Trades, presenting an account of his work on an international team to re-create sections of the 17th century Gwozdziec Synagogue in Poland during the summer of 2011. The presentation will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 in room 215 of the Engineering Technology (SET) building on the Alfred campus.

Pioneers Drop Two Tough Ones
Mon, Mar 12th, 2012

The Alfred State baseball team fell in two hard fought contests to Hiwassee College as they opened up their 2012 spring trip in Tennessee.  The Pioneers fell 7-3 in the opener and 4-1 in the nightcap.

Lady Pioneers Split Season Opening DH
Mon, Mar 12th, 2012

The Alfred State softball team started their 2012 season with a split on their opening day at Snowbird Softball in Myrtle Beach, SC.  The Lady Pioneers fell 10-0 to Raritan (NJ) Valley CC but rebounded for a 13-1 victory over Massasoit (MA) CC.

Pioneers Lacrosse Wins in Final Seconds
Sun, Mar 11th, 2012

Mike Hart (Ajax, ONT) scored with 17 seconds remaining in the game to lift the Alfred State lacrosse team to a 12-11 victory over Herkimer CCC in their 2012 season opener.