At a glance
“Our student athletes excelled this fall. We continue to reach new heights and the excitement around these programs and our department continues to grow. Our student athletes’ dedication, hard work, and perseverance is paying off. I am proud and thankful for our athletes, coaches, and support staff.”
Director of Athletics Jason Doviak.
The Alfred State Athletic Department recently wrapped up their most successful fall season since the college started competing in Division III of the NCAA. The Pioneers won two conference championships, finished as conference runner up in three sports, and had an overall winning percentage of .625.
“Our student athletes excelled this fall,” commented Director of Athletics Jason Doviak. “We continue to reach new heights and the excitement around these programs and our department continues to grow. Our student athletes’ dedication, hard work, and perseverance is paying off. I am proud and thankful for our athletes, coaches, and support staff.”
The men’s soccer and the football team had breakthrough seasons. Both teams won their conference championship and made their first appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
- Men’s soccer finished the year 17-4-1, had five players named to the All-AMCC team, and Head Coach Gabe Kuhn was named AMCC Coach of the Year.
- The football team claimed the ECFC title with a 3-1 conference record and finished the year with an overall record of 6-5. They had nineteen players named to the All-ECFC team.
The volleyball team finished the year 18-9 and fell just short of making another trip to the NCAA Tournament. The team was 10-1 at home, finished second in the AMCC, and had three players named All-Conference.
Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams ran to second place finishes at the AMCC Championships. In that race five women and two men earned All-Conference honors.
A pair of women’s soccer players earned All-AMCC honors to round out the 36 student athletes honored with All-Conference honors. Read the full list of Pioneers honored this fall.
Success on the field is coming immediately after student athletes posted a program best GPA of 3.07 during the spring 2023 semester.
History was made on Nov. 4 when the women’s wrestling team competed for the first time at the Tiffin Open. The stage is also set for the debut of the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams during the 2024-25 school year.
Alfred State is eager to continue to move forward. To further enhance the athletic facilities, the college’s strategic plans emphasize the need to secure funding for a field house to provide more indoor space for student athletes including a new pool.
Recent construction projects that have been completed included new turf and LED lights at Pioneer Stadium, the official opening of the strength room in Orvis, new batting cages for baseball and softball, and the resurfacing of the Orvis gymnasium floor.
“It is a great time to be a Pioneer,” commented Alfred State President Dr. Steve Mauro. “Our student athletes continue to achieve great things in and out of the classroom, we are starting new programs, upgrading facilities, and we are developing plans for a field house to continue the growth for not only athletics but for the whole college community.”
The winter season is underway, and the success looks to be continuing with early season action for basketball, swimming and diving, and wrestling.
Follow the action of Alfred State athletics at www.alfredstateathletics.com.