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December 2, 2021
>>The SUNY Brockport football team capped its 2021 season with a 20-7 victory over visiting Washington & Jefferson in the ECAC Clayton Chapman Bowl Game at Bob Boozer Field. Senior linebacker Lawrence Jenkins was named the game's Most Valuable Player as he finished the day with 2.0 sacks, two key forced fumbles, five tackles, two pass breakups, two quarterback hurries and two kickoff returns for a total of 50 yards.
Junior running back Jala Coad set a new program single game record with 50 carries for a total of 212 yards and he also added a first quarter receiving touchdown to lead the Brockport offense. The 200+ yard rushing effort marked the third time Coad eclipsed 200 yards in a game this season and he capped the year with a career-high 1,410 yards rushing. Brockport, making its fifth straight postseason appearance, finished the season with an 8-3 overall record and the Golden Eagles have recorded 41 total victories over the course of the last four seasons. Washington & Jefferson was held to just nine total rushing yards on the ground as the President's record fell to 8-3 overall on the season.
>>Brockport senior Ethan Carey and junior Kerry Flower competed in the 2021 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville, Kentucky. Carey placed 100 out of 294 racers in his first appearance at the NCAA Championships, while Flower placed 210 out of 293 racers. Ethan Carey's final time of 24:50.3 is the third fastest 8K in program-history and he is now one of just three runners in program-history to break 25 minutes in the 8K. He opened with a 3:11.7 opening kilometer and gained 41 spots on the field in kilometers 2-3. He continued his pressure the entire race and continued to gain on the field, moving from 194th place after 1K, all the way up to 100th by the end of the race. Flower crossed the 1K marker in 188th place with a time of 3:51.4 and gained eight spots in the second and third kilometer as she was placed 180th after 3K with a time of 11:16.6. The 3-4K split was her second fastest of the day (3:58.1). She finished the day with a time of 23:14.4.
>>Graduate student Meaghan Mastro was named to the 2021 Academic All-District Women's Volleyball Team, selected by CoSIDA. The honor recognizes the nation's top student‐athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. Mastro was an All-District First Team selection for Brockport. First‐team Academic All‐District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All‐America ballot. First, second, and third team Academic All‐America honorees will be announced in mid‐December.
>>Brockport's Nicole Orcutt was named the SUNYAC Swimmer of the Week for the second straight week in a release by the conference office. Orcutt won all four events she entered on Saturday to compile 38 total points for the dual meet winning Golden Eagles at Oswego on Saturday. Orcutt won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:25.65. She added a first-place finish in the women's 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:37.77 and took top honors in the women's 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 11:34.67 to sweep her individual events. She was also the final leg of the first place 200-yard freestyle relay for the Golden Eagles as they took home top honors with a time of 1:44.19.
>>Brockport's Mark Eaton was named the SUNYAC Diver of the Week for the fourth time this season in a release by the conference office. Eaton won the 3-meter diving competition on Saturday at Oswego as he posted a first-place score of 229.95. He also took home the top honors in the 1-meter dive as he posted a score of 243.30 to earn 18 total points on the board for the Golden Eagles on the day. Eaton was also the opening leg of the second place 200-yard freestyle relay for the Golden Eagles. He was a part of 22 team points for Brockport on the day.
>>Forward Katie Ziemba of the SUNY Brockport field hockey team was named to the 2021 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-Region III Second Team in a release by the coaches association. She is the first Golden Eagle to earn All-Region honors since All-American Amanda Pickard was recognized back in 2007 and 2008. Earlier this year, Ziemba became the first Brockport player since 2014 to be named SUNYAC First Team All-Conference. Over the course of the season, Ziemba managed to make her way towards the top of the program's record book. She finished the season with a total of 14 goals, five assists, and 33 points which gave her the spot as the second highest leader in all-time single season categories of both goals and points. Ziemba also sits in second place in all-time career goals with 30 goals and sits in third place in career points with 76. She finished out the 2021 regular season as the conference's third highest goal scorer and earned the fourth most points in the conference.
>>The SUNY Brockport wrestling team placed third at the New York State Collegiate Tournament hosted by SUNY Cortland. Brockport's Richard Knapp took home first place in the heavyweight division, while Chris Eames placed second in the 184-pound weight class. Austin Reed (149), Zach Levey (133), and Joe Benedict (197) each placed third to help lead the way for the Golden Eagles. Knapp earned the top spot on the heavyweight podium as he won all four of his matches for the Golden Eagles. Knapp topped RIT's Calik Kennedy 8-4 in the first place match to earn the 285 crown for the Golden Eagles.
>>15 members of the Brockport football team earned Empire 8 All-Conference recognition in a release by the conference office. Nine Golden Eagles earned first team recognition, including junior running back Jala Coad, senior offensive guard Luke Lodini, junior offensive tackle Scott Ochsner, senior receiver Imhotep Cromer, senior defensive end Josh Greenwood, junior defensive lineman Jordan Harris, junior linebacker Ben Damiani, senior linebacker Lawrence Jenkins, and senior safety Alaan Montgomery.
Three Golden Eagles were named to the All-Conference Second Team including sophomore offensive lineman Nicholas Kalke, junior safety Ben Marshall, and freshman kicker Nate Wigent, while sophomore tight end/receiver James Altenburger and freshman punter Dan Giangrasso earned third team recognition. Senior linebacker Andrew Covais was named Brockport's representative on the Sportsman of the Year team.
>>The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the 40th annual All-America teams for NCAA Division III women's volleyball. SUNY Brockport's Meaghan Mastro and Andrea Coyle both received Honorable Mention status for their performance this season. This is Mastro's third All-American Honorable Mention, as she also earned this honor in 2017 and 2019. She is now just the second player in program history to earn three All-American selections of any kind in a career. Last week she became a three-time All-Region selection for the Golden Eagles. She was also recently named First-Team All-Conference, making it her third time earning All-SUNYAC honors. One of the members of the SUNYAC All-Decade Team, the middle blocker graduate student was great offensively and defensively all year.
Coyle earns her first career All-American Honorable Mention in the final year of her career. Coyle was also recently named All-Region for the first time in her career, as well as earning her first All-SUNYAC nod, being selected First-Team All-Conference. She led Brockport offensively with 304 total kills on the season, which ranked third in the SUNYAC. The Golden Eagles finished the season 17-10 overall and 6-3 in SUNYAC play. They went a perfect 12-0 on their home court, including a win over Buffalo State in the SUNYAC Tournament Quarterfinals. After winning the SUNYAC Title back in 2019, the team made a run into the conference semifinals before falling to Geneseo, 3-2.
>>The Brockport women’s basketball team started the season 4-0 for the first time since 2006. The Golden Eagles captured the SUNY Brockport Tip-off Tournament crown after convincing season-opening wins over Medaille and Morrisville at home. Brockport’s season-opening win streak also included a victory over University of Rochester for the first time since 1983.
>>The Brockport men’s hockey team has been a fixture in the receiving votes category of the USCHO.com National Poll after matching the program-record with a 5-0 start for the first time since 1980. Ryan Romeo (SUNYAC Player of the Week), Andrew Harley (SUNYAC Rookie of the Week), and Nolan Egbert (SUNYAC Goalie of the Week) swept the conference’s weekly awards following the strong start to the young season.
November 4, 2021
>>SUNY Brockport recently broke ground on a multi-million dollar upgrade to its outdoor athletic facilities with the addition of a second turf facility adjacent to Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium. The major components of the project include a brand-new lighted turf stadium, a state-of-the-art press box (which will service both the current and future turf facility), and a building at the entrance of the facility which will house new bathrooms and a ticket booth. The project is expected to be complete for use in the Fall of 2022. The additional turf will be 385 feet x 399 feet and it will be the new home for Brockport's soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse programs. The turf will also service a variety of other areas on campus including club sports and intramurals.
The new dual-sided press box will be a two-story 1,900 square foot facility which will replace the current press box at Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium. The press box will feature two operations areas, one for the east field and one for the west field, to allow for managing multiple contests simultaneously. The press box will also feature a large VIP area for guests to comfortably watch athletic contests. In addition, two media rooms and two coaches' boxes will provide extra working space for staff and visitors. An elevator will also be constructed for accessibility to the press box.
Additional amenities to be constructed at the new turf facility will be bleachers for a capacity of nearly 1,000 fans, a state-of-the-art Daktronics scoreboard, speaker system, bench shelters, fencing, and much more.
>>The SUNY Brockport football team won the I-90 Bowl Rivalry Game Trophy for the fifth straight year after downing Buffalo State on the road, 41-16. The Golden Eagles have now won three straight and improve to 6-2 overall on the season. Junior running back Jala Coad was named the Empire 8 Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season for his efforts. Coad scored a season-high three rushing touchdowns and added 130 rushing yards on 21 carries as the Golden Eagles defeated Buffalo State. He averaged 6.2 yards per rush and eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing on the season.
>>The SUNY Brockport men's basketball team is receiving votes in the 2021-22 D3hoops.com Preseason National Poll. The Golden Eagles received 37 votes in the poll. Prior to the pandemic, the Golden Eagles' season was cut short as they were prepared to host the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Bport finished the 2020 season with a 26-3 overall record, tying the second-best win mark for a single season in program-history. Brockport earned a 17-1 ledger in SUNYAC play and won the SUNYAC Conference title. The team finished the season on an incredible 19-game win streak, tying the program record for consecutive wins. Brockport was also 15-0 on its home court in 2019-20.
>>The SUNY Brockport cross country programs competed at the 2021 SUNYAC Conference Championships hosted by Cortland at Dwyer Park in Preble, NY. The women's team placed second out of nine teams with a score of 94, while the men's team placed third with a team score of 85. Kerry Flower and Ethan Carey placed in the top 15 to earn SUNYAC All-Conference honors for the Golden Eagles. The second-place finish for the women's team marks their best finish since 2005.
>>The SUNY Brockport men's hockey team is receiving votes in the first release of the USCHO.com Division III National Poll released by the highly popular college hockey website. The Golden Eagles are receiving six votes in the poll. Brockport opened regular season play with two road victories. The Golden Eagles came from behind for a thrilling 3-2 victory on the road at King's College, before rolling to a convincing 6-0 at Neumann University. Senior goaltender Nolan Egbert was named the SUNYAC Goaltender of the Week for his efforts. A transfer student, Egbert made his debut for the Golden Eagles Saturday evening on the road against Neumann University. Egbert managed to record a shutout in the teams 6-0 victory over the Knights. Playing a total of 59:50 in net, Egbert stopped 25 shots for the Green and Gold in the victory.
>>The SUNY Brockport volleyball team swept Buffalo State, 3-0, in the first round of the SUNYAC Tournament on Tuesday night. Brockport officially advanced to the SUNYAC Semifinals to continue defending its 2019 SUNYAC title. The Golden Eagles continue an incredible run on their home floor, as they are now 12-0 this season at home. Their last home loss came on September 14, 2019 as the team has now won 20 straight matches playing in the Jim and John Vlogianitis Gymnasium.
>>Mark Eaton of the SUNY Brockport men's swim and dive team was named the SUNYAC Men's Diver of the Week on Monday. Eaton got the win for Brockport in both diving events at Saturday's dual meet against Oneonta. Eaton scored a 257.10 on the 3-meter board for first place. He then followed up with another win in the 1-meter event with his score of 270.67.
>>Ren Watson of the Brockport women's swim and dive team was named the SUNYAC Women's Diver of the Week on Monday. Watson finished inside the top two in both diving events for Brockport as the team defeated Oneonta, 161-135, in Saturday's dual meet. She scored 13 points for the Golden Eagles with her performance at home. On the 1-meter board she racked up a score of 188.85 to earn first place. She then went on to take second with a score of 205.42 in the 3-meter diving competition.
October 7, 2021
>>The SUNY Brockport football team won its fourth straight Courage Bowl on October 2, 2021, as the Golden Eagles rolled past host St. John Fisher 34-7 in front of a crowd of 6,012 fans at Growney Stadium Saturday night. It was also the Empire 8 Conference opener for both teams. For the game, Camp Good Days selects honorary coaches and cheerleaders for both teams. These are Camp Good Days campers who have been diagnosed with cancer and would normally not be allowed to participate in a real football game. The Camp Good Days Courage Bowl gives these campers that opportunity. At the conclusion of the Courage Bowl, the Teddi Trophy, named in memory of Teddi Mervis, Gary Mervis' daughter and the inspiration behind Camp Good Days, will be presented, which will later be inscribed with the date of the game, final score of the game, names of the honorary coaches/cheerleaders and the names of one player from each team who displays exceptional leadership and sportsmanship.
>>SUNY Brockport Athletic Director Erick Hart announced the hiring of Rene Lyst as the new head gymnastics coach and lecturer in the department of Kinesiology, Sports Studies, and Physical Education (KSSPE). Lyst will be responsible for all aspects of Brockport's nationally recognized gymnastics program while also lecturing in the KSSPE department on campus. Lyst, who received her doctorate in higher education from the University of Arkansas in 2011, has over 20 years of collegiate gymnastics coaching experience which includes head coaching positions at Arizona State University, the University of Arkansas and assistant coaching experience at the University of Massachusetts, Penn State, and Stanford University. Lyst takes over the Brockport gymnastics program following the retirement of long time Head Coach John Feeney this past Summer. Brockport gymnastics is one of the most storied programs in NCGA Division III history, having won two national titles and nine regional crowns. The list of accomplishments for the Golden Eagles also includes multiple all-around individual national champions and countless NCGA All-Americans. Brockport begins regular season competition on January 15, 2022 when the Golden Eagles host Cortland and Ithaca for a tri-match at the Brockport Gymnastics Center.
>>Junior running back Jala Coad was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week in a release by the highly popular division III football website on Tuesday morning. Coad, who was also named the Empire 8 Conference Offensive Player of the Week, carried the ball 45 times for a career-high 240 yards en route to eclipsing 2,000 yards rushing for his career as the Golden Eagles won their fourth straight Courage Bowl at St. John Fisher, 34-7. He also added three touchdowns on the ground to help the Golden Eagles improve to 3-1 on the year.
>>On Saturday, September 4 the SUNY Brockport campus community came together to celebrate the Associate Athletic Director Susan Hoffman's retirement and 34+ years of dedicated service to the SUNY Brockport campus. The afternoon was a celebration of Susan throughout athletic contests as Brockport hosted its first weekend back to Fall sports on campus since 2019.
>>Brockport cross country senior Ethan Carey led the way for the Golden Eagles at the Mike Woods Invite as he posted a personal best time of 25:35.5 and now ranks 11th on the program's all-time 8K list. He had an average mile time of 5:08.9. Junior Kerry Flower led the way for the women’s team as she posted a personal best time of 22:57.6 and now ranks 15th on the program's all-time 6K list.
>>Field hockey junior Emma Acevedo was named the SUNYAC Defensive Player of the Week in September. The defender turned goalkeeper managed to pick up her first career shutout in only her third game ever in goal over the course of her playing career. Acevedo was able to record five saves against Utica on while recording one save against Russell Sage. The one save was all Acevedo needed to grab her first career win in goal while also recording a shutout in the 10-0 victory.
>>On Monday, September 13 the SUNYAC announced that Meaghan Mastro of the Brockport volleyball team was selected as the SUNYAC Women's Volleyball Defensive Athlete of the Week. Mastro totaled 11 solo blocks and 11 block assists for the week. She averaged 1.22 blocks per set and recorded at least two solo blocks in four of the team's five wins. She also contributed defensively with 16 digs, including nine in a five-set victory over Ithaca.
>>Brockport football’s Lawrence Jenkins has been named the Empire 8 Conference Defensive Player of the Week twice in September. Jenkins returned an interception 72 yards for a score to hand the Golden Eagles a commanding 10-0 lead at the 6:53 mark of the first quarter in Saturday's 34-7 Courage Bowl win over Fisher. Jenkins has now returned two INT's for a touchdown this season. He also finished the night with three tackles. Jenkins has 14 tackles, including 7.5 tackles for a loss and one sack this season. Both of his interceptions this year have been returned for touchdowns.
September 2, 2021
>>Associate Director of Athletics Susan Hoffman retired on August 27 following over 34 years of service to SUNY Brockport. Hoffman was a jack of all trades among the Brockport athletic administration over the years and held countless responsibilities including NCAA compliance and eligibility, scheduling coordination, work study supervision, home event manager, official’s liaison, travel and lodging coordinator and athletic weight room liaison. She also held the titles of Senior Women’s Administrator, NCAA Compliance and Eligibility coordinator, as well as Academic Support coordinator and Student Athlete Advisory Committee advisor. She was the Title IX coordinator for Intercollegiate Athletics, and she even served as the assistant softball coach for a season.
>>Longtime SUNY Brockport Wrestling Coach Don Murray has stepped down from his coaching responsibilities. Murray has served as the head coach of Brockport's wrestling program for the past 51 years. His success during that period included five NCAA team national championships, 27 individual national champions, and 147 All-Americans. He was the longest active tenured coach in any sport in NCAA Division III. Bill Jacoutot, who has been on Murray's coaching staff since 2010, has been named interim head coach. Jacoutot spent 28 years as the wrestling coach at Spencerport High School, where he accumulated 353 wins, five nationally ranked teams, seven New York State team championships, and 21 Section V team championships. Murray will continue in his role as an associate professor in SUNY Brockport's Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education.
>>SUNY Brockport Athletic Director Erick Hart announced the hiring of Zack Wahl as the new aquatic's director and head coach of the swimming and diving program. Wahl will be responsible for all aspects of Brockport's aquatics program as well as all facets of the swimming & diving team, including recruiting, practice and meet preparation. Wahl comes to Brockport after spending the last three seasons as the head coach at Clarkson University. During his first season at the helm of the Golden Knights, Clarkson set eight new school marks, including three individual swimming marks, one diving score, and four relays. In 2019-20, Clarkson continued to set new standards, and saw an individual victory at the Liberty League Championship for the first time since the 2013-14 season.
>>SUNY Brockport graduate and former swimming student-athlete Martha Ruether ’18 made her second trip to the Paralympics and competed in Tokyo for Team USA over the course of two weeks. Read more about her story in The Port.
>>The SUNYAC released its 2021 Women's Volleyball Preseason Poll on Wednesday, August 25. The Golden Eagles came in on top, taking the number one spot in the preseason poll. Brockport took the last SUNYAC Championship back in 2019, earning the program's fourth title in five years. Head Coach Steve Pike has been at the helm for each of those titles, helping earn himself recognition as SUNYAC Coach of the Decade. Brockport has been voted as the favorite for the upcoming 2021 season, as the squad hopes to win its tenth overall SUNYAC Championship.
>>Nationally-ranked No. 22 Brockport football offensive lineman Luke Lodini and defensive back Raylens Boutin were named 2021 D3football.com Preseason All-Americans in a release by the highly popular division III football website on Monday. Lodini was recognized on the first team offense at the guard position, while Boutin earned third team defense honors as a defensive back. Lodini, an offensive captain for nationally ranked Brockport, made his first All-American team in the Fall of 2019 after earning all-region and Empire 8 All-Conference First Team recognition. In 2019, Lodini allowed just two sacks and had a 97% coaching grade on the offensive line for the Golden Eagles. Boutin was the only freshman in the region to earn a spot on the D3football.com all-region defensive team back in 2019. He was also named the Empire 8 Conference Rookie of the Year following an impressive first year in the green and gold. He finished the year with a league best 16 pass break ups and he also added four interceptions.
>>On Monday, August 23 the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) released its Division III Coaches Top 25 Preseason Poll rankings. The SUNY Brockport women's volleyball team are currently in the receiving votes category in the poll. With seven ballots giving the Golden Eagles recognition, they will begin the 2021 season as the only squad in the SUNYAC getting votes in this preseason poll. In 2019 Brockport made its fourth NCAA Division III Tournament appearance in five seasons, after it won its fourth SUNYAC Championship in five years. The Green and Gold went 19-11 overall last season, which included a 7-2 mark against conference opponents. Earning a spot in the SUNYAC Tournament, the squad defeated Cortland, 3-1, in the conference semifinals before winning, 3-1, over host Geneseo in the SUNYAC Finals.
>>The 2021 SUNYAC Women's Soccer Preseason Poll was released on Tuesday, August 24. While Geneseo and Cortland claimed the top two spots, the Golden Eagles were voted third in the preseason poll. Brockport made it to the SUNYAC Semifinals in 2019, finishing 12-7-1 overall and 6-3 in conference play. It was Head Coach Mike Idland's most successful season since taking control of the program in 2016. A talented group of underclassmen made up the core of that 2019 squad and even with the 2020 season being cancelled, most of the team is back and ready for 2021.
>>Nine members of the SUNY Brockport men's hockey team were named Krampage All-American Scholars by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) in a release by the association office on Tuesday. Robert Flannery, Andrew Harley, Jake Mendeszoon, Michael Meredith, Jeremy Solat, Corey Tam, Shane Visnick, Dylan Wiemer and Tyler Williams were honored for the Golden Eagles. Due to the effects of COVID-19, the AHCA adopted revised criteria for this year's honorees. To qualify, a student-athlete must have attained a 3.6 GPA for each semester, regardless of whether the school's hockey team was able to play last season or not. 721 Division II-III student-athletes across the country were recognized with the honor. Brockport's nine selections to the All-American Scholar list ranked second among SUNYAC Conference institutions. Under the guidance of long-time Head Coach Brian Dickinson, the Golden Eagles have made seven SUNYAC Tournament appearances over the course of the last 10 years. They have made the conference tournament in six of the last seven seasons and they have posted two consecutive 15 win seasons.
>>On July 28 the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced the 2020-21 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award winners. The SUNY Brockport baseball team was recognized for its work in the classroom, maintaining a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Golden Eagles squad also earned this team academic award in 2019-20, making it two years in a row that they have excelled in the classroom.
May 5, 2021
>>The SUNY Brockport women's lacrosse team landed a program record, nine players on a SUNYAC All-Conference team for the 2021 season. Additionally, Heather Conklin was named the Offensive Player of the Year and teammate Logan Hibbard was voted as the Rookie of the Year. Heather Conklin, Natalie Strough, Morgan Elmer, Logan Hibbard, Courtney Cunningham, and Margaret Smith all earned First-Team All-SUNYAC honors. Allison Jennings, Lyndsie Pratt, and Cassidy Burnash were Second-Team All-SUNYAC selections. The Golden Eagles finished the 2021 season 10-3 overall, 7-1 in the SUNYAC, and an undefeated 7-0 on their home field. After defeating Oneonta, 16-7, in the SUNYAC Tournament Semifinals, nationally-ranked No. 17 Brockport fell to Cortland, 15-13, in the championship game to end the year.
>>Brockport's Art Jordan was named the SUNYAC Field Athlete of the Week following a big day at the Brockport Invitational. Jordan had another big day in the throwing events for the Golden Eagles. He was the top finisher in the discus with a toss of 45.37m. Jordan also added a personal best throw of 15.79m in the shot put to place first. His toss is now ranked 17th nationally.
>>Brockport's Alayna Fredenburg was named the SUNYAC Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this season following a big day at the Brockport Invitational. Fredenburg posted a massive PR in the hammer throw as she placed first with a toss of 52.46m. Her throw now ranks third all-time at Brockport and it is the first time she has broken 50 meters in the hammer. Fredenburg also placed first in the javelin throw with a toss of 38.75m. She even took second in the shot put event with a distance of 11.16 meters. She now ranks seventh nationally in the hammer throw and if her throw holds, she will qualify for nationals.
>>Brockport's Linda Coleman Lawrence and Andrea Banke were named the SUNYAC Women's Tennis Doubles Team of the Week in a release by the conference office. Coleman Lawrence and Banke teamed up for a 2-0 week in doubles play for Brockport. The duo won its matchup 8-4 against Fredonia, helping the team get its first win of the season. In a close loss to Oswego, the pairing earned another win in doubles, 8-5. The duo finished the season with a perfect 3-0 record in doubles play.
>>The SUNY Brockport baseball team clinched a spot in the upcoming SUNYAC Conference Tournament and Tom Kretzler broke the program-record for career home runs as the Golden Eagles split a pair of league games on the road at Cortland. Kretzler's fifth inning grand slam set the new program standard (21) as Brockport rolled to a 9-4 victory in game one.
>>Brockport's Erin Wegrzyn and Alex Dimatos were named SUNYAC Women's Lacrosse Elite 20 Award winners during a ceremony following the SUNYAC Championship game at Cortland. The SUNYAC Elite 20 is an award modeled after the NCAA ELITE 90 program. It recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the conference championship level in their sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among their peers. Both Golden Eagles are pursuing nursing degrees and they both hold a 3.91 GPA in the classroom.
>>SUNY Brockport track & field student-athlete Brianna Lawless was recently elected the first female SUNYAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) President for the 2021-2022 academic year. Lawless, a mid-distance runner for the Golden Eagles, is currently serving as the Vice President for Brockport's SAAC and over the course of the last year she served as the Vice President of Legislation for the SUNYAC SAAC.
April 1, 2021
>>Spring sports are back! View the Fan Attendance Policy, upcoming event details, and recent results on the Brockport Athletics website.
>>The SUNYAC released its 2021 women's lacrosse preseason rankings recently, listing the Golden Eagles at the top of the Western division. Brockport was the most recent winner of the SUNYAC Conference when it won the first SUNYAC Championship in program history in 2019. The Green & Gold are currently ranked No. 15 in the latest IWLCA National Coaches Poll.
>>SUNY Brockport goalie Morgan Elmer was named the SUNYAC Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week after an impressive season opener at nationally ranked No. 12 Ithaca College on Saturday. Elmer tied her career-high with 16 saves in the first action for Brockport in over a year.
>>The Brockport women's lacrosse team dominated Buffalo State, 18-5, in its home opener for the 2021 season. Natalie Strough broke the program record for assists in a single game, as she dished out nine helpers on the day. Strough finished with 11 total points in the game, just one shy of tying the record, with her two goals and nine assists. Heather Conklin shook up the history books as well, moving up to second all-time in program history in career goals. Conklin scored three goals and had one assist on the day, giving her 173 total scores for her career. She now needs just 12 more goals to set the all-time program record.
>>The SUNY Brockport baseball team kicked off its 2021 season with a convincing 8-1 game one victory on the road at Oneonta Saturday. Jake Sisto led the way for the Golden Eagles offensively, as he posted two home runs and four RBIs for Brockport in the opener. Sisto was one of three Golden Eagles to post two hits in game one as Ryan Mansell and Nicholas Pastore each registered two hits as well.
>>The Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference (ECWC) officially published its annual list of All-Academic Team selections for the 2020-21 season. The conference honored seven SUNY Brockport wrestlers in this season’s release including Dustin Dunkirk, Christopher Eames, William Fraser, Samuel Grey, Austin Reed, Kole Taylor, and Wesley Woodworth.
>>Six members of the SUNY Brockport field hockey team earned the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Scholar of Distinction award in a release by the association. Justine Draper, Cara Fox, Rileigh Gray, Mackenzie Handschuh, Taylor Weber, and Katie Ziemba were named to the list for the Golden Eagles.
March 4, 2021
>>State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras announced recently that the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) will resume spring sports on March 20. Lacrosse, baseball, softball, tennis, and track and field will all have seasons.
On January 20, Chancellor Malatras sent a letter to SUNYAC asking the league to develop a plan for the possible resumption of spring athletic competition. Over the past month, the league convened more than 50 stakeholders including campus presidents, athletic directors, coaches, and health experts to develop a plan. Recently, the final plan was adopted by SUNYAC, which includes the following:
- Conference will be split into East/West region to limit travel and overnight stays
- Masks worn at all times by athletes, coaches, officials, except for athletes during competition or active practice
- No spectators pursuant to New York State Department of Health guidance
- Regular weekly testing/COVID symptom checks prior to competition
- Prior to road games, athletes will be tested within three days of departure
- No eating, masks worn on buses for travel; bus capacity reduced to 50 percent
- No handshakes, group celebrations or pre- or post-interaction with opposing team
The plan also includes that rising COVID positivity rates could delay or pause competition.
The full SUNYAC operational plans may be found online here and here. Leading up to spring sports, SUNY also unveiled a new video from SUNY Brockport,
a SUNYAC campus, as a part of its #MaskUpSUNY campaign to keep campuses safe for the
spring semester. The spring campaign will star SUNYAC student athletes as they prepare
to get back in the game and can be found online here. Other SUNYAC campuses include: Buffalo State, Cortland, Fredonia, Geneseo, New Paltz,
Oneonta, Oswego, Plattsburgh, and Potsdam.
The SUNYAC plan follows a comprehensive review of spring sports by more than 50 individual athletic administrators, coaches, assignors of officials, certified athletic trainers, and sports information directors. The plan was shared with each individual local Department of Health.
The spring sports sponsored by the SUNYAC for return under this plan are considered intermediate and low risk and will be contested outdoors. The following sports are set to begin March 20 and will continue until late May/early June: Baseball, Lacrosse (Men's), Lacrosse (Women's), Softball, Tennis (Women's), and Track & Field – Outdoor (Men's & Women's).
The SUNYAC is an NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic conference featuring 10 full-member SUNY institutions (Brockport, Buffalo State, Cortland, Fredonia, Geneseo, New Paltz, Oneonta, Oswego, Plattsburgh and Potsdam) and one affiliate (Morrisville) that sponsors 20 championships (9 men's, 11 women's). More than 4,500 student-athletes compete in the SUNYAC.
February 11, 2021
>>State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras has requested that the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC)
develop a plan, to be considered by the member schools' presidents, to resume spring
intercollegiate athletic competition safely. These plans will be expected to meet
the guidance provided by the NCAA, the New York State Department of Health, local
and regional authorities, and the SUNY system. They will also consider the trajectory
of the COVID-19 pandemic on the campuses during the early weeks of the semester.
>>The SUNY Brockport athletic department finished the Fall 2020 academic semester with a department grade point average of 3.23. Forty student-athletes recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA, while 383 student-athletes (63 percent of student-athlete total) achieved athletic honor roll after recording a 3.0 or better. Two hundred sixty-five student-athletes (43% of student-athlete total) made the Dean's List for achieving a 3.40 or better. Seventeen teams had a GPA of 3.0 or better for the fall semester. Three teams had a Fall 2020 team GPA of 3.5 or better including field hockey (3.64), women's cross country (3.63), and gymnastics (3.59). Seventeen teams posted a Fall 2020 GPA of 3.0 or better including field hockey (3.64), women's cross country (3.63), gymnastics (3.59), women's swimming (3.48), men's hockey (3.45), women's soccer (3.45), women's tennis (3.42), women's track & field (3.42), volleyball (3.36), softball (3.30), men's swimming (3.28), women's lacrosse (3.24), women's basketball (3.16), baseball (3.14), men's lacrosse (3.13), men's cross country (3.11), and men's soccer (3.03).
>>The SUNY Brockport women's lacrosse team is ranked No. 18 in the US Lacrosse Magazine Division III Women's Preseason poll released Friday. Brockport had three games under its belt in 2020 and held a 2-1 overall record prior to the season coming to an abrupt halt due to COVID-19. Brockport's early season resume included a 14-12 win over nationally-ranked Denison and a close 14-10 loss to nationally-ranked Ithaca. The Golden Eagles also came away with an 11-9 win on the road over Clarkson prior to the season coming to a close.
>>Four SUNY Brockport women's volleyball student-athletes were named to the SUNYAC All-Decade Team, while Head Coach Steve Pike was named the SUNYAC Women's Volleyball Coach of the Decade. Brockport's Kayla Barber, Sam Holdredge, Meaghan Mastro, and Noelle Poloncarz were honored with the distinction for the Golden Eagles. Pike has guided the Golden Eagles to four SUNYAC Championships this decade (2019, 2017, 2016, 2015). No other coach has won more SUNYAC titles in this decade than Pike. He is the only coach in the SUNYAC to have went undefeated in conference play on three occasions this past decade. All four of the SUNYAC titles have come in the last five years. He has also been named the SUNYAC Coach of the Year in three of the last five years, and he is tied with two other coaches for the most SUNYAC Coach of the Year honors this decade.
>>Brockport alum's Chase Nieuwendyk and James Cody were named to the SUNYAC Men's Ice Hockey All-Decade Team. Under the guidance of
Head Coach Brian Dickinson, the Golden Eagles made seven SUNYAC Tournament appearances
over the course of the decade. The green and gold posted 120 wins, including 65 victories
in SUNYAC play in the decade. They also totaled eight seasons with double digit victories.
They have made the conference tournament in six of the last seven seasons and they
have posted two consecutive 15 win seasons.
>>Three former SUNY Brockport men's basketball players were named to the SUNYAC All-Decade Team. John Ivy, Hamed Shamseldin, and Justin Summers were each honored on the list of the top 15 men's basketball players to come out of the SUNYAC in the last 10 years. Brockport tied Oswego and Plattsburgh for the most players to make the all-decade team. Under the guidance of Head Coach Greg Dunne, the Golden Eagles have amassed one of the most impressive resume's in the SUNYAC over the course of the decade. Brockport has two SUNYAC titles in the decade (2014 & 2020) and they have qualified for the NCAA Tournament on three occasions. They have eight SUNYAC Tournament appearances to go along with 181 wins and 126 conference victories this decade. The Golden Eagles have three SUNYAC Tournament Championship game appearances in the last 10 years. Coach Dunne was named the 2014 National Coach of the Year and he also has two SUNYAC Coach of the Year and two NABC East Region Coach of the Year honors to his credit in the decade.
>>Former Brockport student-athletes Meghann Kilgallon, Mary Jane Leja, and Maria Quagliana were named to the SUNYAC Women's Swimming & Diving All-Decade Team. Kilgallon was a standout diver for the Golden Eagles from 2014-2018. She was named the 2018 SUNYAC Outstanding Female Diver and she was also a two-time All-American on the 1-meter and the 3-meter boards at the 2018 NCAA Championships. In 2018, she was a SUNYAC All-Conference First Team selection in both the 1m dive and 3m dive. She also added a third team all-conference selection in 2017. Kilgallon is the school-record holder in the 1-meter dive (476.9) and the 3-meter dive (483.5). Leja was a two-time SUNYAC Champion in the 100 freestyle (2016 & 2017). She was a three-time SUNYAC All-Conference selection, including two first team picks in '16 and '17.
>>Former Brockport standout divers Matthew Merchant and Gabe Arias were named to the SUNYAC Men's Swimming & Diving All-Decade Team. Arias was a two-time
NCAA All-American honorable mention for the Golden Eagles. He placed 16th at nationals
on the 3-meter board in 2017 and added a 14th place finish on the 1-meter board in
the same season. Arias was also a 2016 NCAA qualifier, and he was a two-time SUNYAC
All-Conference selection. He earned second team honors in 2016 and third team status
in 2017. Merchant was a 2019 NCAA All-American on the 3-meter board after a 15th place
finish at nationals. He was also a SUNYAC All-Conference third team selection in 2019.
>>Former Brockport stand-out athlete Sarah Mensah was named to the SUNYAC Women's Tennis All-Decade Team. As a study abroad student during her junior year from the University of Potsdam in Germany, Mensah traveled 3,900 miles to study exercise science at SUNY Brockport. During her only season with the Golden Eagles in the fall of 2016, Mensah was honored with the SUNYAC's Peter Cahill Most Valuable Player Award as well as SUNYAC Rookie of the Year honors. Mensah won her first 16 singles matches going on a 16-set unbeaten streak, not dropping a set until her ninth match of the season at the ITA Northeast Regional Championship. At the Regional Championship, she would finish in second place and was the only unseeded athlete to reach the semifinals that year, defeating four-seeded opponents along the way. She lost just four sets all season.
>>Former Brockport stand-outs Peter DiLorenzo, Joe Marino, and Bobby Ross were named to the SUNYAC Men's Soccer All-Decade Team. Over the course of the decade, the Golden Eagles have posted 106 victories under the guidance of legendary Head Coach Gary LaPietra. They have made the SUNYAC Conference Tournament in nine of 10 seasons, and they have two SUNYAC titles to their credit in the 10-year stretch. They have made the NCAA Tournament four times in the last 10 years and have posted 10+ wins in seven of the last 10 seasons. Brockport has appeared in the SUNYAC Championship game five times this decade.
>>Brockport alum Vanessa Gillette was named to the SUNYAC Women's Soccer All-Decade Team. Gillette played two years
in the green and gold ('12-'13) and she was a two-time SUNYAC All-Conference selection,
including first team accolades after an impressive season in 2012. She was an all-region
second team selection and holds the program-record for points in a single season after
tallying 47 on 21 goals and five assists in 2012. She is tied for the school-record
for points in a game after netting four goals against Cazenovia in the first round
of the ECAC Upstate Tournament back in 2012. Her 21 goals in a single season are the
most by a Golden Eagle, and she currently ranks 12th on the college's all-time scoring
list with 59 career points (25 goals, nine assists).
>>Former SUNY Brockport All-American Rachel Malone was named to the SUNYAC Women's Cross Country All-Decade Team. Malone was a three-time NCAA Cross Country All-American for the Golden Eagles in 2012 (34th place at nationals), 2013 (20th place), and 2014 (18th place). She was a three-time cross country All-Region selection in 2012 (4th place at regionals), 2013 (5th place), 2014 (5th place). She was also a three-time SUNYAC Cross Country All-Conference First Team selection. She placed second on two occasions at the SUNYAC Championships and finished fourth once. She was also named the Brockport Female Athlete of the Year. She was a standout in the classroom earning COSIDA Academic All-District, SUNYAC All-Academic and USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. Malone was also a standout for the Brockport track & field program. She was a two-time NCAA outdoor track & field national qualifier in the 10k race. She finished eighth at nationals in 2014 and 17th in 2013, earning All-American honors in 2014. She was the 2013 and 2014 SUNYAC outdoor champion in the 10k. She was a three-time outdoor champion in the 10k (2012, 2013, 2014), and she was the 5k champ at the 2013 and 2014 Indoor SUNYAC Championships.
December 3, 2020
>>The Brockport men’s lacrosse team recently teamed up with Enterprise Rent-A-Car for a career development workshop aimed at transitioning student-athlete skills from the athletic field to the business arena. Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Ben Wineburg noted, “This program was well done and emphasizes the tremendous importance of taking part in an internship during your college experience regardless of your academic major. Enterprise representative, Sam Lavoie, was fantastic and very resourceful.”
>>The Brockport men’s hockey family started a fundraiser in support of hockey coach Brian Dickinson who was recently diagnosed with cancer. To date, nearly 300 donors have stepped up and donated over $20,000 with all proceeds providing a meaningful contribution towards the cost of ongoing medical treatments. For more information, visit the GoFundMe page.
>>Brockport athletics recently released a “Thank You” video dedicated to the Golden Eagle student-athletes for their efforts in helping Protect The Nest throughout the fall semester.
>>Brockport athletics recently teamed up with Career Services to provide student-athletes with a three-day Career Boot Camp online workshop. Workshop topics included Interning and Job Searching, Résumé Building, and Cover Letter development.
November 5, 2020
>>The Brockport athletic department recently participated in an annual leaf-raking project in and around the Brockport community. Several athletic teams split into groups of four to five people and completed a fall cleanup at 14 different homes in need of help on October 31. The Golden Eagles practiced proper social distancing and wore masks throughout the cleanup as they gave back some of their time to community members who needed it most.
>>Nine current and former SUNY Brockport student-athletes were named to the SUNYAC Women's Lacrosse All-Decade Team in a release by the conference office. Karen Bianchi ('09-'12), Sarah Brown ('10-'13), Heather Conklin ('17-current), Colleen Hathaway ('12-'15), Melissa Hill ('08-'10), Amanda Massmann ('08-'11), Dayna Piraino ('09-'12), Courtney Szczesniak ('13-'16) and Kelly Wall ('14-'17) were each named to the all-decade team. The Brockport women's lacrosse program has solidified itself as a national power over the course of the last 10 years. Since 2010, the Golden Eagles have won 133 games, including 56 conference victories. They have made five NCAA Tournament appearances and advanced to the second round of the NCAA's on four occasions. The green and gold have made the SUNYAC Tournament Championship game six times this decade, and the 2019 edition of the Golden Eagles took home the SUNYAC Conference Tournament Championship. Head Coach Stephen Wagner has won three SUNYAC Coach of the Year honors ('16, '17, '19), and he was also named the 2016 IWLCA Empire Region Coach of the Year.
>>Colin Blind '17 and Nick Smith '16 were named to the SUNYAC Men's Lacrosse All-Decade Team in a release by the conference office. Blind, a four-year standout for the Golden Eagles, earned SUNYAC Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2017 and was also named a USILA All-American for his efforts. He was a three-time SUNYAC All-Conference pick, including two first-team selections in '16 and '17. He was also a USILA Scholar All-American for his efforts and graduated from Brockport with a degree in business administration management. He was a preseason All-American headed into his senior campaign, and he also earned ECAC All-Star accolades during his time in the green and gold. Blind played in 55 career games and posted 115 ground balls to go along with 94 career caused turnovers on the defensive end. Smith was a two-year transfer for Brockport and made an immediate impact as he was a two-time USILA All-American and a two-time SUNYAC All-Conference First Team selection. He was an IMLCA All-Region First Team selection and a USILA North/South Senior Game All-Star. Smith played in 31 career games at Brockport and totaled 92 ground balls to go along with 33 caused turnovers. Brockport's dynamic defensive pairing combined to help guide the Golden Eagles to the SUNYAC Conference Tournament Championship game in 2016 and finished the season with a 12-4 overall record.
>>Wesley Burghardt '16 was named to the SUNYAC Baseball All-Decade Team in a release by the conference office.
Burghardt, a career .341 hitter, was a three-time all-conference first team selection
for the Golden Eagles as a second baseman and a designated hitter. He played four
seasons for Bport ('13-'16) and left an incredible legacy as he finished third all-time
with 184 career hits and tied for second all-time with 108 RBIs. He is tied for first
all-time at Brockport with 60 hits in a single season (2016) and he ranks fifth all-time
with 34 career doubles. He also ranked seventh all-time with 152 career games played.
Burghardt was a two-time American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Region selection,
including a first-team all-region nod following his senior campaign. He was also a
two-time D3baseball.com All-Region selection and an ECAC Metro/Upstate All-Star. He
guided the Golden Eagles to four straight 20+ win seasons and three consecutive SUNYAC
Conference Tournaments. In 2014, he led the green and gold to the SUNYAC Championship
game, and in his final two seasons, he helped Brockport earn semifinal appearances.
>>Stephanie Geer '11 was named to the SUNYAC Softball All-Decade Team in a release by the conference office. Geer, a dominant pitcher for the Golden Eagles ('08-'11), was a four-time SUNYAC All-Conference selection. She was an NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete and a Capital One Academic All-American First Team selection. She was also a three-time NFCA All-Region selection and an ECAC Upstate All-Star during her time in the green and gold. Geer finished her career with a 59-21 record, 76 complete games, 25 shutouts and a 1.58 ERA. She's the program's all-time leader with an average of 1.01 strikeouts per inning. She helped Brockport and Head Coach John Dumaw to 106 total wins over the course of her four-year career to go along with four consecutive SUNYAC Tournament appearances. She also helped guide Brockport to three consecutive SUNYAC Tournament semifinal appearances.
October 1, 2020
>>Several SUNY Brockport student-athletes are ready to make a change and have launched a new platform, Student Athletes for Equity (SAFE), to raise awareness surrounding equity, create meaningful conversations, and change problems into actionable goals. The platform will educate, empower, and enhance the experience of student-athletes and staff. It will also assist in helping the athletics community and beyond be more aware of the issues that exist. SAFE has met as a group several times over the course of the last month to develop its mission and values, while having conversations surrounding topics such as language, voter registration, and the future of the organization. One of the major goals of SAFE is to have conversations about all topics surrounding equity, including social justice education as well as inequities facing the LGBT community.
>>The SUNY Brockport baseball program was recently recognized as a 2019-20 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award winner. Teams from every level of college and high school baseball were honored with this year's award, which highlights programs coached by ABCA members that posted a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for the entire 2019-20 academic year.
>>Brockport's Mitchell Parsons was recently named an All-American Scholar by the American Hockey Coaches Association
(AHCA). To qualify, a student-athlete must have attained a 3.75 GPA for the fall 2019
semester and participated in 40 percent of their school's games. Parsons, a forward
for the Golden Eagles, played in 25 games last season and posted eight points on three
goals and five assists. In 51 career collegiate games, he has 23 points on 11 goals
and 12 assists.
>>Brockport football senior offensive lineman Luke Lodini and sophomore defensive back Raylens Boutin were named 2020 D3football.com Preseason All-Americans in a release by the highly popular division III football website on Thursday. Despite the fact that most DIII programs will not be competing this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the website still wanted to recognized the top players at each position who were projected to return when the fall football season was canceled. Lodini was recognized on the second team offense at the guard position, while Boutin earned third team defense honors as a defensive back.
Lodini, an offensive captain for nationally ranked Brockport, made his first All-American team last Fall after earning all-region and Empire 8 All-Conference First Team recognition. Lodini allowed just two sacks and had a 97 percent coaching grade on the offensive line for the Golden Eagles. He helped pave the way for the top rushing offense in the league as the green and gold averaged 214.2 yards rushing per game. He helped protect an offense that averaged nearly 30 points per game, and he was a major contributor on an offensive unit that collected 4,706 yards of total offense. He helped Brockport total 45 touchdowns and he opened holes for running back Jala Coad, who posted 1,000+ rushing yards and 19 touchdowns in 2019.
Boutin was the only freshman in the region to earn a spot on the D3football.com all-region defensive team in 2019. He was also named the Empire 8 Conference Rookie of the Year following an impressive first year in the green and gold. He finished the year with a league best 16 pass break ups and he also added four interceptions. He finished ranked fifth on the team with 44 tackles and he had two or more pass break ups in seven games. The Nyack, NY, native had a breakout performance in just his second collegiate game as he returned two interceptions for touchdowns in Brockport's week two home opener against Framingham. For his efforts he was named the Empire 8 Player of the Week and he also earned a spot on the D3football.com National Team of the Week.
>>Brockport football made its third straight NCAA appearance last fall and wrapped up its 2019 campaign with a 9-3 overall record. The Golden Eagles have won three straight Empire 8 Conference titles and nine of their last 11 games of the season as they earned the conference's automatic NCAA bid for the third straight year. Brockport joined elite territory in 2019, becoming just the second program in the 18-year history of the Empire 8 to win three consecutive conference crowns.
>>Brockport athletic trainer Erin Chapman was recently appointed to the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) NCAA COVID-19 working group. The working group includes professionals from all three NCAA divisions alongside Dr. Brian Hainline who is the chief medical officer of the NCAA.
"I have been on the ICSM committee for several years now, with this being my last year, and I am so grateful for this opportunity to not only serve my profession but also the student-athletes that I work with on a daily basis," said Chapman, who recently completed her 10th year at Brockport. "My favorite part of the work I have been able to do is bringing it back to the Brockport community to ensure the health and safety of the student-athletes. I have learned a great deal and have had the privilege of meeting some amazing people through my committee work."
The working group is part of the NATA Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine (ICSM). ICSM addresses issues affecting student athletes and athletic trainers at the collegiate level. ICSM identifies relevant, timely issues in the field of athletic training and collaborates with various organizing bodies of collegiate and intercollegiate athletics to improve student athlete safety, well-being and healthcare by influencing policy and providing resources.
The working group will continue to promote the health and safety of student-athletes during the return to campus initiatives of the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 3, 2020
>>In response to ongoing health and safety concerns, members of the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) and the Empire 8 Conference have suspended fall sports competition. In addition, the winter conference and non-conference schedules will be delayed until January 1, 2021.
Despite these temporary changes for Brockport athletics, the campus community recognizes the importance of athletics participation to its student-athletes. Read about how student-athletes will continue to engage this fall and answers to current athletics-related FAQs.
May 7, 2020
>>On April 9, ESPN's flagship program SportsCenter, hosted by Scott Van Pelt, featured the SUNY Brockport men's basketball team during the Senior Night segment.
Summarizing the idea of Senior Night, Jake Russell from The Washington Post wrote the following: "With the sports world at a standstill, ESPN's Scott Van Pelt found himself searching for answers. The measures being taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are for the benefit and safety of each program, but they resulted in a high number of high school and college athletes who won't get to see their amateur careers all the way through."
In the final week of celebrating Senior Night, the Brockport Golden Eagles spent some time in the national spotlight to honor what an incredible season they had on the hardwood. Seniors Justin Summers, Tyler Collins, Monte Stroman, and Darius Townsend were all given a shoutout on the show as well. Brockport finished the year with a record of 26-3 overall, 17-1 in the SUNYAC, and an undefeated 15-0 mark on its home court. The 26 wins tie the second-highest single season total in program history. Earning 17 wins in conference play is a program-best since the league made the switch to 18 conference games a season in 2009. With their last loss coming on January 10, the Golden Eagles rattled off 19 consecutive wins to tie the all-time program record. A win in the 2020-21 season opener will set a new program record.
>>Senior baseball student-athlete Reilly Workman was named the George M. Rich outstanding senior athlete award winner during the College's online leadership awards ceremony. This award is named after George Rich, "Mr. Brockport," who was a constant fixture around the College and a fan of intercollegiate athletics. The winner of this award must be a four-year letter winner who has demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship, citizenship, ethical conduct, and leadership throughout their career beyond what is generally expected of student-athletes at Brockport. Workman will graduate in May with a degree in sports management and a minor in communication. He was a four-year letter winner with the Golden Eagles baseball program, and in 2019, he was named the Brockport Baseball Scholar Athlete of the Year.
>>The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) has announced its 2020 Division III All-American teams. All-American honors were based on each wrestler's overall body of work through the regional tournaments and up to the national championships. Brockport's Matt Caccamise was named a first team All-American, while Elijah Sims and Richard Knapp earned second team honors. Each year, the NWCA recognizes the outstanding work of the DIII student-athletes by naming the All-Americans based on their achievements in the national championship. However this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the championships were canceled. Caccamise, ranked No. 5 nationally at the end of the season, finished his season with a 30-2 overall record and placed first in the 125-pound weight class at the NCAA Regionals to punch his ticket to nationals for the second consecutive season. Knapp finished the season ranked No. 9 nationally by InterMat Wrestling. He capped his season with a 34-3 overall record and placed first in the 285 pound weight class at the NCAA Regionals to punch his ticket to nationals for the first time in his career. Sims went 26-5 this past season and finished the year with a first-place finish at the NCAA Div. III Regionals to earn an automatic bid into nationals for the first time in his career. As a team, the Golden Eagles went 9-1 in dual meets this past season as legendary Head Coach Don Murray secured his 50th consecutive winning season. Brockport placed third as a team at the NCAA Regional and also placed second at the New York State College Tournament.
April 2, 2020
>>The men's basketball team finished its season ranked No. 11 in the final release of the D3hoops.com National Poll. The Golden Eagles jumped seven spots from the previous week following an untimely ending to their season due to the cancelation of all NCAA Championships. Brockport was scheduled to host Tufts on March 14 in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament prior to the cancelation of the tournament.
>>Men’s basketball finished the year with a record of 26-3 overall, 17-1 in the SUNYAC, and an undefeated 15-0 mark on its home court. The 26 wins tied the second highest single season total in program history. Earning 17 wins in conference play is a program-best, since the league made the switch to 18 conference games a season in 2009. With their last loss coming on January 10, the Golden Eagles rattled off 19 consecutive wins to tie the all-time program record.
>>D3hoops.com recently released its selections for the 2020 Men’s Basketball All-Region Teams, placing Brockport’s Jahidi Wallace and Justin Summers on the East Region Second Team.
>>Head men’s basketball coach Greg Dunne was recently named the United States Basketball Writers Association Rochester Area Coach of the Year. Justin Summers, Tyler Collins, and Jahidi Wallace were named to the Rochester Area First-Team for their performances this past season. Dunn was also named the National Association of Basketball Coaches East Region Coach of the Year for his efforts.
>>SUNY Brockport is currently sitting in third place out of 10 teams in the SUNYAC Commissioner Cup Standings following the completion of the winter sports season.
>>The women's lacrosse team finished its season ranked No. 17 in the final release of the IWLCA National Poll. The Golden Eagles moved up one spot from the previous week following the untimely ending to their season due to the COVID-19 quarantine. Brockport had three games under its belt and held a 2-1 overall record prior to the season coming to an abrupt halt. Brockport's early season resume included a 14-12 win over No. 22 Denison and a close 14-10 loss to No. 15 Ithaca. The Golden Eagles also came away with an 11-9 win on the road over Clarkson prior to the season coming to a close.
>>The National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Regular Season All-Americans were announced Wednesday in a release by the association office. The honor recognizes the top eight on each event and the all-around — four from the NCGA East Region and four from the NCGA West Region. Three members of the SUNY Brockport gymnastics team earned all-American recognition for their efforts. Nikki Jackson and Jamie Sklenar earned All-American on the vault, while Amy Eck was named an All-American on the bars. Brockport's Nikki Jackson earned All-American team honors after finishing first in the region with a season average score of 9.7250 on the vault. She had a season-high score of 9.825 and finished the year ranked fourth nationally in the event. Jamie Sklenar earned All-American honors on the vault after posting a season average score of 9.6813, which ranked third in the region. She finished the season with a high of 9.725 on the vault and also ranked tied for fifth in the nation. Brockport's Amy Eck was an All-American selection in the uneven bars after finishing the season ranked third in the region and fourth nationally with a season average score of 9.6813. She also had a season high score of 9.725. As a team, the Golden Eagles finished the year with an 11-7 overall record prior to their season coming to an abrupt ending due to the COVID-19 quarantine. Brockport finished the year as the top team in the east and ranked third nationally with an all-around team season average score (SAS) of 189.5625.
>>The National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) released its All-Championships Team based on rankings taken solely from Season Average Score for individuals. Brockport gymnastics earned 10 spots on the All-Championships team. Brockport's Alexis Castellaneta earned All-Championship honors in the vault, beam, and floor to lead the way for the Golden Eagles. Also honored by the NCGA were Nikki Jackson, Jamie Sklenar, Amy Eck, Gabbi Gare, Jenson Todd, Kyra Figurelli, and Courtney Kamberalis.
>>Women’s lacrosse head coach Stephen Wagner picked up his 100th career win on the sidelines at Brockport following a win against Clarkson on March 11. Senior Heather Conklin joined the 200 point club after registering four points against Ithaca on March 4.
>>The SUNY Brockport women's swim and dive team was recognized by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America for its academic excellence for the fall semester of 2019. The Golden Eagles collectively secured a team GPA of 3.33 in the fall semester, earning a spot among the CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams.
>Senior thrower Tony DeYoung of the Brockport indoor track & field team was named the SUNYAC Men’s Field Athlete of the Year after finishing the season ranked No. 1 in all of Division III in the shot put. DeYoung was also named the USTFCCCA Atlantic Region Field Athlete of the Year after posting a school, conference, and SUNYAC meet record shot put throw of 17.86 meters at the SUNYAC Championships this winter hosted by Brockport.
>>Head track & field coach Ed Jaskulski of the nationally ranked Brockport track & field team was named the 2020 USTFCCCA Atlantic Region Indoor Men's Track & Field Coach of the Year. Jaskulski led the Golden Eagles to a third-place finish in the SUNYAC with four event winners on the men's side. The men's throwing eventers, whom he directly tutors, accounted for 46 points in just two events. Brockport had three men's entries in the NCAA Division III Championships, including the top-ranked shot putter in Tony DeYoung, and are rated No. 5 in the Atlantic Region.
>>Nine field hockey student-athletes were named to the 2019 NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad. The Division III National Academic Squad program honors student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 or higher through the first semester of the 2019-2020 academic year. Meaghan Lurz and Katie Ziemba earned this honor for a third straight year, as they were also recognized by the NFHCA in 2017 and 2018. Kayli Brown, Kassandra Burr, Cara Fox, Alyssa Fuccillo, and Katelynn Mello are now two-time NFHCA National Academic Squad selections, earning the honor in 2018 as well. Freshmen Olivia Hayden and Anna Nardslico collect their first NFHCA recognition to complete year one in the classroom on a positive note.
>>The Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference (ECWC) officially published its annual list of All-Academic Team selections for the 2019-20 season on March 23. Brockport posted six wrestlers on the list in 2019-20. Representing the Golden Eagles were: Sam Grey, Austin Reed, Nick Robbins, Kole Taylor, Matt Caccamise, and John Cantwell. Reed, Cantwell, and Taylor are now two-time recipients of the prestigious all-academic award.
>>Richard Knapp of the wrestling team capped his season ranked No. 9 nationally in the 285 pound weight class by the highly popular InterMat wrestling website. Knapp finished his season with a 34-3 overall record and placed first in the 285 pound weight class at the NCAA Regionals to punch his ticket to nationals for the first time in his career. He won the regional title following a thrilling 3-2 decision win over Keegan Connelly of Scranton. His road to the regional title also included a redemption victory over RIT's Sam Weinger (3-1 decision), who he had lost to in a dual meet earlier in the season.
>>Matt Caccamise of the wrestling team capped his season ranked No. 5 nationally in the 125 pound weight class by the highly popular InterMat wrestling website. Caccamise finished his season with a 30-2 overall record and placed first in the 125 pound weight class at the NCAA Regionals to punch his ticket to nationals for the second consecutive season. He won the regional title following a thrilling 7-5 sudden victory win over nationally-ranked No. 7 Daniel Ortega of TCNJ.
>>Sophomore forward Kylee Rosbrook of the SUNY Brockport women's basketball team was named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Rochester Area NCAA Division II-III First Team in a release by The Rochester Chapter, USBWA. Rosbrook averaged 10.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in her sophomore campaign for the Golden Eagles. She posted four double-doubles on the season, including a 30 point, 13 rebound effort against Oswego State on February 22. She also added a career-high 21 rebounds at home against SUNY Potsdam on January 31.
>>The softball team finished up its trip down in Florida, playing 10 games throughout the week. Brockport went 8-2 on the trip, winning eight in a row before the end of the week. Alison Missavage batted .480 with 12 hits and a team-best 12 RBI's in Florida. She connected for two triples, three doubles, and one home run in total. Teammate Casey Danko had the highest batting average for Brockport, tallying a team-high 13 hits in 25 at bats. Danko totaled five RBI's on two doubles and one homer.
March 5, 2020
>>The nationally ranked No. 18 men’s basketball team recently earned the SUNYAC Conference Championship crown following a convincing 102-75 victory over Potsdam in the championship game Saturday. The Golden Eagles have earned the right to host the NCAA Div. III Men’s Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds on March 6-7. Brockport will host Coast Guard in first round action on March 6 at 6:30 pm. Brockport has a 24-3 overall record, and the Golden Eagles have won 17 straight games. They are now 13-0 at home this season and were the No. 1 ranked team in the East Region in the final release of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Regional Rankings.
Men’s Basketball Head Coach Greg Dunne was named the SUNYAC Coach of the Year following his third career SUNYAC Title. Jahidi Wallace, Justin Summers, and Tyler Collins each earned SUNYAC All-Conference accolades for the Golden Eagles.
>>The nationally ranked No. 23 wrestling team placed third in the team competition
and claimed three individual regional titles Sunday at the 2020 NCAA Mideast Regional
Championships hosted by Ithaca College. Matt Caccamise (125 lb), Elijah Sims (141 lb), and Richard Knapp (285 lb) won regional titles to punch their tickets to the NCAA Division III Championships
set to be held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on March 13-14. Nine Golden Eagles earned a
podium finish as Brockport collected 116.5 team points to edge nationally ranked RIT
by one point in the team standings. The third-place finish marked the highest team
finish for Brockport since 2016
>>The men’s track & field team currently ranks No. 15 in the latest USTFCCCA National ratings index. The Golden Eagles recently hosted and finished third at the SUNYAC Conference Championships. Senior thrower Tony DeYoung earned the Most Oustanding Performance of the Meet after breaking the school, conference and meet record with a shot put throw of 17.86 meters. He currently ranks No. 1 in the shot put on the indoor national qualifying list. Olivier Kothor broke his own school record and won the SUNYAC title in the men’s 60-meter dash with a time of 6.91. Egypt Page won the SUNYAC men’s long jump title and sits in second on the NCAA national indoor qualifying list (7.49 meters).
>>The women’s track & field team recently placed second at the SUNYAC Conference Championships hosted by the Golden Eagles at the SERC. Maya Reina won the SUNYAC title in the pole vault, and she currently ranks fifth on the national indoor qualifying list. Chanyce Powell won the conference title in the triple jump and currently ranks ninth on the indoor national qualifying list. Freshman Sarah Corckett ranks 13th nationally in the shot put after winning SUNYAC’s.
>>Junior Jamie Sklenar of the nationally ranked Brockport gymnastics team was named the NCGA East Gymnast
of the Week as a specialist in a release by the association office on Monday. Sklenar
posted Brockport's top score on the vault of 9.675, as the team compiled an event
score of 47.375 at Div. I Kent State this past weekend. She had the second-best performance
on the balance beam, with a 9.40 score to help earn a team beam score of 46.150. Sklenar's
national qualifying standard of 9.635 in the vault currently ranks fifth nationally
in Division III. As a team, the Golden Eagles currently rank No. 4 nationally in the
All-Around with a team national qualifying standard of 188.150. Brockport's NQS of
47.000 ranks second nationally in the vault and their NQS of 47.630 ranks second nationally
in the floor exercise.
>>Ryan Romeo and Matt Schneider of the men's hockey team were named 2020 SUNYAC Ice Hockey All-Conference. Romeo was named to the first team as a defender, while Schneider was named to the third team as a goalie. The Golden Eagles wrapped up their 2019-20 campaign after a heartbreaking double overtime loss to visiting Plattsburgh in the first round of the SUNYAC Championships. Brockport was hosting a playoff game for the first time since 2010 after earning the No. 4 seed in the conference championships. The Golden Eagles capped their season with a 15-10-1 overall record and a 8-7-1 ledger in league play. Brockport has now won 15 games in each of the last two seasons, and they have made the SUNYAC Tournament in six of the last seven seasons.
>>Julianna Taylor of the women's basketball team has been named to the 2020 SUNYAC All-Conference Third Team on Tuesday. This is the first All-SUNYAC selection of her career. Taylor finished the season as a top 20 scorer in the SUNYAC and Brockport's leading scorer. Totaling 288 points over 26 games, she averaged 11.1 points per game. She also led the team in assists with 58 and was second on the squad with 26 steals. Taylor led the Golden Eagles to their fifth straight appearance in the SUNYAC Tournament, where the team fell to Geneseo in the first round. Brockport concluded the season with an 11-15 overall record and an 8-10 mark in conference play.
>>Mark Eaton placed ninth in the 1-meter diving event to finish inside the top 10 at the NCAA Diving Regionals hosted by Ithaca College. Randy Beach earned a 15th place finish for the Golden Eagles.
>>The women's lacrosse team is ranked No. 20 in the latest IWLCA Div. III National Poll released by the association office on Monday. Brockport earned the No. 20 ranking after defeating No. 21 Denison by the score of 14-12 in its season opener at Bob Boozer Field back on Feb. 23rd. The 1-0 Golden Eagles look to continue their winning ways on Saturday morning when they host No. 18 Ithaca (3-0) in a key non-conference matchup at 11 am. Brockport is led by Chloe Kurst, who posted a team-high five goals and one assist in the opener against Denison.
>>Baseball’s Kyle Canavally was recently named the SUNYAC Pitcher of the Week. In four innings of action, Canavally allowed just one hit and struck out five batters against Alfred State. During his start on the mound, he did not allow a single earned run in the four innings, owning a 0.00 ERA after opening weekend. Brockport opened up their season in Ferrum, VA, where they went 1-3 with their solo win coming against Alfred State, 12-8.
>>The men's lacrosse team netted seven second quarter goals — and held visiting Alfred University to just one goal in the first half — as the Golden Eagles earned a convincing 11-3 victory in the season opener at Bob Boozer Field. Junior Brendan Halleran posted a career-high four goals and also added one assist to pace the Golden Eagles' high-powered offense.
February 6, 2020
>>Legendary Brockport wrestling Head Coach Don Murray, in his 50th season, recently secured his 50th consecutive winning season for the Golden Eagles. The Golden Eagles also took down nationally-ranked No. 21 Muhlenberg in a dual meet last weekend. Junior Matt Caccamise ranks sixth nationally in the 125 pound weight class and was recently named the ECWC Wrestler of the Week. Caccamise, an NCAA qualifier last season, now has a 22-2 overall record this season. Heavyweight Richard Pratt has a 25-1 overall record this season and has been named the ECWC Wrestler of the Week twice.
>>Brockport’s defending national champion gymnastics team currently ranks No. 1 nationally in the roadtonationals.com poll. As a team, the Golden Eagles rank first nationally in all-around, first in vault, first in the floor exercise, second on the balance beam, and fourth on the uneven bars. Brockport’s Nicole Jackson ranks second nationally in the vault, while Alexis Castellaneta ranks third nationally in the floor exercise.
>>The men’s basketball team is currently receiving votes in the latest edition of the D3hoops.com National Poll. The Golden Eagles have won nine straight games and are also 9-0 at home this season. They sit in first place in the SUNYAC Conference standings with an 11-1 overall record and recently took down second place Potsdam 77-74 in front of a great home crowd at Jim and John Vlogianitis Gymnasium.
>>The men’s hockey team is receiving votes in the latest USCHO.com national poll. Brockport recently rattled off a program-record seven game win streak to start the new year and they are now winners of eight of their last nine contests. All-American candidate Ryan Romeo leads the team and ranks third nationally among defenders with an average of 1.20 points per game. He now has 24 points on nine goals and 15 assists for the Golden Eagles.
>>The women’s basketball team has won three consecutive contests as the Golden Eagles continue their hunt to secure a spot in the SUNYAC Conference Tournament. Sophomore Kylee Rosbrook pulled down 21 rebounds in a recent victory over Potsdam, moving herself into a tie for fourth in the program’s single game record book for rebounds.
>>The Brockport track & field team is preparing to host the SUNYAC Championships on Feb. 28-29. Senior Maya Reina recently set a new SUNYAC and school-record following her clearance of 3.78 meters in the pole vault. She now currently ranks sixth nationally on the NCAA Div. III Indoor National qualifying list. Junior all-american Chanyce Powell ranks 13th nationally in the long jump (5.49 meters) and 14th nationally in the triple jump (11.44 meters). Satin Holmes is in the top 25 nationally in the 200 meters for the Golden Eagles with a time of 26.10. Junior Egypt Page ranks second nationally in the long jump after setting a new school-record with a distance of 7.33 meters. Taj Shaw ranks 12th in the triple jump (14.34 meters), and senior Tony DeYoung ranks 11th nationally in the shot put (16.33 meters).
>>The National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) named SUNY Brockport a recipient of an NADIIIAA Community Service Award at the NCAA Convention. Brockport was named a runner-up in the On-Going Project Category for its work to benefit Camp Good Days during the annual Courage Bowl football game between the Golden Eagles and St. John Fisher College.
December 5, 2019
>>SUNY Brockport football team won its third consecutive Empire 8 Conference title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Div. III Football Championship for the third straight season. Head Coach Jason Mangone and his staff recently became the first staff in the 18-year history of the Empire 8 Conference to earn three consecutive E8 staff of the Year honors. Freshman Raylens Boutin was named the Empire 8 Conference Rookie of the Year following an impressive freshman campaign in the green and gold.
>>Brockport football was also well represented on the Empire 8 All-Conference teams. Senior Alex West, classmate Allassane Coulibaly, junior Josh Greenwood, and freshman Raylens Boutin were named to the all-conference first team defense. Junior offensive captain Luke Lodini earned first team all-conference on the offensive line. Sophomore running back Jala Coad and wide receiver Imhotep Cromer were each named to the all-conference second team on offense, while junior Lawrence Jenkins and sophomore Jordan Harris earned second team defense. Andrew Covais, Kenny Hernandez, and Demetri Swann rounded out the all-conference selections for Brockport as they were listed in the honorable mention category. Senior linebacker Jason Karteron was Brockport's selection to the Empire 8 Sportsman of the Year Team.
>>Brockport head women's volleyball coach Steve Pike was named the SUNYAC Coach of the Year after leading the Golden Eagles to their fourth SUNYAC Championship in the last five years this past fall. Junior Meaghan Mastro was named an American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American Honorable Mention after guiding the Golden Eagles to the NCAA Division III Championship first round against Wellesley at Clarkson.
>>Freshman forward Kiley Longin of the women's soccer team was named to the United Soccer Coaches Association All-Region East Third Team in a release by the coaches' association office on Monday. Longin, who was named the SUNYAC Rookie of the Year this Fall, finished her first year in the green and gold ranked 24th nationally and first in the conference with six game-winning goals. She led the SUNYAC with 37 total points on 15 goals and seven assists. Her average of 1.90 points per game ranked 58th in all of Division III women's soccer.
>>The Brockport wrestling team took home second place at the New York State College Tournament hosted by SUNY Oswego. The Golden Eagles finished just 1.5 points behind first place RIT in the team competition. As a team, Brockport posted 20 pins (56:52 total time), and the Golden Eagles finished the day with 62 individual victories on the mat. Sophomore Matt Caccamise took home first place in the 125 point weight class, while Richard Knapp kept his unbeaten streak alive as he placed first in the heavyweight division. Eli Sims placed second in the 141 pound weight class, while Zack Brown (157), Joe Yanis (184) and Devon Shader (197) each placed third.
Mark Eaton of the men's swimming and dive team was chosen as the SUNYAC Men's Diver of the Week after taking home first place in both diving events at Oswego. He won the 1-meter dive competition with a score of 222.0 and then won the 3-meter dive event with a score of 246.60.
>>Justin Summers of the men's basketball team was named the SUNYAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week. Summer’s keyed Brockport to consecutive wins over Hobart and Medaille to earn the leagues top weekly award. In a 75-74 win over Hobart, he posted a double-double with 23 points and 10 boards. He also added one steal and one block defensively. Summers came up just shy of a second double-double in the team's 96-84 win against Medaille. He finished with 26 points and nine rebounds to go with two blocks.
>>Bailey Pratt was named tournament MVP and Julianna Taylor took home all-tournament team honors as Brockport women’s basketball won its own Tip-Off Tournament following victories over Alfred and Keuka. Pratt totaled 16 points, two assists, and three steals, while Taylor added 12 points and three steals in the championship game victory over Keuka.
>>Senior Sean Kuehn placed 54th overall at the 2019 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships in Louisville, KY. He finished the race with a time of 25:09.5 and posted an average mile pace of 5:03.6 in the field of 279 runners in the men’s 8K. The senior runner is the first Golden Eagle to compete at nationals for the men's cross country team since 2010. With a total of 15 SUNYAC runners at the meet, he placed third out of competitors from the conference. Kuehn was a top-notch runner from start to finish this year on his road to nationals.
>>The Brockport men’s hockey team won five of its first seven games of the season to begin its 2019-2020 campaign. The hot start included an incredible 2-1 victory at home over Cortland, highlighted by Jordan Renaud’s game-winning goal with just .4 tenths of a second left on the game clock. Head Coach Brian Dickinson picked up his 200th career victory at Brockport following the thrilling win over the Red Dragons.
>>Brockport is currently sitting fourth in the SUNYAC Commissioner Cup standings after the fall season has concluded. With 6.86 points, Brockport trails only Oneonta (3rd-7.43), Cortland (2nd-7.79), and Geneseo (1st-8.50). Brockport's volleyball team scored 9.5 points in the Commissioner's Cup race, after a second-place regular season finish and a SUNYAC Championship. Men's cross country scored eight points for Brockport thanks to a third-place finish in the SUNYAC Championship meet. Women's soccer finished third in the regular season and made an appearance in the SUNYAC Semi-Finals to earn 7.75 points towards the Cup race. Women's cross country scored seven points, field hockey with six, men's soccer with 5.75, and women's tennis with four. A total of 48 points coming from seven different teams, granted Brockport its fall season point average of 6.86.
October 31, 2019
>>Women’s soccer will host No. 6 SUNY Oneonta in the first round of the SUNYAC Tournament at 1 pm on Saturday. Freshman Kiley Longin leads Brockport with 14 goals on the season, fresh off tying the program’s single-game record for points (eight) against Elmira. Longin is tied for first in the conference in goals and ranks second with 35 total points. Longin is just one cog in a dominant offensive attack that leads the SUNYAC with 49 goals scored. The third-seeded Golden Eagles seek to advance to the Nov. 6 semifinals, where they’d take on No. 2 Cortland.
>>Brockport football is preparing for an Empire 8 Conference showdown at rival SUNY Cortland on Saturday at 2 pm. Brockport and Cortland are the only two remaining Empire 8 programs with unbeaten conference records. The Golden Eagles have won six straight, most recently routing Utica College 41-14. Brockport nearly doubled Utica in time of possession and held the Pioneers to -2 yards rushing. It was Brockport’s 19th consecutive Empire 8 Conference win. Sophomore Jala Coad scored another touchdown to extend his conference lead (11). Senior All-American candidate Alex West recorded six tackles, three quarterback hurries, and two sacks. He leads the Empire 8 with 7.5 sacks this season. His 24 career sacks are second in program history, needing two more to tie Mike Condello’s record.
>>Both cross country teams will compete in the SUNYAC Championship in New Paltz on Saturday. The team is coming off a strong showing in the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble, hosted by Oberlin College in Ohio. The men’s team placed sixth out of 40 teams, while the women’s team finished 27th. Sean Kuehn led the men, finishing fourth in a time of 24:47.2. Humberto Wallace Jr. finished shortly behind in 14th place. The men’s team is ranked sixth in the region and has received votes in the national poll.
>>Women’s volleyball secured the second seed in the SUNYAC Tournament by dominating SUNY Cortland in a 3-1 win October 26. The win earned the Golden Eagles a first round bye in the tournament. They’ll face the winner of No. 3 Cortland and No. 6 Oswego Nov. 8 at Geneseo. Brockport was led by Meaghan Mastro, who totaled 18 kills and only five errors for a strong .371 hitting percentage. Mastro also contributed on defense, adding 10 digs and two block assists. Lindsey Luce and Elena Grossman also combined for 18 kills.
>>The men’s soccer team went on the road to SUNY Geneseo October 26 with a chance
to earn a berth to the SUNYAC Tournament. They came home with a 2-1 victory and the
sixth seed in Saturday’s playoff matchup at No. 3 Buffalo State. Brockport advanced
on a game-winning goal from Nolan Byrnes in the 78th minute. Matthew Stefaniw scored Brockport’s first goal. With its playoff future on the line, the Golden Eagles
were the aggressors in the second half, holding a 10-4 shot advantage, but were unable
to take the lead until Byrnes’s free kick from 20 yards out. Brockport is 9-7-2 overall
on the season and 4-4-1 in SUNYAC play.
>>Men’s swimming standout Brandon Amthro was recently named the SUNYAC Swimmer of the Week following an impressive performance in the team’s season-opener at Ithaca College. Amthor was on the 200-yard medley relay team that placed first with a time of 1:41.68. Individually, he placed second overall in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.42 followed by a third-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle, where he recorded a time of 48.66. What sealed the deal on Amthor's selection however was his performance in the 100-yard IM. The junior's best finish of the day came in the 100-yard IM, where he not only posted first overall, but his time of 55.39 also broke the Brockport school record.
>>Senior forward Justin Summers of the Brockport men's basketball team was named a 2019-20 D3 News Preseason All-American
Honorable mention in the October issue of the monthly newsletter that highlights Division
III men's basketball. Summers is a two-time SUNYAC All-Conference First Team selection
and he has totaled 1,026 points and 477 rebounds over the course of three seasons
in the Green & Gold.
The men's basketball team is also receiving votes in the D3hoops.com men's Top 25 preseason rankings. The Golden Eagles picked up two votes and they are one of three SUNYAC teams in the receiving votes category.
>>Student-athletes and staff from the athletics department traveled to School #43 of the Rochester City School District last week for the annual READ-Hope in Action Program. This is the 10th year that the Brockport student-athletes and staff have participated in the event, and it has become a staple in the yearly schedule. Roughly 30 members from a variety of different teams on campus participated in the event, including women's soccer, football, women's tennis, baseball, softball, volleyball, gymnastics, track and field, and more. The event pairs Brockport student-athletes with a Rochester elementary school in an effort to promote literacy.
October 3, 2019
>>The football team has won three straight contests and is currently receiving votes on D3football.com's National Poll for the top 25 Division III football teams with a 3-1 overall record. The Golden Eagles recently retained the I90 Bowl trophy for the fourth straight year following their impressive 55-22 victory at Buffalo State on September 21. Brockport followed the week three win with a convincing 55-6 win over visiting Alfred State on Homecoming & Family Weekend. Two freshmen were honored in consecutive weeks by the Empire 8 Conference as cornerback Raylens Boutin and quarterback Freddy June were named the league’s player of the week. Seventh-year Head Coach Jason Mangone earned his 50th career victory following Brockport’s week two win at home against Framingham. Senior receiver Joseph Ortiz tied the College’s career record for catches (220) and needs just one more to become the program’s all-time leader in receptions.
>>Courage Bowl XV will be held at St. John Fisher College on Saturday, October 5 at 6 pm as the Golden Eagles face off against the Cardinals. Courage Bowl tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased by phone at (585) 385-8315. The Courage Bowl has become one of Division III's most anticipated contests and directly benefits Camp Good Days. Camp Good Days is a not-for-profit organization that provides thousands of children with cancer the opportunity to come together in a residential camping experience.
>>The field hockey team is off to one of its best starts in recent memory. Its six wins this season are the most for the Golden Eagles in a single season since 2013 as they look for their first double-digit win season since 2011. Meaghan Lurz leads the SUNYAC with four game-winning goals this season. She has scored a goal in her last three games including the game-winner in two of them. Goalie Cara Fox is ranked second in the conference with a 1.28 GAA. The Golden Eagles are ranked second in the SUNYAC with 32 total goals this season (3.6 per game).
>>The men’s cross country team was recently ranked 33rd in the USTFCCCA National Poll. The team is led by senior Sean Kuehn, who was named the SUNYAC Cross Country Runner of the Week after placing second overall in the men's 8k race at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a time of 25:52.4 to lead the way for the Golden Eagles.
>>The men’s soccer team currently has a record of 5-4-1 and returns from a four game road trip this weekend to host SUNYAC rivals Potsdam on Friday, September 5 and Plattsburgh on Saturday, September 6. Sophomore Matthew Stefaniw leads the team with 15 points (five goals and five assists) and senior Jeff Hibbard ranks second on the team with nine points (three goals and three assists) this season.
>>The women’s soccer program is coming off a convincing 2-0 win over Oswego on Homecoming & Family Weekend and looks to carry its momentum moving forward. The Golden Eagles are currently 5-4-1 overall and 1-1 in SUNYAC play. Freshman forward Camryn Pettit was named the College’s Female Athlete of the Week on Monday after converting on two goals in Saturday’s win over the Lakers. Pettit (five goals and two assists) is tied with Kiley Longin (four goals and four assists) for the team lead with 12 points on the season.
>>The volleyball team recently swept the SUNYAC Athlete of the Week awards following a 2-0 conference weekend in front of the homecoming crowd. Meaghan Mastro was named the offensive player of the week and Ellen Paddock earned defensive player of the week. Head Coach Steve Pike picked up his 150th career victory when the Golden Eagles defeated Plattsburgh 3-0 on Friday night.
>>SUNY Brockport hosted its annual athletic Hall of Fame ceremony while celebrating 50 years of the College's wrestling program under Head Coach Don Murray during Homecoming and Family Weekend. The weekend included a welcome to the wrestling alumni on Friday night and continued with a special halftime ceremony at the football game dedicated to Murray and the wrestling Hall of Fame inductees. Over 300 people attended the Hall of Fame induction ceremony that celebrated Murray's 50 years. Director of Athletics Erick Hart introduced the Hall of Fame inductees, which included inductions of the 1980, 1982, 1983, and 1992 wrestling teams and individual inductions of wrestlers Rich Sippel, Jeffrey Cox, Scott DeTore, Eric Vaughn, Frank Palumbo, Lenny Baker, and Artie Weidler.
September 5, 2019
>>The field hockey team is off to a 2-0 start following convincing home victories over Wells College and Keuka College. The Golden Eagles caged nine goals in the first half and never looked back on its way to the most lopsided victory in program history as the Golden Eagles defeated visiting Wells College 13-0 in the season opener at home on Friday night. Thirteen goals are also the most goals scored in a single game in program history (first varsity season was in 1976). Sophomore Alyssa Fuccillo leads the team with seven points on three goals and one assist, while junior Meaghan Lurz has chipped in with three goals of her own.
>>The football team recently received national recognition, as senior captain Alex West was named to D3Football.com's preseason Second Team All-American list. The Dansville, NY, native capped off the 2018 season with 56 total tackles (24 solo), 6.5 sacks, and 15.5 tackles for a loss of 76 yards. West also accounted for nine pass breakups, 12 quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and one interception. During his four years with the Golden Eagles, West has helped lead the Brockport defense to record-breaking performances. In the 2018 season alone, the Green and Gold led all divisions (FBS, FCS, Division II, and Division III) in rushing defense, allowing a mere 6.8-yards per game and held opponents to negative rushing yards average. West looks to help lead his team to another standout season, as the Green and Gold open up the 2019 schedule on the road against Hobart College Sept. 7 at noon.
- As the football team kicks off a new season, now is a great time to leave your legacy. Engrave a locker in the renovated football locker room to make your name part of Brockport football for life and to support the success of the program for years to come.
>>Freshman Andrea Banke was named this week's SUNYAC Women’s Tennis Singles Athlete of the Week. Fellow teammates senior Elizabeth Bean and junior Linda Coleman-Lawrence were awarded with this week's SUNYAC Doubles Team of the Week. Brockport went 2-1 on opening weekend, defeating Nazareth and Alfred both by a score of 7-2. Banke was 2-1 in singles competition, earning wins in the fourth singles slot. She won her match 6-1, 6-4 against Nazareth. Then she earned a 6-0, 6-4 win during the match versus Alfred. The duo of Bean and Coleman-Lawrence went 2-1 in doubles competition over the weekend. Against Nazareth, the doubles combo won second doubles, 8-1. The pair won 8-1 again versus Alfred in the first doubles slot.
>>Men's soccer picked up its first win of the young season in convincing fashion on Saturday night, as the stifling Golden Eagle defense did not surrender a single shot on its way to a 5-0 victory over Westminister (PA) in the home opener at Bob Boozer Field. The contest featured five different goal scorers for the home team as the Golden Eagles evened their record at 1-1 following a tight 3-2 loss on the road at RIT on Friday night. Brockport outshot the visitors 13-0 and also earned a 9-0 corner kick advantage in the commanding victory. Sophomore sensation Matthew Stefaniw netted his second goal in as many games and currently leads the defending SUNYAC champs with five points on the season. He is proving that his productive freshman year was no fluke, and he now has 14 career goals.
>>Volleyball’s Meaghan Mastro, a junior, earned All-Tournament team honors at the Mount Union Invitational on opening weekend after she posted 37 kills, 36 digs, and 12 blocks over the course of four games.
>>Each year, SUNY Brockport athletics department makes it a priority to give back to the community in an effort to help those who support it day in and day out. The Golden Eagles kicked off the 2019-20 school year by providing support for the students at Barclay Elementary School in the Brockport Central School District. As the student-athletes made their return to campus, Athletic Director Erick Hart, Assistant Athletic Director Dani Drews, and Associate Head Athletic Trainer John Jackson encouraged the department to collect school supplies to donate to districts in need. The Golden Eagles rose to the occasion and showed up with several thousand dollars' worth of school supplies for the young students. The shoe box school supplies drive is among the several ways Brockport Athletics looks to give back to its local schools. During the holiday season, the Golden Eagles rallied to raise roughly $2,600 dollars in addition to a number of gifts for families in need with children.
May 3, 2019
>>Women’s lacrosse advanced to the SUNYAC semifinals with a dominating 17-8 victory over SUNY New Paltz April 30. Graduate student Heather Conklin led the Golden Eagle offense with six points (five goals and one assist), bringing her season goal total to 58. Senior Sara Grapevine and junior Chloe Kurst each added five points. Brockport (8-3 SUNYAC, 13-4 overall) travels to Geneseo on Friday to take on SUNY Cortland in the semifinals.
>>The Brockport men’s and women’s track and field teams are preparing to host the SUNYAC Championships May 3-4 after competing in St. John Fisher College’s Cardinal Classic last weekend. The women’s 4x100 relay team, consisting of junior Molly Scarpello, senior Cynthia John-Ogam, junior Satin Holmes, and sophomore Brianna Lawless, took first place with a time of 52.09. Freshman Ellie Ramirez won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.37 seconds. The men’s 4x100 team of sophomore Devin Pravetz, sophomore Olivier Kothor, sophomore Egypt Page, and freshman Matthew Killian won with a time of 43.73 seconds. Junior Sean Kuehn won the 1,500 meter with a time of 4:03.05. Page also won the long jump.
April 4, 2019
>>The women’s lacrosse team is off to a fast 8-1 start to its season, including a perfect 3-0 in SUNYAC league play. Brockport defeated Buffalo State April 3 by a score of 17-8 and knocked off RIT 19-8 on Monday. Graduate student Heather Conklin led the way, scoring six goals in each contest to power Brockport’s offensive attack. The Brockport defense forced 13 turnovers against RIT. Senior Jillian Babinksy was named the SUNYAC women’s lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week.
>>Senior thrower Jessica Craven was named the SUNYAC Field Athlete of the Week coming off a strong performance at the Geneseo Early Season Invitational. The 2018 All-American posted a first-place finish in the shot put (12.67 meters) and the discus throw (43.20 meters) and finished second in the hammer throw (46.95 meters). Craven wasn’t the only Brockport student-athlete to have success in Geneseo. The women’s 4x100 relay team of junior Molly Scarpello, senior Cynthia John-Ogam, sophomore Brianna Lawless, and junior Satin Holmes finished first, along with junior Allison Miller in the 3000m steeplechase.
>>The Golden Eagles baseball team earned a dramatic victory over SUNY Plattsburgh on March 30, thanks to a two-run walkoff home run by junior leftfielder Tom Kretzler. The two teams combined for seven runs and five hits in a back-and-forth ninth inning, before Kretzler sealed the 10-9 victory. Brockport then dropped a game to St. John Fisher College April 3 to bring their record to 8-13 on the season.
March 7, 2019
>>Brockport’s men’s and women’s track and field team will send six athletes to Boston to compete in the National Championships March 8–9. For the women, sophomore Chanyce Powell will compete in the long jump and the triple jump, where she ranks No. 10 and No. 11 nationally in the two events, respectively. Senior Jessica Craven will compete in the weight throw (ranking 18th) and junior Allison Miller will run the 5,000 meter, where she ranks No. 20. The men will be represented by freshman Joe Weaver in the pole vault (ranked No. 16), junior Taj Shaw in the triple jump (ranked No. 4) and sophomore Tony DeYoung in the shot put (No. 13).
>>Junior Loren Sayers and senior Matthew Merchant will represent Brockport at the NCAA Diving Championships March 20–23 after strong performances in the regional competition. Sayers finished seventh in the one-meter dive with a score of 423.95, and Merchant qualified for both the one-meter and three-meter dives by finishing second (495.65) and fourth (481.80), respectively.
>>The No. 1 nationally ranked gymnastics team will compete in the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association regionals at SUNY Cortland March 9. Senior Candis Kowalik enters the competition ranked No. 1 in All-Around, No. 4 in vault, No. 4 on the balance beam, and No. 3 in the floor exercise. Senior Stephanie Mager will compete in the vault (ranked No. 1) and the floor exercise (ranked No. 8). Senior Taylor Keough enters regionals ranked No. 4 in floor exercise and No. 10 on the uneven bars. Freshman Nikki Jackson is ranked No. 4 in the vault, sophomore Rachel Doll is No. 6 on the uneven bars, and freshman Lexi Castellaneta is No. 6 in floor exercise.
February 7, 2019
>>The Golden Eagles men’s basketball team cruised to a 90-61 victory over SUNY Fredonia behind a balanced offensive attack that featured five different players scoring double digits. The offense was led by Justin Summers and Jahidi Wallace, who each scored 14 points. The win improves Brockport’s record to 13-8 overall and 9-5 in SUNYAC play. Brockport travels to play SUNY Geneseo on Saturday at 4 pm.
>>Senior Candis Kowalik was named the National Collegiate Gymnasts Associations All-Around Gymnast of the Week for the second time this season — after having only competed in four meets thus far. She posted two first-place finishes in the team’s first home meet of the season, capturing the top spot on the vault and the beam. Those two scores helped her earn the highest All-Around score of the weekend.
>>Freshman Matt Caccamise earned Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference Rookie of the Week after an impressive outing in the John Summa Invitational at Baldwin Wallace University. Caccamise’s strong performance helped the Golden Eagles to a third place finish in the 15-team field. He finished in third place in the 125-pound weight class with a 3-1 record on the day. Brockport will host the NCAA Regional Meet February 23–24, with the top 20 wrestlers advancing to the NCAA Championship.
>>Diver Loren Sayers has qualified for NCAA Regionals. The junior qualified during a strong performance against SUNY Oneonta earlier this season. Sayers took first place in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives. Sayers was named SUNYAC Diver of the Week in December. Brockport will advance to compete in the SUNYAC Championships February 20–23 in Buffalo.
>>Junior Matt Schneider has been named SUNYAC Goaltender of the Week after making 10 saves in each of the team’s two wins over Morrisville State last weekend. Brockport has had dominant goaltending this season, which has powered it to a 14-6-2 overall record. Schneider’s fellow goalie, senior Jake Moore, has set a single-season record for shutouts with four thus far.
December 6, 2018
>>The Golden Eagles hockey program is off to a hot start to their season with a 7-3-1 overall record. Junior forward Connor Hutchins leads Brockport with 11 points (two goals and nine assists) on the season, followed by freshman Mitchell Parsons (five goals, five assists) and sophomore Ryan Romeo (one goal, nine assists) with 10 points each. Brockport travels to SUNY Geneseo on December 7.
>>Junior forward Justin Summers leads Brockport men’s basketball with his 20 points per game scoring average as the Golden Eagles have gotten off to a 3-3 start. Summers has also added nine rebounds per contest. Sophomore guard Devante Hagins has added 14 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. After Brockport dropped a tough game to Hobart on Tuesday, the Golden Eagles will host SUNY Plattsburgh on Friday at 7:30 pm.
>>The women’s basketball team is off to a 3-5 start to the season following a 61-44 loss to the University of Rochester December 4. Senior Emily Nestler leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 13.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Sophomore Julianna Taylor is next in scoring with 8.5 points per game. Brockport hosts SUNY Plattsburgh on Friday at 5:30 pm.
>>The Brockport football season ended with a tough loss to RPI in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on November 24, but the accolades continue to pour in for the Golden Eagles. Junior quarterback Joe Germinerio was named East Region Offensive Player of the Year after racking up 3,370 yards of total offense and 38 total touchdowns on the season. He finished in the top 10 nationally in completion percentage (.672). Senior Austin Dean was named the East Region Defensive Player of the Year after totaling 49 tackles on the season, including 13 tackles for a loss and 6.5 sacks. Nine other Golden Eagles were named to All-East Region teams.
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November 2, 2018
>>The No. 3 nationally ranked Golden Eagles football program looks to secure its second consecutive Empire 8 championship and a return trip to the NCAA playoffs on Saturday as it takes on rival SUNY Cortland at Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2 pm. The Red Dragons may be Brockport’s toughest test thus far this season. Cortland is 7-1. Brockport is coming off a 22-6 win over Utica College in pouring rain. A dominant Brockport defense held Utica to negative 62 yards rushing and recorded a safety in the game.
>>Brockport hockey opened its season with a pair of wins in Pennsylvania over the weekend, powered by a pair of talented freshmen. Corey Tam celebrated his Golden Eagle debut with a pair of goals in Brockport’s 4-3 win over Neumann University on October 26. Mitchell Parsons notched a pair of goals of his own the next night as the Golden Eagles took down Kings College 2-0. Brockport makes its home debut Friday night against SUNYAC foe Buffalo State.
>>The women’s volleyball team’s season came to an end October 30, dropping a thrilling five set match to SUNY Oswego in the quarterfinals of the SUNYAC Tournament. The Golden Eagles finished their season with a 19-12 overall record and a 7-2 record in conference play. The program’s future is bright, as the Golden Eagles will return a number of key contributors next season — including their top two leaders in kills (Lindsey Luce and Laiken Fox), their assist leader (Kerri McHale), and two of their best blockers (Lauren Hess and Meaghan Mastro).
October 4, 2018
>>The Golden Eagles football program has cruised to a 4-0 start, having most recently defeated St. John Fisher College 49-7 in Courage Bowl XIV. Fifth-year defensive back Matt Arita got the scoring started for Brockport with a 75-yard interception return for a touchdown. Brockport continues to be ranked No. 4 nationally by D3Football.com, powered by an explosive offense and a dominating defense. Junior quarterback Joe Germinerio is ranked in the top 12 nationally with a 70.3 percent completion percentage. The Golden Eagles have held opponents to -5.3 rushing yards per game. Brockport now hits the road to take on conference opponents Hartwick and Alfred University the next two weeks.
>>The women’s volleyball program faces an important test this weekend in a SUNYAC pool play tournament. With a 9-8 overall record and a 2-1 conference record, the Golden Eagles will take on SUNY Geneseo Friday night and Buffalo State and SUNY Cortland on Saturday. Brockport is riding the momentum of a 3-0 victory over D’Youville last weekend. Sophomore Laiken Fox led Brockport with eight kills and junior Lindsey Luce added seven in the win.
>>Junior goalkeeper Tautis Poniskaitis was named the SUNYAC men’s soccer defensive player of the week on October 1. Poniskaitis registered two shutouts, leading Brockport to wins over Fredonia and Buffalo State. He has five shutouts and 33 saves on the season. The men’s soccer team is 9-2 and riding a five game win streak after topping Buffalo State 1-0 in overtime. They’ll face a pair of SUNYAC foes (New Paltz and Oneonta) this weekend.
September 6, 2018
>>The football program carried the momentum from its historic 2017 season into 2018 as it hammered Hobart College 56-7 to open the season at Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium on September 1. Brockport racked up 517 yards from scrimmage while its defense held Hobart to 124 yards of total offense and only five yards rushing. Junior quarterback Joe Germinerio powered the Golden Eagle offense, completing 24 of 27 passes for 343 yards and three touchdowns. Senior linebacker Tim Terry led the defense with eight tackles, including two behind the line of scrimmage. Brockport, ranked No. 5 in the country by D3football.com, travels to Ithaca College September 8.
>>The Brockport soccer programs are off to strong starts. The women’s soccer team topped Utica 1-0 on August 31 behind a goal from sophomore forward Myriah Saar and then went on to defeat New England College 2-0 the next day. Junior goalie Kimberly Lubanski and the Golden Eagle defenders haven’t allowed a goal through two games. The men’s team is off to a 2-1 start, defeating Nazareth and Medaille and losing to RIT in overtime. Ayub Jeylani, Jason Hayes, Nolan Byrnes, and Quintin Volpe have scored goals.
>>The women’s volleyball program opened the season in the Scranton Invitational with split results on each day of the tournament. The Golden Eagles notched victories over University of Pitt-Bradford and Misericordia University and lost to Eastern University and the University of Scranton. Laiken Fox leads the team with 50 kills and Emily Orminski has added 141 assists.
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May 3, 2018
>>Senior Audrey Miller of the women's track and field team was named the final SUNYAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week April 30. Miller had a busy weekend, finishing first in the javelin and setting a facility record in the Cardinal Classic. She also finished third in the javelin and 19th in the shot put in the Penn Relays. The men's and women's track and field team will compete in the SUNYAC Championships on May 4. The women's team is ranked 16th nationally. Miller is ranked No. 2 in the javelin, and teammate Victoire Kothor, also a senior, is ranked No. 1 in the shot put.
>>Brockport women's lacrosse advanced to the semifinals of the SUNYAC playoffs with a dominant 20-7 victory over Buffalo State on May 1. Senior midfielder Andrea Zlinsky scored four goals and junior midfielder Jade Williams added three goals to power the Golden Eagle attack. Brockport held a 35-24 shot advantage and forced 11 turnovers. Junior Heather Conklin leads the Golden Eagles with 36 goals on the season. Brockport advances to play SUNY Geneseo at Cortland on Friday at 4 pm.
>>Brockport baseball wrapped up regular season play with a comeback 10-7 win over University of Rochester on May 1. Junior Anthony Eaton and sophomore Tom Kretzler each went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI to lead the Golden Eagles. Brockport advances to play SUNY Cortland in the opening round of the SUNYAC playoffs today (May 3) at Cortland.
>>The men's lacrosse team's season came to an end following a loss to SUNY Plattsburgh in the semifinals of the SUNYAC playoffs. The Golden Eagles lost 6-4 and finished the season 3-3 in conference play and 5-9 overall. The future is bright for Brockport as a pair of freshmen, Liam O'Connor and Patrick Sheridan, led the team with 16 goals apiece on the season.
April 5, 2018
>>Brockport women's gymnastics finished third overall in the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association National Championships March 23. Junior Candis Kowalik took second in the all-around competition. Kowalik also earned All-American honors with a score of 38.500. Kowalik continued to shine during the individual portion of the competition on March 24. She finished second on the vault, second on the floor exercise, and third on the balance beam — earning All-American honors in all three events. Stephanie Mager and Miranda Shaine also earned All-American honors during the competition.
>>A pair of Brockport lacrosse goalies earned SUNYAC Goal of the Week honors April 2. Senior Sarah Brown earned the honor for the women's team. She led the Golden Eagles to a 1-1 record on the week, racking up 14 saves over two games (31.8 save percentage). Brockport hosts SUNY Geneseo at 2:30 pm Friday. Senior Dallas Meyers earned the men's honors after making 13 saves (68.4 save percentage) — including two in the final seconds — in a win over SUNY Oswego.
>>Senior Sam McCumiskey earned SUNYAC Pitcher of the Week honors April 2, after leading Brockport to two key conference wins. He tossed a complete game and only surrendered two runs against SUNY Oneonta and then threw a three-hit shutout against SUNY Plattsburgh. Brockport hosts SUNY New Paltz April 8.
March 1, 2018
>>The men's basketball team has advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014. The Golden Eagles earned an at-large bid after losing to SUNY Oneonta in the semifinals of the SUNYAC Tournament. Brockport will play MIT at 5:30 pm on Friday, March 2, at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The game can be streamed online. Tickets are $10 at the door for adults; $5 for senior citizens, students of the participating institutions (with ID), and children; and free for children two and under. The winner will advance to play the winner of Johns Hopkins and La Roche College at 8 pm on March 3.
Brockport was led this season by senior guard Hamed Shamseldin, who led the Golden Eagles in points (20.4 per game) and assists (5.9 per game), and sophomore forward Justin Summers, who averaged 17.4 points per game and led the team with 7.7 rebounds per game. Both Shamseldin and Summers were named to the first team SUNYAC All-Conference team.
>>Three women's basketball players were named to SUNYAC All-Conference teams following the Golden Eagles' third consecutive SUNYAC Tournament appearance. Senior forward Lindsay Johnson was named to the first team. Johnson led Brockport in scoring, averaging 12 points and nine rebounds per game. Junior guard Schyler Laux and junior forward Emily Nestler were each named to the third team. Laux made 60 three-pointers and shot 45 percent from three-point range on the season. Nestler averaged 11 points and 6.6 rebounds on 44.7 percent shooting. Brockport was eliminated from the SUNYAC Tournament in a loss to New Paltz on Feb. 20.
>>Candis Kowalik has been named the All-Around Gymnast of the Week and Brittany Vasile was named the Specialist of the Week by the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association. In just her second competition as an all-around gymnast, Kowalik scored a 38.575 against SUNY Cortland, while Vasile took first place in two competitions (against Rhode Island College and Cortland).
>>Brockport recorded an impressive finish in the SUNYAC Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend. The women's team finished in second place, while the men finished third. Chanyce Powell finished first in the triple jump, and Victoire Kothor won the shot put. Claire Fisher finished second in the pole vault, ahead of teammate Kelcey Watson who took third. Kyle Cohen and Christopher Weiner earned the top two spots in the men's pole vault. John Fleming took first place in the weight throw, ahead of teammate Rick Rizzo who finished second.
>>Brockport wrestling will send three wrestlers to the NCAA Championships in Cleveland March 9–10. Jonathan Haas, Sean Peacock, and Triston Engle each finished in the top two of their respective weight classes to earn the honor. Associate Head Coach Bill Jacoutot was named Assistant Coach of the Year at this season's Mideast Regional. Jacoutot helped Brockport earn a 9-2 record this season.
February 1, 2018
>>Head football coach Jason Mangone was named the American Football Coaches Association Division III national coach of the year. Mangone led the Golden Eagles to the most successful season in program history, setting a record for wins in a single season and advancing to the national semifinals — the furthest the Brockport football program has ever advanced. The team’s success was awarded, as well. The 2017 Golden Eagles were the recipients of the Division III Lambert Trophy, which honors the top team from the east region.
>>The women’s basketball team defeated SUNY Fredonia 49-46 on Tuesday night to extend its winning streak to five games. It was the program’s seventh consecutive SUNYAC victory, improving its record to 10-10 overall and 8-5 in the conference. Junior guard Schyler Laux hit five three-pointers to power the Golden Eagles’ offense. All nine active Brockport players scored in the game, the second time that has happened this season. Defense powered the victory as Brockport held Fredonia to a .328 field goal percentage.
>>The men’s basketball team knocked off SUNY Fredonia 73-55 behind 26 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists from senior guard Hamed Shamseldin. Sophomore forward Justin Summers chipped in 18 points. Brockport improved to 15-5 overall and 10-3 in SUNYAC play. Both the men’s and women’s teams travel to Geneseo to take on the Knights Saturday.
>>The women’s lacrosse program is preparing to begin its season after receiving strong praise from its peers. The program is ranked No. 1 in the 2018 SUNYAC women’s lacrosse preseason poll. The Golden Eagles set a program record for wins last season (16) and advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament. They finished the season ranked No. 15 in the nation by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association post-season coaches poll.
December 7, 2017
>>Junior Hamed Shamseldin was named the United States Basketball Writers Association Division III National Player of the Week Dec. 5. The senior guard’s big week included a triple double (26 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists) in a win over Medaille College, a 42-point performance in an upset win over No. 19 Hobart College, and scoring 28 points in a loss to SUNY Oneonta. Shamseldin is just the 23rd player in Golden Eagle history to score more than 1,000 career points. The Golden Eagles (4-2 overall, 1-1 SUNYAC) host Plattsburg State on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 pm.
>>D3Football.com released their 2017 All-Region teams Dec. 5. Brockport honors in the East Region include:
Coach of the Year: Jason Mangone
Offensive Player of the Year: Sophomore Joe Germinerio
First Team All-East Region: Senior Mark Sanchez, Senior Adan Barrientos, Senior Jake O’Connell
Second Team All-East Region: Junior Caleb Ferdilus, Junior Austin Dean, Sophomore Alex West, Senior Justin Mizro
Third Team All-East Region: Junior Justin Morrison, Senior Matt Szymanski
Mangone was also named East Region Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association.
>>Senior Meghann Kilgallon was named the SUNYAC Diver of the Week on Dec. 4. Her impressive week included placing first in both the one- and three-meter dives at the Fredonia Invitational. She also set a team record for both the six and 11 dive for this event. The Golden Eagles women’s team finished fourth in the Invitational. Sophomore Kaitlin Dunning finished sixth in the 1650-yard freestyle and sophomore Rebekah Wilkinson and freshman Abby Tripp finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 200-yard fly.
November 2, 2017
>>The Brockport football program jumped to No. 10 in the D3Football.com national poll after a 33-0 shutout victory over Buffalo State October 28 to remain unbeaten. Sophomore linebacker Alex West led the defensive effort with nine (seven solo) tackles and 3.5 sacks (which included a safety). West’s performance earned Empire 8 Defensive Player of the Week honors and placed him on the D3football.com Team of the Week.
The Golden Eagles host Alfred University Saturday, November 4, at noon in a matchup that could decide the Empire 8 Conference title. Brockport (8-0 overall, 6-0 in Empire 8) would clinch the title and an NCAA Playoff berth with a win over Alfred (6-2, 4-1). It would be Brockport’s first NCAA appearance since 2003.
>>Brockport women’s volleyball cruised through the second day of the Golden Eagle Invitational on October 28 by defeating SUNY Canton and Hiram College to improve their record to 24-8. The Golden Eagles now turn their attention to the SUNYAC playoffs, which will be hosted at Brockport. They’ll take on the winner of New Paltz and SUNY Oneonta at 7 pm Friday.
>>Connor Hutchins scored three goals, including a game winner, and two assists during a pair of Brockport ice hockey victories over King’s College and Neumann University last weekend. The performance led to the sophomore forward being named SUNYAC player of the week. Brockport (2-0) opens SUNYAC play in Brockport against Fredonia November 3. The Golden Eagles return to Brockport November 10 when they take on Plattsburgh.
October 5, 2017
>>Brockport football is in the midst of one of their best seasons in program history, having started 5-0 for the first time since 2003. Read all about their "perfect September."
>>After two straight SUNYAC championships, the Golden Eagles volleyball team was afforded the opportunity to travel to California to participate in the Pacific Coast Classic against multiple top-25 teams. The tough competition has them prepared for another run at the NCAA tournament. The team has started conference play 3-0, growing their conference winning streak to 26 games over the past three seasons.
>>After down seasons a year ago, the men’s and women’s soccer teams are off to hot starts in 2017. The men’s team eclipsed its win total from last year less than halfway into the season, boasting a 6-3-2 mark, including a 2-1-1 mark in conference play. The women’s team, which features 17 freshmen, is off to their best start since 2014 with a 7-2-2 record. They began their season with a road trip, squaring off with past national champion Lynchburg College and Roanoke College in Salem, VA, where they went 1-1.
>>The field hockey program has a new outlook in 2017 with Krista Archambeau taking over for Andrea Zurlo, who stood at the helm of the program for 16 years, as head coach. Archambeau has brought a new energy to the program, leading the team to their first win in a 1-0 shootout over Keuka College. Junior goaltender Sarah Beam has been dominant early in the season, winning SUNYAC Defensive Player of the Week twice and helping the team to the second spot in the nation in total saves (149).
September 7, 2017
>>Brockport football knocked off the No. 14 ranked team in Division III on September 2 as they defeated Hobart College 34-20. The Golden Eagles generated 606 yards of total offense, largely behind sophomore Joe Germinerio’s 360 yards passing and junior Justin Morrison’s 169 yards rushing. The win vaulted the program into D3Football.com’s Top 25 for the first time since 2012. Brockport is ranked No. 25 heading into a home matchup with Ithaca College at 2 pm on September 9. From there, they’ll travel to St. John Fisher College to take on the Cardinals in the Courage Bowl on September 16.
>>Junior goalie Sarah Beam was named the SUNYAC field hockey Defensive Player of the Week on September 5. Beam recorded seven saves on nine shots and stopped eight of nine penalty strokes in an overtime shootout last weekend to lift Brockport to a 1-0 win over Keuka College. Brockport then lost to St. John Fisher College to even their record at 1-1, heading into a September 9 game against Vassar College.
>>The Golden Eagles men’s soccer team sits at 2-1 on the season following a 2-1 loss to Medaille College on Tuesday. Senior defender Chris Aherne scored Brockport’s lone goal, while Joseph Romano finished with a season-high seven saves. Justin Mercer and Quintin Volpe each lead the team with two goals on the season. Brockport hosts Alfred University at 7 pm on Thursday, September 7.
May 4, 2017
>>Senior Kelly Wall scored five goals to help the Golden Eagles women’s lacrosse team top rival SUNY Cortland on April 25 for the first time in program history. The five goals also propelled Wall to first on Brockport’s all-time goals leader list. Brockport followed with a win over SUNY New Paltz to finish the regular season undefeated in SUNYAC play. The Golden Eagles earned the right to host the SUNYAC Tournament May 4-5. Brockport has been ranked nationally throughout the season and aims to make a deep playoff run.
>>Brockport baseball will also compete in the conference playoffs, clinching the third seed in the SUNYAC Tournament after finishing the season with a 13-5 conference record. The Golden Eagles have beaten three nationally ranked teams this season, including a series win over No. 2 Cortland. It was the first time Brockport baseball has won a series against the Red Dragons since 2013. Brockport and Cortland will face off again in the opening round of the SUNYAC Tournament May 5 at SUNY Oswego.
>>The Golden Eagles have also been making an impact off the field. Brockport participated in the Yards for Yeardley event, which is organized by the One Love Foundation in an effort to raise awareness about relationship violence. Student-athletes engaged the entire Brockport community and challenged it to run, walk, bike, or swim one million yards on April 26. More than 700 people joined together to total 3,759,440 yards — far surpassing the original goal.
April 6, 2017
>>Sophomore Candis Kowalik won her second consecutive national championship on the balance beam at the 2017 NCGA Individual Championships. Kowalik claimed the title with a score of 9.600 and was named a first team All-American. Sophomore Stephanie Mager also received first team All-American honors with her third place finish on the vault. Seniors Kendal Hamer, Maddie O’Braitis, Jen Sklenar, and Marla Thomas all received the NCGA All-America in Academics honor.
>>Three Golden Eagles were named first team All-Americans following their outstanding performances in the NCAA National Championships. Senior Jon Rogers finished fourth in the shot put at the indoor track and field championships to become an All-American. Junior Jonathan Haas and sophomore Triston Engle, wrestlers, earned the honor by finishing third in the 125-lb weight class and fourth in the 197-lb class, respectively.
>>The Brockport women’s lacrosse team is off to an 8-1 start and are ranked No. 8 in the nation in the US Lacrosse Magazine poll. Junior Taylor Thomas leads the team with 20 points (12 goals, 8 assists) while senior Kelly Wall, junior Jessica Boddery, and sophomore Jillian Babinsky are tied for the team lead with 15 goals each. The Golden Eagles have upcoming home dates against SUNY Fredonia (April 11) and SUNY Oneonta (April 15).
March 2, 2017
>>Football player Dan Andrews — Brockport’s career record-holder in rushing yards (5,001), career points (434), career touchdowns (72), and career rushing touchdowns (64) — received the Rich Funke Jr. College Male Athlete of the Year Award. The running back will be honored at the 68th Day of Champions Dinner to be headlined by National Football League Most Valuable Player Matt Ryan on Thursday, April 20, at the Joseph Floreano Riverside Convention Center in Rochester. Andrews will be recognized alongside Ryan and other local winners.
>>Don Murray ’69, associate professor and head wrestling coach, was honored in February as an inductee into the Section V Wrestling Hall of Fame. Throughout his career, Murray has coached more than 100 collegiate All-Americans through 47 winning seasons, 36 Conference titles, five NCAA team titles, and three New York State Collegiate titles.
>>In February, men’s and women’s basketball and ice hockey earned spots in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) playoffs, while gymnastics and wrestling continued to receive national recognition. March will welcome the start of men’s and women’s lacrosse, baseball, and softball. Both lacrosse programs, as well as baseball, were picked third in the SUNYAC conference in the first annual pre-season poll. The women’s lacrosse team was ranked eighth in the nation by USLacrosse Magazine and ninth by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association.
>>Brockport Athletics will host several community service initiatives throughout March and April. On March 8, athletes will assemble bears and blankets to be delivered to Golisano Children’s Hospital. Athletics will partner with the Department of Dance to host ‘Dancing with Athletes’ on April 13, through which all proceeds will support the winning team’s charity of choice. On April 26, Athletics, Brockport Student Government, and the Office of the President are teaming up to raise awareness for domestic violence by helping to organize Yards for Yeardley, a State University of New York Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SUNYAC SAAC) yard-running competition in memory of former lacrosse player at the University of Virginia Yeardley Love, who was killed by her boyfriend in 2010 as a result of domestic violence.
February 2, 2017
>>The Golden Eagles men’s basketball team sits in second place in the SUNYAC Conference with five games remaining in the regular season, after posting a 7-4 record in the month of January to bring their total to 15-5 overall and 10-3 in SUNYAC play. Known for a fast-paced offense and full-court pressure defense, the Golden Eagles have received votes in the d3hoops.com Top 25 poll during each of the final three weeks of January. They have been led by senior forward Clifton Lyerly’s 15.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.
>>Gymnastics started the season with a 7-0 record and are currently ranked fourth in the country by the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA). Jen Skenlar and Candis Kowalik have each been recognized by the NCGA as a Gymnast of the Week this season. Skenlar, who won the honor twice in January, is currently ranked 10th in the vault, 14th in the floor exercise, 16th on the balance beam, and 21st on the uneven bars.
>>Brockport’s wrestling program is now ranked No. 15 nationally in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) poll after starting the season 5-1 in dual meets. Three wrestlers are ranked in the top 10 nationally: Jonathan Haas (ninth at 125 lbs), Sean Peacock (fifth at 149 lbs), and Triston Engle (fourth at 197 lbs).
>>Mary Jane Leja was named the State University of New York Athletic Conference’s (SUNYAC) Female Swimming and Diving Swimmer of the Week on January 31. Leja earned the honor on the strength of a dominant performance at Fredonia January 28. The senior won the 200-yard freestyle, the 100-yard freestyle, and the 50-yard freestyle. She also contributed to a second place finish in the 200-yard medley relay.
December 1, 2016
>>The Golden Eagles men’s basketball team is off to a perfect start to their season. Brockport (4-0) is coming off an 85-82 overtime victory over Old Westbury on November 23. Senior forward Clifton Lyerly hit a jump shot in the final seconds of regulation to force overtime. Lyerly’s 1,056 career points currently ranks 18th in College history. John Ivy ’14 is the school’s all-time leader with 1,683 points. Lyerly is averaging 23 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals per game this season. The Golden Eagles will attempt to stay unbeaten this weekend when they host SUNY Oneonta and SUNY New Paltz on Friday and Saturday at Jim and John Vlogianitis Gymnasium.
>>The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), which serves as the liaison between the College’s varsity athletes and athletic administration, organized several community service projects throughout November. Student-athlete volunteers raked leaves in more than 40 yards in the community, as well as collected more than 830 pounds of food for the Brockport Food Bank through the annual Athletics canned food drive.
>>The women’s basketball team hosted its first Kids Day game on November 15, offering activities for children such as face painting, giveaways, contests, games, fun with Ellsworth, and a post-game meet and greet with the players.
>>Senior Ed Suriano, captain of the football team and President of the State University of New York Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SUNYAC SAAC), recently initiated a conference-wide yard-running competition called Yards for Yeardley. The movement invites sports teams from across the country to commit to running 1 million yards in 30 days in memory of Yeardley Love, a former lacrosse player at the University of Virginia who was killed by her boyfriend in 2010 as a result of domestic violence.
November 3, 2016
>>Sarah Mensah ’18, an international student from Berlin, Germany, earned State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) postseason awards for her performance as a new addition to the women’s tennis team this fall. She was a recipient of both the SUNYAC Peter J. Cahill Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year awards, and earned first team All-SUNYAC honors after an outstanding rookie campaign. Mensah, who is of Ghanaian descent, totaled 16 wins in the singles competition, then a 5-1 record in the ITA Northeast Regional Championship where she placed second. Mensah was the only unseeded athlete to reach the semifinals, defeating four seeded opponents along the way. As Brockport’s number-one singles player throughout the season, Mensah remained undefeated against top competition throughout the SUNYAC season.
>>The women’s volleyball team is currently 35-3 this season and undefeated in SUNYAC play — winning the regular season SUNYAC for the second straight year. The Golden Eagles were the first team in the NCAA Division III to reach the 30-win mark this season. It is the second consecutive season Brockport has won 30 or more games. Brockport achieved four-set victories over both Geneseo and New Paltz as the SUNYAC Tournament host, and will play in the NCAA tournament on November 11.
October 6, 2016
>>Martha Ruether, a transfer student on the Golden Eagles swimming and diving team, represented Brockport in September's 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. Born with a visual impairment that left her fully blind in the left eye and partially blind in the right, Martha was drawn to the College after participating in Camp Abilities in the summer of 2007, a weeklong sports camp for children with visual impairments. The Allegany, NY, native competed in five events for Team USA: the 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter individual medley, 100-meter freestyle, and 100-meter breaststroke.
>>Running back Dan Andrews broke the 20-year record for all-time rushing in Golden Eagle football history, reaching 3,910 yards by the time of the opening game against Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Between his first two games, the Franklin High School graduate and nursing major racked up 3,996 career yards. The original record of 3,876 yards was set by Adam Rodger '00, who donned our colors from 1995 to 1998. Six games remain for Dan to continue raising the bar in his senior season.