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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
>>The College at 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.
>>The College at 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.
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>>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, The College at 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.