Swimming: Army results at Patriot League championships

Patriot League championships
(at Navy, Feb. 14-16, 2018)

Men
Team: 1. Navy 720.5 points; 2. Army 540.5; 3. Bucknell 283; 4. Boston 281.5; 5. Loyola (Md.) 213.5; 6. Lehigh 182.5; 7. Colgate 129.5; 8. American 100; 9. Lafayette 88; 10. Holy Cross 83.
Army results
200-yard medley relay: 2. Army (Josh Sembrano, Sr.; Brady Almand, So.; Johnny Ellery, So.; Brandon McCredie, Jr.) 1:27.83
3-meter diving: 3. Hudson Kay (So.) 330.10 points; 7. Michael Burke (Fr.) 229.70; 8. Andrew Mizell (Fr.) 208.10
800 freestyle relay: 2. Army (Peter Mikheyev, So.; Evin Rude, Sr.; Graham Ungrady, Fr.; Tom Ottman, Jr.) 6:28.61
500 freestyle: 3. Tom Ottman (Jr.) 4:21.71; 8. Graham Ungrady (Fr.) 4:29.92
200 IM: 1. Peter Mikheyev (So.) 1:46.09; 10. Brian McKenrick (Fr.) 1:48.96; 12. Jay Yang (Jr.) 1:50.19; 13. Johnny Ellery (So.) 1:50.33; 15. Jason Rodriguez (Sr.) 1:51.65
50 freestyle: 1. Brandon McCredie (Jr.) 20.15; 2. Evin Rude (Sr.) 20.25; 7. Nate Hein (So.) 20.45; 9. Hogan Harper (So.) 20.63
400 medley relay: 2. Army (Josh Sembrano, Sr.; Brady Almand, So.; Kevin Doo, So.; Evin Rude, Sr.) 3:15.01
400 IM: 5. Jay Yang (Jr.) 3:53.17; 6. James Bilbrey (Fr.) 3:54.35; 8. Andrew Blomquist (So.) 3:56.93
100 butterfly: 3. Kevin Doo (So.) 47.80; 4. Johnny Ellery (So.) 48.20; 6. Jason Rodriguez (Sr.) 48.68; 9. Brandon McCredie (Jr.) 49.05; 10. Nate Hein (So.) 49.25; 14. Josh Sembrano (Sr.) 49.80
200 freestyle: 2. Evin Rude (Sr.) 1:36.77; 7. Peter Mikheyev (So.) 1:37.53; 8. Tom Ottman (Jr.) 1:38.35; 10. Graham Ungrady (Fr.) 1:38.88
100 breaststroke: 4. Ty Dang (So.) 54.94; 7. Brady Almand (So.) 55.51
100 backstroke: 3. Brian McKenrick (Fr.) 48.73; 6. Josh Sembrano (Sr.) 49.08
1-meter diving: 4. Hudson Kay (So.) 275.25 points; 6. Michael Burke (Fr.) 254.10; 7. Andrew Mizell (Fr.) 236.15
200 freestyle relay: 2. Army (Brandon McCredie, Jr.; Evin Rude, Sr.; Nate Hein, So.; Hogan Harper, So.) 1:20.01

Women
Team: 1. Navy 602.5 points; 2. Army 387; 3. Lehigh 354; 4. Bucknell 260; 5. Boston 255; 6. Loyola (Md.) 188.5; 7. Colgate 130; 8. American 101; 9. Holy Cross 86; 10. Lafayette 75
Army results
200-yard medley relay: 2. Army (Ceclia Croman, Jr.; Kara Wineinger, Jr.; Madison Berg, Fr.; Nicole Parry, So.) 1:41.63
800 freestyle relay: 5. Army (Meaghan McGovern, Jr.; Sabrina Mortell, Sr.; Whitney Chang, Fr.; Sidney Evans, Jr.) 7:31.19
500 freestyle: 6. Sabrina Mortell (Sr.) 4:53.81
200 IM: 12. Whitney Chang (Fr.) 2:04.31; 14. Sidney Evans (Jr.) 2:04.63; 16. Jo Marsh (So.) 2:06.01
50 freestyle: 1. Bailey Smith (Jr.) 23.08; 9. Madison Berg (Fr.) 23.53; 10. Nicole Parry (So.) 23.61; 12. Jenna Forrester (Jr.) 23.62; 15. Nneka Pilgrim (So.) 23.87
1-meter diving: 2. Serica Hallstead (So.) 267.55 points; 8. Heather Yoshii (Fr.) 227.30; 11. Kathryn Seyer (So.) 218.25
400 medley relay: 3. Army (Ceclia Croman, Jr.; Kara Wineinger, Jr.; Whitney Chang, Fr.; Bailey Smith, Jr.) 3:41.97
400 IM: 7. Meaghan McGovern (Jr.) 4:25.64; 8. Sidney Evans (Jr.) 4:27.32; 9. Sabrina Mortell (Sr.) 4:24.35; 11. Marie Docken (Fr.) 4:28.08
100 butterfly: 1. Whitney Chang (Fr.) 53.59; 13. Cecelia Croman (Jr.) 56.05; 16. Madison Berg (Fr.) 56.62
200 freestyle: No Army swimmers in finals
100 breaststroke: 3. Kara Wineinger (Jr.) 1:02.87; 7. Margaret Ireland (Sr.) 1:04.24; 8. Rebecca Morel (Fr.) 1:04.59; 9. Jess Ambrose (Jr.) 1:04.66
100 backstroke: 1. Cecelia Croman (Jr.) 54.29; 4. Bailey Smith (Jr.) 55.05;8. Kim Sembrano (Jr.) 56.64; 11. Jo Marsh (So.) 56.40
200 freestyle relay: 3. Army (Bailey Smith, Jr.; Madison Berg, Fr.; Nicole Parry, So.; Jenna Forrester, Jr.) 1:32.79

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Track and field: Army results at Patriot League championships

Patriot League championships
(at Bucknell University, Feb. 17-18, 2018)
Top eight places earn team points  (10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1)

Men
Team: 1. Navy 240 points; 2. Army 197; 3. Bucknell 117; 4. Lehigh 81.5; 5. Boston 62; 6. American 41; 7. Lafayette 23; 8. Holy Cross 11.5; 9. Colgate 6.
Army results
60-meter dash: 2. Tyler Davis (Sr.) 6.88; 3. Kevin Dyer (Jr.) 6.89; 9. Andre Vaughn (Jr.) 6.97
60 hurdles: 3. Ross Puritty (Sr.) 8.27
200: 2. Kevin Dyer (Jr.) 21.84; 3. Kedrin Jefferson (Fr.) 21.91
400: No Army participants
500: 1. Tyrell Maddox (So.) 1:04.68; 7. Christian Wright (Fr.) 1:06.80
800: 3. Nickolas Causey (Sr.) 1:55.96; 7. Jackson Sullivan (So.) 1:57.25
1,000: 3. Anthony Boswell (Jr.) 2:29.79; 11. Mikey Singer (Jr.) 2:41.66
Mile: 1. Keagan Smith (So.) 4:10.14; 11. Mikey Singer (Jr.) 4:18.51
3,000: 1. Benjamin Petrella (So.) 8:18.74; 3. Roman Ollar (So.) 8:20.77; 4. Robert Santoyo (So.) 8:20.87; 9. Daniel Mazzei (Fr.) 8:28.04
5,000: 1. Benjamin Petrella (So.) 14:28.96; 6. Roman Ollar (So.) 14:41.73; 8. John Valeri (Sr.) 14:43.22; 9. Daniel Mazei (Fr.) 14:43.42
1,600 relay: 4. Army (Tyler Davis, Sr.; Drew Bullen, Fr.; Bradley Gibson, Sr.; Turell Maddox, So.) 3:23.18
3,200 relay: 7. Army (Jackson Sullivan, So.; Anthony Boswell, Jr.; Tyrell Maddox, So.; Nickolas Causey, Sr.) 7:53.24
Distance medley relay: 1. Army (Nickolas Causey, Sr.; Christian Wright, Fr.; Anthony Boswell, Jr.; Keagan Smith, So.) 10:05.45
High jump: 1. Jeff Giannettino (Jr.) 6-10.25; 3. Bernard Jenkins (So.) 6-8.25; 5. Bryce Samuel (Fr.) 6-4.25; 7. Jaeden Watson (So.) 6-2.25
Long jump: 5. Drew Bullen (Fr.) 22-11.25; 8. Tyler Davis (Sr.) 22-6.5
Triple jump: 3. Tyrese Bender (Fr.) 47-5.75; 8. Bradley Gibson (Sr.) 45-0.5
Shot put: 3. Geoff Kirk (Fr.) 52-4; 5. Kenneth Brinson (Jr.) 50-4.5; 7. Grant Alter (So.) 50-2; 8. Michael Renard (So.) 49-9.25
Weight throw: 1. Kenneth Brinson (Jr.) 64-7.75; 3. Wyatt Doughty (So.) 60-5.75; 7. Jacob Stauffer (So.) 56-6.65; 13. Michael Renard (So.) 51-5.75
Pole vault: 1. Lee Bares (Sr.) 17-2.75; 8. Joseph Price (Fr.) 15-3
Heptathlon: No Army participants

Women
Team: 1. Bucknell 158.5 points; 2. Army 154; 3. Navy 140; 4. Boston 129; 5. Lehigh 77.5; 6. Holy Cross 67; 7. Loyola (Md.) 28; 8. American 17; 9. Lafayette 7; 10. Colgate 2.
Army results
60-meters: 1. Calli McMullen (So.) 7.58; 6. Yasheika Beckaroo (So.) 7.76; 8. Bonvie Fosam (Fr.) 7.88; 11. Emily Malone (So.) 7.75; 16. Jade Robinson (Fr.) 8.00
60 hurdles: 3. Lynne Mooradian (So.) 8.95; 8. Asia Chen (Fr.) 10.36; 10. Sarah Donaldson (Fr.) 9.12 semis
200: 1. Calli McMullen (So.) 24.72; 4. Emily Malone (So.) 25.26
400: No Army participants
500: 5. Haley Watson (So.) 1:15.60; 13. Isabel Olds (Fr.) 1:21.02
800: 6. Hannah Deines (So.) 2:14.86; 8. Cassie Mundekis (Jr.) 2:15.26
1,000: 1. Abby Halbrook (Jr.) 2:51.47; 2. Samantha Coletti (So.) 2:53.91; 15. Monika Shimko (Fr.) 3:09.42
1-mile: 2. Abby Halbrook (Jr.) 4:58.06; 5. Samantha Coletti (So.) 5:02.51
3,000: 3. Bethany Nunnery (So.) 9:54.74; 9. Kate Sanborn (So.) 10:07.57
5,000: 5. Bethany Nunnery (So.) 17:18.73; 14. Kajol Maheshwari (So.) 18:11.62
1,600 relay: 3. Army (Lynne Mooradian, So.; Calli McMullen, So.; Asia Chen, Fr.; Haley Watson, So.) 3:51.10
3,200 relay: 3. Army (Monika Shimko, Fr.; Cassie Mundekis, Jr.; Haley Watson, So.; Hannah Deines, So.) 9:02.80
Distance medley relay: 2. Army (Morgan Chewning-Kulick, Fr.; Emma Record, Fr.; Cassie Mundekis, Jr.; Cordella McGinn, Sr.) 12:00.92
High jump: 9. Olivia Gervan (Fr.) 5-3
Long jump: 7. Jade Robinson (Fr.) 17-11.5
Triple jump: 1. Bonvie Fosam (Fr.) 9-6.5; 12. Tya’tianna Johnson (Jr.) 34-10.5
Shot put: 1. Briyah Brown (Sr.) 48-7.5; 7. Carrie Wasdyke (Sr.) 43-11.75
Weight throw: 1. Briyah Brown (Sr.) 62-10.5; 2. Kamryn Brinson (So.) 59-6.75
Pole vault: 9. Jennifer Reis (Fr.) 11-11.75; 11. Madeline Schneider (Jr.) 11-11.75; 12. Kelsey Healy (Fr.) 11-5.75
Pentathlon: 2. Lynne Mooradian (So.) 3,420 points

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Army hockey: A chat with coach Brian Riley ahead of the rivalry RMC game

Army and Royal Military College of Canada resume the longest-standing college hockey rivalry on Saturday, January 20, in Kingston, Ontario. Army has won the last six matchups but the latest confrontations have been close battles.
We talked to Army coach Brian Riley about the rivalry game and the Black Knights’ recent play.

THR: What do you think of the matchup?
Riley: The last two years have really been one-goal games: 4-3 up there and last year we won 5-3 with an empty net goal. The games certainly the last couple of years have been real close. I anticipate it will be the same. They have a freshman who is the leading goal scorer in all of Canadian college hockey … he has 18 goals. It will be a battle. I think it’s good for us to play in a rivalry game like this because that will help prepare us as we get ready to come down the home stretch here for Atlantic Hockey.

THR: Army has played a very tough schedule this year, knocking off ranked teams four times and you played Minnesota tough. Is the schedule kind of grueling this year?
Riley: It’s a challenging schedule, obviously with the non-league games that we played and the fact that only one of the non-league games is at home. But also what makes it so grueling is the fact that our league … there is so much parity in our league. There’s not any teams where you can say, hey, we should come away with a couple wins here. The parity in our league, with the challenging non-conference schedule, has made this probably the toughest schedule that we’ve had since I’ve been here.

THR: As a coach, how concerned are you, especially since you have six weeks ahead of you?
Riley: That’s why you just try to live in the moment and you try not to think about the six weeks. We will just focus on RMC this week but once we get back into league play … next week it will be just worrying about Mercyhurst because if you start looking, and then you start saying, man, we’ve got such a tough stretch, like there’s no letdown. I think the big thing is just living in the moment and when you get back into the league you have to try to come up with something every weekend, and by something I mean points … two points, three points, four points. The league is so tight that if you have a weekend where you don’t come up with anything … this weekend that’s going to happen to us, and you’re going to drop three spots. It is exciting but it’s a real grind.

THR: Have you been altering your lineup, and using extra players for rest?
Riley: We’ve moved some guys around and I think that’s been a little bit of our issue, trying to find chemistry with some guys. I am hoping last week we found a little something. You don’t want to move guys too much, especially coming down the stretch, because you always want to be playing your best hockey in February and coming into the playoffs. If anything for us, it’s chemistry and just feeling good about the lineup. You always know guys are going to get dinged up and we’re going to have guys ready to go.

THR: Did you move the lineup to find something, or are you making moves because of injuries?
Riley: I think it was two weeks ago we moved some guys around, just hopefully to find something. We need some secondary scoring. We have a top line (Michael Wilson, Tyler Pham, Dominic Franco) that has been giving us a lot of scoring and we split them up and no we’ve gone back to them and we are relying on other guys who have put up numbers before to hopefully put up some numbers down the stretch here.

THR: You certainly received more balanced scoring from your four lines last season.
Riley: This year we haven’t had quite as much production spread out. Lately, we’re starting to get a little bit more of that so I am hoping we will have more balance in our offense.

THR: You got Cole Bruns back in goal, and you played him and Jared Dempsey last weekend. How will you use them the rest of the way?
Riley: We will take it weekend by weekend. Brunsy came off an injury so it was good to get him a game last week. It wasn’t good news when we heard he had to go out, but Dems has stepped in and played really well so now he has himself in the conversation and I feel that whoever we have in there, they have a good chance to help us win a game.

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SUNY Ulster wrestling program on the rise

There are a lot of positive additions to the second-year SUNY Ulster wrestling program. A new weight room awaits a roster of 17 athletes, nearly twice the size of the first-year squad.
Ulster features the addition of state high school Division I finalist Mike Fekishazy of Wallkill at 184 pounds.
The season opener is November 10 when Ulster hosts SUNY Sullivan in one of two home matches on the Stone Ridge campus.
The SUNY Ulster roster
Sophomores – Patrick Carroll (Kingston, 141 pounds); Mohammed Khan (New Paltz, 125); Lakell Martin (Kingston, 165); Bruce McLee (Washingtonville, 197); Alex Munoz (Saugerties, 174)
Freshmen – Chris Bouton (Kingston, 125); Javier Casteneda (Kingston, 125); Frank Cincotta (Rondout Valley, 174); Vaughn Donovan (Red Hook, 149); Mike Fekishazy (Wallkill, 184); Will McCartney (Newburgh, 285); John Miller (Highland, 149); Kaemar Reynolds (Highland, 285); Matt Shields (Onteora, 165); Will Sickles (Highland, 184); Guy Soumah (New Paltz, 197); Robert Trainor (Highland, 197).
Head coach: Justin Signorelli
Assistants: William Parks; Michael McCabe.

The schedule:
November 4 – Preseason scrimmage at home; November 10 – SUNY Sullivan; November 19 – New York State tournament at Cornell
December 3 – Cyclone Open at Centenary (N.J.); December 9 – Keystone (Pa.) tri-meet
January 10 – U.S. Military Academy Prep School tri-meet at West Point; January 13 – Northeastern District duals, at Niagara CC; January 24 – at SUNY Sullivan
February 1 – Bergen CC at home; February 11 – Northeastern District qualifier at Nassau CC; February 23-24 – NJCAA nationals at Council Bluff, Iowa

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College football notebook: Garcia off to fast start at Hartwick

Hartwick senior wide receiver Brad Garcia, a Warwick graduate, is tied for second in Division III in touchdown receptions.

Garcia caught his eighth touchdown of the season, a 20-yard pass, in Hartwick’s 31-30 loss to Cortland Saturday. He had 18 catches for 383 yards in Hartwick’s first three games. Garcia’s career numbers are impressive –  190 catches, 3,570 yards, 33 touchdowns in 31 games.

Towson sophomore kicker Aidan O’Neill (New Paltz) is the STATS Football Championship Subdivision special teams player of the week after hitting a 42-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Tigers to a 16-14 win over St. Francis (Pa.) Saturday. O’Neill connected on a 33-yard field goal in the third quarter and a 38-yarder with 3:49 left in the game.

Johns Hopkins senior running back Ryan Cary (Marlboro) scored his 20th and 21st career rushing touchdowns in a 37-7 win over Moravian Saturday.

Defending Division I-AA champion James Madison and senior quarterback Bryan Schor (Delaware Valley, Pa.) continue to roll. Schor threw for 149 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 54 yards and a score in two quarters  of play in a 75-14 victory over Norfolk State Saturday. James Madison, ranked No. 1 in Division I-AA, has won 15 straight games.

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KEN McMILLAN: Magarity savored good stories, good eats with Rollie Massimino

The knock on his hotel room door came at 1 in the morning. Dave Magarity was stirred from his sleep to find Pete Gillen begging his friend to watch some game film with Rollie Massimino.
“Dave, Dave, Rollie wants you to come down to the room,’’ Gillen said excitedly. It didn’t seem to matter that Massimino’s Villanova team had just beaten Magarity’s Saint Francis (Pa.) squad only hours earlier in the Dec. 1979 Kodak Classic tournament in Rochester. Gillen was a Villanova assistant, and his boss wanted to gain an edge on his next opponent.
“We’re watching film of Syracuse,’’ Gillen said, well aware that Saint Francis had given the Orange a good game a few weeks earlier.
Magarity, currently Army’s women’s basketball coach since 2006, was a young coach back then so he wiped the sleep from his eyes, explained to his wife that he had some basketball work to do and used the bribe of late-night eats to join Massimino’s court session.
“He’s like, ‘What did you do here? How did you defend this?’’’ Magarity recalled. All the while, the coaches are feasting on a full-course Italian meal pre-ordered and midnight delivered from a local restaurant.
“I couldn’t get out of the room. He’s feeding me, more food than you could imagine,’’ said Magarity, who was never one to push away a plate of spaghetti after midnight. When he finally returned to his hotel room, Magarity had to convince his wife, Rita, that he had not gone out clubbing with the coaches.
Food seemed to be always at the heart – or stomach – of stories about Massimino, who died at age 82 on Wednesday in Florida. Massimino hailed from Long Island but he was part of the Philadelphia basketball circles since he coached at Penn under Chuck Daly and then at Villanova from 1973-92 and brought the Wildcats a national championship with that memorable 1985 win over heavily favored Georgetown. Magarity is a Philly guy so he’s part of that club, too.
“Rollie was a unique guy,’’ Magarity said Wednesday. “He was one of a kind, there’s no question about that. He had a tremendous personality and was funny as heck.’’
While he gained fame and acclaim with the national championship, Massimino was basically the same guy years before the 1985 title season, Magarity said.
“He was a terrific coach and a great recruiter,’’ Magarity said.
The recruiting trails is where Magarity would always see him. Massimino was coaching at UNLV and Magarity at Marist when they ran into one another at a summer camp at Fairleigh Dickinson. Massimino grabbed Magarity’s arm and said, ‘C’mon, we’re going to dinner.’’ Magarity put up a minor protest, saying he was there to watch a couple kids, but the strength of Massimino’s personality and the promise of a good Italian meal was too good to pass. Sure enough, they found a nearby restaurant with two pictures of Massimino adorning the walls.
“The food was unbelievable,’’ Magarity said. “Rollie said, ‘We’ll get you back (to the camp),’ but three hours later we’re still eating.’’
With Massimino, scouting good eats was always easier, and more entertaining, than scouting the next power forward.
“Those will always be my memories,’’ Magarity said. “It’s sad that he’s gone. He is an icon.’’

kmcmillan@th-record.com
Twitter: @KenMcMillanTHR

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SUNYAC academic awards

SUNYAC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll
Student-athletes with 3.30 GPA or better
Section 9 graduates

SUNY Brockport
Whitman Oehler-Marx (New Paltz), Sr., track and field, chemistry
Dylan Serfis (West Hurley), Soph., men’s soccer, business administration
Therez Young (Middletown), Sr., track and field, psychology

Buffalo State
Blaine Billings (Newburgh), Fr., track and field, undecided
Victoria Colotti (New Windsor), Jr., women’s soccer, health & wellness
Jessica McCarey (Middletown), Jr., women’s soccer, forensic chemistry

SUNY Cortland
Aidan Farrell (Bloomingburg), Soph., cross country/track, exsc
Jacqueline Lang (Middletown), Jr., swimming & diving, ecd
Averee May (Highland Falls), Soph., softball, shs
Emily McGurk (Monroe), Sr., women’s swimming & diving, ecd
Peter McWeeney (Washingtonville), Soph., football, pemw
Michelle Palmer (Rock Tavern), Fr., women’s tennis, pemw
Jamie Winsper (Bloomingburg), Sr., cross country & track, com

SUNY Geneseo
Molly Byrne (Warwick), Fr., cross country & track, history teacher education
Kaitlynn Lane (Port Jervis), Soph., track and field, mathematics & secondary education
Samantha Reichman (Cornwall-on-Hudson), Fr., swimming & diving, biology
Lauren Sternberg (Monroe), Fr., equestrian, biology

SUNY New Paltz
Kristyn Bucci (Montgomery), Jr., volleyball, mathematics/secondary education
Emily Cavanagh (Warwick), Fr., cross country, art education
Marissa Contelmo (Wallkill), Soph., volleyball, photography
Konrad Dalland (Stone Ridge), Fr., basketball, economics
Joseph Galante (Newburgh), Soph., swimming, electrical engineering
Krystin Gallagher (Walden), Sr., swimming, adolescence education and English
Matthew Kessler (Highland Mills), Jr., swimming, English and adolescent education
Taylor LaFrance (New Windsor), Soph., softball, accounting
Jamie Owens (Kerhonkson), Fr., field hockey, visual arts
Megan Reilly (Warwick), Fr., cross country, visual arts
Stephen Smith (Wallkill), Jr., cross country, adolescence education
Tucker Stern (New Paltz), Sr., soccer, early childhood education

SUNY Oneonta
David Busby (New Paltz), Sr., cross country & track, environmental science
Honour Butler (New Paltz), Sr., track and field, business economics
Taylor DeClerck (Goshen), Sr., track and field, psychology/criminal justice
Nicole Lapinski (Pine Bush), Fr., swimming & diving, accounting
Nicholas Ponesse (Newburgh), Jr., baseball, political science and sociology
Luke Sheridan (Warwick), Fr., swimming & diving, adolescent education

SUNY Oswego
Kyle Bacon (Montgomery), Fr., men’s lacrosse, wellness management
William Bacon (Montgomery), Jr., men’s lacrosse, finance
Emily Casazza (Highland Mills), Jr., track and field, adolescent education
Timothy Cronin (Walden), Sr., baseball, ecomonics
Carly Lawless (Fort Montgomery), Soph., softball, human development
Colin Maggiolo (Sugar Loaf), Soph., track and field, public justice
Kevin Mahon (Monroe), Jr., men’s lacrosse, childhood education

SUNY Plattsburgh
Hannah Cunningham (Campbell Hall), Fr., track and field, childhood special education
Taylor Fischer (Cottekill), Fr., softball, nursing
William Lindau (Middletown), Soph., cross country & track, biology
Kaitlyn Preiss (Cornwall), Soph., softball, nursing
Amanda Tantillo (Florida), Jr., softball, communication disorders
Alec Tocco (Kerhonkson), Soph., men’s lacrosse, television/video production

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Marist grad takes over at S.F. State

Marist graduate Kristina Danella was named women’s basketball head coach at San Francisco State University on Monday. She went 18-10 at Urbana in 2013-14, and 65-25 in the last three seasons at Caldwell. She was 25-6 this season, guiding Caldwell to its first NCAA Div. II tourney appearance and was named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference coach of the year.
Danella played two seasons at Marist (2011-13) after transferring from Massachusetts. She played in two NCAA Div. I tournaments with the Red Foxes. As a senior, she won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Sixth Man of the Year award, led the MAAC in 3-point shooting (.410), ranked 12th nationally in free throw shooting (.887) and averaged nine points and four rebounds.
“I am honored and pleased to be named the next head women’s basketball coach at San Francisco State,” Danella said. “I want to thank President Wong, director of athletics Charles Guthrie and the search committee for the opportunity to join this amazing community. Charles is relentless in his efforts to surpass all expectations at San Francisco State. Under his leadership, the decision to become a Gator was not only an easy choice but the right one for my family and me. I will work tirelessly to create a culture of excellence in everything that we do. I am more than thrilled to call San Francisco State my new home.”
“Kristina is a rising star with a competitive spirit,” Guthrie said. “She has turned two different programs completely around from not winning to winning. She has made postseason appearances multiple times as a head coach and student athlete, and she has an overall winning record everywhere she has coached in women’s basketball. We were highland impressed with her in-depth tactical knowledge of women’s basketball, organizational structure, energy, ability to connect with the student athletes on and off the court and her California networks.”
San Francisco State was 4-23 last season.

Danella is one of at least 18 former players who were coached by Marist head coach Brian Giorgis who went into the coaching ranks. Here is a link to a July 2012 story about Giorgis’ extensive coaching tree.
An update to that 2012 story has Stephanie Del Preore as head coach at Long Island University, and Nikki Flores and Emily Stallings as assistants at American University, under former Giorgis assistant Megan Gebbia. Erin (Leger) Doughty is married now and still on Giorgis’ bench. Alisa Kresge left Marist in June 2016 to become associate head coach at the University of Vermont.

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Marist football announces home schedule

Marist football fans had better keep pocket schedules handy because the Red Foxes are playing games with at least four different start times this season.
The home schedule was announced on Monday with start times of noon, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. There’s road starts at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The Red Foxes have four Section 9 graduates on the roster: QB Mike White of Cornwall; DL Thomas Giordano of Goshen; OL Dan Wittekind of Chester; and, OL Brandon Rawlins of Burke Catholic.

The 2017 schedule:
Sat. Sept. 2 – at Bucknell, 6 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 9 – Stetson*, 1 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 16 – at Georgetown, TBA
Sat. Sept. 23 – Jacksonville*, 6 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 30 – at Davidson*, 1 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 7 – Columbia, noon
Sat. Oct. 14 – at Valparaiso*, 2 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 21 – Drake*, 1 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 28 – OPEN
Sat. Nov. 4 – at Dayton*, 1 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 11 – Morehead State*, noon
Sat. Nov. 18 – at San Diego*, TBA
* – Pioneer Football League

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Region XV baseball tournament schedule

The spring rains that have wreaked havoc on college sports schedules continue to do so, prompting a change in format and schedule for the Mid-Hudson Conference/Region XV Div. II tournament.
SUNY Orange and SUNY Ulster did not make the tournament.
Here is the schedule:
Thursday, May 11
Game 1 – No. 4 SUNY Rockland at No. 1 SUNY Westchester, 3:30 p.m.
Game 2 – No. 3 SUNY Dutchess at No. 2 SUNY Sullivan, 3:30 p.m.
Friday, May 12 (at SUNY Sullivan)
Game 3 – Losers games 1-2, 10 a.m.
Game 4 – Winners games 1-2, 1 p.m.
Game 5 – Winner game 3 vs. Loser game 4, 4 p.m.
To be determined (Saturday at earliest, at SUNY Sullivan)
Game 6 – Championship game, time TBD
Game 7 – if necessary

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