March 7, 2012


Randall, Dragons head to nationals

Cincinnatus Central graduate and current Ithaca College runner Jenn Randall will join a SUNY Cortland contingent at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships being held Friday and Saturday.
Randall and Cortland junior Jordan Naylon will both be involved in the women’s mile run at the Charles Benson Bear ‘39 Recreation and Athletic Center at Grinnell College located in Waverly, Iowa. Naylon is seeded 10th with a 4:57.98 clocking and Randall is seeded 13th with a 4:59.41 time.
Randall will be making her first visit to the national meet after finishing fourth for the Bombers at the ECAC Division III Championships in the mile run last Saturday at The Armory in New York City.
Also for Cortland women, senior Alyson Dalton is seeded sixth in the 5,0000-meter run with the 17:14.32 time she ran at the Boston University Valentine Invitational last month. Sophomore Sarah Bonnell will be in the long jump, seeded 13th after winning the SUNY Athletic Conference title in that event.
Cortland senior Ryan Pericozzi is seeded eight in the men’s pole vault, while the Red Dragons’ 4x400-meter relay team of Eric Banks, Phill Wiltshire, Neil Yodice and Stephan Linton are ranked ninth after breaking the school record with a 3:18.21 first place performance at the ECAC Championships.
The top 15 ranked women and top 13 men nationally earned spots at the national meet.
SUNYAC honors for June
Cortland senior second baseman Matt June (Colonie) has been named the first State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Baseball Player of the Week for the 2012 season. The award covers all games played through March 4.
June batted .550 (11-for-20) with four runs scored, two RBI, two walks and two steals in Cortland’s first five games of the spring. He went 4-for-5 in a loss at Christopher Newport on Feb. 18, was 3-for-4 with a walk and two RBI in an 8-2 win over Husson College on March 4 and finished 2-for-4 in a 13-0 win over Penn St. Altoona March 3. The Husson and Penn St. Altoona contests were the first two of the Red Dragons’ eight games on their Florida spring break trip.
Cortland is currently 3-3, including a 14-5 win March 5 vs. RIT. The Red Dragons entered last week ranked 20th nationally by
Oneonta Sticker Fiske Honored
ONEONTA — Marathon Central alum Stephanie Fiske was part of a SUNY Oneonta squad that was part of the 2011 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III National Academic Team Awards.
Fiske, who just completed her sophomore season on the field hockey squad, was among seven Red Dragons recognized by the NFHCA for their work in the classroom.
Oneonta finished 14-7 last fall and lost to Cortland in the SUNY Athletic Conference playoff title game. The team became eligible for the National Academic Team Award by compiling a combined team grade point average of greater than a 3.0 for the fall semester.
Fiske was one of four Red Dragons honored for a second consecutive year.
NCAAs Next for Goalie Jones
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — After leading Middlebury College to its seventh NESCA women’s hockey title, Homer’s Annabelle Jones will be tending goal in the upcoming NCAA Division III tournament.
Freshman goalie Jones came up with 16 saves as Middlebury defeated Amherst 1-0 in overtime to win their seventh league title this past Saturday night, that game decided by junior Lauren Greer’s goal 6:17 into the extra period.
Among those Jones’ saves in the title game was stopping an Amherst short-handed scoring chance in the final minute of regulation.
Middlebury — currently 21-3-3 and ranked third in Division III — will now host sixth-ranked Plattsburgh (18-6-3) in the NCAA quarterfinals on Saturday, game time 7 p.m.
Trio of Panthers named
DRYDEN — Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomores Jailaan Kinsey and Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) have been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference men’s basketball all-conference team, and freshman Y-Nasia Adams has been named to the women’s basketball all-conference team.
The all-conference teams each consist of 10 players, with voting done by the coaches from the seven MSAC programs.
Kinsey was voted to the team for the second straight year, receiving the second-most votes this year. He was third in the conference in scoring, averaging 19.3 points per game. He was also third in assists, with 4.5 per game, and in free throw percentage at 80.2 percent. He was fifth in steals, 2.2 per game, and ninth in three-point field goal percentage at 32.7 percent.
Clark was seventh in scoring with an average of 14.7 points per game. He was third in steals, 3.5 per game, and fifth in blocked shots, 1.8 per game. He was seventh in free throw percentage at 74.2 percent and 10th in three-point field goal percentage at 32.5 percent.
Adams was ninth in the conference in scoring, averaging 15.2 points per game, and was third in rebounding with 13.1 per game. She had 10 double-doubles in 11 conference games, and was eighth in the MSAC in field goal percentage, making 43.6 percent of her attempts.


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