March 31, 2010


Dragons’ Wager in spotlight

SUNY Cortland distance runner Justin Wager has been named the SUNY Athletic Conference Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award winner for men’s indoor track and field during the 2009-10 season.
The award is given to one student-athlete in the conference from each sport who has the highest cumulative grade point average among all first-team or second-team all-conference selections. The Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award recognizes a combination of academic excellence and outstanding athletic achievement within the SUNY system at the Division l, Division lll and junior college levels.
Winners must have completed at least three semesters at their school.
Wager, a senior from Guilderland, is a kinesiology major with a 3.76 cumulative GPA prior to the spring semester. He earned second team All-SUNYAC honors with his runner-up finish in the mile run (4:12.66) at the conference championship meet in February.
Wager has earned four SUNYAC Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Awards. He was the men’s outdoor track and field winner in 2008 and was the men’s cross country winner in both 2008 and 2009.
Cortland midfielder Lindsay Abbott has been named the SUNYAC women’s lacrosse Player of the Week for the week ending March 28.
The sophomore out of Onondaga registered 11 goals and three assists during a 2-1 week for the Red Dragons. In a 16-7 win at Rochester, she finished with seven goals and one assist and became just the 10th sophomore in school history, and the 31st Cortland player overall, to surpass 100 career points.
Abbott finished the week with three goals and two assists in a 13-8 win over visiting Ithaca. She presently has 89 goals and 22 assists for 111 career points.
Cortland is off to a 4-1 start and is ranked ninth nationally in Division III by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association.
Cortland’s Mike Assmann was named the SUNYAC baseball Pitcher of the Week for the week ending March 28. He won the award for the second time this season.
The sophomore from Auburn allowed four hits and two unearned runs over six and one third innings in an 11-2 victory at Oswego. He struck out nine and walked four as he improved to 4-1 on the season.
Cortland is 12-5 and is ranked 13th nationally by the American Baseball Coaches Association and 22nd nationally in the poll.