November 21, 2006


Purple Tiger trio 1st team all-stars


This fall’s golf all-star list for the OHSL Freedom National Division is bad news for Cortland High’s_opponents.
The Purple Tigers, now 16-0 in two seasons as champions since the league was formed (32-1 overall), placed three members on the first team and two on the second — and all five are underclassmen. CHS averaged 199 in league matches and 200 overall, and for the first time qualified seven players for the Class A sectional tournament in the spring.
The all-stars were determined by a point system, with six points given two away medallists, five for home medallists, four for second place, three for third, two for fourth and one for fifth. In the cases of all ties, the points were combined and divided among the golfers involved.
CHS sophomore Matt Porter led the way on the first team with 34 points, while Joe Barron of Chittenango had 30.5, Purple Tiger sophomore Brandon Fitzgerald 19.75, East Syracuse-Minoa’s Ben Loder 19.5, Ryan Bergman of Fulton 19, Colin Doran from Jamesville-DeWitt 17.5 and Cortland junior Nick Decker 17.25.
The second team consists of Kevin Jackson (14.50) and Chris Frascatore (12.0) from Chittenango, J-D’s Jake May also at 12.0, Brett Hart from Chittenango at 10.83 and a pair of Purple Tiger sophomores — Ryan Wanish (10.5) and Chris Pace (10.25).
Honorable mentions went to Fulton’s Ken Copps (8.25), ES-M’s Travis Oot (7.5) and Matt Perry (6.5), J-D’s Jake Merola (6.5), Ryan McGinnis from Chittenango (5.5) and Fulton’s Matt Liberti (5.25).
Cortland coach Kevin Cafararo had the following comments on his first-teamers:
Matt Porter: “He had an excellent season, averaging 37 strokes per round. He was a team leader, experienced, and the leading all-league point-getter.
Brandon Fitzgerald: “He averaged 39 for the season and complemented Matt Very well. When Matt didn’t play well Brandon picked up the slack. As our top two men, they provided a comfortable lead in almost all the matches.”
Nick Decker: He was a team leader and eldest member of the starting line-up as a junior. He averaged 39.”
HOMER CENTRAL had a lone representative on the OHSL Freedom Division first team all-star list, Andy Saraceno named. The sophomore shared medalist honors against East Syracuse-Minoa Blue after a round of 38 in the second match of the season and he followed that up with a solid 42 against Tully.
Those points earned helped Saraceno make the first-team list. For the season, Homer was 2-6 in American Division matches and 2-13 overall.
Syracuse Christian Brothers Academy and ES-M Blue each walked away with three first-team all-star selections. CBA seniors Chris Hornstein and Matt Hardy were joined by junior teammate Chris Weber on the first team while the Spartans placed senior Tom Sullivan and sophomores Tyler Dattmore and Frank Chiaravalloti on the first-team roster.
Rounding out the squad were sophomore Owen Hutchinson and freshman Chris Shoemaker of Tully.
Homer senior Nick Saraceno and junior Lane Hopkins were both named American Division Second-Team All-Stars,
Other second-team selections included CBA sophomore Mike Kitts; ES-M Blue senior duo of John Maselli and J.D. Colditz; Tully junior Paul Delles; plus the Phoenix senior duo of Jeff Abold and Daniel Fallon.
Homer coach Gary Wilcox comments on first-team selection Andy Saraceno: “Andy had some good rounds this season. He averaged 44.6, which was the best on the team this season. Andy was or tied for medalist honors for the team eight times during the season.”




Six booters honored for Cortland women

Though SUNY Cortland women were shut out as far as first team all-star players were concerned, the Red Dragons were still well represented in receiving post-season honors.
A half dozen Red Dragons were named to the SUNY Athletic Conference all-league squad. Sophomore forward Katie Trivisonno, junior forward Mandy Womelsdorf, sophomore defender Caitlin Cimino and junior goalie Megan Thayer were all named to the all-conference second team. Sophomore midfielder Kayla Sweet and junior midfielder Ilona Szotyori were third team selections.
Trivisonno and Szotyori earned all-league honors for the second year in a row. Trivisonno was a second team choice and Szotyori was honorable mention last season.
Trivisonno recorded a team-high nine goals along with three assists this fall for 21 points in 19 games. She scored three game-winning goals. Trivisonno netted both of the Red Dragons’ goals in a 2-0 win over Buffalo State in the SUNYAC tournament quarterfinals.
Womelsdorf was second on the team with 17 points, finishing with seven goals and three assists. She tallied two game-winning goals, including an overtime score in a 1-0 win over Fredonia, and had two goals and an assist in a 5-0 regular-season win over Buffalo State.
Cimino recorded two assists in 19 games and helped the Red Dragons’ defense allow only 20 goals in 19 games. She assisted on a goal in Cortland’s SUNYAC quarterfinal victory over Buffalo State.
Thayer started all 19 games in goal this season. She finished with a 1.10 goals against average and made 73 saves. Thayer registered five solo shutouts and played a role in_three others.
Cortland concluded the season with a 10-8-1 overall record and 6-3-1 in SUNYAC play. The Red Dragons advanced to the league tournament semifinals before dropping a_1-0 decision to eventual champion Brockport.
CORTLAND MEN had four players named to the elite SUNYAC soccer squad, led by first team selection and junior forward Bryan Patterson.
Senior midfielder Dan Dunn and senior defender Vjekoslav Luburic were second team selections and senior defender George Morningstar was named to the third team.
Patterson, from Farmingdale, led Cortland this fall with eight goals and 18 total points in 18 games. He scored two goals in league wins over New Paltz, Buffalo State and Potsdam.
Dunn finished the season with five goals and two assists for 12 points in 19 games. A second team all-league selection for the second straight year, he scored goals in wins over New Paltz and Ithaca and in ties versus Alfred and Brockport.
Luburic scored two goals and Morningstar registered two assists in 19 games. They helped lead a Red Dragon defense that posted four shutouts and allowed only one goal in five other games.
Cortland finished the season 4-4-1 in league play and 7-9-3 overall. The Red Dragons qualified for _he SUNYAC playoffs, losing to nationally-ranked Plattsburgh in the quarterfinals.