Oswego State’s men’s lacrosse team raced out to a program-best 7-0 start, including a dramatic, come-from-behind, double-overtime win over nationally ranked Ithaca. They finished the year 8-6 overall for the first winning season since 2000.
Captains Ian O’Brien ’12 and Eric Miccio ’12 received postseason recognition from the SUNY Athletic Conference. O’Brien was named to the All-SUNY Athletic Conference Second Team, while Miccio received honorable mention recognition after the Lakers went 1-5 in league play. Cody Hoose ’15 led the squad in scoring with 49 points on 20 goals and 29 assists for the most points scored by a Laker since 2004.
The Oswego State baseball team remained in the thick of the conference playoff race through the final weekend of competition, but came up just short in the end with eight SUNYAC wins, which totaled more conference victories than the previous three years combined. The Lakers and first-year head coach Scott Landers closed out the year with a 10-2 win over nationally third-ranked Keystone to finish the year at 20-20.
Matt Miller ’12 led Oswego State at the plate, batting .379, while David Mazzullo ’13 produced a team-best 28 RBI and 44 hits. The bulk of the pitching staff returns, including Jon Stevens ’13, who paced the pitching staff with a 1.95 ERA, innings pitched (60.0), and strikeouts (35) en route to receiving Second Team All-SUNYAC honors. Alex Jurczynski ’13 and John Rauseo ’15 joined Stevens on the second team. Rauseo also became the first Laker to be named Clark V. Whited Rookie of the Year since 2004, when Mike Cortellini ’06 earned the award.
Ayouthful Laker softball team with two seniors on the roster and second-year head coach Casey Grimes Price ’00 consistently split games against SUNYAC opponents during the season to clinch the sixth-seed in the conference playoffs, marking the second time in program history and the first time since 2008 that Oswego State qualified for the league tournament. The Lakers ended the season at 16-23 overall and 8-10 in the league.
Offensively, the Lakers were led by Second Team All-SUNYAC pick Sammie Schroeter ’14, who paced the Lakers in batting average (.362), runs scored (20) and hits (42). The centerfielder ranked second with 17 RBI and 11 extra-base hits. In the pitcher’s circle, Ashley Snyder ’13 ranked third among all league pitchers with 114 strikeouts and fourth in innings pitched (131.2) and appearances (29). At the plate, she was third on the team in RBI (16) and runs scored (17) as she joined Schroeter on the All-SUNYAC Second Team.
Oswego State’s men’s tennis team posted back-to-back wins against Keuka and Keystone colleges last spring with a young roster comprised of six sophomores and freshmen after graduating seven players the year before before wrapping up the year at 3-7 overall. The Lakers gained experience over the course of the season, as they have a talented group coming back, including all six singles players and five out of six doubles players. Sam Moores ’15 turned in the best singles record at 4-3 with three of the four victories coming at the No. 2 position.
Outdoor Track and Field
Laker men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams posted identical eighth-place finishes with 33 and 36 points, respectively, at the SUNYAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships under head coach David Thompson. Da’Quan Coleman ’12 and Brittany DalCais ’15 earned Second Team All-SUNYAC recognition after placing second in the 110-meter hurdles and the pole vault, respectively. DalCais later bettered her school record in the event at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships after clearing a sixth-place height of 3.55 meters, which narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA championships.
The Laker women’s lacrosse team reached the 20-goal plateau in three of its wins last season, while holding opponents in those contests to eight goals or fewer, as Oswego State went 4-3 against non-conference foes for a 4-10 overall record.
Erin Cummings ’12 was recognized on the All-SUNYAC Second Team after pacing the Lakers in scoring, as she amassed 53 goals and 19 assists for 72 points.