The 2013 men’s lacrosse team finished over .500 for the second-straight year, which is the first time the team has had consecutive winning seasons since 1996 and 1997. The Lakers finished 8-7 overall, going 2-4 in SUNYAC play.
Troy Crevier ’16 and Nick Giampaolo ’14 were both named to the All-SUNYAC Second Team as voted on by league coaches. Crevier won 63% of his faceoffs, which allowed the Lakers to post the best faceoff record in the league. He was one of two freshmen to receive All-Conference recognition. Giampaolo earned 38 points for Oswego off of 17 goals and 21 assists. He scored eight goals and six assists in conference play.
Cody Hoose ’15 led the team in points for the second-straight season. Hoose scored 24 goals and had 26 assists on the year, ending 2013 with 50 total points. That total was one point higher than the 2012 season, in which he scored 20 goals with 29 assists.
The 2013 Oswego State baseball team set a new program record in wins, finishing the season at 27-15. The previous record was set in 1982 with 26 victories. The Lakers finished second at the SUNYAC Championships, falling to nationally-ranked Cortland in the championship game. The game was the first SUNYAC Championship game Oswego has appeared in since 2001.
Scott Buniak ’14, Dan Erne ’14 and Brian Hamilton ’15 were all named to First Team All-SUNYAC while Mike McMullen ’14 was named Second Team All-SUNYAC. The American Baseball Coaches Association and D3baseball.com named Buniak, Erne and McMullen to All-Region teams. Erne and McMullen were named to the ACBA/Rawlings Division III All-New York Region Third Team while Erne and Buniak were selected to the D3baseball.com’s All-New York Region Third Team. Hamilton was named a SUNY Chancellor Scholar-Athlete Award winner because of his on the field accomplishments combined with his 3.56 GPA.
Andrew Lazzaro ’14 led the team with a .394 batting average on the season. McMullen finished with a team high: 50 hits and 26 runs batted in. Hamilton also finished with 26 RBI. Erne anchored the pitching staff with a 2.25 earned run average. He had a team best 6-1 record.
The Oswego State softball team made history twice in 2013, earning the first SUNYAC post-season win in program history. It also became the first No. 6 seed to knock off a top seed in the SUNYAC tournament. The Lakers beat No. 1 Brockport in the first round of the tournament, but then fell to Geneseo and Plattsburgh to end their playoff run. Oswego finished the season 17-20, winning its last five out of seven SUNYAC matchups and headed to the playoffs for the second consecutive season.
Katie Brendin ’14 was named to the SUNYAC All-Tournament Team after batting .375 in three games in the tournament. Tori Trovato ’16 was named First Team All-SUNYAC while Sammie Schroeter ’14 was named to the Second Team. Trovato was also named ECAC Upstate Softball All-Star First Team. She led the Lakers in almost every offensive category, and her .415 batting average ranked fourth among SUNYAC players. Trovato also led the team with 49 hits and 35 RBI. Schroeter finished the season with a .360 average, 40 hits and 13 RBI.
Third-year head coach Casey Price was named the SUNYAC Sandra Hollander Coach of the Year.
The Oswego men’s tennis team won back-to-back contests against Daemen College and Keuka College early in the season as well as Keystone College and Keuka to end the season, finishing 5-8 overall.
The Lakers lost three seniors, leaving seven returners to lead the team this coming year. Among these returners is Sam Carges ’14, who went 4-4 at singles and 5-6 at doubles. Ben Schleider ’13 went 3-2 while partnered with Carges at doubles.
Outdoor Track and Field
The men’s and women’s track and field teams both finished eighth at the SUNYAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The men earned 28 points while the women scored 37.
Matt Wagenhauser ’15 became the first Laker to win the 400-meter dash at a SUNYAC Championship since 2000. His time of 48.16 seconds not only bettered his school record by almost nine-tenths of a second, but also qualified him for the NCAA Championships. Wagenhauser placed 17th at NCAAs in the preliminary race and fell short of advancing. He placed 14th at the ECAC Championships, finishing his race in 49.51 seconds.
Alongside Ryan Brennan ’14, Ben Sweet ’13 and Andrew Baldwin ’14 at the SUNYAC Championship, Wagenhauser and the squad set a school record of 3:21:06 in the 4×400 relay. The time sent the relay team to ECACs, where they finished 13th out of 29 teams.
Katie Bott ’14 finished second in the 800 meters at SUNYACs with a time of 2:13:58. Bott’s time qualified her for ECACs as well, and also beat the previous school record of 2:18:36 set by Susan McWilliams ’04 in 2004.
The women’s lacrosse team finished its season at an even .500, going 8-8 overall and 4-4 in SUNYAC, but finished just one game short of making the playoffs.
Erannan Shattuck ’16 led the team with 52 points on the season, finishing with 30 goals and 22 assists. Lindsey Eggers ’16 finished the season with 25 points, coming from 16 goals and 9 assists.
Nikki Greco ’14, Mackenzie Kjerstad ’14 and Megan McNulty ’14 were all named to All-SUNYAC teams as voted on by conference coaches. Greco received a First Team bid, while Kjerstad and McNulty both earned Second Team honors.
—Michael Bielak and Shannon Stewart ’14