Winter/Spring 2014 Sports Round-Up

Women’s Ice Hockey

The Oswego women’s hockey team and head coach Diane Dillon finished the season with the best mark in program history, ending 17-9-1 overall and 10-5-1 in ECAC Women’s West play. Earning the No. 3 seed in the ECAC Women’s West Championship, the Lakers went on to defeat Buffalo State 3-1 before falling short to Elmira College in the semifinals.

Jocelyn St. Clair ’14 earned Second Team All-ECAC honors as she had a balanced eight-point season, scoring four goals and assisting on four others. She anchored a defense that allowed only seven power-play goals on 76 opportunities (.092).

Melissa Seamont ’14 was named Honorable Mention All-ECAC Women’s West. She is the first Laker to ever earn multiple conference honors, as she was named Second Team All-Conference last year. She led the Lakers this season with 11 goals and was second in points with 16, while breaking two program records. Her 62-point career as a Laker (27 goals and 35 assists) sets a new record in points, and 35 assists also set the new school record, breaking the former mark of 31.

Alli Ulrich ’17 garnered All-Rookie Team accolades for her efforts on defense, while playing in all but two games for Oswego.

Men’s Basketball

The Laker men’s basketball team, under third-year head coach Jason Leone, finished the season 17-10 overall and 10-8 in SUNYAC play. Oswego earned the No. 4 seed in the SUNYAC tournament by defeating Cortland in a thrilling overtime regular season finale. The Lakers again defeated the Red Dragons in the first round 69-57, but lost in the semifinal game against No. 1 Brockport.

Daniel Ross ’14 was named First Team All-Conference after leading the Lakers in scoring. He finished the season as a category leader in points with 500, scoring average with 18.5 points per game, assists with 72 and steals with 59.

Brian Sortino ’17 received Third Team All-Conference Honors, pacing the Lakers with second most points per game (14.8). He led the Lakers in 3-point field-goal percentage (38.3 percent) and finished second on the squad with 47 assists.

Women’s Basketball

The women’s basketball team and head coach Tracey Bruno finished 6-19 overall and 2-16 in conference play.

Jenn Robbins ’14 received All-SUNYAC recognition as she was named Third-Team after pacing the Lakers with 17.3 points a game, ranking third in the conference while leading the team with 70 assists. She finished the season ranked 43rd in the country and third in the conference for 3-point efficiency, shooting 38.8 percent. Robbins entered the 1,000 point club, registering a total of 1,315 points (758 points at Division II West Liberty College, 557 points at Oswego) in her collegiate career.

Swimming And Diving

The Oswego men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, under head coach Michael Holman ’96, posted fifth-place and eighth-place finishes, respectively, at the SUNYAC Championships. The Laker men registered 319 points and the Laker women posted 184 points.

Andrew Minnick’s ’14 performance on the championship weekend earned him Second Team All-SUNYAC honors after finishing in the top eight for all three of his individual events. He finished third overall in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:39.75, fourth in the 500-yard freestyle and touched the wall at 1:45.35 in the 200-yard freestyle to give him a sixth place finish.

Sabia Filiaci ’15 placed fourth overall in the women’s 100-yard butterfly with a personal best time of 58.71. Katie Flood ’14 recorded at 1:08.30 in the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing in fifth place.

Indoor Track And Field

The Oswego State men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams finished seventh and eighth, respectively, at the SUNYAC Championships, under new head coach Derek Rousseau.

Matt Wagenhauser ’15 ranked 21st in the nation in the 400-meter dash. He won the event with a personal best time of 49.62. The men’s second place finish in the 4×400 relay, consisting of Wagenhauser, Andrew Baldwin ’14, Brandon Comden ’15 and Nick Reinsdorf ’15, set a new school record of 3:22.31.

On the women’s side, Katie Bott ’14 M’15 took home her first SUNYAC Championship in the 800-meter race, posting a time of 2:19.29. She broke a school record with her fourth place finish in the 400-meter dash and a time of 59.08. The senior represented Oswego at the NCAA Division III Championship for the first time since 2004 as she qualified and competed in the 800-meter run. She finished 17th overall in the country.

Wrestling

The Oswego State wrestling team finished 3-12 in dual meets and 16th at the NCAA Northeast Regionals.

Scott Bova ’16 won two matches at regionals in his weight class, 184. Each match was won by fall, the first in 3:56 and the final, one second faster, in 3:55. He finished his season 23-8.

Abubakarr Sow ’16 finished the season leading the squad with the best individual record of 25-7. He won first place in his weight class (149) at the Ithaca Invitational and fourth overall at the R.I.T. Invitational.

With the graduation of Maxx Stratton ’14 and Dan Batchelder ’14, the Lakers will return most of its team in 2014-15.

—Michael Bielak

See also: Men’s Ice Hockey

See also: Oswego Wins Two National Community Service Awards

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