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Pioneer Weekly Update: Edition 25

Alfred State Weekly Update
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Schedule for Week beginning February 18
Date Event Time Live Links
Friday, Feb. 22 Lacrosse at Keuka 7 p.m. Stats
Saturday Feb. 23 Baseball at Houghton 10:30 a.m.  
Saturday Feb. 23 Wrestling @ NCAA Mideast Regionals @ Brockport 11 a.m.  Tournament Preview
Saturday Feb. 23 Women's Basketball vs. Thomas More # Noon  Stats  *  Video
Saturday Feb. 23 Baseball vs. Messiah @ Houghton 1:30 p.m.  
Saturday Feb. 23 Women's Basketball: Valley Forge vs. Finlandia # 2 p.m.  Stats  *  Video
Saturday Feb. 23 Men's Basketball vs. Thomas More # 5 p.m.  Stats Video
Saturday Feb. 23 Men's Basketball: Delhi vs. Pine Manor # 7 p.m.  Stats Video
Sunday Feb. 24 Wrestling @ NCAA Mideast Regionals @ Brockport 10 a.m.  Tournament Preview 
Sunday Feb. 24 Women's Basketball: ACAA Championship Game # Noon  Stats  *  Video
Sunday Feb. 24 Men's Basketball: ACAA Championship Game # 2:30 p.m.  Stats  *  Video

# Part of the ACAA Championships - Tournament held at Alfred State (Orvis Activities Center)

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Men's Basketball: 14-11

The Pioneers wrapped up the regular season by splitting a pair of games this week. They fell 77-69 to Villa Maria but then defeated Green Mountain College 67-56.

Tahaij Lewis (Rochester/Greece Olympia) had another big week. He averaged 18.5 points per game and 12.5 rebounds. Dante Jordan (New York/Law & Public Service) averaged 13.5 while Ryan Gentile (Spencerport) scored 24 total points. 

Lewis had 22 points and 15 rebounds vs. Villa while Jordan finished with 20 points and nine boards. Lewis had another double-double vs. Green Mountain finishing with 15 points and 10 rebounds while Gentile finished with 14.

The Pioneers connected on 17 three-pointers this week and shot 38.5% from the field for the week.

Women's Basketball: 6-17

The women's basketball team were 1-2 this week as they wrapped up the regular season. They fought tough vs. Villa Maria but fell 87-81, could not rally all the way back in a 78-66 loss to Green Mountain, and ended the season with a dominating 77-53 victory at Pine Manor.

Ray Anderson (Wellsville) had a monster all-around week. She averaged 12.7 points, 11.7 assists, and 7.7 rebounds in the three games. She recorded a triple double (14 points, 13 assists, and 11 rebounds) vs. Villa Maria. She also passed out 13 assists in the victory at Pine Manor. The 13 assists is now the new record number for assists in the game.

Jordyn Pettit (Wellsville) scored 31 vs. Villa Maria and led the team 56 points this week. She also grabbed 35 boards. Kelsey Shaulis (Ovid/South Seneca) scored 41 points this week, Skylar Shaulis (Ovid/South Seneca) had 36 points and 27 boards while Emily Kelley (Andover) registered 33 points and 28 rebounds.

The Pioneers shot 38.9% for the week and connected on 22 three-pointers. 

Western Equestrian: Reserve Hi-Point Team honors in Regionals

The western equestrian team had a solid showing as they finished as the Reserve Hi-Point team at the 2019 IHSA Zone 2 Region 1 Championships held at Alfred University.

The trio of Brianna Lasecki (Newark, NY), Alyssa Beardsley (Letchworth), and Rachel von Hagn (Bath) qualified for the IHSA Westeren Semi-Final Championships at the University of Findlay (March 16-17). Lasecki earned the hi-point rider honors in the beginner competition, Beardsley was the reserve hi-point rider in the open horsemanship competition, and von Hagn was the reserve hi-point rider in the advanced horsemanship category.

Meaghan Castoro (Syosset) was 6th and Kathleen Crandon (Webster/Webster Thomas) was 7th in the intermediate horsemanship field.

Men's Swimming & Diving: 2nd at AMCC Championships

The men's swimming and diving team finished 2nd at the AMCC Championships. The Pioneers have now finished 2nd in two of the past three years. As a team, the Pioneers scored 421 points in the four-day event.

Ethan Dale (Lock Haven, PA) and Tim Olin (Perry) led the way in the swimming events while Austin Miller (Hornell) had a monster week on the diving board. 

  • Dale won the 400 IM (4:17.62) for the 2nd straight year. He also was 2nd in the 200 IM (2:00.00) and 3rd in the 200 fly (2:02.05).
  • Olin was 3rd in the 100 back (55.75), 4th in the 40 free (22.53), and 4th in the 200 back (2:05.40).
  • Miller qualified for the NCAA Diving Regionals with victories on both the 1m (440.80) and the 3m (484.45) boards. For his performances he was named the AMCC Diver of the Year.

The 200 free relay team (1:31.80), the 200 medley relay team (1:41.66), and the 400 free relay team (3:21.70) all finished 2nd while 800 free relay team (7:34.85) and the 400 medley relay team (3:43.19) were both 3rd.

Women's Swimming & Diving: 2nd at AMCC Championships

The women's swimming & diving team earned their highest finish in school history as they scored 584 points to earn 2nd place at the AMCC Championships.

Jessie LaRue (Livonia) and Kathryn Lewis (Niagara Wheatfield) led the way while Sarah Stevens (Wellsville) was stellar on the diving board.

  • LaRue won a pair of individual events. She won the 200 IM (2:14.66) and the 200 back (2:11.64). She also finished 2nd in the 100 back (1:02.90).
  • Lewis was 2nd in three different events. She swam the 500 free in 5:23.05, the 200 free in 2:01.87, and 1650 free in 18:50.08.
  • Stevens was named the AMCC Diver of the Year after winning the 1m (351.75) and the 3m (345.10) competitions. She also was 3rd in the 400 IM (5:20.17).

The 800 free relay team (8:17.69), the 200 free relay team (1:45.87), and the 400 free relay team (3:21.70) all finished 2nd while the 400 medley relay team (4:38.03) and the 200 medley relay team (1:59.85) each finished 3rd.

Men's Indoor Track & Field: Competed at Edinboro

Michael Allender (Youngstown/Lew-Port) and Cameron Howard (Brockport) both qualified for the ECAC Championships to highlight the indoor track & field teams performance at Edinboro on Friday evening.

Allender was 9th overall with a time of 7.24 while Howard was 10th with a time of 7.25. Howard was also 8th in the 200 (23.52).

Paul Kemsley (Lancaster) was 2nd in the weight throw (16.37 m), Jacob Wadsworth (Dansville) was tied for 2nd in the high jump (1.80 m) and 6th in the 60 m hurdles (9.67), and Matthew Connolly (Elmira Notre Dame) was 4th in the 5000 (17:00.38).

Women's Indoor Track & Field: Competed at Edinboro

The women's indoor track & field team closed out the regular season at Edinboro on Friday evening.

Emily Brigman (Lancaster) was the top finisher on the night. She was 6th in the high jump (1.45 m). Alexis Carrington (Manhattan/NYC iSchool) was 7th in the long jump (4.37 m), Katherine O'Buckley (Queens/Francis Lewis) was 7th in the 400 (1:13.81) while Delaney Ward(Adams Center/South Jefferson) was 8th (1:18.91), and Marissa Sly (N. Tonawanda) was 9th in the 60 hurdles (10.60).


The wrestling team heads to the NCAA Mideast Regionals this weekend at SUNY Brockport. Top performers in the Regionals advance to the NCAA DII National Championships.