Friday, December 8, 2017

ALBANY CUP - Annual Award - Top Division I Collegiate Athletic Program In Albany Region


(statistical update)

THE ALBANY CUP

Annual award given to the top division I collegiate athletic program in the city of Albany. (based on records since the University of Albany and Siena College began scheduling full year competition in most/all sports)

Annual winners:
2017 Winner - UAlbany
2016 Winner - UAlbany
2015 Winner - UAlbany
2014 Winner - UAlbany
2013 Winner - UAlbany
2012 Winner - UAlbany
2011 Winner - UAlbany
2010 Winner - UAlbany
2009 Winner - UAlbany
2008 Winner - UAlbany
2007 Winner - UAlbany
2006 Winner - UAlbany
2005 Winner - UAlbany
2004 Winner - UAlbany
2003 Winner - UAlbany
2002 Winner - UAlbany

UAlbany Overall Record: 125-37-3

2017 Head to Head, 1 on 1 Competition
TOTALS: UAlbany 6 Siena Ties 0

UAlbany 11 Siena 3 - Softball: March 31, 2017
UAlbany 7 Siena 2 - Softball: March 31, 2017
UAlbany 2 Siena 1 - Women's Soccer - Sept 3, 2017
UAlbany 1 Siena 0 - Women's Golf - Sep 17, 2017
UAlbany 78 Siena 63 - Women's Basketball - Dec 9, 2017
UAlbany 74 Siena 69 - Men's Basketball - Dec 9, 2017

2016 Head to Head, 1 on 1 Competition
TOTALS: UAlbany 6 Siena 2 Ties 0

UAlbany 7 Siena 0 - Tennis: April 12, 2016
UAlbany 17 Siena 8 - Men's Lacrosse: April 26, 2016
UAlbany 0 Siena 10 - Softball: Game 1 - April 14, 2016
UAlbany 13 Siena 8 - Softball: Game 2 - April 14, 2016
UAlbany 0 Siena 1 - Soccer W: August 26, 2016
UAlbany 1 Siena 0 - Golf W: October 2, 2016
UAlbany 81 Siena 72 - Basketball M: November 27, 2016
UAlbany 88 Siena 86 - Basketball W: November 27, 2016

2015 Head to Head, 1 on 1 Competition
TOTALS: UAlbany 6 Siena 1 Ties 0

UAlbany 5 Siena 2 - Tennis: February 1, 2015
UAlbany 23 Siena 7 - Men's Lacrosse: April 18, 2015
UAlbany 8 Siena 0 - Softball: Game 1 - April 29, 2015
UAlbany 6 Siena 4 - Softball: Game 2 - April 29, 2015
UAlbany 21 Siena 0 - Golf: October 4, 2015
UAlbany 61 Siena 42 - W Basketball: December 12, 2015
UAlbany 70 Siena 78 - M Basketball: December 12, 2015

2014 Head to Head, 1 on 1 Competition
TOTALS: UAlbany 8 Siena 0 Ties 0

UAlbany 4 Siena 3 - Tennis: February 2, 2014
UAlbany 6 Siena 1 - Softball: April 23, 2014
UAlbany 10 Siena 7 - Softball: April 23, 2014
UAlbany 19 Siena 11 - Lacrosse M: April 22, 2014
UAlbany 5 Siena 1 - Soccer W: August 31, 2014
UAlbany 9 Siena 0 - Field Hockey: October 1, 2014
UAlbany 77 Siena 68 - M Basketball: December 13, 2014
UAlbany 76 Siena 57 - W Basketball: December 13, 2014

2013 Head to Head, 1 on 1 Competition
TOTALS: UAlbany 6 Siena 4 Ties 0
UAlbany 4 Siena 3 - Tennis: March 9, 2013
UAlbany 3 Siena 0 - Softball: April 4, 2013
Siena 10 UAlbany 9 - Men's Lacrosse: April 23, 2013
UAlbany 3 Siena 2 - Softball: April 30, 2013 #1
Siena  7 UAlbany  5 - Softball: April 30, 2013 #2
UAlbany 6 Siena 0 - Field Hockey: Sept 18, 2013
Siena 1 UAlbany 0 - Golf: Sept 22, 2013
Siena 2 UAlbany 1 - M Soccer:  Sept 25, 2013
UAlbany  69 Siena  42 - Women's Basketball:
UAlbany 74 Siena 62 - Men's Basketball:



2012 Head to Head, 1 on 1 Competition
TOTALS: UAlbany 8 Siena 2, Ties 0
UAlbany 12 Siena 10 - Women's Lacrosse: March 7, 2012
UAlbany 7 Siena 5 - Softball #1: March 29, 2012
UAlbany 10 Siena 2 - Softball #2: March 29, 2012
UAlbany 14 Siena 13 - Men's Lacrosse: April 24, 2012
UAlbany 8 Siena 0 - Softball #3: May 1, 2012
UAlbany 6 Siena 2 - Softball #4: May 1, 2012
Siena 2 UAlbany 0 - M Soccer: Sept 23, 2012
Siena 3 UAlbany 1 - Volleyball: Sept 27, 2012
UAlbany 65 Siena 48 - Women's Basketball: Dec 1, 2012
UAlbany 69 Siena 56 - Men's Basketball: Dec 1, 2012



2011 Head to Head, 1 on 1 Competition
TOTALS: UAlbany 9 Siena 4, Ties 0
UAlbany 18 Siena 2 - Women's Lacrosse: February 23, 2011
Siena 4 UAlbany 3 - Tennis: February 27, 2011
UAlbany 7 Siena 3 - Softball #1: March 31, 2011
Siena 2 UAlbany 1 - Softball #2: March 31, 2011
UAlbany 5 Siena 1 - Softball #3: April 26, 2011
UAlbany 2 Siena 0 - Softball #4: April 26, 2011
UAlbany 12 Siena 10 - Men's Lacrosse: April 26, 2011
UAlbany 3 Siena 1 - Volleyball @ Rose Hill Classic: Sept 10, 2011
UAlbany 8 Siena 0 - Field Hockey: Sept 21, 2011
Siena 1 UAlbany 0 - M Soccer: Sept 25, 2011
UAlbany 3 Siena 0 - Volleyball: Nov 2, 2011
UAlbany 72 Siena 48 - W Basketball: Dec 3, 2011
Siena 64 UAlbany 60 - M Basketball: Dec 5, 2011



2010 Head to Head, 1 on 1 Competition
TOTALS: UAlbany 12 Siena 2, Ties 0
UAlbany 12 Siena 13 - Men's Lacrosse: March 2, 2010
UAlbany 18 Siena 2 - Women's Lacrosse: March 12, 2010
UAlbany 6 Siena 0 - Women's Softball: March 21, 2010 Game #1
UAlbany 11 Siena 3 - Women's Softball: March 21, 2010 Game #2
UAlbany 4 Siena 1 - Women's Softball: March 24, 2010 Game #1
UAlbany 4 Siena 2 - Women's Softball: March 24, 2010 Game #2
UAlbany 7 Siena 0 - Women's Tennis: April 20, 2010
UAlbany 8 Siena 1 - Women's Softball: April 27, 2010 Game #1
UAlbany 5 Siena 0 - Women's Softball: April 27, 2010 Game #2
UAlbany 1 Siena 0 - Men's Soccer: Sept 15, 2010
UAlbany 9 Siena 1 - Women's Field Hockey: Sept 28, 2010
UAlbany 0 Siena 1 - Golf: October 10, 2010
UAlbany 88 Siena 82 - Men's Basketball: December 4, 2010
UAlbany 63 Siena 59 - Women's Basketball: December 4, 2010


2009 Head to Head, 1 on 1 Competition
TOTALS: UAlbany 9 Siena 3, Ties 1
UAlbany 8 Siena 7 - Men's Lacrosse: February 25, 2009
UAlbany 2 Siena 0 - Women's Softball: March 25, 2009
UAlbany 2 Siena 0 - Women's Softball: March 25, 2009 Game #2
UAlbany 11 Siena 10 - Women’s Lacrosse: April 7, 2009
UAlbany 7 Siena 0 - Women’s Tennis: April 15, 2009
UAlbany 5 Siena 0 - Women's Softball: April 28, 2009
UAlbany 11 Siena 2 - Women's Softball: April 28, 2009 Game #2
Siena 2 UAlbany 1 - Women's Soccer: Sept 16, 2009
UAlbany 0 Siena 0 - Men's Soccer: Sept 23, 2009
UAlbany 3 Siena 0 - Volleyball: Oct 14, 2009
UAlbany 4 Siena 0 - Field Hockey: Oct 18, 2009
Siena 65 UAlbany 61 - W Basketball: Dec 6, 2009
Siena 83 UAlbany 54 - M Basketball: Dec 6, 2009


2008 Head to Head, 1 on 1 Competition
TOTALS: UAlbany 9 Siena 2
UAlbany 18 Siena 8 - Women's Lacrosse: March 3, 2008
UAlbany 3 Siena 2 - Women's Softball: March 27, 2008
UAlbany 2 Siena 1 - Women's Softball: March 27, 2008
UAlbany 13 Siena 6 - Men's Lacrosse: April 2, 2008
UAlbany 6 Siena 1 - Women's Tennis: April 16, 2008
UAlbany 7 Siena 3 - Women's Softball: April 29, 2008
Siena 4 UAlbany 0 – Women’s Soccer: Sept 7, 2008
UAlbany 3 Siena 0 – Men’s Soccer: Sept 21, 2008
UAlbany 5 Siena 0 – Field Hockey: October 7, 2008
UAlbany 3 Siena 0 – Volleyball: October 15, 2008
Siena 71 UAlbany 64– Men’s Basketball: December 6, 2008



2007 Head to Head, 1 on 1 Competition
TOTALS: UAlbany 8 Siena 4, Ties 1
UAlbany 21 Siena 8 - Men's Lacrosse: March 3, 2007
UAlbany 8 Siena 5 - Women's Lacrosse: March 12, 2007
Siena 5 UAlbany 3 - Women's Softball: March 28, 2007
UAlbany 4 Siena 2 - Women's Softball: March 28, 2007
UAlbany 6 Siena 1 - Women's Tennis: April 17, 2007
UAlbany 8 Siena 1 - Women's Softball: May 1, 2007
UAlbany 11 Siena 4 - Women's Softball: May 1, 2007
UAlbany 7 Siena 0 – Field Hockey: September 14, 2007
Siena 3 UAlbany 1 – Men’s Soccer: Sept 19, 2007
UAlbany 2 Siena 2 – Women’s Soccer: Sept 26, 2007
UAlbany 3 Siena 2 – Volleyball: October 21, 2007
Siena 61 UAlbany 50 – Women’s Basketball: December 1, 2007
Siena 75 UAlbany 71 – Men’s Basketball: December 1, 2007



2006 Head to Head, 1 on 1 Competition
TOTALS: UAlbany 8 Siena 2, Ties 1
UAlbany 16 Siena 4 - Women's Lacrosse: February 24, 2006
UAlbany 14 Siena 9 - Men's Lacrosse: March 4, 2006
UAlbany 9 Siena 0 - Women's Softball: March 29, 2006
Siena 11 UAlbany 10 - Women's Softball: March 29, 2006
UAlbany 4 Siena 3 – Women’s Tennis: April 19, 2006
UAlbany 6 Siena 0 – Field Hockey: September 6, 2006
UAlbany 0 Siena 0 – Women’s Soccer: Sept 8, 2006
UAlbany 3 Siena 1 – Men’s Soccer: Sept 20, 2006
UAlbany 3 Siena 1 – Volleyball: Sept 26, 2006
UAlbany 72 Siena 52 – Women’s Basketball: November 17, 2006
Siena 76 UAlbany 75 – Men’s Basketball: December 2, 2006



2005 Head to Head, 1 on 1 Competition
TOTALS: UAlbany 7 Siena 4
UAlbany 14 Siena 11 - Women's Lacrosse: February 25, 2005
UAlbany 9 Siena 6 - Women's Softball: March 23, 2005
UAlbany 4 Siena 3 - Women's Tennis: April 19, 2005
UAlbany 2 Siena 0 - Women's Softball: May 4, 2005
Siena 3 UAlbany 2 - Women's Softball: May 4, 2005
UAlbany 2 Siena 0 – Women’s Soccer: Sept 5, 2005
UAlbany 4 Siena 1 – Field Hockey: Sept 7, 2005
Siena 1 UAlbany 0 – Men’s Soccer: Sept 21, 2005
UAlbany 3 Siena 0 – Volleyball: October 4, 2005
Siena 61 UAlbany 55 – Women’s Basketball: November 23, 2005
Siena 82 UAlbany 74– Men’s Basketball: December 2, 2005


2004 Head to Head, 1 on 1 Competition
TOTALS: UAlbany 11 Siena 1
UAlbany 12 Siena 5 - Women's Lacrosse: March 27, 2004
UAlbany 4 Siena 3 - Women's Softball: March 30, 2004
UAlbany 5 Siena 2 - Women's Softball: March 30, 2004
UAlbany 5 Siena 2 - Women's Tennis: April 12, 2004
UAlbany 14 Siena 2 - Men's Lacrosse: April 22, 2004
UAlbany 4 Siena 1 - Women's Softball: May 6, 2004
UAlbany 5 Siena 1 – Women’s Softball: May 6, 2004
Siena 2 UAlbany 1 – Women’s Soccer: Sept 3, 2004
UAlbany 2 Siena 0 – Field Hockey: Sept 8, 2004
UAlbany 1 Siena 0 – Men’s Soccer: Sept 10, 2004
UAlbany 3 Siena 0 – Volleyball: Sept 21, 2004
UAlbany 86 Siena 65 – Men’s Basketball: December 6, 2004



2003 Head to Head, 1 on 1 Competition
TOTALS: UAlbany 7 Siena 3
UAlbany 18 Siena 6 - Women's Lacrosse: March 25, 2003
UAlbany 2 Siena 0 - Women's Softball: April 13, 2003
UAlbany 6 Siena 5 - Women's Softball: April 13, 2003
UAlbany 14 Siena 2 - Men's Lacrosse: April 22, 2003
UAlbany 3 Siena 1 – Volleyball: Sept 2, 2003
UAlbany 2 Siena 0 – Men’s Soccer: Sept 13, 2003
UAlbany 7 Siena 1 – Field Hockey: September 17, 2003
Siena 2 UAlbany 0– Women’s Soccer: Sept 21, 2003
Siena 63 UAlbany 46 – Women’s Basketball: November 21, 2003
Siena 71 UAlbany 50 – Men’s Basketball: November 21, 2003



2002 Head to Head, 1 on 1 Competition
TOTALS: UAlbany 5 Siena 3
UAlbany 10 Siena 3 - Women's Lacrosse: March 26, 2002
Siena 7 UAlbany 0 - Women's Tennis: April 17, 2002
UAlbany 17 Siena 5 - Men's Lacrosse: April 18, 2002
UAlbany 3 Siena 1 – Men’s Soccer: Sept 28, 2002
UAlbany 3 Siena 1 – Field Hockey: October 1, 2002
UAlbany 3 Siena 1 – Volleyball: November 12, 2002
Siena 74 UAlbany 56 – Women’s Basketball: November 22, 2002
Siena 79 UAlbany 75 – Men’s Basketball: November 22, 2002

Thursday, December 7, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY MEN SOCCER'S KRUTZEN NAMED THIRD TEAM ALL-AMERICA - UALBANY SPORTS 2017


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On Thursday, the United Soccer Coaches announced the 2017 Division I Men’s Soccer All-America selections. The University at Albany landed one student-athlete among the selections. Daniel Krutzen was named to the Third Team as a midfielder.

 UAlbany Sports Information

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY FIELD HOCKEY'S HELMKE NAMED NFHCA DIVISION I SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN - UALBANY SPORTS 2017


GILBERT, A.Z.--- Frederike Helkme was named to the NFHCA Division I Second-Team All-American squad. The Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I All-American teams were announced on Tuesday with 48 student-athletes earning first, second or third-team recognition. Helmke was one of two America East players that received All-American honors.

This is Helmke’s first All-American honor. Helmke earned her second-consecutive NFHCA All-Northeast Region First Team honor this season. The junior captain from Berlin, Germany was honored as the 2017 America East Defensive Player of the Year and earned an East Division All-Conference spot. Helmke started all 17 games on UAlbany’s backline recording five goals, and she was also a key component of the Great Danes’ penalty corner unit.

 UAlbany Sports Information

Thursday, November 30, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY WOMEN'S LACROSSE: EMMA POWLIN SELECTED IN UWLX DRAFT - UALBANY SPORTS 2017


BOSTON, Mass. – University at Albany senior midfielder Emma Powlin was selected by the Boston Storm in the United Women’s Lacrosse League College Draft on Wednesday.

The Penfield, N.Y., native was chosen in the eighth round (30th overall). She was one of 60 college athletes taken in the draft to play in the 2018 season. 

Powlin was named to the America East All-Conference Second Team as a junior after compiling 28 goals and 47 assists. She was was ninth in Division I and second in the league with 2.61 assists per game.

Founded in 2016, the Boston-based United Women’s Lacrosse League includes four teams: Boston, the Baltimore Ride, the Long Island Sound and the Philadelphia Force. It’s the world’s first professional women’s lacrosse league. UAlbany Sports Information

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY MEN'S BASKETBALL VAULTS TO #5 IN NATIONAL MID-MAJOR RANKINGS - UALBANY SPORTS 2017


ALBANY, N.Y. – The UAlbany men’s basketball team has risen to #5 in the CollegeInsider.com
Mid-Major Rankings, announced on Monday night.

UAlbany rises three spots from #8 last week. It is the second consecutive week UAlbany has been in the top-10.  UAlbany stands as the highest, and only, ranked mid-major men’s basketball team in the state of New York.

 UAlbany Sports Information

Saturday, November 25, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY MEN'S BASKETBALL: JOE CREMO SCORES 1000TH POINT - UALBANY SPORTS 2017


Joe Cremo earned a career-high 30 points, earning his 1,000th with 1:04 left in the 2nd. He now stands with 1,001 career points. He shot 10-for-17 from the field, including 7-for-10 from three, plus five assists. Travis Charles shot 7-for-9 with 15 points and four boards while David Nichols notched 12 points, six assists, three steals and five rebounds.

UAlbany Sports Information

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY FOOTBALL - FIVE GREAT DANES NAMED TO ALL-CAA TEAMS - UALBANY SPORTS 2017


ALBANY, N.Y. – First-team defensive lineman Malachi Hoskins led a list of five University at Albany football student-athletes who were named to All-Colonial Athletic Association teams, the league announced Tuesday.

 Fullback/tight end Anthony Manzo-Lewis, punt-returner Donovan McDonald and linebacker Nate Hatalsky all were named to the second-team, and linebacker Eli Mencer made the third-team as a special-teams member.

UAlbany Sports Information

Monday, November 20, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY MEN'S LACROSSE ALUM ERIC CANTOR NAMED TO TEAM ISRAEL FOR 2018 WORLD GAMES


NETANYA, ISRAEL – UAlbany men’s lacrosse alum Eric Cantor will suit up for Team Israel for the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Games this July.

Cantor graduated from UAlbany in 2015, serving as an LSM. He played 59 games for the Great Danes from 2012-15, finishing with 85 ground balls, 25 caused turnovers, six goals and five assists in his career, earning 2015 America East All-Conference First Team honors.

 UAlbany Sports Information

Saturday, November 18, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY CAA FOOTBALL'S DEFENSE DOMINATES IN WIN OVER NEW HAMPSHIRE - 2017 UALBANY SPORTS


Score: UAlbany 15, #14 New Hampshire 0

Location: Tom & Mary Casey Stadium in Albany, N.Y.

 Records: UAlbany (4-7, 2-6 Colonial Athletic Association); New Hampshire (7-4, 5-3 CAA)

 Short story: A dominating defensive performance delivered the University at Albany football team a 15-0 victory over New Hampshire on Saturday in the Great Danes’ season finale. 

Key stats
 UAlbany’s defense limited New Hampshire to just 122 total yards, including -11 yards rushing.

The Wildcats managed only 10 first downs against a Great Danes defense that produced eight sacks and forced four fumbles, two of which were recovered by UAlbany.

Great Danes quarterback Will Brunson completed 14-of-24 passes for 184 yards. He tossed a 54-yard touchdown pass to Austin Ellis, who scored his first collegiate TD.

UAlbany linebacker Nate Hatalsky recorded nine tackles in his final college game. He ends the season as the CAA’s leader with 122 tackles.

 UAlbany Sports Information

Thursday, November 16, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY MEN'S SOCCER ADVANCES PAST MARYLAND IN PENALTY KICKS - UALBANY SPORTS 2017


Score: UAlbany 0, Maryland 0 (2OT); UAlbany advances 5-4 in PKs

Location: Ludwig Field in College Park, Md.

Records: UAlbany (14-4-3, 4-2-1 AE); Maryland (10-5-4, 5-1-2 Big Ten)

Short Story: After a scoreless 110 minutes, UAlbany advanced past Maryland in the eighth round of penalty kicks behind Danny Vitiello and Brynjar Steinþórsson.

 Coach Gorman: “We’re delighted to be advancing to play another game. You get into these knockout-style tournaments and it’s all about advancing. Every game is going to be different. We knew today was going to be a tremendous challenge playing a program like Maryland. I thought they were very good tonight, but I’m proud of my guys. We executed a lot of things well and ultimately we’re happy to be on the right end of that shootout.”

 UAlbany Sports Information

Monday, November 13, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY MEN'S BASKETBALL SCORES 50 IN 2ND HALF, WINS AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY - UALBANY SPORTS 2017


Men’s Basketball Score: UAlbany 88, Boston University 74

 Location: Boston, Mass. – Case Gymnasium “The Roof”

 Records: UAlbany (2-0), Boston University (0-2)

 Short Story: Down by two at the half, the UAlbany men’s basketball team outscored its opponent 50-34 in the second period to earn an 88-74 road victory over Boston University on Monday night.

 Key Stats:

 UAlbany: Five Great Danes notched double digit points, led by David Nichols with 20 points, six rebounds and five assists. Travis Charles tied a career-high 16 points off 7-for-10 shooting, adding five rebounds, while Greig Stire notched 14 points and four boards.

Boston University: Nick Havener was BU’s leading scorer with 19 points, adding three blocks and five rebounds. Destin Barnes had 10 points and seven rebounds off the bench. Tonight’s contest was the 500th game for Will Brown as UAlbany head coach. UAlbany finished with 56 points in the paint, shooting 57.1% from the field, and 21 points off the free throw line. The Great Danes outrebounded BU 38-27. 

UAlbany Sports Information

Sunday, November 12, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY MEN'S SOCCER WINS SECOND CONSECUTIVE AMERICA EAST TITLE - UALBANY SPORTS 2017


Score: UAlbany 1, UMass Lowell 0 (2OT)

Location: Cushing Field in Lowell, Mass. 

Records: UAlbany (14-4-2, 4-2-1 AE); UMass Lowell (10-7-1, 5-2-0 AE)

 Short Story: UAlbany wins its second consecutive America East title, dispatching UMass Lowell on the road in double-overtime.

 Coach Gorman: We just kept going as the season’s gone on. We know we have a lot of experience from last postseason. This year we had to go on the road a couple of times, and this conference is one of the best in the country. I thought that was a really good soccer game today between two NCAA tournament teams. I’m so proud of the way our guys kept playing in a hostile environment. We controlled a lot of the game and created chances towards the end, and the goal was spectacular. 

UAlbany Sports Information

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY MEN'S BASKETBALL: DAVID NICHOLS NAMED TO 2017-18 LOU HENSON AWARD WATCH LIST - UALBANY SPORTS 2017


ALBANY, N.Y. – UAlbany junior guard David Nichols has been named to the 2017-18 Lou Henson Award Preseason Watch List. The Lou Henson Award is given each year to the top Division I mid-major player.

 51 players across the country were selected to the Henson Award watch list. Earlier, Nichols was named to the NBC Sports Mid-Major All-American Team.

Nichols earned America East All-Conference First Team honors last season, being the first UAlbany sophomore to earn that distinction. He finished fourth in the America East with 17.9 points per game, sixth with 1.2 steals per game and eighth with 3.2 assists per game, scoring in double digits in 33 contests. The Lou Henson Award will be announced on March 31st, 2018

 UAlbany Sports Information

Thursday, November 2, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY FIELD HOCKEY SHUTS OUT UC DAVIS 5-0 IN AE QUARTERFINALS - UALBANY SPORTS 2017


Field Hockey Score: #21 UAlbany 5 – UC Davis 0

Location: Lowell, Mass.– Wicked Blue Field

 Season Records: UAlbany 12-6
 UC Davis 1-17

 Short Story: The Great Danes dominated UC Davis 5-0 in the America East Quarterfinals. UAlbany controlled the game outshooting UC Davis 27-4. Ghislaine Beerkens led the Danes in points with two goals. UAlbany moves onto the semifinals which will take place on Saturday, November 4th at 12 PM against the winner of Game #3 (UNH vs. Cal).

 UAlbany Sports Information

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY MEN'S BASKETBALL: NICHOLS, CREMO NAMED NBC SPORTS PRESEASON MID-MAJOR ALL-AMERICANS - UALBANY SPORTS 2017


ALBANY, N.Y. – The leaders in the backcourt for UAlbany men’s basketball have been honored as NBC Sports Mid-Major Preseason All-Americans.

NBC Sports has selected David Nichols as a Mid-Major Preseason All-American Third Team, while Joe Cremo is an Honorable Mention Preseason All-American.

 In addition, NBC Sports has ranked UAlbany #14 in the mid-major rankings while CollegeInsider.com has UAlbany at #18. NBC Sports is chosen by writer Raphielle Johnson while the CollegeInsider.com rankings are voted on by coaches across the country

 UAlbany Sports Information

Friday, October 6, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY'S MERRICK THOMSON NAMED TEAM CANADA ASSISTANT COACH FOR 2018 WORLD GAMES - UALBANY SPORTS 2017


ALBANY, N.Y. – UAlbany men's lacrosse assistant coach Merrick Thomson will serve in the same capacity for the Canadian National Team for the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men’s World Championship, announced on Wednesday.

 “It is a great honor whenever you have the opportunity to represent your country,” said Thomson. “I am excited for the process to begin to compete for a world championship.”

 This is the first time Thomson will serve as a coach for the senior-level Team Canada. He previously coached the U-19 Canadian National Team in the 2016 U-19 World Championship, helping the squad to a silver medal finish. He also formerly played with Team Canada in the field game in 2010 and the indoor game in 2007.

 UAlbany Sports Information

Monday, September 25, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY CAA FOOTBALL'S ELI MENCER NAMED CAA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK - UALBANY SPORTS 2017


ALBANY, N.Y. – University at Albany linebacker Eli Mencer, who returned a fumble 80 yards for a touchdown in overtime Saturday, has been named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.

 Mencer’s touchdown finished off the Great Danes’ 19-10 overtime victory over No. 7/8 Villanova at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium. The win was UAlbany’s first over an FCS Top 10 opponent.

 The redshirt sophomore from Altoona, Pa., finished with seven tackles and a forced fumble for a defense that limited the Wildcats to just 61 rushing yards.

 UAlbany Sports Information

Saturday, September 23, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY CAA FOOTBALL KNOCKS OFF #7 VILLANOVA - UALBANY SPORTS 2017


Football score: UAlbany 19, No. 7/8 Villanova 10 (OT)

 Location: Tom & Mary Casey Stadium in Albany, N.Y.

 Records: UAlbany (3-1, 1-0 CAA),
Villanova (3-1, 1-0 CAA)

 Short Story: Eli Mencer’s fumble return for a touchdown in overtime finished off the University at Albany football program’s first win over a Football Championship Subdivision Top 10 opponent.

 UAlbany Sports Information

Monday, September 18, 2017

TWO UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY LACROSSE ALUMNI SELECTED BY GEORGIA SWARM IN 2017 NLL DRAFT - UALBANY SPORTS 2017


TORONTO, Ontario – Two UAlbany men’s lacrosse alumni, Bennett Drake and Adam Osika, were each picked by the Georgia Swarm, the reigning league champion, in the 2017 National Lacrosse League (NLL) First-Year Player Draft on Monday night.

 Drake was selected 47th overall in the fifth round by the Swarm while Osika was chosen 59th overall in the sixth round. Each join the Swarm, which won the 2017 Champion’s Cup over the Saskatchewan Rush.

 The Swarm are led by UAlbany alumni Lyle Thompson, the 2017 NLL MVP with 45 goals and 71 assists, and Miles Thompson, who earned 32 goals and 25 assists last year.

UAlbany Sports Information

Sunday, September 17, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY GOLF EARNS 4TH STRAIGHT TITLE AGAINST SIENA - UALBANY SPORTS 2017


ALBANY, N.Y. – Women’s Golf Finish: 1st
 Tournament: Crosstown Challenge vs. Siena
 Location: Albany, N.Y. – Albany Country Club

 Short Story: UAlbany tops Siena for the 4th straight year at the Crosstown Challenge. Annie Songeun Lee and Helga Einarsdottir both shot a 75 tying for first place.

Team Scores: UAlbany 310 - Siena 338

 RECAP - The Great Danes took home the Crosstown Challenge title for the 4th straight year against Siena with a score of 310. Senior Annie Songeun Lee and sophomore Helga Einarsdottir tied for the individual title shooting +3 75 at the course. UAlbany (310) beat Siena’s score of 338 by 28 strokes. Behind Lee and Einarsdottir were two Great Danes tying for 4th. Sophomores Megan Henry and Annika Espino each shot impressive rounds of +8 80. Rounding out the lineup was senior Tiffany Kuroki who placed 7th shooting an 84 and Caroline Juillat who finished 9th with a score of 88.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

#20 UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY FIELD HOCKEY TAKES DOWN THE DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPION #5 DELAWARE - UALBANY SPORTS 2017


NEWARK, DE—#20 UAlbany Field Hockey beat the defending 2016 National Champions the Delaware Blue Hens. The Great Danes put an end to Delaware’s 17-game win streak at home stretching from October 8th 2015.

 Field Hockey Score: #20 UAlbany 3 - #5 Delaware 2

 Location: Newark, DE

 Season Records: UAlbany 4-3 Delaware 6-2

 Short Story: The Great Danes strategically swept Delaware 3-2 in overtime. Melissa Nealon recorded 13 saves in the goal, orchestrating a tight defense that held off a strong Blue Hen offense. In overtime, Kelsey Briddell scored the game-winning goal in the 80th minute with an assist from Anna Bottino.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY BASKETBALL ALUM PETER HOOLEY SIGNS PRO CONTRACT WITH MELBOURNE UNITED - UALBANY SPORTS 2017


MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Former UAlbany all-conference guard Peter Hooley has signed a professional contract with Melbourne United in his native country of Australia for the 2017-18 season.

 Melbourne United plays for the National Basketball League, the top league in Australia. The team is gearing up for a trip to the United States, were it will play the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. The date and time will be announced later in a joint announcement from Sydney.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

University of Albany Alum Lyle Thompson Named 2017 NLL MVP - UAlbany Sports 2017


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ALBANY, N.Y. – Former UAlbany standout Lyle Thompson has been named the Most Valuable Player in the National Lacrosse League for the 2017 season.

Thompson won the 2017 NLL scoring title with 116 points for the Georgia Swarm off 45 goals and 71 assists. He also led the NLL in shooting percentage at .194 and had 126 loose balls picked up.

In 2017, Lyle Thompson, along with brother and UAlbany alum Miles Thompson, led the Georgia Swarm to the 2017 Champion's Cup over the Saskatchewan Rush earlier in June. The Swarm won the Eastern Division with a league best 13-5 record and a perfect 4-0 record in the playoffs.

Friday, June 2, 2017

University of Albany Earns 5th Straight America East Commissioner's Cup - UAlbany Sports 2017


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 SAVANNAH, Ga. – Winning nine of 17 America East Tournament titles, the University at Albany has earned the Stuart P. Haskell Jr. Commissioner's Cup for the fifth consecutive athletic season and the sixth time in history.

 The Commissioner's Cup annually recognizes the strongest athletic program in the America East as determined by a scoring system that rewards a school for success both during the regular season and championship competition in the conference's 17 sports.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

University of Albany Men's Lacrosse: Connor Fields Honored At Tewaaraton Trophy Ceremony - UAlbany Sports 2017


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 WASHINGTON – Connor Fields was one of five men's finalists honored at the 2017 Tewaaraton Trophy ceremony on Thursday night at the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian.

 Fields was a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist for the first time in his career, being selected as one of the five on May 11th. He is the fourth UAlbany player to be a Tewaaraton finalist, along with Lyle Thompson, Miles Thompson and Frank Resetarits.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

University of Albany Men's Lacrosse Earns D1 Top Scoring Offense in 2017 - UAlbany Sports 2017


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 ALBANY, N.Y. –The UAlbany men's lacrosse team was the highest scoring offense in all of Division I in 2017, averaging 15.39 goals per contest. It is the fourth season in five years that UAlbany has had highest scoring offense in Division I.

 UAlbany had 40 more goals than any other DI program and averaged almost two goals more per game than any other NCAA Tournament participant. As a team, UAlbany totaled 277 goals and 171 assists for 448 points. All three lead DI; the Great Danes averaged 15.39 goals, 9.5 assists and 24.89 points per game in 2017.

Friday, May 26, 2017

University of Albany Mens Lacrosse's Connor Fields Named 2017 USILA D1 Most Outstanding Attackman - UAlbany Sports 2017


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 ALBANY, N.Y. – After earning a Division I best 117 points this season, Connor Fields has been honored with the Lt. Col. J.I. (Jack) Turnbull Award for most outstanding attackman in DI, announced by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) on Friday.

 The Turnbull Award is given to the top attack in the country in each NCAA division. UAlbany has been the recipient of the Turnbull Award for three of the last four years, with Lyle Thompson earning the honor in 2014 and 2015. Fields adds this honor along with being the 2017 America East Offensive Player of the Year and a 2017 Tewaaraton Trophy finalist.

Friday, May 19, 2017

University of Albany Women Lacrosse's Sarah Martin Honored As IWLCA, IL 1st Team All American - UAlbany Sports 2017


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 ALBANY, N.Y. – Great Dane standout Sarah Martin has been selected as the first-ever Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) First Team All-American and Inside Lacrosse Media First Team All-American, the organizations announced Wednesday.

 Martin becomes the sixth-ever IWLCA All-American in UAlbany's Division I history and the first to be on the first team. She is just one of four midfielders across Division I to be placed on the first team.

Monday, May 15, 2017

University of Albany Softball Earns 2017 America East Conference Championship - UAlbany Sports 2017


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 VESTAL, N.Y.—The University at Albany Softball team takes home the program's sixth America East title. This championship is UAlbany's 100th conference title as a department.

 Coming out of the winner's bracket, UAlbany fell to Maine in the first game 2-0, and then came back to claim the title 6-1 in the second. This will be the senior class' second America East Championship after winning the title in 2014, their freshman year. With this win, the Great Danes have earned an automatic entry into the NCAA tournament regionals.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

University of Albany Men's Lacrosse Defeats North Carolina In 1st Round of NCAA Tournament - UAlbany Sports 2017


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 ALBANY, N.Y. – The 8-seed UAlbany men's lacrosse team outscored its opponent 14-3 in the first half and held off a late charge to defeat ACC champion and defending NCAA champion North Carolina 15-12 in front of an NCAA First Round record 6,472 fans to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals.

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