Tuesday, February 28, 2017
ALBANY, N.Y. – The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team rose up three spots in the USILA Coaches Poll to #9 this week, coming in at #15 in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll to be in the top-15 in each.
UAlbany was at #12 in the coaches poll last week and #13 in the media poll. The Great Danes have been in the top-15 in each poll since the start of the season and the first time UAlbany is in the top-10 in the month of February since 2015.
UAlbany is currently the highest ranked team in the state of New York in the coaches poll, three spots above #12 Syracuse, and top ranked team in the America East Conference. Denver stands as the #1 team in the coaches poll and is tied with Maryland for #1 in the media poll.
Neither of UAlbany’s opponents this week, UMass and Cornell, are ranked. UAlbany takes on UMass for the home opener on Wednesday, March 1st at 3 p.m.
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The UAlbany women’s lacrosse team battled back from down three to take the lead with just over four minutes left, but fell in the final seconds to #5/4 Syracuse 13-12 on Monday night in the Carrier Dome.
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Saturday, February 25, 2017
PHILADELPHIA – The #12/13 UAlbany men’s lacrosse outscored its opponent by 11 in the final three quarters to take a 19-8 victory over Drexel in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon. After the teams were tied following the first quarter, UAlbany (1-1) rolled off nine of the next 10 goals scored going into the second half to seal the win over Drexel (0-2). “I thought we did a great job of battling through a tough first quarter, and we eventually got our legs going and dominated the final three periods,” said UAlbany head coach Scott Marr. “Connor Fields took over the game, JD Colarusso and TD Irelan gave us the opportunity to win this game.”
Posted by BRE at 11:17 AM
University of Albany Men’s Track & Field Wins 12th consecutive America East Indoor Championships - UAlbany Sports 2017
BOSTON – The University at Albany men’s track & field team has won its 12th consecutive America East Indoor Championships. The men scored 205 points over the two-day meet to defeat runner-up UMass Lowell’s 129.5 points, and third place Binghamton’s 123 points. It is the men’s 14th indoor title in the last 15 years.
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BOSTON, N.Y. – For the fifth straight season, the University at Albany women’s track & field team has won the America East Indoor Championships. The women scored 212 points to take first place, ahead of runner-up Stony Brook with 114.5 points, and third place New Hampshire with 100.5 points. It is the women’s seventh indoor title in the last eight years.
Posted by BRE at 11:13 AM
Friday, February 24, 2017
ALBANY, N.Y. – Joe knows defense. That means he also knows the flip side of the coin -- offense. University at Albany assistant head coach Joe Bernard believes coaching for so long on the defensive side of the ball made it much easier to switch his focus as the Great Danes’ offensive coordinator and running backs coach.
“It gives you a good perspective being a defensive coordinator all of those years and dissecting the offense,” Bernard said. “Knowing what teams do defensively, and being on that side of the ball for so long, gives you a pretty good perspective on how to play against most defenses. I’ve used most of those defensive schemes myself over the years.”
Posted by BRE at 11:19 AM
Saturday, February 18, 2017
University of Albany Men's Lacrosse Dominates Syracuse In 1st Half, Loses On Last Second Goal - UAlbany Sports 2017
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – In an absolute thriller in the Carrier Dome, the #12/12 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team fell in its season opener to #6/6 Syracuse 10-9 after the game-winner was scored with 1.9 seconds left to play.
UAlbany (0-1), up three at the half to Syracuse (2-0), was down 7-6 going into the final quarter. Goals by Sean Eccles and Bennett Drake pushed UAlbany ahead, then Syracuse went back up. Eccles again tied it up with 3:43 left, but a Nick Mariano goal in the closing seconds gave Syracuse the win.
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ALBANY, N.Y. – Down six with just over 14 minutes to play, the UAlbany women’s lacrosse team rallied back with a game-ending 8-0 run to take down Yale 13-11 on Saturday afternoon, including a program single game record 10 goals by Sarah Martin.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
ALBANY, N.Y. – With an 84-65 win over Binghamton on Thursday night, the UAlbany men’s basketball team won its 250th game under the tenure of head coach Will Brown. UAlbany (11-9, 2-3 AE) shot a season-best 64.8% from the field, using an early 10-0 run, and a streak of 12 made baskets in 13 attempts, to pull ahead of Binghamton (9-11, 0-5 AE) in the middle of the first half.
Binghamton pulled to within seven in the second half, with UAlbany bolting ahead with a 15-5 spurt to effectively seal the game.
Posted by BRE at 11:33 AM
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
University of Albany Women's Lacrosse's Sarah Martin Named Pre-Season All American - UAlbany Sports 2017
BALTIMORE – UAlbany midfielder Sarah Martin has been selected as an Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Preseason Division I All-American, the publication released on Tuesday morning.
Martin was selected to the Preseason All-America Third Team, her first-ever placement on this list. UAlbany has had at least one preseason All-American each of the past three years.
Posted by BRE at 11:39 AM
University of Albany Men's Lacrosse's Connor Fields, Stone Sims Selected As Pre-Season All Americans - UAlbany Sports 2017
BALTIMORE – Two UAlbany players, Connor Fields and Stone Sims, have been named 2017 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Preseason All-Americans, the publication announced on Tuesday. Fields was chosen to the Second Team, and is a preseason All-American for the second straight year, while Sims was placed on the Third Team.
UAlbany is the only America East squad with multiple members on the combined First, Second and Third Teams. http://www.ualbanysports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=15800&ATCLID=211404791
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
ALBANY, N.Y. – Following a 2015-16 campaign that saw the University at Albany women’s basketball program win its fifth-consecutive America East title and win its first-ever NCAA tournament game, alumna Shereesha Richards has been selected as the Times Union’s Sports Figure of the Year for 2016.
Posted by BRE at 11:42 AM
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The 2017 National Lacrosse League (NLL) season is set to begin in a few days, and seven former UAlbany players will compete in the league’s 31st season.
The NLL is the largest professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, with teams from across Canada and the United States.
All nine teams announced their opening day rosters this week, with the first day of competition being on December 29th.
At the start of the 2017 season, five NLL rosters will have UAlbany representatives with a total of seven former Great Danes.
Posted by BRE at 11:52 AM
University of Albany CAA Football's Hanks Earns Place on STATS FCS All America 3rd Team - UAlbany Sports 2016
ALBANY, N.Y. – UAlbany standout running back Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks has been named a 2016 STATS FCS All-American, being placed on the Third Team.
The sophomore, at the end of the 2016 season, was fourth in FCS and first in the CAA with 1,401 rushing yards and fifth in FCS and second in the CAA with 16 rushing touchdowns.
The First Team All-CAA member earned FCS National Player of the Week once and CAA Offensive Player of the Week twice this season. Ibitokun-Hanks led UAlbany to a 7-4 season and 4-4 tally in the CAA, including victories over FBS school Buffalo and FCS playoff team New Hampshire.
He helped UAlbany earn as a high as a #16 ranking in FCS. Though his first two years of his career, Ibitokun-Hanks has earned 2,010 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns.
Ibitokun-Hanks is one of 16 FCS All-Americans from the CAA. The CAA had the most All-Americans in FCS play in 2016. All 2016 FCS All-Americans were announced on December 20th.
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Thursday, December 15, 2016
University of Albany Field Hockey's Heuser Finalist For Class of 2017 Honda Sport Award - UAlbany Sports 2017
LOS ANGELES – UAlbany’s Paula Heuser has been selected as a finalist for the Class of 2017 (2016) Honda Sport Award for field hockey, the Collegiate Women Sports Awards announced on Thursday.
Heuser is one of four players across collegiate field hockey to be nominated for this year’s Honda Sport Award for field hockey. The award honors the top women’s athlete in each of 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports, celebrating the “Best of the Best” in women’s athletics.
Heuser is a finalist for the second time in her collegiate career, winning the 2014-15 Honda Award for field hockey. When she earned the award as a sophomore, she was the first-ever UAlbany player to earn a Honda Sport Award and the first underclassman to be named a Division I Player of the Year in field hockey.
Posted by BRE at 11:58 AM
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
University of Albany Field Hockey's Heuser and Primus Earn NFHA All American Honors - UAlbany Sports 2017
ALBANY, N.Y. – UAlbany standouts Paula Heuser and Maxi Primus have earned 2016 National Field Hockey Association (NFHCA) All-America honors, announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Heuser becomes the program’s first-ever four-time All-American and a First Team All-American each of the past three years. She is the only four-time All-American on the 2016 list.
Primus earns her second place on the All-America list, getting on the Second Team. She was placed on the Third Team in 2014 and is just the fourth UAlbany player to earn multiple All-America Division I selections.
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Sunday, November 27, 2016
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)
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UAlbany Overall Record: 119-37-3
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 CompetitionUAlbany 4 Siena 3 - Tennis: March 9, 2013
TOTALS: UAlbany 6 Siena 4 Ties 0
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 CompetitionUAlbany 12 Siena 10 - Women's Lacrosse: March 7, 2012
TOTALS: UAlbany 8 Siena 2, Ties 0
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 CompetitionUAlbany 18 Siena 2 - Women's Lacrosse: February 23, 2011
TOTALS: UAlbany 9 Siena 4, Ties 0
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 CompetitionUAlbany 12 Siena 13 - Men's Lacrosse: March 2, 2010
TOTALS: UAlbany 12 Siena 2, Ties 0
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 CompetitionUAlbany 8 Siena 7 - Men's Lacrosse: February 25, 2009
TOTALS: UAlbany 9 Siena 3, Ties 1
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 CompetitionUAlbany 18 Siena 8 - Women's Lacrosse: March 3, 2008
TOTALS: UAlbany 9 Siena 2
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 CompetitionUAlbany 21 Siena 8 - Men's Lacrosse: March 3, 2007
TOTALS: UAlbany 8 Siena 4, Ties 1
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 CompetitionUAlbany 16 Siena 4 - Women's Lacrosse: February 24, 2006
TOTALS: UAlbany 8 Siena 2, Ties 1
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 CompetitionUAlbany 14 Siena 11 - Women's Lacrosse: February 25, 2005
TOTALS: UAlbany 7 Siena 4
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 CompetitionUAlbany 12 Siena 5 - Women's Lacrosse: March 27, 2004
TOTALS: UAlbany 11 Siena 1
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 CompetitionUAlbany 18 Siena 6 - Women's Lacrosse: March 25, 2003
TOTALS: UAlbany 7 Siena 3
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 CompetitionUAlbany 10 Siena 3 - Women's Lacrosse: March 26, 2002
TOTALS: UAlbany 5 Siena 3
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
Monday, November 21, 2016
University of Albany FCS Football's Clark Named CAA Defensive Player of the Week - UAlbany Sports 2016
ALBANY, N.Y. – University at Albany redshirt senior cornerback Rayshan Clark has been named the CAA Defensive Player of the Week, announced Monday by the conference office.
Clark intercepted two passes and scored the game-winning touchdown on a fumble return in UAlbany’s 13-6 victory over Stony Brook. The Theresa, N.Y. native picked off both passes in the second half and his two-yard touchdown return gave the Great Danes a 13-3 advantage with 4:46 remaining in the third quarter.
It also marked Clark’s third touchdown of the season, and the Great Danes’ sixth defensive touchdown on the year. Clark and UAlbany’s defense limited Stony Brook to 252 total yards and a pair of field goals in the rivalry win.
The honor marks Clark’s first CAA Defensive Player of the Week honor of the season and the second of his career, earning the accolade in 2014 after leading UAlbany to a win over Columbia.
With the "Empire Clash" victory over Stony Brook, the Great Danes finished the 2016 season with a 7-4 overall record and program-best 4-4 mark in the CAA.
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Sunday, November 20, 2016
University of Albany Men's Soccer Advances To 3rd Round of NCAA Tournament Defeating Boston College - UAlbany Sports 2016
ALBANY, N.Y. – Playing in and hosting its first ever NCAA tournament game, the #14-seed University at Albany men’s soccer program (13-5-2) defeated Boston College (9-9-3) 3-0 Sunday, avenging a 5-3 regular season loss and advancing to the third round of the NCAA tournament.
“Back when we played them the first time we weren’t fully who we are yet,” said head coach Trevor Gorman. “We were still coming together, getting our bodies back used to playing with each other, and they took advantage of us that day.
Today, having our group that’s been settled here for the last month, who’s really getting comfortable playing together, I think it really helps a lot.”
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University of Albany Men's Basketball Downs Brown To Finish Mohegan Sun Tournament - UAlbany Sports 2016
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The UAlbany men’s basketball team used a 26-3 run in the second half to defeat Brown 80-76 in its final game of the Naismith Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.
Down 11 in the second half, UAlbany (3-2) rallied back, not allowing a Brown (1-4) field goal for over an 11-minute span.
UAlbany led by as much as 14 in the second half and held off a late Brown comeback attempt to win.
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Saturday, November 19, 2016
ALBANY, N.Y. – Three days after securing its first win of the season, the University at Albany women’s basketball program (2-2) was back in action in SEFCU Arena for the second consecutive game, hosting former conference rival Boston University (0-3).
The Great Danes climbed their way to a .500 record, defeating the Terriers 69-54.
Posted by BRE at 8:59 AM
University of Albany FCS Football Destroys Stony Brook Capturing Golden Apple Trophy - UAlbany Sports 2016
ALBANY, N.Y. -- With a 13-6 victory over rival Stony Brook, the University at Albany football team claimed the Golden Apple Trophy in the fourth annual Empire Clash Saturday at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.
With the win, the Great Danes finished the 2016 regular season with a 7-4 overall record and 4-4 mark in the CAA, while Stony Brook fell to 5-6 on the season and 4-4 in conference play.
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Three University of Albany Volleyball Stars Earn America East All Conference Honors- UAlbany Sports 2016
DURHAM, N.H. – The America East Conference has announced that three UAlbany players, Amanda Dolan, Laini Leindecker and Nicole Otero, all earned a place on the league’s 2016 all-conference teams.
All three were placed on the America East All-Conference Second Team.
In addition, Chloe Evering and Akuabata Okenwa were each placed on the America East All-Rookie Team were Dolan, Leindecker and Mikala McCauley were all honored on the America East All-Academic Team.
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Sunday, November 13, 2016
University of Albany Men's Soccer Captures America East Conference Championship - UAlbany Sports 2016
ALBANY, N.Y. – For the first time in program history, the University at Albany men’s soccer program (12-5-2, 4-2-1 AE) won the America East title, defeating Hartford (9-10-3, 2-3-2 AE) by a score of 1-0. The tournament championship comes one year after the Great Danes won their first-ever regular season title.
“I’m really happy for, and proud of, all of our players,” said head coach Trevor Gorman. “To win the America East championship was a goal for a long time and to see them rewarded for all the hard work is fantastic.”
To reach this point, UAlbany defeated Vermont 2-0 at home in the semifinal round. The Danes had earned a first-round bye after defeating Binghamton on the final day of the regular season, securing the second overall seed in the tournament. Hartford entered the tournament with the fifth seed, and had to win two games on the road, against New Hampshire in the quarterfinals and then against top overall seed Stony Brook in the semifinals.
The Great Danes opened their conference schedule this season at Hartford, playing the Hawks to a 0-0, double-overtime draw. The rematch started out largely the same as did the first meeting. The game remained scoreless through the first half. UAlbany held a 6-1 advantage in shots over Hartford, but was unable to find the back of the net. Further, the Danes took six corner kicks to the Hawks’ two. The scoreless tie remained through almost the entire second half. As the clock wound down, it looked as though these two opponents were headed to a second consecutive overtime bout. But in the 89th minute, junior forward Afonso Pinheiro drew a foul in the Hartford box, earning a penalty kick. Pinherio placed the ball past the Hartford keeper inside the right post giving the Great Danes a 1-0 lead, which would serve to be the final score for the game. “Hartford were difficult to break down but our guys stayed focused and kept going until they finally found the goal,” said Gorman. For the game, the Great Danes out-shot the Hawks by a 19-2 margin, keeping the pressure on the Hartford defense and goalkeeper, the latter of whom made eight saves. UAlbany also took 12 corner kicks to Hartford’s four. Senior defender Bernardo Mattos was named Most Outstanding Player for the tournament, leading a defense that did not allow a goal through its two tournament games. In total, the Great Dane defense has let up only seven goals in 12 games since allowing five at Boston College on September 20. Pinheiro and Mattos earned All-Championship honors, as did sophomore midfielder Carlos Clark and freshman defender Brynjar Steinþórsson. UAlbany goalkeeper Danny Vitiello was not tested all game. With the victory, the Great Danes earn the America East’s automatic berth into the NCAA tournament. “We look forward to finding out the NCAA draw tomorrow and preparing for another game,” said Gorman. The NCAA selection show is scheduled for Monday, November 14 at 1:00 p.m., at which time the Great Danes will learn their fate. Other America East schools hoping for an at-large bid include Stony Brook, Vermont, and New Hampshire.
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Saturday, November 12, 2016
UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY'S IBITOKUN-HANKS BREAKS PROGRAM RUSHING RECORD, LEADING TO 36-25 WIN OVER #21 NEW HAMPSHIRE
DURHAM, N.H. – With 298 rushing yards and three touchdown scampers, sophomore running back Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks shattered UAlbany’s all-time single-game rushing record and led the University at Albany football team from a 22-point deficit to a 36-25 victory over No. 21 New Hampshire Saturday afternoon at Wildcat Stadium.
With the win, UAlbany improved to 6-4 overall and 3-4 in the CAA, while UNH fell to 6-4 on the season and 5-2 in conference play.
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Sunday, November 6, 2016
University of Albany Women's Soccer Repeats As America East Conference Champions - UAlbany Sports 2016
ALBANY, N.Y. – The 1-seed UAlbany women’s soccer team has climbed to the top of the America East mountain again, coming back to defeat 2-seed Hartford 2-1 for its second consecutive conference title at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium on Sunday night.
UAlbany (11-7-1) came back from a one-goal deficit with scores in the 44th by Kiana Rugar and the 76th minute by Vivian Vega, each assisted by Gina Bracamonte, for the victory over Hartford (13-5-1). UAlbany becomes the first women’s soccer program to earn back-to-back America East titles since Boston University did in 2010 and 2011.
“It is absolutely amazing, and the fact we were able to do it on our home field in front of our family and friends is remarkable,” said UAlbany head coach Caitlin Cucchiella, at the helm of both conference titles. “The fact that the girls knew we always have a better second half, and I knew we were going to come back.” Caitlyn Paltsios was named the America East Tournament Most Outstanding Player with Rugar, Vega and Mariah Williams joining her on the All-Tournament Team. “It feels unreal,” said Paltsios. “I couldn’t imagine after freshman year, winning two games, to now being back-to-back champions, just incredible.”
UAlbany has earned an automatic bid into the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The Great Danes will find out where they are going on Monday, November 7th at 4:30 p.m. during the NCAA selection show on NCAA.com.
In an even battle under the lights at Casey Stadium, UAlbany had 14 shots to Hartford’s 12. UAlbany put eight of those shots on goal to Hartford’s five. Chloe Borasky earned the victory in goal for UAlbany with four saves, notching her ninth win in the cage for the Great Danes this season.
Vega earned her 20th goal of her collegiate career, moving her into second all-time in UAlbany women’s soccer history. “It feels so amazing, way better than any other goal I’ve ever scored,” said Vega. “It is so awesome that we won, I knew we could do it.” Rugar, who is UAlbany’s all-time assists leader, scored her sixth goal of the season. Bracamonte now has three assists on the year. Alexa Schneider had four shots in the game, putting three on cage, while Williams had three and Meghan Cavanaugh had two.
For Hartford, Caitlin Smallfield earned her fourth goal of the season off a corner kick from Julia Carr in the 23rd minute. Jessica Jurg got the loss in the cage, saving six shots. As each side was looking to establish the offense early, Caroline Kopp went for the net on a corner kick in the opening minutes, missing high. That was the only shot in the opening 10 minutes.
In minute 11, UAlbany broke down the left side and got Schneider near the post. She headed the ball to Rugar for a close kick, with Jurg making a save. UAlbany peppered the goal with long range shots, with Jurg saving one from Schneider and another from Cavanaugh missing high off a free kick.
In minute 23, Hartford sent a corner kick towards the goal box. Smallfield headed the ball inside the left post for the goal, putting the Hawks up 1-0. UAlbany kept on the attack, with a free kick to Schneider being headed towards the cage, with Jurg making the save. Bracamonte got a pass in the 44th minute and fired the ball towards the box.
Rugar took it, turned and shot towards the right post for the goal, equalizing the scorer at 1-1 for the half. Each side tried early long range shots against the other’s keeper in the early part of the second half, with both missing wide. Twice, Schneider got some space from outside the box on the left side and took aim. First went wide right, the second was saved by Jurg.
The visitors tried to strike back with Carr putting a long range shot towards the cage, with Borasky making the save in the middle. Both teams battled as the defenses prevented shots for a long stretch. Hartford tried a quick counter as Bridgette Alexander took a shot and was blocked, later missing again wide.
In the 77th minute, Bracamonte passed to Vega from the right side to the middle. From 10 yards out, Vega kicked on the first touch, scoring inside the right post for the goal past a diving keeper, giving UAlbany a 2-1 advantage.
Hartford got a corner kick attempt less than a minute later, with UAlbany clearing it out. Hartford had one final gasp in the final seconds as Carr sent a kick towards the left post, with Borasky punching the ball away.
UAlbany held the 2-1 victory for its second straight America East title. The UAlbany women’s soccer team is the first school program to earn a league title in the 2016-17 season. UAlbany had earned its berth into the America East title game with a 1-0 victory over 4-seed UNH in the league semifinals.
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Sunday, October 16, 2016
WEST POINT, N.Y. – With the UAlbany volleyball team earning four-set victories over UConn (25-15, 20-25, 25-19, 25-23) and St. John’s (25-23, 25-20, 14-25, 25-13) on the first day of the Army Invitational, head coach MJ Engstrom now has 143 victories at the helm of the Great Danes to be the winningest coach in the program’s DI history.
In addition, UAlbany (5-6) goes into Saturday’s contest vs. Army West Point at 5 p.m. on a three-match winning streak. “We served UConn and St. John’s aggressively, and that helped keep them out of their offense,” said Engstrom. “We passed well for most of the sets.
Overall, we are learning to adjust to what our opponents are doing, and that is real progress.” Engstrom passed Kelly Sheffield’s mark of 142 victories with the two wins today.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany men’s soccer team (5-3-2) hosted Syracuse University (8-2-1) on Bob Ford Field at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium on Tuesday night.
When the 90 minutes expired, the Great Danes had earned a signature win, dropping the third-ranked Orange by a score of 2-1. “We felt like we created some good chances tonight,” said head coach Trevor Gorman. “We had guys reacting to second balls, balls were dropping to them, and you need the ball to drop your way in any game.
Fortunately for us we found those two goals, and we had a couple other chances that we liked.” “They’re a fantastic team,” Gorman continued. “There’s a reason they’re ranked where they are and so tough to beat. They’re going to go on to a lot of wins, but tonight we were very proud of the effort.”
UAlbany remains undefeated at home this season, recording three wins and one tie. Syracuse is now winless in its last three games. Not only is the win the biggest of Coach Gorman’s tenure at UAlbany,
Syracuse is also the highest-ranked opponent the Great Danes have defeated on their home campus. The previous best results under Coach Gorman were a win at home against 22nd-ranked Farleigh Dickinson on September 15, 2013, and a tie at eighth-ranked UMBC on October 12, 2013.
The Orange entered the game ranked third in the country in the coaches’ poll and fifth in the country in RPI. It was UAlbany’s highest-ranked opponent since playing fourth-ranked Syracuse two years ago.
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Sunday, October 2, 2016
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany women’s golf team carded a 318, overcoming crosstown rival Siena (337) by 19 strokes Sunday afternoon at Albany Country Club.
“I'm very happy with our performance today. I personally think Albany CC is one of the most difficult courses in the area,” head coach Colleen Cashman-McSween. “Anytime we can shoot three rounds in the 70's and beat Siena by 19 strokes, that's a job well done.”
UAlbany senior Paige Fujiara tied with Siena’s Kristen Bromley for the individual title, both shooting a +6 78. “At the beginning of the week, we weren't sure if Paige would be able to play because of injury. It was great to see her battle and lead the team,” added Cashman-McSween. “She's a fighter and I know this event meant a lot to her being her final home match of her career.”
Junior Annie Songeun Lee and freshman Megan Henry finished one stroke back with 79’s, followed by senior Rosalle Hearns’ 82 and freshman Annika Espino’s 83 to close out the Great Danes’ official lineup.
Up next, UAlbany competes in the Quinnipiac Classic Oct. 10-11 at New Haven Country Club in Hamden, Conn.
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