Tuesday, June 28, 2016

University of Albany's Hooley Signs Professional Basketball Contract In UK - UAlbany Sports 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Former University at Albany standout Peter Hooley has signed a professional contract with the Plymouth Raiders of the British Basketball League (BBL) -- the premier men's professional basketball league in the United Kingdom. “I am extremely happy for Peter as he gets ready to begin a professional playing career,” said UAlbany head coach Will Brown. “He enjoyed five great years at UAlbany and was a tremendous ambassador of our program, athletic department, and University on and off the court. This is a tremendous opportunity for Peter and I am confident that he will enjoy continued success and be a great asset to Plymouth moving forward.” Hooley, a native of Adelaide, Australia, was a five-year member of the UAlbany men’s basketball team and concluded his career in March with 1,519 points, 336 assists, 410 made free throws and a career free throw percentage of 80.2 percent. Hooley finished his tenure ranked fourth all-time in made free throws at UAlbany, seventh in scoring, eighth in free throw percentage, and ninth all-time in assists. A two-time America East Tournament Most Outstanding Player, Hooley led the Great Danes to three NCAA Tournament appearances and made national headlines when he hit the championship-winning three-pointer in 2015. Hooley also excelled in the classroom, earning a dual degree in journalism and psychology. A three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team selection and America East All-Academic pick, Hooley also earned the America East Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, 2015 SUNY Chancellor’s Award, and the 2016 President’s Athlete Leadership Award at UAlbany. Hooley is the second Great Dane to ink a professional basketball contract this month, following teammate Ray Sanders who signed with BC Nokia of the Korisliiga League in Finland. Courtesy: UA Website

Monday, June 27, 2016

University of Albany's Hibbard, Sherman Compete At Junior Nationals - UAlbany Sports 2016

CLOVIS, Calif. - One year ago, the University at Albany track & field program sent three men to compete in the USATF Junior Championships. This year, they sent two women, who competed in three events. Friday Freshman Cara Sherman competed first for UAlbany, in the 5,000m. Sherman, a local product hailing from Rotterdam, N.Y., ranks fourth all-time outdoors in the women’s 5,000m in UAlbany history, with a personal-best time of 17:00.21, set earlier this year. She placed ninth overall in her race on Friday, crossing the line in 17:40.71. Saturday Sherman was in action again on Saturday, where she competed in the 3,000m. Sherman ranks fifth all-time outdoors at UAlbany in this event, with a personal-best time of 9:57.62. This time, Sherman placed 10th overall in 10:05.74. Also competing Saturday was freshman high jumper and school record holder Anika Hibbard. In her first season, Hibbard set the school record in the outdoor high jump when she cleared a height of 5’-9.25”, surpassing the previous record of 5’-8.5” set by Rochelle Reid in 2015. Hibbard also placed 10th overall, clearing a height of 5’-5.75”. Though Hibbard and Sherman will not move on to represent Team USA, a number of their teammates still are scheduled to compete internationally over the summer, including at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Friday, June 24, 2016

University of Albany CAA Football’s Clash With Elon To Air On American Sports Network, Season-Opener At Buffalo On ESPN3

RICHMOND, Va. -- Announced by the CAA, the University at Albany football team’s matchup with Elon on Oct. 29 will air live on the American Sports Network. The first-time meeting will kickoff at 12 p.m. on Bob Ford Field at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium. UAlbany’s game is a part of CAA Football’s extensive 30-game television package, which includes 18 conference matchups in conjunction with the league’s broadcast partners, NBC Sports Regional Networks and the American Sports Network. NBC Sports Regional Networks – which includes CSN Mid-Atlantic, CSN Philadelphia, CSN New England and SNY – will carry 11 CAA Football games and one non-conference contest this season. NBC Sports Regional Networks deliver more than 2,200 live sporting events annually, along with award-winning breaking news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and original programming to more than 43 million homes. The American Sports Network package will feature eight CAA Football games this fall. ASN – the collegiate sports initiative of the Sinclair Broadcast Group – has affiliates that reach approximately 40 percent of U.S. households. Sinclair operates 173 television stations airing 483 channels in 81 markets, and has affiliations with all the major networks nationwide. In addition to the conference package, at least 10 non-conference contests featuring CAA Football teams will air nationally on ESPN3. The Great Danes’ season-opening contest at Buffalo is one of those games. UAlbany will take on the FBS Bulls at 7 p.m. on Sept. 2. CAA Football’s televised games will also be available on a variety of desktop, mobile, tablet and smart TV devices. The NBC Sports app will stream each of the CSN games at no cost to authenticated subscribers. In addition, CAA.tv will provide free digital coverage of numerous CAA Football contests throughout the season. Specific CSN and ASN clearances will be announced weekly throughout the season.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Defending America East Tournament Champion University of Albany Women’s Soccer Releases 2016 Schedule - UAlbany Sports 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. – The UAlbany women’s soccer team, looking to defend its first-ever America East Tournament title, has announced is schedule for the 2016 season including seven home games and a full conference slate. The Great Danes will play 17 games in the regular season, including seven at home at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium. UAlbany will play seven opponents across New York plus foes from nine different states. “Our goal this year is to expose the 2016 team to a variety of talented teams early on so that we can be best prepared as possible for conference play,” said UAlbany head coach Caitlin Cucchiella. UAlbany is coming off its best season in program history in 2015, going 11-9-1 overall and tying for second in America East play with a 4-3-1 conference record. The Great Danes defeated 1-seed Hartford 2-1 on the road for the program’s first-ever America East Tournament championship and automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament, where the team fell to eventual national champion Penn State. All home games for UAlbany women’s soccer are free to attend for the public. In addition, games at home plus conference road games will be broadcast on AmericaEast.tv. Before the regular season starts, UAlbany will play an exhibition game in New York City against Fordham on Friday, August 12th at 7 p.m. UAlbany begins the year with four consecutive road games across the Empire State. The season kicks off on Friday, August 19th against Army West Point at 7 p.m., followed by a trip to New York to take on 2015 NCAA Tournament participant St. John’s on Sunday, August 21st at 7:30 p.m. The following weekend, the Great Danes head across town to Loudonville to battle rival Siena on Friday, August 26th at 5 p.m. in a battle of defending conference champions. Last season, UAlbany won the America East and Siena took the MAAC. On Sunday, August 28th, UAlbany heads to central NY to take on ACC foe Syracuse at 3 p.m. The home opener for UAlbany will be on Thursday, September 1st at 7 p.m. as the team hosts Rhode Island under the lights at Casey Stadium. To finish up the week, the squad heads south to Poughkeepsie to play Marist on Sunday, September 4th at 1 p.m. UAlbany plays its final two non-conference home games the next week, hosting Seton Hall on Thursday, September 8th at 7 p.m. and Quinnipiac on Sunday, September 11th at 1 p.m. Non-conference play wraps up on Friday, September 16th in New Hampshire as UAlbany takes on Dartmouth at 7 p.m. The Great Danes begin the America East schedule on Sunday, September 25th on the road with a contest at UMass Lowell at 4 p.m. Then on Thursday, September 29th, UAlbany has its America East home opener against rival Stony Brook at 7 p.m. Conference play continues on the road the following week as the Purple and Gold battle SUNY rival Binghamton on Thursday, October 6th at 7 p.m. then Hartford on Sunday, October 9th in a rematch of last year’s America East title game at 2 p.m. UAlbany returns home for a pair of conference matches the next week, starting with a night game against New Hampshire on Thursday, October 13th at 7 p.m. and following with a Sunday, October 16th matinee against Vermont at 1 p.m. The team wraps up conference play with two more games, heading north to take on Maine on Thursday, October 20th, then coming back to Casey Stadium for Senior Day on Sunday, October 23rd at 1 p.m. vs. UMBC. The 2016 America East Tournament will include the six teams with the best conference records with the top two earning a bye into the semifinals. All games are hosted by the higher seed in the game. The quarterfinals will be on Thursday, October 27th with the semifinals being on Sunday, October 30th. The 2016 America East title game will be on either Saturday, November 5th or Sunday, November 6th.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

University of Albany Volleyball Releases 2016 Schedule - UAlbany Sports 2016

2016 UAlbany Volleyball Schedule ALBANY, N.Y. – UAlbany volleyball head coach MJ Engstrom has released the team’s 2016 schedule, including four in-season tournaments and a full conference slate. The Great Danes have 24 matches scheduled in its regular season, starting with four in-season tournaments across four different states. Those are followed by a 12-match America East schedule, including six home matches at the University Gym. “We are very excited about this year’s schedule,” said Engstrom. “We have a good mix of play throughout the country to push ourselves before we enter America East play.” UAlbany was a 2015 America East regular season co-champion and had its best season overall and in league play since 2011. Going 17-9 overall and 11-1 in league play, UAlbany was the co-champion of the Golden Flashes Classic and the Colgate Classic and shared the America East regular season title with New Hampshire, falling to the Wildcats in the conference title match. All home matches for UAlbany volleyball are free to attend for the public. In addition, all America East matches, home and road, will be broadcast online for free on AmericaEast.tv. UAlbany will begin its season in the Pacific Time Zone in Las Vegas to compete on the campus of UNLV. The Great Danes take on reigning WAC champion New Mexico State at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, August 26th, following with host UNLV at 10 p.m. ET that night. The next day, UAlbany takes on UC Santa Barbara at 2:30 p.m. ET. The following weekend, the Great Danes bus east to New Haven, Connecticut to play in the Yale Invitational. UAlbany takes on tournament host Yale on Friday, September 2nd at 7 p.m. then plays a pair of matches on Saturday, September 3rd, battling Rutgers at 12:30 p.m. and Iona at 4:30 p.m. UAlbany will go wheels up to Chicago next weekend to play at DePaul University. The team begins the tournament against Illinois-Chicago on Friday, September 9th at 5:30 p.m. ET then follows with two Saturday matches, playing tournament host DePaul at 1 p.m. ET and South Florida at 5:30 p.m. ET. The Great Danes play one final in-season tournament in the West Point Invitational. UAlbany suits up against UConn and St. John’s on Friday, September 16th at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. respectively, then against tournament host Army West Point on Saturday, September 17th at 5 p.m. UAlbany begins America East play on the road against in-state rival Binghamton on Friday, September 23rd at 7 p.m. in Vestal. The next weekend, UAlbany has its first home matches. The team has its home opener on Friday, September 30th at 7 p.m. against UMass Lowell, followed by Hartford on Sunday, October 2nd at 2 p.m. Back on the road goes UAlbany for a pair of matches, taking on UMBC in Baltimore on Friday, October 7th at 7 p.m. then Stony Brook on Long Island on Sunday, October 9th at 1 p.m. UAlbany wraps up the first half of America East play with a rematch against New Hampshire at home on Sunday, October 16th at 2 p.m. UAlbany remains home for its annual Dig Pink Match on Friday, October 21st, taking on Binghamton at 7 p.m. Two road matches follow in the next weekend as the Great Danes take on Hartford on Friday, October 28th at 7 p.m. and UMass Lowell on Sunday, October 30th at 1 p.m. The Purple and Gold play the final two home regular season matches in the next weekend, hosting rival Stony Brook for Senior Night on Friday, November 4th at 7 p.m. and proceeding with UMBC on Sunday, November 6th at 2 p.m. The regular season finishes against New Hampshire on Friday, November 11th at 7 p.m. in Durham in a rematch of the 2014 and 2015 America East championships. The America East Tournament will be hosted by the league’s regular season champion, with the top four teams competing. The America East semifinal round will be either on Friday, November 18th or Saturday, November 19th with the title match being the day after the semifinals.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

University of Albany's Vadnais Breaks School Record - UAlbany Sports 2016

BURLINGTON, V.T.—The University at Albany’s women’s track & field member Paige Vadnais competed in her last meet for the Great Danes at the Vermont State Men and Women Decathlon Championships earlier this week. Vadnais, a recent graduate, competed as the first female to represent UAlbany in the decathlon. She earned first place overall with a new school record of 6,084 points. In the ten events, she placed first in the 100-meter dash, running a 12.85, first in the javelin with a mark of 82-05, first in the 400-meter dash in 58.43, first in the long jump with a mark of 16-11.50, first in the high jump with a mark of 5-05.00, first in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 5:24.10, and tied for first in the 100-meter hurdles in 15.12. She also earned third in the pole vault with a mark of 10-10.75, fourth in the discus with a mark of 49-04, and fourth in the shot put with a mark of 24-03.75. In addition to holding the number one spot for UAlbany in the women's decathlon, Vadnais is also earned the second place spot in the heptathlon during the 2016 outdoor season with 4,825 points.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Ray Sanders Signs Professional Men's Basketball Contract In Finland - UAlbany Sports 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. -- University at Albany men’s basketball player Ray Sanders has signed a professional contract to play for BC Nokia of the Korisliiga League in Finland -- the country’s top league. “I couldn’t be happier for Ray. He is a tremendous young man who had two great years at UAlbany,” said Great Danes head coach Will Brown. “BC Nokia is getting a great person and a player who will make an immediate impact and help them win a lot of games. I am confident that Ray will enjoy his time in Finland and have a very productive professional playing career.” In his two seasons at UAlbany, Sanders was a two-time all-conference selection and all-defensive team pick. As a senior, the 6’4 guard was named First Team All-America East, totaling 52 steals and averaging 12.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. A native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Sanders averaged 9.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, and accrued 45 steals as a junior, helping lead the Great Danes to a conference title and NCAA Tournament berth in 2015.

Campbell and Claxton Named to All-American Teams - UAlbany Sports 2016

NEW ORLEANS—After the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Oregon this past weekend, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association named All-America teams for the 2016 season. The University at Albany’s Matthew Campbell and Grace Claxton were among the honorees. Junior Matthew Campbell was named to the All-America First Team for his performance in the men’s high jump. He claimed seventh place with a personal best mark of 7-2¼. Senior Grace Claxton earned a spot on the All-America second team for her performance in the women’s 400-meter hurdles. Claxton ran a 56.83 to finish third in her semi-finals heat and ninth overall. Her finish was the best performance by a UAlbany female track & field athlete. Both athletes will continue their outdoor season. Claxton has locked a spot in the 400-meter hurdles for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, while Campbell looks to qualify in the men’s high jump.

Monday, June 13, 2016

UAlbany Field Hockey's Paula Heuser Earns CoSIDA Academic All-America Women’s At-Large Second Team Honors - UAlbany Sports 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. – UAlbany field hockey junior Paula Heuser continues to earn national honors, being selected as a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American for the first time. Heuser was named to the 2015-16 Division I Women’s At-Large Second Team after earning All-District I honors the previous two seasons. She joins UAlbany women’s soccer student-athlete Krista Fitzpatrick as Great Danes who have earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors this season. The junior midfielder and two-time America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year stands with a 3.83 GPA in business administration. She is a three-time member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-Academic Squad and a two-time selection to the America East All-Academic Team. On the field, she is the NCAA active leader in goals and points scored, standing as the two-time NFHCA Northeast Player of the Year and America East Midfielder of the Year. This past season, she led UAlbany to its second straight America East title and NCAA Tournament appearance with 34 goals and 12 assists. The CoSIDA Academic All-America teams are voted on by sports information directors across the country. The all-district student-athletes were eligible for All-America. Heuser was selected as one of 45 All-Americans in the at-large category across 12 different women’s sports: beach volleyball, bowling, crew, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Baseball's Woods Taken By San Francisco Giants In Eighth Round Of 2016 MLB Draft - UAlbany Sports 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. – Junior right-handed pitcher Stephen Woods was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the eighth round (No. 245 overall) of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft, Friday evening. Woods, a native of Dix Hills, N.Y., accrued a 4-5 overall record and a 5.57 ERA in his junior campaign at the University at Albany. Making 12 starts on the mound, Woods logged 88 strikeouts in 64.2 innings. As a sophomore, Woods was named second team all-conference by the America East. Out of high school, Woods was picked in the sixth round (No. 188 overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2013 MLB Draft, but chose not to ink a deal. Woods is the highest drafted Great Dane in program history. UALBANY BASEBALL IN THE MLB DRAFT 1974 - Terry Kenny, San Francisco, 9th round 2001 - Steve Checksfield, Houston, 26th round - No. 776 overall 2002 - Mike Grasso, Atlanta, 11th round- No. 335 overall 2004 - Adam Kroft, San Diego, 30th round- No. 882 overall 2007 - Tom Hill, Kansas City, 34th round- No. 1,023 overall 2008 - Mike Konstanty, Cincinnati, 39th round- No. 1,169 overall 2011 - Dave Kubiak, Tampa Bay, 36th round- No. 1,110 overall 2012 - Sean Lucas, Cincinnati, 25th round- No. 772 overall 2013 - Stephen Woods, Tampa Bay, 6th round - No. 188 overall (HS – did not sign) 2016 - Stephen Woods, San Francisco, 8th round - No. 245 overall

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

University of Albany Takes Home Fourth Consecutive Commissioner’s Cup UAlbany Sports 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. – After winning eight of the America East’s 18 championships for the third-straight year, the University at Albany has claimed the conference’s Stuart P. Haskell, Jr. Commissioner’s Cup for the fourth-straight year and fifth time in school history. The league announced the final cup standings Tuesday evening at its yearly awards dinner in Burlington, Vt. 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 18 sports.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Four Great Danes Honored as 2016 USILA All-Americans, Ties Program Record in a Season - UAlbany Sports 2016

PERRY, N.Y. – Four UAlbany men’s lacrosse players were selected as 2016 All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA), tying the most for a season in program history. Connor Fields and Blaze Riorden were chosen as Third Team All-Americans while John Maloney and Seth Oakes were picked as Honorable Mention. The list of All-Americans was announced on the morning of the NCAA semifinals. Fields earned All-America honors for the second straight season after being named honorable mention in 2015. The 2016 Tewaaraton nominee scored multiple points in all but one UAlbany game this season, leading the Great Danes with 73 points off 44 goals and 29 assists. The sophomore attack added 26 ground balls and, as of the weekend, was sixth in DI with 4.56 points per game. Riorden is chosen as a postseason All-American for the first time. The senior goalkeeper played nearly every minute for UAlbany in the cage, saving 56.2% of shots. The 2016 Tewaaraton nominee earned a 12-4 record, allowing 9.68 goals per game, finishing with 47 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers. He currently stands third in DI in saves per game and 11th in save percentage. Maloney is selected as an All-American for the first time in his career. The senior played primarily in the UAlbany first midfield, tallying 38 points off 20 goals and 18 assists, 39 ground balls and nine caused turnovers. He scored at least one point in 16 different games this year, ranking 23rd in DI in man-up goals with six and 30th in shot percentage at 40.8%. Oakes picks up his first All-America selection in his collegiate career. The redshirt junior attack led UAlbany with 44 goals, adding 11 assists for 55 points and 19 ground balls. The 2016 Tewaaraton Watch List member stands 11th in DI in goals per game with 2.75, netting at last one goal in all but one game this year. He earned a hat trick or better in 10 games in 2016. UAlbany also had four All-Americans in the 2007 season: Frank Resetarits, Jordan Levine, Brett Queener and Merrick Thomson.

University of Albany's Blaze Riorden Added to Rochester Rattlers Active Roster, Makes MLL Debut - UAlbany Sports 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Graduated UAlbany goalkeeper Blaze Riorden has been added to the active roster of the Rochester Rattlers and will make his Major League Lacrosse (MLL) debut today, May 28th. Riorden was taken in the 2016 MLL First-Year Player Draft by the Rattlers 51st overall in the 6th round back in February. This is Rochester’s first game since the conclusion of UAlbany’s season. Recently named a USILA Third Team All-American, Riorden finished his UAlbany career as the program’s all-time saves leader in Division I play, starting in goal for the past four years. The 2016 Tewaaraton nominee and America East Defensive Player of the Year saved 54% of shots in his career, including 56.5% as a senior. He won 12 games in 2016, allowing 9.68 goals per game. Rochester hosts the Chesapeake Bayhawks tonight at 6 p.m. The Rattlers are 0-3 to start the season and are coming off a bye week. Riorden joins John Maloney, Tim Cox and Matt Garziano as UAlbany players making their MLL debuts in 2016.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Derrick Eccles to Compete in 75th USILA/Nike North-South All-Star Game - UAlbany Sports 2016

RADNOR, Pa. – UAlbany redshirt senior midfielder Derrick Eccles has been selected to play in the 75th USILA/Nike North-South All-Star Game on Friday, May 27th at Cabrini College. The annual North-South game, which was established in 1940, takes some of the sport’s top men's lacrosse collegiate seniors in the DI and DII levels to play in an exhibition. 33 players from across the two divisions are chosen for each team. Eccles is UAlbany’s representative on the North team, which will be coached by Marist’s Keegan Wilkinson. The game will be played at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania on May 27th at 5:30 p.m. The 2013 America East All-Rookie Team member was a fixture in UAlbany’s midfield the past four seasons. A team captain the past two years, the Syracuse native finished with 29 goals, 16 assists and 62 ground balls in his collegiate career.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Men’s Soccer’s Carlos Clark Called to Join Puerto Rico Men’s National Team - UAlbany Sports 2016

BAYAMON, PUERTO RICO – University at Albany men’s soccer rising sophomore midfielder Carlos Clark was selected to the Puerto Rican Men’s National Team for three upcoming contests. Clark takes the pitch for the first time this Sunday in Puerto Rico, followed by two Second Round Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Caribbean Cup matches on June 1 and June 4. Clark is one of six collegiate members of the Puerto Rican National Squad, and one of just two at the midfield position. Clark reported to train earlier in the week. Head coach Jack Stefanowski named Clark to the 21-man roster on Tuesday, ahead of a Sunday noon EST friendly against the United States Men’s National Team in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The game will be broadcast on FoxSports1 in the U.S. Following Sunday’s game, Clark and the team will venture to Grenada for the first match of the Caribbean Cup against Grenada on Wednesday, June 1. Stefanowski & co., then host Antigua & Barbuda on Saturday, June 4 at Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium. Group play of the 2016 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup includes five three-team round robins, with Puerto Rico sitting in Group 1. Competing nations include Antigua & Barbuda, Bermuda, Curaco, Dominica, Dominican Republic, French Guyana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St. Kitt’s & Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname and the U.S., Virgin Islands. The Caribbean Cup is a qualifying event for the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Men’s Gold Cup and FIFA Confederation Cup.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

John Maloney Added to Chesapeake Bayhawks Active Roster, Makes MLL Debut This Weekend - UAlbany Sports 2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Former UAlbany midfielder John Maloney will make his professional debut this weekend, being added to the active roster of the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse (MLL). Maloney was drafted by in the third round and 22nd overall by the Bayhawks in the 2016 MLL Collegiate Draft back in January and was eligible to join the team with the conclusion of his collegiate career. Maloney will join Matthew Bertrams, a UAlbany graduate of 2015, in the Chesapeake midfield. He is the third Great Dane to be on the Chesapeake active roster at some point this season, along with Matt Garziano. The Bayhawks are currently 2-1 on the season coming off a 13-11 defeat to Boston. Maloney will make his debut in Annapolis, the home of Chesapeake, on Saturday, May 21st at 7:30 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium against the Denver Outlaws, the current team of UAlbany graduate Tim Cox. Maloney graduated from UAlbany last week, finishing his collegiate career with 76 goals, 45 assists and 127 ground balls. He was a team captain as a senior and was a primary member of the first midfield most of his collegiate career.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

#9/8 UAlbany Men’s Lacrosse Pushes #6/4 Syracuse to the End, Narrowly Falls 11-9 in NCAA First Round

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The #9/8 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team battled #6/4 Syracuse all game and led 6-2 at the half, but fell to the Orange 11-9 in the NCAA First Round in the Carrier Dome on Sunday night. UAlbany (12-4) outshot 8-seed Syracuse (12-4) 21-12 in the first half to lead 6-2 at the break. After Syracuse rallied to tie the game at seven after three, UAlbany struck first in the fourth off a John Maloney goal to go up 8-7. A following 3-0 run put Syracuse up for good and UAlbany got back to within one with 6:48 left but could not bridge the gap. UAlbany had fallen to Syracuse by nine in its first game of the year, falling by just two in the final contest of the season. UAlbany’s season comes to end in the program’s fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The Great Danes finished with 12 wins, the fourth straight year with double digit victories.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

University of Albany Women’s Tennis Hits the Trail for First NCAA Tournament Match-up at No. 12 Oklahoma State - UAlbany Sports 2016

STILLWATER, OKLA. – University at Albany women’s tennis (14-7) will face the No. 12-seeded Oklahoma State Cowgirls (24-4) out of the Big 12 on Friday, May 13 in the NCAA First Round. The 2:00 PM EST match winner meets the winner of the earlier match between Arkansas (16-13) and Tulsa (21-4). The Great Danes enter Friday’s competition having shut out five of their last six opponents, defeating Stony Brook 4-2 in the America East final for their first Division I conference title and NCAA automatic bid. Gordon Graham & co., have six-straight wins, the most consecutive victories for the squad since the 2007-08 campaign. Freshman Jovana Kenic took America East Player and Rookie of the Year honors, after dominating the No. 1 singles spot throughout the season. Dajana Ognjenovic, Alba Sala and Paulina Torres joined Kenic on the America East All-Conference team, and Torres garnered Most Outstanding Player in the tournament recognition. The Cowgirls are No. 12 in the Oracle/ITA rankings, behind ITA Player to Watch Vladica Babic. Head Coach Chris Young and the Pokes have yet to lose at home this year (16-0) and enter Friday on a 13-match winning streak.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

University of Albany's Women’s Track Earns 8th Consecutive America East Conference Title - UAlbany Sports 2016

BURLINGTON, V.T.—The University at Albany women’s track & field program continued their streak of championship titles, winning the America East Conference Championship for the 8th consecutive season along side the men winning their 12th consecutive title. The Great Danes finished competition in first place with 173 points, followed by New Hampshire placed second with 165 points, and UMBC was third with 114 points.

University of Albany's Men’s Track Captures 12th Consecutive America East Conference Title - UAlbany Sports 2016

BURLINGTON, V.T.—The University at Albany men’s track & field program added another championship title under their belt this weekend, winning the America East Conference Championship for the 12th consecutive time alongside the women winning their eighth consecutive title. UAlbany placed first with 219 points. UMBC followed in second with 145 points, and Binghamton placed third with 133 points.

Friday, May 6, 2016

University of Albany Men's Lacrosse; Tim Cox Joins Denver Outlaws Active Roster in MLL - UAlbany Sports 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Former UAlbany midfielder and current volunteer assistant coach Tim Cox has joined the Denver Outlaws in Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and will make his professional debut this weekend.

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