Thursday, July 28, 2016


UAlbany Sports Information 07-27-2016 Send Mail Print KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the 2015-16 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.

From the University at Albany, Dallas Ennema, Mike Rowley, and Reece Williams received recognition. The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that these men possess off the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom.

 In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications are as follows: 1. Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player. 2. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2015-16 academic year. 3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution. 4. Member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.

Ennema, an accounting major with a 3.54 cumulative GPA, finished his junior season averaging 4.4 points and 2.4 rebounds, making 32 appearances.

In addition, the Sheldon, Iowa native is a two-time America East All-Academic selection.

 Rowley, a finance major with a 3.48 GPA, started all 33 games in his junior season, averaging 8.3 points and 6.5 boards per game. The Sydney, Australia native led the Great Danes in field goal percentage and was also an America East All-Academic selection this season. Wiliams, a journalism major with a 3.46 GPA, is a two-time NABC Honors Court honoree. The senior captain redshirted his final season with the Great Danes in 2015-16.


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ALBANY, N.Y. – The UAlbany women’s lacrosse team has been named a 2015-16 Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).

As a team, UAlbany earned a 3.31 GPA for the 2015-16 season. It is the fifth time UAlbany has been named an Academic Honor Squad by the IWLCA, including the second year in a row and the third time in four years. To qualify, teams needed a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher for the 2015-16 season, with all players on the squad for the full academic year contributing.

UAlbany was one of 276 schools across the three NCAA Divisions (I, II and III) and NAIA to be named an Academic Honor Squad by the IWLCA, including one of six America East teams.


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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The University at Albany has announced that it will induct Bob Ford, Michelle Simpson, Casey Halloran, Kevin Rae, Luke Daquino, and the 2003 men’s lacrosse team into the Athletics Hall of Fame this coming fall.

The Great Dane inductees will be honored at a dinner on Friday, Oct. 7 at SEFCU Arena. The inductees will also be recognized at UAlbany’s Homecoming football game versus Richmond on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


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ALBANY, N.Y. – CAA Football officially kicks off the 2016 season with the league’s annual Media Day on Tuesday, July 26 from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md.

The University at Albany will be represented by head coach Greg Gattuso, senior linebacker Neil Morrison, and redshirt senior offensive lineman Kevin Malloy. Coverage of the event is headlined by Media Day Live, which will be broadcast across the nation on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app beginning at 10 a.m. EST.

The two-hour show, hosted by Scott Klatzkin and Bobby Broyles, will include interviews with all 12 CAA Football head coaches, student-athletes from each school, and new CAA Commissioner Joe D’Antonio.

CAA Football Media Day will also be covered through the league’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. Join the social conversation throughout the day using the official hashtag #CAAFB. CAA Football Media Day Central at will be the event’s online home.

Media Day Central will include a live feed of social media content, and provide a hub of news and information, including the announcement of the preseason all-conference teams and predicted order of finish. Following Media Day, interview segments with coaches and student-athletes will be available at Media Day Central.
Below are the coaches and student-athletes scheduled to attend CAA Football Media Day.

Monday, July 25, 2016


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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Four UAlbany men’s lacrosse alumni are playing in Lake Placid for a great cause and are asking for your support for the Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund.

Jimmy Haugen of the UAlbany class of 2014 and Matt Carrello, Kevin Glueckert and Anthony Ostrander of the UAlbany class of 2013 with compete with Team Army Ranger in the annual Lake Placid Summit Classic in support of the Lead the Way Fund. They will play in honor of Sgt. James J. Regan, a former Duke University lacrosse player from Manhasset, New York. He served in company C, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom when he was killed in Iraq by an IED in 2007.

Lead The Way Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization established to raise funds in support of disabled U.S. Army Rangers and the families of Rangers who have died, have been injured or are currently serving in harm’s way around the world.

Team Army Ranger is joining forcing with the Army Ranger Lead the Way fund, gathering many alumni from Nassau County is support of the cause. Alumni from 15 different schools will be playing on Team Army Ranger, including the four above

UAlbany alumni and six Duke alumni. The Lake Placid Summit Classic is an annual lacrosse tournament going seven days with hundreds of teams from adult to youth. The four UAlbany alumni will be playing in the adult men’s open division from August 5th-7th in Lake Placid.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

University of Albany CAA Football Releases Game Times For Upcoming Season - UAlbany Sports 2016

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The University at Albany has announced the game times for the 2016 football season. The Great Danes’ home slate of six games begins Saturday, Sept. 17 when UAlbany takes on Holy Cross at 7 p.m. The following week, the Danes will face another non-conference foe, St. Francis (Pa.), also at 7 p.m. at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.

With a weekend full of Homecoming festivities, UAlbany kicks off against CAA opponent Richmond at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 8, and then will meet Elon for the first time in program history on Oct. 29 at 12 p.m. That game will be aired live on the American Sports Network.

Closing out the home schedule, the Great Danes will play a pair of 1 p.m. contests versus Delaware on Nov. 5 and Stony Brook on Nov. 19.

UAlbany football season tickets are now on sale! To purchase, visit or call 518-442-DANE. New season ticket holders who buy before Aug. 5 will be entered to win a collection of great prizes as a part of UAlbany’s “Dog Days of Summer” promotion.

Monday, July 18, 2016


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COQUITLAM, B.C. – Current personnel of the UAlbany men’s lacrosse team made their mark in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U19 World Championships in Canada last week, helping three different teams to top-six finishes.

UAlbany players Chaunce Hill and Colyn Lyons helped the Iroquois Nationals earn the bronze medal in the Blue Division, tying its highest-ever finish in the U19 games. Zack Ornstein earned a place on the FIL Presidents Team, leading Team Israel to a sixth place finish after winning the Red Division. 

In addition, UAlbany assistant coach Merrick Thomson served as the offensive coordinator for Team Canada, which picked up the silver medal after falling in a heartbreaker to Team USA 13-12 in the championship game.

For the Iroquois Nationals, Hill and Lyons each played on the defense and assisted the team in defeating Team Australia 20-8 in the third place game. Hill, who also took faceoffs, played in all seven games with eight loose balls and an assist. Lyons also played in all seven games on defense, picking up six loose balls.

Ornstein served as the primary faceoff man and a midfielder for Team Israel, which was making its first-ever appearance in the U19 tournament. He finished with four goals, three assists and, when they were recorded in games, a 67% faceoff winning percentage.

Thomson coached the offense for Team Canada as the team scored 84 goals in six games, averaging 14 per game. The team’s only defeats came to the eventual first place finisher Team USA. Hill, Lyons and Ornstein all enter their sophomore year for UAlbany in the 2017 season while Thomson, a 2007 UAlbany alum, enters year two as an assistant coach with the Great Danes.

Sunday, July 10, 2016


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EDMONTON, Alberta – The summer racing circuit for the University at Albany track & field student-athletes continued over the weekend, with two rising sophomores, Myles Banfield and Matthew LeLiever competing in their native Canada at the Canadian Junior Outdoor Championships. 

At stake was a berth into the World Junior Championships in Poland starting July 19. Both Banfield and LeLiever ran for The Speed Academy.

In Friday’s qualifying round, Banfield qualified first in 47.64. LeLiever qualified fifth in 48.58. LeLiever’s mark tied his personal best mark as a Great Dane, which he ran during this past indoor season. Banfield placed first overall in Saturday’s final in 47.17, earning a qualifying berth into World Junior Championships.

LeLiever placed seventh in 48.84. The runner-up, Nathan Friginette, also qualified for Junior World’s, finishing in 47.60. Banfield had previously satisfied the qualifying standard for the Junior World Championships 400m of 47.70, when he ran 46.93 in the second meet of the UAlbany outdoor season, the Florida Relays. He is the first freshman in UAlbany history to break 47 seconds in the 400m, and finished the collegiate season with a personal-best of 46.83, which ranks fourth all-time outdoors in UAlbany history.

The first round of the 400m at World Junior Championships is July 20 at 11:40 a.m. local time (5:40 a.m. ET). The meet will be held in the Zawisza Stadium in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

University of Albany’s Kyle McClancy and Kelly Costello Honored as 2015-16 America East Spring Scholar-Athletes - UAlbany Sports 2016

BOSTON – UAlbany’s Kyle McClancy and Kelly Costello have been selected as 2015-16 America East Spring Scholar-Athletes, the conference announced on Thursday. McClancy is the America East Spring Scholar-Athlete for men’s lacrosse while Costello is for softball. 

UAlbany has the most 2015-16 America East Spring Scholar-Athletes with two out of seven possible. Five other conference schools have one scholar-athlete this spring. In total, six UAlbany student-athletes were chosen as 2015-16 America East Scholar-Athletes this season, double more than any other league institution.

Monday, July 4, 2016

University of Albany Athletes Compete in 2016 FIL U19 Men’s Lacrosse World Championships - UAlbany Sports 2016

COQUITLAM, B.C. – Three members of the UAlbany men’s lacrosse team will be playing in the 2016 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Under-19 Men’s Lacrosse World Championships starting on July 7th.

Chaunce Hill and Colyn Lyons will represent the Iroquois Nationals while Zach Ornstein will play for Team Israel. In addition, UAlbany assistant coach Merrick Thomson will serve as the offensive coordinator for Team Canada.

The 2016 FIL U-19 World Championships will take place from July 7-16th in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. 14 nations will be represented in the tournament in three different divisions.

The Iroquois Nationals play in the top-level blue division while Israel plays in the red division. The USA has won the tournament each time, defeating Canada the last four years in the championship game including the last time in 2012.

The Iroquois Nationals took third in 2012 over England. Hill and Lyons were part of UAlbany's defense with the former playing LSM and the latter playing close defense. Ornstein was UAlbany’s primary faceoff man in 2016. All three just played their freshman season for the Great Danes.

The tournament kicks off on Thursday, July 7th as host Canada takes on the United States at 10:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. PT). The Iroquois Nationals open against England on Friday, July 8th at 10:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. PT) while Israel begins its play against Hong Kong the same day at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT). Courtesy: UA Sports

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