Fall college honors

By on December 25, 2017

•Senior Taylor Fletcher (Churchville-Chili) was named Third Team All-East Coast Conference in women’s soccer at Roberts Wesleyan—her third consecutive season so-honored. The defender added one goal and one assist this season and has totaled three goals and four assists in her college career and has not missed a start in her time with the Redhawks playing in all 75 contests over the four year span.

•Geneseo senior forward Audrey Reid (Hilton) became the fifth All-American in Geneseo women’s soccer history as she was named to the Second Team. Also a First Team All-SUNYAC selection, Reid set program records with 19 goals and 46 points this season, led SUNYAC in goals and points and netted a conference-best five game-winning goals. She finishes her career ranked 14th in Geneseo history with 61 points. Teammate Brooke Falsion (Brockport) was also a First Team pick, College at Brockport senior midfielder Maddie Siclare (Hilton) was named to the Second Team while junior teammate Lindsey Lovett (Byron-Bergen) was a Third Team selection.

•Buffalo State senior midfielder Luke Pavone (Churchville-Chili) became Buffalo State’s first men’s soccer All-American in 33 years as he was recognized on the United Soccer Coaches second team. Also a First Team All-SUNYAC selection, he captained the Bengals to within one win of the school’s single-season record, finishing 14-3-3, and helped the team earn its first NCAA playoff appearance since 1984. The midfielder led Buffalo State and was third in the SUNYAC in scoring with 22 points on eight goals and six assists and was second in the conference with 83 shots.

•Churchville-Chili product Alyssa Brault was named First Team All-SUNYAC in singles and doubles tennis for Oneonta. The junior was part of an 11-2 doubles team that included 11 straight wins to open the season and playing at the top of the singles lineup she was 8-1 overall, which included wins in seven of her last eight dual matches.

•Junior defender Tom Reynolds (Brockport) was named NEAC All-Conference First Team for the Keuka College men’s soccer team. He started the first 14 games of the season for Keuka College on defense before missing the rest of the season due to injury. With Reynolds on the field, Keuka College allowed only 25 goals in the 14 games.

•Roberts Wesleyan sophomore Josiah Ottolini was named East Coast Conference Runner of the Year and First Team All-Conference along with teammates Christopher Sims, Justin Shaffer, Benjamin Matz, Anthony Casullo and Nathan Cannon. Ottolini placed 176th at the national championships. Erik Johnson was a Second Team selection while coaches Andrew Dorr and Jennifer Dorr were named men’s team coaches of the year in the ECC.

•College at Brockport football seniors Jake O’Connell (Spencerport) and Adan Barrientos were selected Associated Press (AP) Division III All-America Team. O’Connell made seven interceptions, three of which were returned for touchdowns, recorded 56 tackles, and broke up eight passes on his way to First Team All-Empire 8 and All-East Region selections. Barrientos anchored an offensive line that helped the Golden Eagle offense break records for rushing yards, passing yards, total offense, and scoring in a single season.

•20 Golden Eagles were named to Empire 8 Football All-Conference teams including Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Special Teams Player of the Year, and Coaching Staff of the Year.

Quarterback Joe Germinerio was named Offensive Player of the Year just one season after his Rookie of the Year selection a year ago. The sophomore was dominant in his nine games played, ranking fourth in Division III in completion percentage (69.7%) while throwing 20 touchdown passes to just seven interceptions. Tyree Brown was named Rookie of the Year after catching four touchdown passes and running for two more. He caught 35 passes for 661 yards, while rushing 15 times for 138 yards, averaging 9.1 yards-per-carry. Co-Special Teams Player of the Year kicker Brett Renzi (Spencerport) led the Golden Eagle offense in scoring with 76 points on a perfect 49-49 on extra points in the regular season. And Jason Mangone and his staff take home Coaching Staff of the Year after leading the Green and Gold to their best regular season in program history, and first E8 title. The team led the conference on both offense and defense, averaging 37.2 points-per-game while allowing just 11.8.

All five of the Brockport starting offensive linemen were named to All-Conference teams, with Barrientos, Caleb Ferdilus, James Grennan and Mark Sanchez earning First-Team honors and Justin Torres (Churchville-Chili) on the Second-Team. Fullback Dalton Cooley was also named to the First-Team for the second straight season. The O-line put up four games of over 500 yards of offense, leading the conference and ranking 28th nationally in total offense.

Five Golden Eagle defenders were named to the First-Team in Austin Dean, Matt Szymanski, Alex West, O’Connell and Julius Mizro. Dean, Szymanski, Mizro and West combined for 24 of the teams 47 sacks, which led the nation. O’Connell earns a First-Team selection for the second straight season.

Punter Eric Yaeger joined Renzi on the First-Team Special Teams list, averaging 42.96 yards-per-punt on his 26 tries. Justin Morrison and DaQuan Hubbard were both named to the Second-Team offense. Morrison ranked first in the conference and sixteenth national in yards-per-carry (7.2), while Hubbard led the nation in yards-per-reception, averaging 26.9 yards-per-catch. The Second-Team defense included Terry McDonald, Nathaniel Keith III and Julius Brunson. Keith III led the team in sacks with 7.5, while McDonald chipped in 4.5. Brunson was second only to O’Connell in interceptions, picking off four passes on the year while also breaking up seven more. Jerry Thompson also made the All-Conference list, being named the Sportsman of the Year for his efforts both on and off the football field.

•Brockport junior Quintin Volpe and senior Chris Aherne were named Second Team All-SUNYAC in men’s soccer. Aherne led the team in goals with seven, including four game-winners. Volpe finished the year with a career high in goals (6) and assists (3), led the team in shots (57) and shots on goal (31).

•Five members of the College at Brockport women’s volleyball team claimed State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) accolades with Noelle Poloncarz earning a First-Team selection while DeAnna Ortiz-Whittemore, Laiken Fox and Meaghan Mastro were placed on the Second-Team, with Mastro winning the SUNYAC Rookie of the Year, and Maddy Taylor notching a third-team selection.

The honor marks the third straight selection to the First Team for Poloncarz after the setter paced the offense this past season by dishing out a total of 907 assists and averaging 9.45 assists per set. She contributed 39 kills on the year, while racking up 28 aces. She was also second on the team with 251 digs and had 16 blocks on the year. Ortiz-Whittemore led the Golden Eagles this past season in kills with 301. Fox was an impact freshman outside hitter finishing second on the team in kills with 291 and averaging 2.77 kills per set.

Mastro finished the year with 170 kills and a .372 hitting percentage which led the entire conference. She also racked up 62 blocks and finished with 44 digs. Taylor, the libero, led the team with digs (450) and averaged 3.81 digs per set, which was fifth in the conference, and led the team with 35 aces.

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