2018 Fall College Sports Honors

By on November 26, 2018
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•Brockport High grad Tom Reynolds was named First Team All-Conference in men’s soccer for the second consecutive year. The Keuka College senior defender again started all 14 games and scored the first two goals of his collegiate career.

•Monroe Community College freshman women’s volleyball player Hannah DeLorenzo (Hilton) was honored as an All-Region III second team selection as well as the All-WNYAC first team. She averaged 2.5 kills and 3.5 assists per set, while also compiling 181 digs and 30 service aces on the season.

•Three Hilton grads and RIT men’s soccer players were named to the 2018 Liberty League Men’s Soccer All-Conference team. Junior Simon Garno was a first team selection for the second consecutive year, while sophomore Nick Simone earned second team honors and senior Anthony DeFeo was an honorable mention selection.  Garno was second on the team and tied for eighth in the Liberty League with 12 points. Simone led the league in scoring with 12 assists and 24 points – his 12 assists are second most in a season at the university. DeFeo finished fifth on the team in scoring with six points on two goals and two assists.

•Spencerport grad and Snow College defensive back Alton Jones tied for seventh among NJCAA teams in interceptions with five.

•Holley resident and College at Brockport alum Jeff Reyngoudt was named the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Region-III Coach of the Year in women’s soccer after leading Genesee Community College to a 17-4 record and to the NJCCA Region III quarterfinals.

•RIT women’s volleyball head coach and College at Brockport alum Jim Lodes and his staff earned Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year honors for the first time. In his 14th season with the Tigers, he is their all-time leader in victories.

•College at Brockport’s Maddie Siclare (Hilton) and Marissa Greiner were selected as Second Team All-Conference in women’s soccer. Siclare finished her senior season with four goals and one assist in 13 games played, led the team in shots with 45 and was tied for first in shots on goal with 24. This is Siclare’s third time being named to an All-Conference team. Greiner finished the year with three goals and two assists.

•Golden Eagles women’s volleyball player Laiken Fox earned a First-Team All-SUNY-AC selection, Maddy Taylor was placed on the second-team, and Cassie Birth notched a third-team selection. This is Fox’s second straight year finishing on an All-Conference list. She led the team with 371 kills and she was solid on defense as well with 96 digs and 29 blocks. Taylor was a defensive stand out on the team this season as the starting libero leading the team in digs with 469, while adding 20 aces on the year. Birth finished with 211 kills on the year despite missing almost ten games.

•Brockport field hockey senior Kelsey Devine and freshman Katelynn Mello earned All-SUNYAC Second-Team selections. Devine collected 12 defensive saves, putting her at the top of the SUNYAC leaderboard as well as second nationally in Division III. Mello led the Golden Eagles in points with 21.

•The College at Brockport men’s soccer team won their first conference title since 2009 and had six players earn All-SUNYAC postseason honors. Junior and Hilton grad Jeff Hibbard and Ayub Jeylani were named to the second team, while Matthew Stefaniw, Chris Kinsley, AJ Sinclair and Tautis Poniskaitis were selected as third-team All-Conference. Stefaniw, Hibbard, Sinclair and Jeylani accounted for 24 of the Golden eagles 50 goals on the season. Poniskaitis posted shutouts in all three playoff matches to help the Green and Gold to their 11th SUNYAC title.

•The No. 3 College at Brockport football team earned 19 Empire 8 All-Conference awards and swept Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Coaching Staff of the Year honors.

Head coach Jason Mangone and his staff were awarded Coaching Staff of the Year for the second straight season. The Green and Gold not only led several Empire 8 statistical categories, but were regulars among the top in the nation in several areas. Junior quarterback Joe Germinerio was named Offensive Player of the Year and Austin Dean Defensive Player of the Year. Germinerio amassed 3,225-yards of total offense, including 2,895-yards through the air with 34 total touchdowns. Dean made 45-tackles over the course of 2018, with 20 solo tackles. He accumulated 13-tackles for a loss of 54-yards, picked up 6.5 sacks for a loss of 44-yards and got his hand on two blocked kicks as he anchored one of the nation’s best defensive units.

Also named to the Empire 8 Defensive First Team were Terry McDonald (Defensive Line), Matt Szymanski (Linebacker), Alex West (Linebacker), Rashad Baker (Defensive Back), Spencerport grad Jake O’Connell (Defensive Back) and Cedric Campbell II (Defensive Back). The Brockport defense led the nation in several statistical categories, including allowing negative rushing yards, a measly negative 2.8-yard average for opponents.  The Green and Gold also led Division III in Red Zone D (.286) and third down conversion percentage (.148).

Named to the Empire 8 Offensive First team were Tyree Brown (All-Purpose), Mike Ambrosio (Offensive Line), Caleb Ferdilus (Offensive Line), and Eric Yaeger (Punter). Seniors Ferdilus and Ambrosio anchored the offensive line that averaged nearly 510 yards of total offense a game, with 225.6-yards per game rushing average.

Josh Greenwood (defensive line), John Tucci (defensive line) and Lawrence Jenkins (linebacker) all named to the Defensive Second Team while wide receivers Joseph Ortiz and Brown with place-kicker Dustin Moyle were Offensive Second Team picks and fullback Samuel Bergman named Honorable Mention.