Oswego State volleyball returned to SUNY Athletic Conference Playoffs for the first time since 1996 after turning in an overall record of 12-19 and a conference record of 2-4. The league victories also marked the first conference wins for the Lakers since the 2008 season. Oswego State eventually fell to NCAA qualifier New Paltz, 3-0, in the first round of the SUNYAC Playoffs.
Middle blockers Stephanie Bailey ’15 and Chelsea Crump ’13 received Second Team All-SUNYAC Western Division honors, becoming the first Lakers to earn all-conference recognition since 2007 when Heidi Armstrong ’08 was named Second Team All-SUNYAC Western Division. It also marked the first time that Oswego State had multiple honorees since 2005 when three players were acknowledged.
The Oswego State women’s soccer team closed out the 2012 SUNYAC schedule with a 1-0 overtime victory over Cortland to help the Lakers end the season at 7-9-0 overall and 3-6-0 in the league. The win was just the program’s second victory over the Red Dragons and the first since 2004. Bri Dolan ’15 scored eight points on three goals and two assists, becoming the first Laker women’s soccer player to be named First Team All-SUNYAC since Kathryn Stead ’05 was selected in 2002.
The Oswego State men’s soccer team remained in the SUNYAC race until the final day of the regular season, but came up just short of returning to the league championships with an overall record of 4-10-1 and a SUNYAC record of 3-5-1.
The squad posted back-to-back shutouts against Fredonia and Buffalo State late in the season. It marked the first time Oswego State had posted back-to-back shutouts in SUNYAC games since 2008, when the Lakers blanked Fredonia and Buffalo State. In the next contest, Oswego State knocked off Geneseo to post the program’s first three-game conference win streak since 2009.
The Oswego State field hockey team closed out the 2012 campaign on a three-game winning streak starting with a 1-0 win over Brockport to finish at 6-10 overall and 2-4 in SUNYAC play.
Forward Michelle Ruskey ’13 was named First Team All-SUNYAC after finishing the season second on the squad with 12 points on four goals — all of which came in conference contests — and four assists.
The Laker women’s tennis team battled past Alfred and St. John Fisher by the scores of 5-4 and defeated Wells, 8-1, en route to records of 3-12 overall and 0-3 in the SUNYAC West Division.
The Oswego State men’s golf team’s fall season was highlighted by a fifth-place finish at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Mid-Atlantic Championships with a two-day score of 660, which was the highest Laker finish since 2008 when the program placed fourth.
Oswego State won the Keuka Fall Invitational with a team score of 310 as Nick Sterling ’13 tied for medalist honors with a round of 76.
Men’s Cross Country
The Oswego State men’s cross country team placed fifth or better in every meet, including third-place results at the Houghton Invitational and DeSales Invitational, before finishing ninth at the SUNYAC Championships hosted by Fredonia. The Lakers later went on to tie for 26th at the NCAA Atlantic Regional Championships.
Women’s Cross Country
Three Laker women’s cross country runners established new personal-bests at the NCAA Atlantic Regional Championships, as the Oswego State women’s cross country team placed 25th two weeks after finishing ninth at the SUNYAC Championships.
Christina Sakowski ’14 posted the top time of the season and the fourth-fastest 6K time in program history at NCAA Regionals with a time of 23:57. Three teammates also moved onto the squad’s top times at 6,000 meters.
It was a banner year for the Oswego State men’s basketball team and Coach Adam Stockwell. The Lakers finished the season at 24-5 overall for the second-most wins in school history to make their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in the 88-year
history of the program.
The Oswego State men’s soccer team played well in front of the home crowd in 2010, as it compiled a record of 5-2-1 in Oswego en route to an overall record of 5-
10-1. The team went 4-1 during a mid-season home stand that saw the Lakers defeat NCAA qualifier Plattsburgh 2-1 in overtime.
Oswego was led on both ends of the field by two-time All-SUNYAC Third Team performer Bryan Pacchiana ’12. Pacchiana paced the squad with eight points on three goals and two assists, while anchoring a defense that allowed 28 goals during the season.
The Oswego State women’s soccer team saw a great deal of success against non-conference foes, generating a record of 6-3-0, but came up short in league play to finish the season at 7-10-1 overall and 1-7-1 in the SUNY Athletic Conference. One of the season’s highlights for the Lakers came when they defeated 2009 NCAA qualifier Muhlenberg College 2-1 in Oswego.
Nikki Liadka ’14 provided a large scoring punch for Oswego State as she turned in one of the best single-season performances in program history. She compiled 13 goals and three assists for 29 points to earn All-SUNYAC Third Team honors.
The Oswego State volleyball team under the direction of head coach Pat Hanlon took third place at the Oswego State
A youthful Oswego State women’s tennis team that graduated five contributing seniors from a season ago turned in wins over Wells and Sage colleges to post a 2-10 record. The Lakers were led by Christine Ripple ’11 who finished with a record of 5-7. Oswego State has talented players at the top of the lineup in Nicole Leader ’13 and Lauren MacHose ’14, who will provide a foundation to build upon next season.
The Laker men’s golf team turned in solid results throughout the 2010 fall season under head coach Mike Howard ’90, taking top honors in one event and second place in another before placing seventh at the ECAC Championships with a team score of 379 (347-332).
Oswego State won its own invitational Sept. 20, with a team score of 313 and three golfers in the top 10. Pat Davidow ’11 carded a score of 76 to finish tied for second place. The following weekend, the Lakers took second place at the Elmira Fall Invitational with a team score of 669 (329-340).
The young Oswego State men’s and women’s cross country teams started the 2010 campaigns strong as the men posted first-place results and the women posted
second-place results in the first two meets of the season at Oneonta and Oswego State. At the SUNYAC Championships, the men’s squad placed seventh, while the women’s squad place eighth.
Samson Dikeman ’11 proved to be Oswego State’s most consistent performer throughout the season, starting with shattering the school record at the 6K distance by 23 seconds with a time of 20:05 to place second at the Oneonta Invitational. Dikeman was also the top Laker male runner at the SUNYAC and NCAA Atlantic Regional Championships with times of 27:25.86 and 26:37.8, respectively.
On the women’s side, Erin Crise ’12 ended the season strong as the top Oswego State women’s harrier at the SUNYAC and NCAA Atlantic Regional Championships after crossing the finish line in 24:51.98 and 24:27.2, respectively. Earlier in the season, Kathleen Fulton ’13 put her name in the Laker record books with the fourth-fastest 5K time in program history at 19:07 at the Houghton Invitational.
Here’s a look at spring 2010 athletics at Oswego.