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ATHLETICS: Spring 2011 Season Lineup

Select home and road dates are listed below. Come on out and cheer your alma mater!
Visit www.fredonia.edu/athletics for full schedules and results.

SWIMMING AND DIVING – Sophomore Sarah Ficarro (Owego), an All-American last year, was named SUNYAC Diver of the Week for four straight periods at the start of this season. Fredonia hosted the annual Blue Devil Invitational in December, drawing eight teams. The women won the event for the second straight year, while the men finished third. The team has three road meets to start the spring semester prior to the SUNYAC Championships Feb. 9 to 12 in Buffalo.

MEN’S HOCKEY – Six home games highlight the second semester, plus road dates at Buffalo State (Jan. 28), Geneseo (Feb. 4) and Brockport (Feb. 5). Feb. 12 vs. Plattsburgh is this year’s Pink the Rink night. Players will again wear pink jerseys with the names of donors’ loved-ones on the back. Last year’s event raised nearly $9,000 for the American Cancer Society.

MEN’S BASKETBALL – The team heads into January having won four of their last five. Sixteen regular-season games remain, with five of the last six at Steele Hall and late-season road dates at Cortland and Oswego (Jan. 28 and 29), Brockport (Feb. 1) and Geneseo (Feb. 15). The annual alumni game is Feb. 5 at Dods Hall, before the Devils take on New Paltz. To learn more, contact Coach Kevin Moore at (716) 673-3108 or Kevin.Moore@fredonia.edu.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL – The women also play seven home games in the spring, and key road games Jan. 28 and 29 at Cortland and Oswego. The women’s alumni game is Feb. 5 as well, prior to the team’s contest against Oneonta. Contact Coach Donna Wise at (716) 673-3120 or donna.wise@fredonia.edu to learn more.

TRACK AND FIELD – Senior Nick Guarino (Bergen) returns with two NCAA national titles to his name (the indoor mile and the outdoor 1,500 meters). Guarino, seniors Greg Craft (Cheektowaga) and Kate Brett (Webster), and sophomore Spencer Lefort (Java Center) were All-SUNYAC last season. Brett also made it to the 2010 D-III NCAA outdoor championships. The team has seven indoor meets during the spring, including the SUNYAC Indoor Championship Feb. 26. The outdoor season kicks off with a meet March 18 and 19 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The SUNYAC Outdoor Championship is May 6 and 7 at Geneseo.

BASEBALL – The Blue Devils are coming off their second straight 20-win season. Despite losing eight players to graduation, a solid corps of pitchers return, led by seniors Andy Dlugosz (Lackawanna), Matt Sullivan (Buffalo), Brian Lansing (East Syracuse), and Jordan Hibbard (Waterford, Pa.). That foursome combined to go 17-6 last season. After returning from this year’s annual Florida trip, the first pitch up north comes on March 26 as part of a doubleheader at SUNY Oneonta.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE – Coming off five straight winning seasons, Coach Chris Case will field a young team this spring. Junior attacker Amy Simon (Amherst) returns after being a First Team All-SUNYAC selection in 2010, when she set single-season team records with 66 goals and 74 points. Junior Megan Mietelski (Fairport) also made 2010 First Team All-SUNYAC. The Devils open their season at Allegheny on March 5 before traveling to West Palm Beach, Fla., for three “Spring Fling” games. The first of six home games is March 19 vs. The College at Wooster.

SOFTBALL – Lorrie Corsi begins his 16th season as head coach. Katie Bartkowiak (Fredonia), the reigning Rookie of the Year in both the SUNYAC and ECAC D-III, leads the team. She batted .451 with a school-record 46 hits as a freshman. The Devils
also return three other .300+ batters in juniors Brittany Lis (Lancaster), .333, and Michelle Lattner (Cheektowaga), .311, along with sophomore Tina Schwartzmeyer (Orchard Park), .330. The women have six home doubleheaders this spring.

posted @ Tuesday, January 25, 2011 4:18 PM by Christine Davis Mantai

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