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Fall Review

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY – Zakk Hess (Clyde, N.Y.) finished eighth at the SUNYAC championship meet and earned SUNYAC XC Hall of Fame honors; he finished 10th last year. He also participated in the NCAA D-III championship meet for the second time … The Blue Devils finished fourth at the SUNYAC championship meet. They were ranked as high as seventh in the region by the USTFCCCA.

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY – Won the Blue Devil Invitational by having the top two finishers in sophomore Bonnie Binggeli (Walworth, N.Y.) and junior Lauren Kotas (Lancaster, N.Y.) … The team finished seventh at the SUNYAC meet.

MEN’S SOCCER (8-7-3 overall / 2-5-2 SUNYAC) – Began the season by capturing the “Turk” Emelki D.C. Classic championship at Catholic University by defeating Hampden-Sydney and then No. 24 Dickinson. Had one loss – a rain-shortened match at that – in their first 11 contests and were ranked as high as No. 6 in the East Region in the NSCAA polls … Junior defender Keith Braun (Wales, N.Y.) was named Third Team All-SUNYAC. Braun, freshman defender Hunter Critchlow (Fairport, N.Y.), freshman forward Ryan Ross (Grand Island, N.Y.), sophomore midfielder Ryan Keller (East Aurora, N.Y.), and junior defender Mike Biggane (Amherst, N.Y.) were also cited by Upper 90 Magazine as among the top collegiate players in Western New York.

WOMEN’S SOCCER (8-8-2 overall / 5-3-1 SUNYAC) –
Finished third in the conference and hosted its second-ever home playoff contest. Senior midfielder Katie Kleine (Cazenovia, N.Y.) was named First Team All SUNYAC, NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III Women’s All-East Region, and Division III Player of the Year in Western New York by a regional soccer publication. She led the team with 18 points to move into ninth all-time in program history … Kleine’s younger sister and sophomore midfielder Kristie Kleine (Cazenovia, N.Y.) was named Second Team All-SUNYAC, and was accompanied by freshman defender Audrey Yokopovich (Webster, N.Y.). Sophomore forward Alexis Moreland (Newfane, N.Y.) and junior goalkeeper Lindsey Forness (Allegany, N.Y.) were Third Team All-SUNYAC. Kristie Kleine and Moreland were also named to the Upper 90 Magazine All-Western New York Team.

WOMEN’S TENNIS (5-8 overall / 0-3 SUNYAC) – Greg Catalano succeeded Joe Calarco has head coach. Calarco led the program for 14 years … The Blue Devils amassed a 4-3 record at the Steele Hall Courts … Stephanie Thompson (Verona, N.Y.), a senior, finished with 20 singles wins and 22 doubles wins, the most by a Blue Devil according to records dating back into the mid-1990s.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL – (23-11 overall / 7-2 SUNYAC) –
Finished second in SUNYAC regular season and advanced to the championship match before falling to New Paltz. Won 12 of 13 matches during one stretch … junior middle blocker Jessica DiChristopher (Cheektowaga, N.Y.) was selected First Team All-SUNYAC as well as AVCA Regional All-American. Junior libero Lauren Hokaj (Lancaster, N.Y.) and sophomore outside hitter Sara Madison (Rochester, N.Y.) made Second Team All-SUNYAC. Junior setter Kelly Edinger (Rochester, N.Y.) received her third All-SUNYAC distinction. She and junior opposite hitter Paulina Rein (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) were All SUNYAC Third Team. … DiChristopher ranked 90th in the nation among qualifiers in points per set with a 3.95 average as well as 97th in the nation in blocks with 97. Edinger led the SUNYAC in total assists and assists per set. Her 1,196 assists ranked 25th nationally and her 9.97 assists per set was 30th in the nation. Hokaj led the SUNYAC in service aces and aces per set. Her 86 service aces ranked 56th nationally and her 0.55 aces per set placed her in the 100th spot. She was also ranked 88th in the nation in digs with 541 and 58th in digs per set with 5.15 … Fredonia was one of the highest-ranked teams in the nation in digs: the Blue Devils’ 2,275 were 25th in the nation and first in the SUNYAC, while their 18.96 digs per set ranked 18th in the nation and first in the conference as well.

Fredonia inducted five proud new members into its Hall of Fame during its Homecoming Weekend dinner ceremony. They included, from left, Eric Preston, ’97, hockey; Danielle Bleecker, ’08, women’s soccer; Heather (Martin) McIntosh, ’05, women’s volleyball; Heather Mercer, ’04, softball; and Matt Clark, ’06, baseball.


posted @ Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:08 AM by Pamala Colon

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