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SUNY Potsdam to add Track and Field


POTSDAM, N.Y.—The SUNY Potsdam Athletic Department is pleased to announce that it will add men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field programs to its intercollegiate sports offerings. The programs will have club status for the 2016-17 school year and become full fledged NCAA Division III varsity teams in 2017-18. "This is an exciting opportunity for our department and college," said Athletic Director Jim Zalacca. "It aligns itself with track and field programs offered within the SUNYAC and with high school programs within our recruiting boundaries.

Chatham edges Bears on Senior Day 2 to 1


POTSDAM, N.Y.—Junior forward Jordan Ott (Hilton, N.Y./Rochester Edge) scored a third period goal, but the SUNY Potsdam women's hockey team (9-13-2, 3-12-1 ECAC West) came up short in a 2-1 loss to Chatham University (7-14-1, 3-12-1). Senior assistant captain Abby Tardelli (Potsdam, N.Y./North Country Ice Storm) made 26 saves for the Bears on Senior Day.

The Cougars outshot Potsdam 10-8 in the first period and scored the only goal. Junior forward Jenny Jones (Kernersville, N.C./Anaheim Lady Ducks) scored at 5:16 to give Chatham the lead for good.

Cortland upends Bears on Senior Day


POTSDAM, N.Y.—SUNY Cortland (16-7, 10-6 SUNYAC) spoiled Senior Day for the SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (1-21, 1-14) with an 87-71 victory at Jerry Welsh Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. Seniors Joe Estramonte (Greenwich, N.Y./Greenwich) and Mitch Lamerson (Dansville, N.Y./Dansville) led the Bears with 24 and 14 points, while freshmen Nosa Onabor (Brooklyn, N.Y./Northside Charter) and Serigne Kane (Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Prep) contributed 15 and 13.

Number 2 Plattsburgh escapes Maxcy with 2 to 1 win


POTSDAM, N.Y.—Second-ranked SUNY Plattsburgh (19-3-1, 12-1-1 SUNYAC) survived a strong effort by the SUNY Potsdam men's hockey team (11-8-4, 7-5-2) for a 2-1victory on Saturday night. Senior captain Todd Thomas (Davisville, Pa./Hartford Wolfpack) scored the lone goal for the Bears. The Cardinals clinched the SUNYAC regular season title with the win.


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