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Pickering Named Volleyball Player of the Week


Sammie Pickering has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Volleyball Player of the Week. In a dominant weekend for Potsdam, Pickering helped to lead the Bears to four straight wins at the Hartwick Invitational.

Pickering (Tupper Lake/Tupper Lake), a senior outside hitter, was named to the All-Tournament team at Hartwick where she had 43 kills, an overall .387 hitting percentage, and 26 digs. In a 2-3 loss to St. Lawrence University earlier in the week, she had an additional 20 digs and 20 kills.

Golf Finishes Season at Hamilton Invitational


The men’s golf team ended its season at the Hamilton Invitational which was held at the Yahnundasis Golf Club in New Hartford, NY and the Skenandoa Club in Clinton, NY on 10/4 and 10/5. Potsdam finished tied for ninth with Clarkson. A total of 15 schools competed in the event.

Shane Laurie (Canton, NY) had the best individual finish for the Bears. His overall score of 151 put him in a three way tie for 10th place. He shot a +8 which was four shots off of the leader.

Women's Soccer Shuts Out Paul Smith's


(POTSDAM, NY)- Jess Mehm scored two goals and added one assist to lead the Lady Bears as they won their fourth game of the season by defeating host Paul Smith’s College 8-0.

Mehm (Schroon Lake/Schroon Lake) scored the game’s first goal at 10:40 with an assist from Andrea McCarthy (Camillus/West Genesse). Lacey Malbeuf (Harrisville/Harrisville) scored her fourth goal of the season with an assist from Moe Curley (Madrid/Madrid-Washington) just under three minutes later. Jen Rutan (McGraw/McGraw) scored the third goal of the game assisted by Mehm.

Men Victorious Over Canton


(CANTON, NY)- The men’s soccer team won its third game of the year and its second in a row as they defeated SUNY Canton 2-0.

John McCloskey (Tully/Tully) scored his second goal of the season on an assist from his brother Mark at 35:34 in the first half. Matt Rudd (Rodman/South Jefferson) later scored his second of the year in as many games with an assist from John McCloskey at 48:47 in the second half.

Men’s Soccer Defeats SUNYIT


Dylan Reed (Ogdensburg/OFA) scored two first half goals including the gamewinner to lead the men’s soccer team to a 3-1 win over SUNYIT.

The Bears were in an early 1-0 hole following a goal by David Martin of SUNYIT at 8:35. Potsdam responded with Reed’s goal at 32:58 to tie it. Mark McCloskey (Tully/Tully) assisted.

Reed put the Bears up for good on an unassisted goal at 40:27. Less then two minutes later, Brendan Burkhart (Carmel/Carmel) scored on Alfred Karam’s (Clifton Park/Shenendehowa) assist.

Golf Team Has Notable Finishes


The men’s golf team had two impressive showings this past weekend. In addition, they also had three individual top performances.

At the Elmira College Invitational held at the Elmira Country Club on Friday, the team placed fourth out of 15 that competed. Shane Laurie (Canton, NY) came in second place in shooting an overall score of 73.

At the five team Nazareth-Hobart Invitational held on Saturday and Sunday, Potsdam came in third. The team had two top five finishers with Benton Sullivan (Massena, NY) coming in fourth with a +6 and Laurie right behind him at +7.

Women Defeat SUNYIT


Led by Dedra Palmer’s three goals, the Lady Bears defeated SUNYIT 6-1 to remain unbeaten on the season.

Palmer (Whitesboro/Whitesboro) scored the team’s first two goals with the first coming at 12:20 in the game on an assist from Sam Ahlfeld (Massena/Massena). Palmer’s second goal came over a minute later on an assist from Lacey Malbeuf (Harrisville/Harrisville). Kathleen Frear (Scotia/Scotia) scored the third goal of the game with Jess Mehm (Schroon Lake/Scroon Lake) assisting. Mehm later assisted on Palmer’s third goal at 42:06.

Golf Places Third at Oswego Invitational


The men's golf team had another good finish in placing third at the Oswego Invitational held at the Oswego Country Club. A total of nine teams competed in the one day competition.

Shane Laurie (Canton, NY) shot a 75 to finish in a four way tie for second place. Teammate Chad Shippee (Corinth, NY) shot a 79 to finish tied for 11th place. Potsdam overall had four players finish in the top 20.

The Bears next compeititon is the ECAC Qualifier on 9/27 and 9/28

Volleyball Defeats Cortland In Pool Play


The volleyball team upset SUNY Cortland 25-10, 25-23, 25-23 as they hosted the first day of SUNYAC East Pool Play on Friday in Jerry Welsh Gymnasium. The big win marks the first time Potsdam has beaten Cortland since October 26, 1984. The Red Dragons are the current SUNYAC defending champions.

Potsdam leaders included Sammie Pickering (Tupper Lake/Tupper Lake) who had 13 kills and setter Courtney Falconer (Bay Shore/Bay Shore) who tallied 24 assists.

Men Lose To St. Lawrence


The men’s soccer team could not stop the furious Saints offense as they lost to St. Lawrence 7-1.

Potsdam fell behind early 2-0 before scoring just 13 seconds before halftime on a goal by Ryan McAssey (Oceanside/Oceanside). The Saints came out to score three goals within a five and a half minute span including two by Tyler McCune.

Evan Smith (Gansevoort/So. GlenFalls) played 63:03 in goal and made seven saves. DJ Martin (Mechanicville/Mechanicville) came in for the last 26:57 and made one save.


Media contact:

Alexandra Jacobs Wilke
College Communications
(315) 267-2114