You are here

Printer-friendly version

Recent News


Pickering and Falconer Honored by SUNYAC


The State University of New York Athletic Conference has chosen two SUNY Potsdam Volleyball players for 2008 honors. Senior outside hitter Sammie Pickering was named to the First Team and freshmen setter Courtney Falconer was named Rookie of the Year.

Pickering (Tupper Lake/Tupper Lake) finished the regular season with 473 kills and averaged 4.01 per game. She was named Player of the Week in early October for her play at the Hartwick Tournament where she was named to the All-Tournament Team. In the tournament she had 43 kills, an overall .387 hitting percentage, and 26 digs.

Volleyball Denied at SUNYAC Tournament


The women’s volleyball team was denied victory at the SUNYAC Tournament as they fell to SUNY Brockport 23-25, 12-25, 23-25. This is the second straight year that the Lady Bears have advanced to SUNYAC Tournament action.

Leaders for Potsdam included Sammie Pickering (Tupper Lake/Tupper Lake) with 7 kills, Kim Plummer (Horseheads/Horseheads) with 13 digs, and Courtney Falconer (Bay Shore/Bay Shore) with 18 assists.

Earlier in the day, the SUNYAC named its All-Conference Team. Falconer won Rookie of The Year while Pickering was named to the First Team.

Women’s Hockey Loses Close Decision at Oswego


(Oswego, NY)- The SUNY Potsdam women’s hockey team lost a close game to rival Oswego on Friday night as the Lakers held on to a 1-0 victory.

Ashley Myers scored for Oswego at 17:29 in the first period off assists from Jenna Kirkwood and Stephanie Esposito. The Lakers had a 48-28 shots on goal advantage and killed off five Potsdam power-play opportunities.

Bears goalie Hillary Hitchman (Potsdam/Oswego State), a former Laker player, was outstanding in goal and made 47 saves. Oswego goalie Emi Williams made 28 saves for the Lakers.

Swim Results 11-8-08


Norwich - 11/8/2008

Event 1 Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
Team Relay Finals Time

1 POTS B 2:09.24 11

1) Gutenmann, Sarah 2) Garland, Elora

3) Hennessey, Erin 4) Grushaw, Caitlyn

33.95 38.22 29.45 27.62

2 POTS A 2:09.70 4

1) Carey, Alyssa 2) Borakove, Lindsay

3) Shrout, Rosie 4) Matthews, Kate

34.96 36.29 32.48 25.97

3 POTS C 2:11.30 2

1) Kelliher, Karie 2) Peake, Alyssa

3) McKinney, Rachel 4) Heimer, Hollie

Women’s Soccer to Host ECAC Tournament Game


The women’s soccer team will host an ECAC play-in game this Wednesday at 4 pm against Sage College. The winner will advance to RIT for the semifinals on Saturday and play SUNY Brockport.

The Lady Bears finished the regular season with a 9-8-2 record. Lacey Malbeuf (Harrisville/Harrisville Central) and Dedra Palmer (Whitesboro/Whitesboro) lead the team with 12 goals each. Malbeuf is the points leader with 30 (also has six assists to lead the team.)

The Gators had a 7-7-3 final record. Rebecca Marszalek leads the team with 14 goals and 31 points.

Women’s Volleyball Selected for ECAC Tournament


The women’s volleyball team has been invited to participate in the ECAC Tournament. They will play St. John Fisher on Saturday at 1 pm on the New York University Campus. The winner advances to the championship game at 4 pm.

The Bears finished with the 2008 season with a 20-15 record and advanced to the SUNYAC Tournament for the second straight year.

The Cardinals finished this season with a 22-12 record and advanced to the Empire 8 Tournament.

The teams met last year at the RIT Tournament where Fisher won 3-0.

SUNY Potsdam's orientation program earns two prestigious awards


SUNY Potsdam’s Orientation Program earned two first-place awards in the Media Showcase Awards at the National Orientation Directors Association Conference (NODAC) in Boston.

Louise Tyo, director of first year transitions, was recognized for SUNY Potsdam’s Summer 2008 Orientation Guide in the Outstanding Orientation Handbook for Three or More Colors category and nylon string bag students received at orientation in the Outstanding Novelty Item category.


Media contact:

Alexandra Jacobs Wilke
College Communications
(315) 267-2114