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Volleyball Advances to ECAC Championship

(New York, NY)- The third seeded Bears volleyball team upset second seeded St. John Fisher College to advance to the championship match of the 2008 ECAC Tournament and take on top seeded NYU. Potsdam won 25-16, 18-25, 25-19, 25-19. Sammie Pickering (Tupper Lake/Tupper Lake) led Potsdam with 25 kills and nine digs. Sarah Carney (Victor/Victor) and Allison Pepe (Amsterdam/Amsterdam) both had nine kills. Courtney Falconer (Bay Shore/Bay Shore) recorded 44 assists and 10 digs while Kim Plummer (Horseheads/Horseheads) added 22 digs.

Women’s Soccer Defeated by Brockport in ECAC Tournament

The women’s soccer team lost 4-0 in the semi-final round of the ECAC tournament to SUNYAC rival SUNY Brockport on Saturday afternoon at the RIT campus. Jessica VanAllen led the Golden Eagles with two goals. Brockport scored three first half goals with the third goal coming with two seconds left. VanAllen scored two while Nicole Gibaud scored the other. The final goal of the game was scored by Taylor Lanio.

Men’s Basketball Wins Season Opener

Brendan Graney (Ticonderoga/Ticonderoga) scored 20 points in leading the men’s basketball team to their first win of the season against host Hobart College 68-66. Graney was 9-12 on field goals and also collected six rebounds. Also scoring in double figures for the Bears was Damon Brown (Brooklyn/Port Richmond) who shot 6-14 from the field for 16 points. Rob Estep led Hobart with 20 points while Michael Barlow contributed 10 points.

Women’s Hockey Plays to a Tie

(Utica, NY)- The women’s hockey team played a defensive game against a good Utica College team and skated to a 1-1 tie on Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers are currently ranked #6 in the latest USCHO Division III poll. The Bears scored first 12:50 into the first period when Brandi Atwell assisted Desiree Webster on the goal. The lead was short lived as Utica tied the game three minutes later on an Andrea Maxon goal. Hillary Hitchman played an outstanding game in goal in making 54 saves. Kelley Peters made 18 saves for the Pioneers.

Men’s Swimming Gets By Brockport

(Brockport, NY)- The men’s swimming and diving team won a close meet against host Brockport 125-118. There was one multiple winner in Dan Callahan. He won the 50 Freestyle in a time of 22.27 and also won the 100 Freestyle in 49.93. Ryan Wentz claimed the 200 Butterfly with a time of 2:09.12. Nathan LaRowe won both the one meter and three meter dives with scores of 284.65 and 280.95.

The SUNY Potsdam AIDS Education Group (SUNY-PAEG) is recognizing its 20th year on campus and the 20th official observation of World AIDS Day with a lecture by infectious disease specialist, Dr. Marylene Duah, on Monday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. in the Dunn Hall Dance Theater. Dr. Duah headed the HIV clinic in Gouverneur between 1997 and 2005 and has been chair of the infection control clinic and HIV clinic at Samaritan Health Center in Watertown since 2005. She has devoted much of her medical career to addressing the needs of people who are HIV-positive.

Annual candlelight concerts promise holiday fun for whole family

A staple of the holiday season in Potsdam, the family-oriented annual Christmas Candlelight Concerts, presented by SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. A SUNY Potsdam tradition for several decades, the concerts showcase the talents of dozens of students and faculty and draw in hundreds of community members each year.

National survey consistently confirms SUNY Potsdam's academic excellence

According to the results of a recent national survey, seniors and first-year students rank SUNY Potsdam above public and private peer institutions for numerous academic and social opportunities as well as for engaging practices associated with high levels of learning and development. The 2008 report from The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) measures five key areas of educational performance: level of academic challenge, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, enriching educational experiences and supportive campus environment.


Media contact:

Alexandra Jacobs Wilke
College Communications
(315) 267-2114