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54 Bears earn SUNYAC Academic honors

POTSDAM, N.Y. – SUNY Potsdam student-athletes competing in fall sports were recognized by the State University of New York Athletic Conference for their academic success during the Fall 2015 semester the league announced today. A total of 54 student-athletes were named to the All-Academic Team, which includes players maintaining a minimum 3.3 grade-point-average for the semester. 28 of the 54 total student-athletes were given Commissioner's List accolades. Players named to this list have carried a minimum 3.3 grade-point-average over three consecutive semesters at Potsdam.

Lakers hold off Bears

POTSDAM, N.Y.- The SUNY Potsdam women's basketball team's (1-20, 0-14) fell short against Oswego State (4-18, 2-13) with a score of 62-55. The Bears were led by senior forward Katie LaVoie (Malone, N.Y./Franklin Academy) with 20 points and eight rebounds for the game-high. Two Lakers recorded double-doubles, sophomore forward Zana Dillard (Rochester, N.Y./Rush-Henrietta) and junior guard Mary Mazzella (Peru/Peru).

Tardelli shuts out Cougars 3 to 0

POTSDAM, N.Y.—Senior assistant captain Abby Tardelli (Potsdam, N.Y./North Country Ice Storm) recorded her second career shutout as the SUNY Potsdam women's hockey team (9-12-2, 4-11-1 ECAC West) blanked Chatham University (6-14-1, 2-12-1) for its third straight victory. Junior forward Jordan Ott (Hilton, N.Y./Rochester Edge), freshman forward Jenna Patterson (Boissevain, Manitoba/Westman Wildcats) and sophomore forward Anna-Rose Bertin (Marathon, Ontario/Canadian International Hockey Academy) each scored for the Bears.

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.

Bears mens hockey to hold Autism Awareness Night this Friday

POTSDAM, N.Y.—The SUNY Potsdam men's hockey team will hold Autism Awareness Night this Friday during its SUNYAC contest with SUNY Geneseo. The Bears will wear special jerseys, which can be bought after the contest. All the proceeds will go to the Autism Speaks organization. Autism Speaks "has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families."


Media contact:

Alexandra Jacobs Wilke
College Communications
(315) 267-2114