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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.


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