Alvarez was an offensive leader for two seasons for the Alfred State College women’s soccer teams. She became the first NJCAA soccer All-American after her sophomore season in 2003.
In her All-American sophomore season, Alvarez scored 40 goals and passed out nine assists. During that season she recorded eight hat tricks and scored six goals in three different games. Her 89 points on the season was tops in Division III of the NJCAA and led to her earning 1st team All-American honors and 1st team All-Region and All-WNYAC honors. She was also named the ASC senior female athlete of the year in 2004.
This followed a freshman season in which she scored 18 goals and passed out eight assists on her way to being named All-Region and All-WNYAC.
Currently, Alvarez is still the only Lady Pioneer to earn NJCAA All-American honors. She also is only the second Lady Pioneer in the athletic hall of fame who has played soccer.
Following her career at Alfred State, Alvarez transferred to the University of Northern Colorado. She became a registered dietician.
Mike attended Alfred State College from 1993-1995 and graduated with a degree in Building Construction. He was an outstanding two sport athlete competing in wrestling and track and field. Mike was well-liked by his teammates and was always known for his cheerful attitude.
In 1995, Mike placed third in the heavyweight division of the Region III Wrestling Tournament. At NJCAA National tournament he placed seventh and earned All-American honors.
In track and field, Mike was a two-time Region III Champion in the discus. He presently holds the discus record for Region III at 158'6" and the Alfred State record at 173'4". In 1995, he placed fifth in the discus in Nationals (before there were divisions). During his two years at Alfred State, Mike helped lead the track and field team to two Region III Championships and a 20th place finish in 1995.
Mike became a correctional officer in Middletown, NY, has played semi-pro football.
The 1980 Region III Wrestling Coach of the Decade, Steve Babcock is a member of two coaching Halls of Fame: the National Junior College Athletic Association Wrestling Hall of Fame, into which he was inducted in 1985, and the Region III Wrestling Hall of Fame, which he entered in 1991. A five-time Region III Coach of the Year, his career record of 217 victories, 52 defeats and eight ties ranks him as one of the most winning wrestling coaches in the NJCAA.
Steve joined the faculty as an instructor in Health and Physical Education and head wrestling, cross country and tennis coach in 1967. During his 29 years at ASC he founded the modern day Alfred Intramural Program with the "President's Trophy," developed and implemented the first Health and Physical Education Majors Transfer Program, and founded the Alfred Summer Sports Festival Program. He was chair of various Region III sports committees, and served as President of the Penn-York Conference, babcock also served as Director of Athletics from 1987 through 1995.
Babcock and his wife Marie have three children, Kristine Elizabeth, Jeffrey John, and Kimberly Marie.
Baker was a two-year member of the Alfred State College baseball team. He helped the Pioneers to an 82-34 record, two WNYAC championships, and a Region III championship.
For his career he hit .387 with 24 doubles, nine triples, six home runs, and 85 RBIs. He scored 115 runs in a total of 116 games and was 42 for 47 on the base paths. In 450 defensive chances, mostly at second base, Baker made just 23 errors.
Currently, he is ranked 5th all-time at Alfred State in stolen bases, 6th in career batting average, 7th in triples, and 10th in runs, hits, RBIs, and total bases.
Baker was a two-time All-Region, All-WNYAC, and ASC Most Valuable Position Player selection. He was named the NJCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year following the 2001-02 baseball season, and was named the Alfred State College Senior Athlete of the Year in 2003.
Following his career at Alfred State, Baker transferred to Mansfield University where he had a solid career. In 2005, he led NCAA Division II with a .500 batting average and was drafted in the 28th round by the Houston Astros becoming the fourth Pioneer to be selected in the major league baseball draft.
Barnhart had a decorated two-year career as a member of the cross country and track & field teams. She ran to All-American honors four times.
Barnhart led the Lady Pioneers to a 3rd place finish at Nationals and a Region III Championship in 2002 and helped the team to a 2nd place finish at Nationals and a Region III runner-up finish in 2001. Both years she raced to All-American honors. In 2001 she finished in 3rd place and in 2002 she finished in 8th place.
In 2003 indoor season, Barnhart finished 5th at the National Championships in the 5k (19:21.63) and helped the Lady Pioneers to a 16th place finish.
During the outdoor track and field season, Barnhart earned All-American twice. She set a NJCAA Division III Championship record in the 10,000 m with a time of 40:41.11. During the 2002 Outdoor National Championships she was named track athlete of the meet after winning the 5,000 and 10,000.
Barnhart’s name is all over the Alfred State record book. She is 1st in the 10,000 (38:54), 4th in the 1,500 (5:00.99), and 5th in the 5,000 (19:13.75) in the outdoor record book and is 2nd in the 5,000 (19:12.3), 3rd in the 1,500 (5:05.58), 3rd in the 1,000 (3:15.12), 4th in the 3,000 (10:59.89), and 6th in the 1-mile (5:44.3). Following her first year at Alfred State, Barnhart was named the Alfred State freshman athlete of the year.
Barnhart went on to continue her athletic and academic career at Edinboro (PA).
2002-03 Baseball Team (40-13)
Ranked #14 in final NJCAA DII Poll
2002 WNYAC Champions (14-5) & 2003 Region III Champions (26-8)
Only baseball team to win both a WNYAC Championship and Region III Championship in the same school year
1st Row, John Gregory, Gary Freas, Mike Hyde, batboy Jake Kenney, John Marinaccio, Jeff Fetzner, & Brett Gryska
2nd Row: Justin DeGraw, Kyle Nichols, Jake Creeley, Emory Perez, Brad Hill, Pat Lavey, Travis Winter & Chris Pursell
3rd Row: Eric Baker, Joe Mariano, Coach Paul Welker, Head Coach Tom Kenney, Coach Matt Price, Ryan Cavallaro,
Joe Greany, and Craig Howe
4th Row: Kevin Rollins, Matt Scalfani, George Matusick, Tony Carter, Nate Wasson, Ryan Belton, Don Burch, Tommy Bertic, and Sean Wahl
Missing: Coach Matt Burke
Braun was a key part of the volleyball program’s first trip to the NJCAA National Championships in 30 years. During her two years the Pioneers held an overall record of 68-9.
Braun came to Alfred State as a middle hitter and was converted to setter. She was named 1st team NJCAA All-American and 1st team All-Region in 2007 after passing out 1,171 assists and recording 127 kills, 264 digs, and 18.5 blocks. The team held an impressive record of 36-6, won the Region III Championship, and finished tied for 5th at the National Championships. She was also recognized as a 2nd team All-WNYAC selection.
In 2006, Braun passed out 452 assists, recorded 244 kills, and had 167 digs as the Pioneers were 32-3 and finished Region III Runner-up.
Braun also played one season of basketball at Alfred State.
Braun went on to continue her collegiate career at St. John Fisher. She has coached both collegiately and at the high school level since graduation.
Brotherton was a two-year member of the Alfred State College softball team. She was an All-American selection as she helped the Lady Pioneers to the NJCAA Division III World Series in 1997.
Brotherton was the sparkplug, clean-up hitter, and every day left fielder during her All-American season in 1997. She finished the season hitting .552 with 18 RBIs. She was named 1st team All-Region, 1st team All-WNYAC, and 1st team All-American. She helped the Lady Pioneers to an 8th place finish at the World Series and a 19-3 overall record.
She became the first 1st team NJCAA All-American in Alfred State softball history. That same year she was joined on the All-American selections by teammate Toni Darling, a 2nd team selection. She is one of three Lady Pioneers to have earned All-American honors in the program history.
As a freshman in 1996, Brotherton hit .342 as the Lady Pioneers finished 13-5.
Brotherton is still very active in the softball community.
Brown was one of the top pitchers in Alfred State history. He helped the Pioneers to their first Region III Championship in 1997 and the programs first WNYAC Championship in 1998. During his two years at Alfred, the baseball program had a 90-35 record.
During the 1996-97 season, Brown was 10-4 in 95 1/3 innings of work. He tossed a record four shutouts and struck out 77 batters. He was named 2nd team All-Region and the Alfred State Most Valuable Pitcher.
In 1997-98 he was 7-5 in 91 2/3 innings of work. He made 16 appearances and made 14 starts on the year and recorded 87 strikeouts. He was named All-WNYAC and was named Alfred State Most Valuable Pitcher in both the fall and the spring season.
Currently, Brown ranks in the top ten in ASC history in wins (17), games pitched (33), starts (29), complete games (16), shutouts (4), and innings pitched (187).
After Alfred, Brown received a baseball scholarship to the Mansfield University. Brown became a police officer in Delaware before tragically dying in a motor vehicle accident.
Shelly competed on the softball, volleyball, and basketball teams at Alfred State from 1990-1992. She was named National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region and Penn-York All-Conference in all three sports.
In softball, Brown hit .529 batting clean-up during her two seasons on the Lady Pioneers softball team. She solidified the infield at shortstop and helped lead the team to a third place finish in Region III.
On the volleyball court Brown was a great outside hitter with the ability to see the holes in the defense. On defense she could read an opponent and knew where the ball was going. She helped the volleyball team finish in the top four in Region III both years.
On the basketball court Shelly was a guard scoring 524 points in two seasons. Her 379 points in a single season is 7th on the career list.
Shelly graduated in 1992 with a degree in Drafting/CAD-Technical Illustration. She will be remembered for her infectious smile, her fun-loving character and the ability to make people laugh.
Tim was a student at Alfred State College from 1983 -1985. As a member of the men's basketball team he was known for his prolific scoring ability. As a freshman, despite only playing during the second semester, Tim was named Honorable Mention All-Region (this was before divisions). Tim averaged 17.8 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game hitting 52% from the field.
As a senior, Tim earned the honor of being named to First Team Penn-York and Second Team All-Region. In his second year, he averaged 19.5 points per game and 10.2 rebounds per game. During his career at Alfred State, Tim broke a 17 year old record, shooting 82.8% from the foul line. Presently he ranks second in this category.
Tim's greatest accomplishment was off the court. Tim has dyslexia. Through tremendous hard work he overcame this disability and obtained his degree. Tim then attended and played basketball at Buffalo State and Alfred University.
After college, Tim played with the Washington Generals and was the player coach his last eight years. He went to Grandy, North Carolina where he was a golf pro.
Burns was one of the top wrestlers on the Pioneers 1977-1978 teams that finished in the top 20 in the nation. He earned NJCAA All-American honors both years he was at Alfred State.
In 1977, Burns and the Pioneers finished 19th out of 116 teams at the National Championships. He won the 190 lb. Region III championship and earned All-American honors at Nationals following a 4th place finish. During the 1977 season, Burns was selected and became the first Alfred State athlete to compete in the Junior Pan American Games. He won a silver medal in the 220 lb. competition.
The 1978 team won the Region III Championship and finished 19th out of 107 teams at the National Championships. Burns earned All-American honors again and was named co-most valuable player along with teammate and Alfred State hall of famer Mike Fuller.
Kristine Castiglione was a student at SUNY Alfred from 1983-85. She competed on the Indoor & Outdoor Track Teams where she won many honors for Alfred State. In 1984, Kristine earned 1st Team NJCAA All American honors in Outdoor Track & Field. She placed 2nd in the 400 meter hurdles at the NJCAA National Championships to earn this prestigious honor. In the process, Kris also set a school record in that event. Besides her All American status, this fine female athlete also holds two NJCAA Region III records in the hurdles. Ms. Castiglione continued her undergraduate education at Southern Connecticut University. Her constant smile and positive attitude made her a leader at Alfred. Kris Castiglione is truly one of Alfred's finest female athletes.
Collins was a two-year member of the Alfred State College football team. He was the football programs first NJCAA All-American and is the first football player to be inducted into the Alfred State College Athletic Hall of Fame.
In 1996, Collins set school records for rushing and scoring. he finished the season with 916 yards and 11 touchdowns on 162 attempts. He also returned fifteen kickoffs for 305 yards.
Collins was named honorable mention NJCAA All-American, the Noortheast Football Conference co-player of the year and 1st team All-NFC following the 1997 season. he broke his own single season record for rushing yards with 964 on 136 carries and tied his scoring record with 11 touchdowns. He also set a new school record with a 95-yard kickoff return for a score.
His 11 rushing touchdowns, his 22 career rishing touchdowns and his 25 total touchdowns are still Alfred State College records today. He also holds school records for most rushing attempts in a career (298), most yards rushing in a career (1,880), most yards of total offense (2,042) and the longest kickoff return (95).
After finishing his career at Alfred State, Collins continued his playing career at the University of Louisville. From Louisville he spent time on NFL rosters with the Washington Redskins and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Coots was a member of one of Coach Gary Moore’s most competitive teams. He was a key member of the 1984 team that finished 2nd at the NJCAA National Championship.
During his freshman season, Coots finished 3rd at the Penn York Championship, 3rd at the Region III Championship, and 64th at the National Championship. The 1983 team finished 11th overall at the Nationals held in Hutchinson, KS.
During the 1984 season, Coots finished 7th at Regionals and 15th at Nationals as the team earned National runners-up honors. He finished the national championship course in Twins Falls, ID, with a time of 27:34.15. Following the season he was named the Alfred State College most valuable runner.
Coots also participated on the track and field team and the marathon team at Alfred State. On the track and field team he ran the steeplechase and the 5,000 m. He is currently 4th all-time at ASC in outdoor track history in the steeplechase with a time of 9:43.8.
After Alfred State College, Coots went on to Rochester Institute of Technology where he qualified and competed at the NCAA National Championship.
Corsi was a key ingredient to the only Region III championship softball team in Alfred State history. She led the Lady Pioneers to the NJCAA Division III World Series with dominating performances inside the pitcher’s circle.
During the regional championship season, Corsi earned decisions in 15 of the teams 19 games. She finished the 1994 season with an 11-4 overall record in 105 innings of work. She struck out 32 batters and had a 1.46 ERA. For her solid season, she was recognized by Region III by being named 1st team All-Region.
Her biggest victory of the season came in the regional finals when she pitched all eight innings in a 2-1 victory over Hudson Valley CC. She didn’t allow an earned run in the contest and allowed just four hits. In the final five innings, she didn’t allow a hit and allowed just one base runner.
After Alfred, Corsi went on to continue her academic and athletic career at Brockport. She then went on to coach at the University of Rochester, Monroe CC, and at the College at Brockport. She was the assistant director of campus recreation and an adjunct lecturer with the recreation and leisure program at Brockport. She played in multiple softball leagues in the summer and fall seasons.
Kathy was a student at Alfred State College from 1983-1985 and competed on the women's basketball and the outdoor track and field teams. She was the Alfred State Senior Female Athlete of the Year in 1985.
In basketball, she received numerous honors including being named to the Penn-York and All-Region Teams. Kathy was known for her defensive abilities and on the Alfred State women's basketball list is currently ranked fourth in blocked shots and fifth in single season rebounds.
As a member of the women's track and field team she placed third in the javelin at the 1985 Region III Championship. Kathy currently holds the Alfred State record in the javelin with a distance of 118'3".
After graduating from Alfred State, Kathy attended and played basketball at SUNY Fredonia. She stayed at Fredonia serving as an Assistant Basketball Coach for six years. Kathy taught and coached at Kane Area High School in Kane, Pennsylvania.
Covert, the first lacrosse player to be inducted into the Alfred State College Athletic Hall of Fame, was one of the programs most electrifying offensive players. During his time wearing the blue & gold, Covert helped put the Pioneers in the national spotlight.
Covert was a two-time All-Region selection and was named NJCAA All-American during his two year career. The All-American honor was the first time a Pioneer lacrosse player was ever honored by the NJCAA.
After scoring 30 goals and passing out 44 assists in his freshman year he put even more impressive numbers together his sophomore year. He recorded 105 points on 38 goals and 67 assists as he led the Pioneers to their first national ranking and an 11-2 mark. Covert is the only person in ASC lacrosse history with more than 100 points in a season and is tops in career points with 179. His 111 assists are tops all-time while his 68 goals are 5th best.
Covert was heavily recruited by major Division I programs but chose Alfred State due to the Wellsville program. After graduating from ASC, he started his career as an electrician.
Cox is the first bowler to be inducted into the Alfred State College Athletic Hall of Fame. He is the only Pioneer ever to win a title at the NJCAA National Bowling Championship.
Cox was a two-year member of the bowling team. During his sophomore season in 1972, Cox won the NJCAA National Singles Bowling Championship by rolling a 675. Earlier in the year he was the Region III Bowling Champion and the ASC Team MVP.
Cox graduated with a degree in data processing from Alfred State and has held jobs with Blue Boy Foods, Ness Automatic Machine Company, Eastman Kodak, and Johnson and Johnson.
Cox has continued to bowl and won the Rochester Bowling Association 700 Tournament in 1980 and the Rochester Senior Singles Tournament in 2002. He has bowled one 299 and has received three 11 strikes in a row awards. On top of competing in bowling, Cox has also competed in masters swimming events in the Empire State Games.
Tom Curle served as the head basketball coach at Alfred State for nine years. During his career at ASC he amassed a record of 167-89 and a .652 winning percentage. His 167 wins are the second most wins by any basketball coach in the history of the Pioneers.
In his nine years of coaching, his teams averaged 18.5 wins a season and had only one season where they won less than fifteen games. Curle led Alfred State to the NJCAA Nationals three times. In the 1993-94 season the Pioneers finished 5th in the nation.
Besides his coaching duties, Tom was active as a student-athlete advocate. He spent a significant amount of time guiding athletes toward their goals. There are many who completed their college degree due to his influence.
Tom's sense of humor lightened many days in the Athletic Department. He has the ability to come up with a joke in any situation.
Curle has been the head coach at Teikyo Post University in Connecticut since leaving ASC and has already collected the most wins by any coach in TPU history.
Darling was a two-sport athlete during her time at Alfred State. On the softball diamond she was the top pitcher as the Lady Pioneers advanced to the NJCAA World Series in 1997 and also was the starting point guard on the basketball court leading the team to Region III Final Four in 1996 and 1997.
As a freshman, Darling was 11-5 with a 1.83 ERA. She struck out 76 batters in 103 innings while recording three no-hitters and five shutouts.
In 1997, she was named 2nd team NJCAA All-American and 1st team All-Region after leading the Lady Pioneers to the World Series. She was 18-7 with a 1.52 ERA and 136 strikeouts in 143 innings pitched. During her Alfred State career she threw four no-hitters, tossed four complete game shutouts, and also combined on another shutout.
On the basketball court Darling was named All-Region in 1996 and 1997. She finished her two-year career with 310 points, 180 rebounds, 148 assists, and 102 steals.
Darling was chosen as the Alfred State Freshman Female Athlete of the Year, the Western New York Athletic Conference Freshman Female Athlete and the Alfred State Senior Female Athlete of the Year.
After Alfred State, Darling went on to SUNYIT where she continued to play softball. In 2006 she was inducted into the SUNYIT Athletic Hall of Fame.
Currently, Darling is a mid-wife and a registered nurse. She is also an active player in fast pitch leagues.
Dominguez is one of the most decorated distance runners in Alfred State history. He ran to All-American honors in cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field.
During his cross country career, Dominguez ran to All-American honors both seasons. He finished 14th overall as a freshman at the NJCAA DII national championships to earn honorable mention honors. During his sophomore year, he finished 2nd overall at the nationals and helped the team to a 3rd place finish in the nation. Earlier in the season he was the district champion and helped his team to a district championship with a winning time of 25:38.
On the track, Dominguez ran to All-American honors during both the indoor and outdoor seasons. He earned indoor All-American in 1994 in the 4x800 (5th place – 7:59.84), the distance medley relay (8th place – 10:45.88). In 1995, he was indoor All-American in the 4x800 (6th – 7:54.70), the distance medley relay (6th place – 10:30.03), and the 3,000 m (8th – 8:37.74). In the outdoor season, he was All-American in the 3,000 steeplechase (8th – 10:19.84 in 1994 and 7th – 9:44.80 in 1995). He is still ranked #1 in the Alfred State indoor record book in the 4x800 relay, the sprint medley relay, and the distance medley relay. He is ranked #2 in the 4x800 relay, the mile and the 3,000 m. In the outdoor record book, he is currently ranked #2 in the 4x800 relay, #5 in the steeplechase, and #6 in the 4x400 relay.
Dominguez went on to Kansas State University where he earned All-Big 12 twice in the 1,000 m and finished in the top 20 at the Big 12 championships, 25:52 for the 5.3 mile course. He continued to run competitively after college running an 8k in 23:48, a 10k in 30:02, and an 800 m in 1:50.1 while being sponsored by Mizuno
Dominguez got into coaching cross country and track & field at Alfred State and has spent time coaching at Erie CC, Alliant International University, Cuyamaca College, and is currently the coach at the University of Saint Mary.
Dorsey is one of the most decorated track & field athletes who competed during the NJCAA era at Alfred State. She ran to NJCAA All-American honors in back-to-back seasons.
Dorsey was a ten time All-Region selection during her career at Alfred State. She ran to 2nd team All-American honors in 2011 and 1st team honors in 2012.
In the school’s outdoor record book, she is the record holder in the 200 m (25.55), the 4x100 (49.70), and the 4x400 (4:04.39). She is 3rd all-time in the 100 m (12.62) and 7th in the triple jump (10.07 m).
In the school’s indoor record book, she is the record holder in the 4x400 (4:05.62), 3rd in the 4x200 (1:52.64), 4th in the 60 m (8.22), 4th in the 200 (26.88), 7th in the 500 m (1:23.99), 9th in the 400 (63.28), and 10th in the triple jump (9.02 m).
On top of her All-American and All-Region honors, she was named the 2012 Alfred State Senior Athlete of the Year and was named the WNYAC Female Athlete of the Year.
She continued her collegiate career at Niagara University.
Douglas is one of the best all-around offensive players in Alfred State lacrosse history. Douglas scored a program best 114 career goals, recorded 132 career points, and picked up 285 ground balls.
As a freshman playing attack, Douglas scored 67 goals, passed out 11 assists, and picked up 117 ground balls. For his accomplishments, he was named the Alfred State freshman Athlete of the Year.
As a sophomore in 2001, he moved to midfield and became a dominant face off man. He finished the season with 47 goals, seven assists, and 168 ground balls. He was a captain of the 11-2 team that rose into the national spotlight and became one of the first two NJCAA All-Americans in program history.
Douglas is the second lacrosse player to be inducted into the Alfred State Athletic Hall of Fame. He joins teammate Matt Covert.
After Alfred State, Douglas transferred to Alfred University where he earned 1st team All-Empire 8 honors and was named an alternate North-South All-Star.
Tammy Dunlap had an extraordinary career at Alfred State College as a member of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams.
During her time at Alfred State, Dunlap was named the Alfred State College Female Athlete of the Year in 1985 and 1986. She also earned All-American honors four times, was named to the All-Region team twice for both indoor and outdoor track, and helped the 1986 team win the regional outdoor track and field championship.
She currently still holds Region III records in the 100m hurdles, the 400m hurdles, the 4x400 relay, and the 4x800 relay.
At the NJCAA National Outdoor Championships she finished 5th in the 400 m hurdles, 5th in the 100m hurdles, and 6th in the 4x400 relay. At NJCAA Indoor National Championships she competed in the 50m hurdles in 1985 and 1986. In 1985 she earned honorable mention All-American honors.
Dunlap graduated from Alfred State in 1986 and continued her academic and athletic career at Alfred University. Her athletic accomplishments at Alfred University earned her a place in the AU Athletic Hall of Fame. Dunlap is also a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine and is currently a physician's assistant in orthopedic surgery. She went to live in Putnam, IL, with her husband David and children Cody, Rebekah, and Wyatt.
Dunn vaulted his way into the Alfred State and NJCAA record books during his career at Alfred State. Dunn won back-to-back NJCAA Division III Outdoor national championships in the pole vault.
Dunn won Region III titles in back-to-back years in both the indoor and outdoor seasons. He went on to nationals in 2003 and won the NJCAA DIII national championships with a vault of 4.69 m. In 2004 he won the national championship with a new championship meet record of 4.96 m. This record still stands today.
Dunn also went to consecutive NJCAA Indoor national championships. In 2003 he finished in 3rd place (15’3.75”) and in 2004 he took 5th place honors.
Dunn remains the all-time leader in Alfred State history for his performances during the indoor season (16’) and outdoor season (4.98 m).
Other career highlights include a 3rd place finish at the prestigious Penn Relays in 2004 with a vault of 15’1/4”, being named the Alfred State Freshman Athlete of the Year in 2003, and running the 100 m in 10.94.
Dunn continued to vault after finishing his collegiate career at Alfred. He vaulted a career best 17’3” before retiring in the winter of 2012. He was an assistant coach at Lafayette College.
Eaton became one of the most decorated Pioneer swimmers of all time in his one year of competition at Alfred State. He helped lead the Pioneers to a runner-up finish at the 1975 NJCAA National Championships.
At the 1975 NJCAA National Championships, Eaton was named the NJCAA Swimmer of the Year after swimming to All-American honors in three individual and one relay event. At Nationals, he won the 50 free (21.6), the 100 free (46.8), and the 100 butterfly (51.8). All three of his individual performances were NJCAA Championship, NJCAA, and pool records.
He was also teamed with Kevin Osborn, Peter Ritz, and Tom Ravel to establish new NJCAA Championship, NJCAA, and pool records in winning the 400 free relay (3:15.1).
Eaton is still the Alfred State record holder in the 50 free, 100 free, and 100 butterfly.
Feldman was a fixture in the Alfred State Athletic Department for over 30 years. Always an advocate for the important lessons learned through athletics and physical education, Feldman has left a legacy of excellence at Alfred State.
Feldman wore numerous hats during her time in the Athletic Department serving as a physical education instructor, volleyball coach, softball coach, and athletic director. After teaching in the Physical Education Department and coaching volleyball for 15 years and softball for 10 years, Feldman was named the college’s director of athletics, a position she held until 2011.
During her leadership, the college saw significant facility upgrades including the building of Pioneer Stadium, new baseball and softball fields, refurbishments to Orvis Gymnasium, the fitness center, and the athletic training room. On the field, three Pioneer teams won NJCAA national championships and the college hosted national championships (cross country, softball, and track & field) events as well as countless regional championships.
On top of her duties at Alfred State, Feldman also served as the NJCAA Region III women’s director between 1987 and 1995 and then again from 1996 until 2011. In this position, she has represented all the colleges in Region III at the national level and chaired and served on numerous national committees.
During her tenure, Feldman received numerous honors. In 1996 she received the USA Volleyball Outstanding Service Award; in 1999-2000 she was named the WNYAC Person of the Year; in 2001 she received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Professional Service; in 2005 she was named the Region III Athletic Director of the Year; in 2006 she was inducted into the NJCAA Volleyball Hall of Fame and given the NJCAA Certificate of Loyalty; and in 2008 she received the George E. Killian Award of Excellence by the NJCAA national office.
Fetzner was a catalyst for three championship baseball teams during his two year career at Alfred State. He appeared in 114 games and helped the Pioneers to an 93-26 record.
In the 2002-03 season, Fetzner was part of the only team in program history to win a WNYAC Championship and a Region III title in the same school year (40-13 overall record). In 2003-04, the Pioneers won the Region III Championship and won a program best 53 games.
Fetzner was a career .399 hitter (140 for 351) with 24 doubles, 11 triples, 1 homer, and 85 RBI. He scored 112 runs, stole 49 out of 52 bases, and had a .947 fielding percentage. He was named the Region III Player of the Year in 2003-04, twice named All-Region, and was All-WNYAC following his sophomore year. He was named Alfred State most valuable position player twice and was named the Alfred State senior athlete of the year in 2004.
He still is in the top five in the baseball record books for batting average and stolen bases and in the top ten in hits, triples, and walks.
After completing his career at Alfred, Fetzner went on to St. John Fisher where he was an All-Empire 8 selection and graduated with a business degree. He then returned to Alfred State and served as an assistant coach for over three years.
Michael Fuller was a student at SUNY Alfred from 1976-78. He was Captain of the 1977-78 Pioneer wrestling team and led that team to an NJCAA Region III Team Championship. Mike was voted outstanding wrestler in the 1978 Regional Championships. He was twice named to the NJCAA All American Wrestling Team winning the honor in 1977 and again in 1978. Mike still holds the NJCAA Coaches Association national record for most career wins in a National Championship at 19. Mr. Fuller competed at 118 and 126 pounds during his athletic career at Alfred State where he still holds wrestling records far too numerous to list here. His school record 84 career wins still stands as a testament to this outstanding student-athlete's career. Michael Fuller is a dedicated team player, a fine gentleman and an outstanding representative of Alfred State College.
Dick Giedlin began his career at Alfred State College as Director of Student Housing and Men's Basketball Coach in 1957. As Basketball Coach (1957-1970), he led the team to Alfred's first and only Region III Basketball Championship in 1960. He was Athletic Director for 21 years (1966-1987) and was also Chairman of Physical Education (1967-1987). Dick was elected Assistant Region III Director (1971-1975). As Regional Director, he was chosen to be a member of a National Executive NJCAA Committee in 1974 that first integrated women's athletics into the national level. Dick was instrumental in teh establishment of the Penn-York Athletic Conference and served as its President for four years. Truly a "pioneer" in junior college sports, his dedication, loyalty and commitment established Alfred State athletics as a Regional and National leader. Dick retired from Alfred in 1987 after a career span of 30 years.
As the first manager of the Alfred Tech Lanes, John opened the lanes in 1958 and served as its manager until 1971 when he became a faculty member of the Physical Education Department. During his years at the college, John instructed bowling classes, organized bowling leagues, coached the bowling team and assisted anyone who wanted to become a better bowler.
John coached the ASC bowling team from 1971-1981. In 1972 the men's teams were NJCAA National Runners-up and in 1973 were Regional Champions. The 1974 women's team was first in the Association of College Unions Tournament.
His positive and caring attitude has always been his trademark. He was a superior teacher knowledgable in all aspects of the game. Because of his easy-going personality, John was well-liked by students and colleagues. He is a man that truly portrays the meaning of the word gentleman.
John is one who willingly gives and serves others. He is a veteran of World War II, a member of the Alfred Village Board for 14 years, a member of the Alfred Lions for 33 years and a former fireman and ambulance driver for the local volunteer company.
In 1981 John retired from ASC but is still busy fishing, playing golf and bowling. John resides in Alfred with his wife Fran.
George Granger served as the Rifle Coach at Alfred State College from 1968-1987. This assignment was in addition to his full-time job at the college as a professor in the School of Agriculture. His teams were National Champions five times and undefeated in Region III. They finished second or third in national competition thirteen times. Mr. Granger volunteered his time to help student athletes. Most years the team was composed of over seventy men and women some of which learned how to shoot a rifle under his guidance. In addition, George served as the NJCAA postal meet coordinator for fifteen years.
George Granger's quiet, yet untiring dedication and commitment to the Intercollegiate Athletic program is greatly appreciated. he will always be remembered at Alfred for his sincere interest and dedication to the student.
Gray is one of the top defensive players to ever wear the Alfred State College blue and gold on the football field. He is the all-time leading tackler in program history.
In 1998, Gray recorded the greatest defensive statistical season in the football program history. He recorded 131 tackles, was credited with 5.5 sacks, recovered three fumbles, and intercepted one pass. His success on the field earned him 2nd team NJCAA All-American honors, NFC co-defensive player of the year honors, and the ASC most outstanding football player award. He was also selected and played in the Breathe Right All-American Bowl.
This followed a freshman season in which he recorded 86 tackles, was credited with half a sack, and intercepted one pass that he returned 55 yards for a score. He was a 1st team All-NFC selection, a NJCAA honorable mention All-American, and was named the ASC defensive MVP.
His marks of 217 career tackles, 131 single season tackles, and 21 tackles in a game are still school records.
In 1999, Gray was also honored with the prestigious SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.
Gray earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Buffalo following his career at Alfred State and spent time playing professionally with the Rochester Brigade in the Arena Football League-2. He is currently a health/physical education teacher in Rochester.
Greany a constant starter at shortstop for two championship teams at Alfred State is one of the most dedicated and talented players in the program’s history. Greany started in every game of his career as the Pioneers accumulated an 82-34 record.
He was a leader on the 2001-02 WNYAC Championship team and the 2002-03 Region III and WNYAC Championship team. He hit .332 as a freshman and hit .423 as a sophomore. For his career he hit .374 (9th all-time), accumulated 377 at bats (8th all-time), scored 125 runs (7th all-time), collected 141 hits (8th all-time), and 12 triples (4th all-time). He also stole 39 bases in his career (7th all-time). Greany is also the all-time leader in assists (154) in a season.
Greany was named All-Region twice and All-WNYAC once. He also was named the ASC baseball MVP and the Most Dedicated Player during his career.
He continued his collegiate career at Martin Methodist College (TN) where he served as a team captain. He currently is employed by the Kansas City Royals as a strength and conditioning coach in their minor league system. He also owns and runs a strength and conditioning business in the offseason and travels around speaking to young people as a motivational speaker.
Hanson was a two-year member of the Alfred State College baseball team. He was a member of the first ASC Region III Championship (Spring 1997) and the first Western New York Athletic Conference Championship team (Fall 1997). During his time at Alfred, the baseball team had a 90-35 record.
For his career, Hanson hit .368 with 17 homeruns, 93 RBI, 122 runs scored and 40 stolen bases. Currently he is in the top five in eight offensive categories and in the top 10 in 11 offensive categories. He was named All-Region III in 1997 and 1998, and All-WNYAC in 1997.
Hanson was also honored three times by the baseball program by being named the Most Valuable Position Player. He was also named Freshman Athlete of the Year by the Athletic Department in 1997.
In addition to his athletic honors, Hanson was named to the Region III All-Academic Team in 1998. Hanson is the first baseball player to be inducted into the Alfred State College Athletics Hall of Fame.
After he finished his athletic and academic career at Alfred State, Hanson received a baseball scholarship to Quincy (IL) University.
Ed attended Alfred State College from 1993-1995. He was one of the outstanding basketball players in the College's history. Ed led Alfred State to the Division II Region Championship and then to a berth in the NJCAA Division II Tournament in 1994 and 1995. During his two years at the NJCAA Tournament Alfred State finished 5th and 8th respectively.
During his illustrious career Ed received numerous awards. He scored 980 points and currently ranks eighth on the Alfred State men's basketball list for total points. In 1994 and 1995, Ed was named to the Division II All-Region Basketball Team. In 1995, he was also chosen as the Region III, Divsion II Men's Basketball Player of the Year. Ed was named to the All-Tournament Team of the Elite Eight both years that Alfred State competed in the Nationals. He was named to the All-Tournament Team in every tournament in which he competed. Ed was the Alfred State Senior Male Athlete of the Year in 1995 and was also chosen as the Team MVP both years.
Ed earned a degree in Individual Studies and on leaving Alfred State, Ed attended the University of North Alabama and Teikyo Post University.
Following graduation from Alfred in 1934, James T. Hartley returned to Pennsylvania to pursue a career in agriculture. In addition to operating the family dairy farm, he began a poultry raising business. James was a successful cattle dealer in both Pennsylvania and New York and was also an avid fisherman and hunter.
He played football, baseball, and basketball in high school and college, despite a childhood bout with polio that left him with some physical deformity.
Bill Havens was the first Director of Athletics at Alfred State College. In 1952, he would start what would become one of the country's most comprehensive and successful athletic programs. From 1952-1958, Bill coached men's basketball. In 1957, Havens would introduce wrestling as a college sport at Alfred. He would coach wrestling and cross country until 1967. He also taught physical education, directed the intramural program, and helped develop the Lake Lodge and ski resort at Alfred. In 1976, Bill was inducted as the only charter member of the Region III Wrestling Hall of Fame. Bill Havens passed away in 1977, but his influence lives in these halls today.
Hewitt was one of the top defensive playmakers in Alfred State football history. He was a two time All-Northeast Football Conference selection while finishing his career with 190 tackles and seven interceptions.
During his freshman season, Hewitt led the Pioneers with 103 tackles. Forty-one of his tackles were solo and six were for a loss. He also intercepted four passes, recovered three fumbles, and forced another fumble.
In 2005, he led Alfred State with 87 tackles despite missing two games. Forty of his tackles were solo and six were for a loss. He intercepted three passes and recovered on fumble.
After Alfred State, Hewitt transferred to the University of Arkansas where he recorded 181 tackles, a sack, two interceptions, and three fumble recoveries. He appeared in the Capital One Bowl and the Cotton Bowl during his time with the Razorbacks.
Hewitt had tryouts with NFL and CFL teams and played on numerous indoor football teams. He joined the coaching ranks and has spent time at William Paterson University and Dartmouth.
Hippolyte was one of the top sprinters as the Alfred State College indoor and outdoor track and field teams won back-to-back Region III Championships in 1994 and 1995.
Hippolyte holds the Alfred State records in the 200 m (21.51) and the 400 m (47.81) during the outdoor season and holds the indoor record in the 400 m (48.65). He was also part of the record- holding indoor distance medley relay team. His time in the 200 m and the 400 m were also Region III records. His 400 m time is still the best time in Region III history; the Region III record book goes back to 1962.
At the Indoor NJCAA National Championships he finished 6th in the nation. He was also selected MVP of both the indoor and outdoor track teams.
Hippolyte went on to continue his collegiate career at Eastern Kentucky University. While competing at EKU, he provisionally qualified for the NCAA National Championships.
Currently he is a teacher in Miami, FL, where he has been honored with the Rookie Teacher of the Year award, the Math Teacher of the Year award, and was the runner-up for the Teacher of the Year.
Hirsch was a key member of the Alfred State College basketball teams from 1963 to 1965 under the direction of ASC Hall of Famer, Richard Giedlin. During his two years the Pioneers had a 35-19 record.
Hirsch, a co-captain, averaged 21.3 points per game and passed out 74 assists during the 1964-65 season in which the Pioneers finished 14-5. During that season he set a school record at the time with 43 points in a game. Following the season he was named All-Region 2nd team and the ASC Athlete of the Year.
For his two-year career he finished with 581 points and 111 assists.
Hirsch retired from Dresser-Rand where he was a principle buyer.
A member of the 1986 Alfred State track team that placed third at the National Junior College Athletic Association Championships, Quentin Howe earned All-American honors in both cross country and track and field. He holds the ASC record for the 1500 meter run, and was a member of the school record holding 4 x 800 meter relay team.
After graduating from ASC in 1987 with a degree in Liberal Arts and Science (Math and Science), Howe transferred to Maryland, where he was named All-Atlantic Coast Conference in cross country, and graduated from Villanova, where he was named All-Big East in track and field. He advanced to the semi-finals in the 1500 meter run at the 1992 Olympic Trials, just missing the finals.
Besides being a superior athlete, Quentin was an inspiration to his teammates and his friends. He died in a tragic accident on the Colorado River in 1995.
Huber was a two-year starting outfielder on the Alfred State College baseball team from 1997-1999. During his time wearing the Blue and Gold, the Pioneers had a 93-33 record.
During the 1997-98 school year, Huber hit .335 with 15 doubles, two triples, one homerun and 21 RBI. The Pioneers won the WNYAC Championship and finished the school year 44-18. He was named All-WNYAC and All-Region.
Huber became the baseball programs first NJCAA All-American after a sophomore season that saw him hit .374 with 24 doubles, four triples, nine homeruns and 58 RBI. Along with being named 1st team All-American, Huber was named Region III Player of the Year, 1st team All-Region, WNYAC Male Athlete of the Year and 1st team All-WNYAC. The Pioneers won the Region III Championship and finished the year with a 49-15 record.
Currently, Huber ranks in the top ten in Alfred State baseball history in eleven offensive categories and is the career leader in doubles (39). He finished his career with a .356 batting average, 10 homeruns and 79 RBI.
Huber received a baseball scholarship to the University of Buffalo and set school records in hits in a season, hits in a career and batting average. He was also selected honorable All-MAC. His .367 batting average in 2001 is a school record since UB joined the MAC.
Jerome is the only Alfred State volleyball player to play on the back-to-back National Championship qualifying teams in 2007 and 2008. While she wore the blue & gold, the Lady Pioneers were 74-10.
During her freshman season, Jerome was named 1st team All-WNYAC and Alfred State Freshman Athlete of the Year after recording 326 digs, 308 kills, 57 blocks, and 36 service aces. The team finished 36-6, won the Region III Championship, and finished tied for 5th in the country.
In 2008, Jerome played in all 110 games and had 378 kills, 364 digs, 46 aces, and 21 blocks. The Lady Pioneers finished 38-4, won their second straight Region III Championship, and finished 4th in the country. She was named honorable mention NJCAA All-American, 1st team All-Region, 1st team All-WNYAC, and the Alfred State Senior Athlete of the Year.
For her career she finished with 696 digs and 686 kills to go along with 78 blocks.
Jerome continued her playing career at Glenville State (WV).
Kenney was the architect of the baseball program as it was brought back to campus in the mid 1990’s. He led the Pioneers to a 645-342-2 overall record (.653 winning percentage).
Known for their hard work, aggressiveness, and perseverance, the Pioneers won five Region Championships (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, and 2004), five WNYAC Championships (1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2004), and a NY State Div. I Championship (2001) under Kenney. The program had 14 consecutive winning seasons and had a stretch of eight straight years with at least 40 wins including a program best 53 victories during the 2003-04 season. He was named Region III Coach of the Year six times and ranked 38th in active and 83rd all-time in NJCAA coaching victories upon his retirement.
Kenney coached nine members of the Athletic Hall of Fame, 12 NJCAA All-Americans, five players taken in the MLB draft, six Region III Player’s of the Year, and 13 Alfred State Athletes of the Year. Countless players went on to further success at NCAA and NAIA schools.
Kenney was instrumental in bringing summer collegiate baseball to the Southern Tier as an executive and a coach. He founded the NYCBL’s winningest franchise, the Hornell Dodgers. As head coach for the Dodgers, he holds the record for wins (101-44). Kenney led the Dodgers to three divisional titles and one league championship. In the league championship season, the Dodgers had a record setting 44-9 record.
On top of his coaching duties, Kenney taught physical education classes and was the day camp director of the Summer Sports Festival. Prior to coaching baseball, Kenney was the assistant men’s basketball coach of two teams that qualified for the NJCAA Championships.
Kenney remains actively involved in baseball coaching at the youth and collegiate levels.
The first female four-sport National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region athlete at Alfred State, Janet Kisner earned All-Region honors in all four sports she played at ASC-basketball, softball, volleyball, and track and field. The all-time leading scorer in women's basketball with 817 points, Kisner qualified for the NJCAA Outdoor Track Championships in the 800 meter run in the spring of 1989. She was the leading hitter on the 1989 volleyball team, leading them to the Region Final Four, and led the 1990 softball team in hitting with a .489 batting average.
Janet received both the Freshman and Senior Female Athlete of the Year Awards, and graduated from ASC in 1990 with a degree in Liberal Arts. She will be remembered as much for her smile and unselfish demeanor as well as for being one of the finest athletes ever to compete at ASC.
As a student at Alfred State, Barb Lorow excelled on and off the court/field. She competed in Women's Basketball and Outdoor Track and Field and was named NJCAA Academic All-American. Barb was a member of Sigma Tau Epsilon Honor Society and received the Alfred State College's Female Scholar Athlete of the Year Award for 1986. She was also the recipient of the prestigious Paul B. Orvis Award for the School of Allied Health Technology.
Barb currently ranks fifth in ASC history in single season scoring 410 points and is also fifth in all-time scoring with 674 points. Her scoring prowess was complemented by her ability to pass the ball as she is currently fourth on the all-time assist ranking. In her second year, Barb was named first-team All Penn York and second team All-Region (before the NJCAA had divisions in Women's Basketball). She also was chosen as the MVP of the team in 1986.
In Track and Field Barb competed on the 4 X 100 relay and the 100m hurdles. In the list of ASC records she is ranked seventh and ninth respectively for these events.
Colleen McAvan graduated from Alfred State College with a degree in Court Reporting. She was a standout athlete on the basketball court and as a member of the track and field team.
On the basketball court she was twice named 1st Team All-region and was named to the honorable mention Kodak All-American team in 1995. Her 703 career points ranks her 5th in school history and her 296 rebounds in the 1993-94 season is still the highest single season rebounding total in Lady Pioneer History.
As a member of the track and field team, McAvan was the regional champion in the discus throw. Her throw of 127' ranks her 2nd in the Alfred State record book in the discus. She helped the team finish 2nd at Regionals and qualified for the NJCAA National Championship in 1994.
For her athletic accomplishments, McAvan was named the Western New York Athletic Conference senior athlete of the year. She was also named the Alfred State College freshman athlete of the year and senior athlete of the year.
McAvan is married to Robert Klei and works as a court reporter.
Sheila McCann competed on the Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Teams. In 1984 in Outdoor Track and Field, she set Alfred State College records in the shot put (41'3") and discus (133'6") which still stand today. For 15 years she held the Region III record in the shot put. Sheila was named All-Region for two years in the shot put and discus to help the Alfred State women to a 12th place team finish.
In the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field national meet Sheila placed seventh in the shot put held at the University of Illinois. She was known for her desire to do well at the big meets. Sheila transferred to Grambling University after her two years at Alfred State.
McMahon is the only volleyball player to earn NJCAA All-American honors in consecutive years. During her playing career, the Lady Pioneers were 68-9, won the first Region III Championship since 1977, and finished tied for 5th at the NJCAA National Championships.
During her freshman season, McMahon helped the Lady Pioneers to 32-3 record and a Region III Runner-up finish. She recorded 212 digs, 177 kills, and 45 service aces in 66 games en route to be named 2nd team All-American, Region III Player of the Year, 1st team All-Region, and 1st team All-WNYAC.
In 2007, McMahon and the Lady Pioneers won the Region III Championship, finished tied for 5th at the NJCAA National Championships, and accumulated a 36-6 overall record. McMahon recorded 467 digs, 435 kills, and 76 service aces. She was named 1st team All-American, Region III Player of the Year, 1st team All-Region, and 1st team All-WNYAC. For her solid season, she was named the Alfred State Senior Athlete of the Year.
McMahon went on to play volleyball at Edinboro University and Buffalo State.
Meade was the cornerstone of the Alfred State College swimming team as the program started a run of four straight NJCAA National Championships. During his two-year career he won six individual national championship titles and was part of four national championship relays.
Meade, a co-captain, was named the ASC Freshman Athlete of the Year in 1971 and the ASC Senior Athlete of the Year in 1972. His strong performance at the 1972 NJCAA National Championships earned him the honor of unanimously being named the most outstanding junior college swimmer.
Meade was the first athlete in NJCAA swimming history to swim to 10 National Championships. He graduated from Alfred State with eight school records, six pool records, and seven NJCAA records. His NJCAA records included: 21.8 in the 50 free, 47.8 in the 100 free, 1:48.6 in the 200 free, 54.3 in the 100 fly, 2:05.0 in the 200 IM, 3:45.2 in the 400 medley relay, 3:22.3 in the 400 free relay.
Academically, Meade was the first swimmer under Coach Glenn Patton to graduate with a 3.0 academic index.
NJCAA National Tournament Participants
18-7 overall record
Ralph Angelo, Gary Ashley, Jon Baker, Larry Chilson, Fred Cohen, George Crane, Jerry Eaton, Lynn Long, Frank Oppedisano, Ben Ridley, Jerry Rogers, and Gordon Valentine
Head Coach: Dick Giedlin
Finished 2nd at the NJCAA National Championships
2000 Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Team
NJCAA Division III National Champions
DeRon Adams, Brett Arhin, Tim Benson, Dan Chambers, Shaun Claire, John Ferrantello, Gilbert Green, Derrick Harper, Noah Knataitis, Eric Matt, Josh Quinn, Kevin Riegner, Mike Shopes, Josh Stauring, David Stills, Tom Wilson, Sam Winn, Vondell White
Head Coach: Gary Moore
1971 NJCAA National Champions
1972 NJCAA National Champions
1973 NJCAA National Champions
1974 NJCAA National Champions
First 4-Time NJCAA National Champions in Swimming History
Gary Moore, an Alfred State graduate and former Alfred State Athlete of the Year, was a fixture in the Athletic Department for over 35 years. During his tenure, Moore coached cross country, track & field, and swimming. He has also taught physical education, ran the intramural program, and served as the director of the Summer Sports Festival.
Moore led four teams - the 2000 men’s outdoor track & field team, the 2003 women’s cross country team, the 2007 women’s outdoor track & field team, and the 2011 women’s cross country team - to NJCAA National Championships. He also guided 47 teams to Region III Championships. Countless athletes earned All-Region, All-American, and moved on to compete at a higher level.
During the transition to NCAA, Moore led his teams to USCAA Championships and ECAC Championships. His men’s cross country team earned top five finishes at the USCAA Championships three consecutive years, including a 3rd place finish in 2014. At the ECAC Championships, Moore led athletes to the competition in each of the three years, including an individual champion during the 2016 indoor championships.
Moore helped coordinate Alfred State hosting three NJCAA Cross Country Championships and three NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. He also hosted numerous Region III Championships during his tenure. Moore also served numerous years on the NJCAA Cross Country/Track & Field Coaches Association.
Always a strong supporter of student athletes and Alfred State, Moore has served on countless committees, served as a representative to United University Professions Union, and has been active within the Alfred State Alumni Association.
Mulcahy was one of the most prolific scorers in Alfred State basketball history. He etched his way into the record book while scoring from all over the court and fighting through double-teams, zones, and pressure defense.
As the co-captain of the 1976-77 team, Mulcahy put together one of the most impressive scoring seasons in program history. He scored 742 points during the campaign and finished with nine Alfred State scoring records including most points in a game, 56. His 742 points currently is 2nd all-time in program history. His 28.5 points per game average was 6th in the nation and led him to being named NJCAA All-American, 1st team All-Region, and MVP of his team.
For his two-year career Mulcahy averaged 20.6 points per game and finished with 1,057 points. The 1,057 points is 6th on the all-time Alfred State scoring list.
Mulcahy received the Alfred State Senior Athlete of the Year award in 1977, and the Dr. Huntington “Presidential Accommodation” award for achieving a 4.0 GPA in his final semester. He also finished 5th in the 1976 Region III championships in the high jump.
After graduating from Alfred State, Mulcahy attended the University of Scranton where he received a BS in accounting and from Fordham University where he received an MBA in finance. A Certified Public Accountant, Mulcahy became the Chief Financial Officer of a small group of privately held companies in New Jersey, where he resided with his wife, Nancy and sons, Matthew and Brian.
Chuck Neal was a three-sport athlete at Alfred State. He was a member of the bowling, golf, and wrestling teams from 1972-1974.
Neal finished 2nd in the singles event at the NJCAA Bowling Championship in 1973 and 2nd in the doubles event in 1974. He was a member of the Region III Champion bowling team in 1973 and was named MVP of the bowling team in the 1972-73 season. He was named MVP of the golf team in 1972-73 and was also a Region III qualifier in 1974. On the wrestling mat he helped the Pioneers to the Region III championship in 1974.
Neal not only did well in athletics but he excelled in the classroom. He was chosen as the Alfred State College Senior Athlete of the Year and was also awarded the Paul B. Orvis Award-School of Business Technologies in 1974.
He has been a member of Alfred State College for the past 25 years teaching in the Accounting Department, serving as Department Chairman and as the Dean of the School of Business Technologies.
Julie Ogden was a phenomenal runner and an outstanding student in the Nursing program. In 1986, she won the NJCAA Cross Country Championship, and in 1987 she was the NJCAA Outdoor Track champion in the 10,000 meters. She was the first female at Alfred State to win national titles in cross country and track. Seven times Julie earned NJCAA All-American status for her athletic accomplishments and was also named NJCAA Acedemic All-American.
Julie won the Regional Championship in cross country in her first and second years. She won numerous regional titles in track and still holds the Regional record for the 1500m in Indoor Track. Julie is also the present record holder for Alfred State in the 10,000m and the 3200m relay.
Julie's accomplishments seem even more impressive because she was a nontraditional student. She is married to Dr. Gary Ogden and raised two daughters Amanda and Maggie while she was competing.
In 1995 Julie was inducted into the NJCAA Coaches' Association Cross Country/Track & Field Hall of Fame. She was employed as a nurse at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, NY.
While a student at Alfred State College, Durry Palmatier was a member of both the volleyball and softball teams. She majored in Medical Lab Technology and finished with a 3.32 GPA at Alfred State.
Palmatier was an integral part of the 1976 and 1977 Lady Pioneer regional championship volleyball teams. She helped the team to a 17th place finish at Nationals in 1976 and an 11th place finish at Nationals in 1977. For her outstanding play, she was named to the 1st team All Region III Tournament team in 1977.
For her athletic accomploshments she was named the Alfred State College freshman athlete of the year in 1977 and the senior athlete of the year in 1978.
Palmatier continued her playing career at the University of Wyoming where she received a volleyball scholarship.
Patton was the architect of National Championship swimming team during the 1970’s at Alfred State. Patton led the Pioneer men’s swimming and diving teams to four straight NJCAA titles.
During his tenure, Alfred State became a national power. On top of coaching the team to four straight titles (1971-1974) he coached two NJCAA Swimmers of the Year – John Meade (1972) and Paul Eaton (1975), was named NJCAA Coach of the Year three times, and had 19 athletes named All-Americans during the championship years.
Alfred State was the 1st team to ever win four championships in a row and the Pioneers were the last men’s team to win the national title other than Indian River CC.
Patton also served in numerous positions in the NJCAA Swimming Coaches Association (secretary, treasurer, and president) and the Western New York State Swimming Coaches Association (president). He also was the assistant coach for the United States team in the World University Games.
He went on to coach at the University of Iowa where he became the winningest coach in school history. He coached the Hawkeyes to six undefeated seasons in the Big Ten, led his team to two Big Ten Championships, guided his team to 16 top 25 finishes at the NCAA Nationals, and coached 11 Olympians. He was honored for his outstanding achievements by being inducted into the Iowa Athletic Hall of Fame.
Pavicich was one of the most prolific hitters in Alfred State baseball history. During his career he led the team or was tied for the team lead in 34 statistical categories.
Pavicich, a solid defensive first basemen, was a .398 hitter (168 for 422) for his career. He collected 27 doubles, 12 triples, 15 home runs, and 133 RBI. He also stole 24 bases. In the career record book, he ranks 1st in hits, RBI, and total bases. He is 2nd in games played, at bats, runs, and triples. In four other categories he is in the top ten. In the single game record book he is at the top for most RBI (9), doubles (3), triples (3), and homers (2).
In the 1998-99 season Pavicich was named All-WNYAC and All-Region. In 1999-00 he was named preseason NJCAA All-American, All-Region, Region III Player of the Year, Alfred State Senior Athlete of the Year, and NJCAA DI Honorable Mention All-American.
The Pioneers were 98-29 overall (.772) during his career. They won the Region III Title during the 1998-99 school year (49-15) and the WNYAC Title in 1999-2000 school year (49-14)
Dave Redding was a member of both the cross country and track and field teams at Alfred State College from 1985-1987.
Redding was named National Junior College Athletic Association All-American, All-Region and Penn-York All-Conference in cross country during his two seasons at Alfred State. He was a member of the Pioneer cross country team that finished 3rd at Nationals both seasons. In 1985 Redding finished 32nd in the nation at Nationals (26:47). In 1986 he finished 21st at Nationals (26:21) after finishing 5th at Regionals.
In track and field Redding still holds the College record in the 10,000 Meters (30:57.6). Dave earned All-Region honors in indoor track and field by finishing 3rd in the 3,000 meters and outdoor track and field by finishing 2nd in the 5,000 meters. He also qualified for the USA Junior Track and Field Championships.
Redding turned down NCAA Division I Track and Field scholarship offers to become a chiropractor.
Redding was a two-year member of Coach Gary Moore’s cross-country team. He was a key runner on one of the program’s top teams in 1984. He also ran on the Alfred State indoor and outdoor track and field teams.
Redding finished 14th at the 1984 NJCAA National Championship, held in Twins Falls, ID, as the Pioneers finished as National runners-up. ASC finished just eight points behind the national champions, Brevard (NC) CC. Earlier in the season he earned a 6th place finish at the Region III Championships.
As a freshman, Redding finished 6th at the Penn York Championship, 6th at the Region III Championship, and 108th at the National Championship.
Redding, along with his brother David (2001 ASC Hall of Fame Class), are the first siblings to be in the Athletic Hall of Fame.
In the outdoor track and field record book, Redding is ranked 9th all-time in the 5,000 m with a time of 15:27.0. Redding was also named the MVP of the 1985 indoor track and field team.
After finishing at Alfred State College, Redding went on to SUNY Utica-Rome.
Reinhart was a three sport athlete during her time at Alfred State. She was a member of the soccer, basketball, and softball team.
On the soccer field she earned All-Region 1st team honors as the Lady Pioneers starting Striker. She broke a school record at the time by scoring five goals in a game.
As a point guard on the basketball team, Reinhart led the Lady Pioneers in assists and three-pointers. She was voted a captain and was named the the NJCAA All-Star team. She had a career high 22 points with five 3-pointers vs. Jamestown CC.
On the softball diamond she was a two-year starter at shortstop. As the lead-off hitter she earned All-Region III 2nd team honors following her freshman year and 1st team honors her sophomore year.
Reinhart was also recognized by Alfred State College by being named the Freshman Female Athlete of the Year.
Reinhart was known as a spark plug on each of the teams she played for. She was up-beat, positive, and always willing to help a teammate.
Brad Rendell was an outstanding runner of the Aggies (forerunner of the Alfred State Pioneers). For one and a half years he was the top runner and captain on an undefeated ASC cross country team. In order for Brad to run against better competition Coach McCloud of ASC and Coach McLane of AU petitioned the NCAA. The petition was granted and though Brad was not a student at Alfred University, he was allowed to run for them.
In 1935, Brad was the national scholastic mile champion. In 1939, he was the fourth fastest two-miler in the United States. He won the 1500 meter steeplechase at the 1939 Penn Relays and was selected to run that event for the United States in the 1940 Olympics. Brad never got that chance as the 1940 Olympics were canceled due to World War II.
Brad is well known for his trapping abilities and has taught many his tricks of the trade. He has also served as a member of the Panama Central School Board of Education. His enthusiasm for life and bountiful energy are evident.
Now retired, Brad resides with his wife Doris Keefe Rendell in Ashville, NY.
Dawn is a 1981 graduate of Alfred State College and competed in Cross Country and Track and Field. She was an outstanding distance runner finishing 33rd at the 1980 NJCA National Cross-Country meet in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho (before there were divisions in cross-country).
In the spring of 1981 Dawn reached her true potential as she became a two-time All-American in Outdoor Track and Field. At the NJCAA national meet in San Angelo, Texas, she placed fifth in the 5,000m (18:26.12) and was a member of the 4 X 800m relay that took fourth (9:27.49). The women's team finished 20th in the nation that year. (Again, this was before there were any divisions in this sport). Her times in the 3,000m, 5,000m and 4 X 800 relay still rank her second in all three events in Alfred State's all-time top ten list.
Dawn was named the cross-country MVP in 1980 and she received the Senior Female Athlete of the Year Award in 1981. She was always known for her desire to improve as an athlete and the ability to run well at the big meets. On leaving Alfred State, Dawn received a Cross-Country/Track Scholarship to Lock Haven University.
Robeson was one of the first basketball stars at Alfred State College. He was a member of the Alfred State College basketball teams between 1954 and 1956. During his two years, he helped the Pioneers to a 21-16 record.
Robeson was know for his hard play, spunk on the court, great ability at the foul line. He shot 85% form the foul line during the 1953-54 season and 81.9% during the 1954-55 season.
During the 1954-55 season he served as team captain. He was named second team All-Empire State Basketball Conference after scoring 344 points on the season (17.2 points per game average). Robeson also helped the team to a program best, at the time, 14-6 record.
For his solid play he was the first ever recipient of the Carleton H. Davis Sr. Memorial given to the outstanding athlete of the year.
Robeson was active in many areas at Alfred State. He competed in the hurdles for the track and field team, served as the vice president of his class, and was secretary of Psi Delta.
Rodriguez was one of the top pole vaulters in Alfred State track & field history. He became ASC’s first NJCAA Indoor Track & Field National Champion in 1998.
During his indoor career he won the 1998 National Championship with a vault of 15’¼”. He is currently tied for 2nd on the ASC all-time record list with a jump of 15’1”. He helped the 1998 indoor team to a 10th place overall finish at Nationals. This followed a freshman season in which he finished 3rd at Nationals.
During the outdoor competition he won the national championship with a vault of 14’6 ¼”. He also broke the Region III outdoor pole vault record and was a member of the 4 x 100 relay team that finished 5th nationally.
Rodriguez earned All-Region honors in both the indoor and outdoor seasons and was named the ASC senior athlete of the year in 1998.
He is currently one of only two people that have won a national championship at the NJCAA Indoor National Championships.
Rodriguez has been an active marine for more than 10 years and has served in Iraq, Kuwait, Africa, and Afghanistan.
Sarriegui was a two-year member of the cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field teams at Alfred State. In his time wearing the Pioneer uniform he established himself as one of the top distance runners in school history.
In cross country, Sarriegui was a two-time NJCAA Division I All American. He finished 14th overall in 1985 and 3rd overall in 1986. He helped his team to third place national finishes both years. He still currently holds the school record for the fastest 8K (24:40).
During the 1987 indoor track and field season, Sarriegui led Alfred to an 8th place finish at Nationals. During that competition he earned a 3rd place finish in the two-mile race. In outdoor track and field competition, Sarriegui established the top time in school history in the 5,000 m (14:28.2). He also is part of the record setting 3,200 meter relay team (7:53.06). Indoors he holds the 3,000 m record (8:37.3).
After finishing at Alfred State, Sarriegui went on to Wake Forest University on a full scholarship. He also competed in the Spanish Championships in the 3,000 m. steeplechase, the 5,000 m., the 10,000 m, half marathon, and cross country competitions.
Sarriegui taught and coached in Spain where he lived with his wife Nuria and his children Jon and Maianne. Sarriegui has coached athletes that now compete internationally.
Beth Saxton was a student at SUNY Alfred from 1983-85. She excelled as a student as well as an athlete. In 1983, Beth was named 2nd team All American in Cross Country. She led the national field at the two mile in the '83 Nationals. In Track and Field, Beth holds numerous school records. She also holds the Region III Indoor and Outdoor 1500 meter record. In Outdoor Track she was named 2nd Team All American at 5,000 meters. Beth was a Paul B. Orvis Award winner for the School of Business Technologies. She continued her undergraduate education at Ithaca College. Beth Saxton is a student athlete that Alfred State is honored to have represent us. She is one of the finest distance runners ever to attend the school.
1971 & 1972 NJCAA Champions
Dave Coyle, Dale Eggebraaten, John Flaim, Jerry Henrichan, Benson Jones, Dennis Klein, Bill Kubera, Ed Malina, Gary Nielson, Mark Paprocki, Parker Reynolds, Steve Rider, Tom Stapleton, Bob Walsh, Peter Wuerslin
Head Coach: Cave Webber
1994 Region III Champions
1994 NJCAA World Series Participant
Jodie Corsi, Heidi Dobson, Deena Drake, Vicki Edwards, Amy Hast, Kristie Loper, Darcy Loper, Lisa Mignone, Shannon Nicholson, Cassie Olds, Ann Peangatelli, Darcie Stewart
Head Coach: Gina Boyd
Assistant Coach: Kathy Feldman
Sonberg was one of the most talented runners in Alfred State history. She won the NJCAA Division III National Cross Country race in 2003 and led the Lady Pioneers to the NJCAA National title.
At the 2003 Nationals, Sonberg ran the 5k course in 22:35 to become the 2nd Lady Pioneer to ever win the overall title. The team national title was the 1st female National Championship in school history. This followed a freshman season in which she finished 14th at the 2002 National Championships.
Sonberg was a two-time NJCAA All-American in cross country and in outdoor track & field. Her name is all over the track & field record books. In the Indoor record books, she is ranked 1st in the 4x800 (10:03.82) the Distance Medley Relay (13:08.04), 3rd in the 600 (1:46.49), 4th in the 800 (2:28.34), and 7th in the 1-mile. Outdoors, she is ranked 5th in the 4x800 and 9th in the 800 (2:27.75).
During the 2002 cross country, Sonberg was a member of the 3rd place team at Nationals and Region III Championship team. In the 2004 track season, she was part of the Region III Indoor Track Championship and on the 4th place finish at Nationals during the outdoor season.
Stapleton was key as the Alfred State ski team won the NJCAA Championship and the Region III Championship in 1972. The National Championship was the 2nd straight for the skiing program.
Stapleton was 1st in the giant slalom (32.4), 2nd in the downhill (30.5), and 3rd in the slalom (37.0) at the 1972 Championships. The Pioneers came from behind to win the Nationals and then finished their season by winning the Region III Championship.
In 1973, Stapleton finished 2nd in the giant slalom and 4th in the downhill as the Pioneers finished 11th at the National Championships.
Stedman was a member of both the volleyball and softball teams during her two years at Alfred State College. She was part of the only two volleyball teams prior to 2007 to win a Region III Championship at Alfred State.
In 1976, Stedman and the Lady Pioneers advanced to the NJCAA National Championships for the first time in school history and earned a 17th place finish.
In 1977, Alfred returned to Nationals and earned an 11th place finish. Stedman was named 1st team All-Region and was a Region III Tournament 1st team selection. During the regular season the Lady Pioneers were ranked as high as #5 in the national poll.
On the softball diamond, Stedman was an All-Region selection in 1978 and earned a scholarship to continue her playing career at the University of Wyoming.
Following her collegiate career, Stedman has spent time coaching and teaching at the University of Wyoming, Whitesville Central High School, Canaseraga Central High School, and Jamestown CC.
At Jamestown, Stedman led the Jayhawk volleyball team to four Region III Championships and four 4th place finishes at the National Championships. She also coached the Jayhawk softball team for eight seasons and she became the director of Physical Education and Health Studies and assistant athletic director.
Streater laid the foundation for a professional football career as a two-sport athlete at Alfred State.
During his freshmen season, he recorded 20 tackles, nine pass break-ups, two interceptions, and recovered one fumble as a safety. In the 2009 season, he transitioned to wide receiver and caught 24 passes for 539 yards and six scores.
As a member of the track & field team during the 2008-09 season, Streater was the NJCAA National Champion in the high jump with a leap of 1.95 m. He also earned All-Region honors and still holds the college record in the event with a leap of 2.05 m. Streater is also 3rd on the all-time list with a time of 10.5 in the 100 m dash.
Streater went on to continue his collegiate career at Temple University where he played in two bowl games. He signed a contract with the Oakland Raiders following the 2012 draft. He has spent seven years in the NFL with the Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills, and Cleveland Browns.
The first Men's Soccer NJCAA All-American at Alfred State College, Neil earned this honor in 1983. Though Neil's poisition was a defender he led the team in scoring in 1983 and 1984 with 20 goals and 10 assists. He is the highest scoring fullback in ASC history. Neil was selected first team All-Region both years and was the team MVP in his freshman year. In his Senior year, he was captain of the team and led the men's soccer team to Alfred State's highest finish at that time, Region III Runners-Up.
Chosen as Freshman Male Athlete in 1984, Neil's dedication and commitment to excellence was as evident on the field as it was in his academic performance.
Neil graduated from ASC in 1985 in Culinary Arts and is employed by Sysco Corporation in Philadelphia, PA. He resided in Collegeville, PA with his wife Beth and their children Nicholas and Laura Emma.
Swartz was a two-year member of the Alfred State College swimming team. During his career he earned NJCAA All-American honors four times. He also helped his team to an 8th place finish at Nationals in 1978. and a 6th place finish in 1980.
Five of his individual best swim times are still Alfred State College records. He currently holds the record in the 200 freestyle (1:44.69), the 500 freestyle (4:45.63), the 100 backstroke (55.75), the 200 backstroke (2:00.18), and the 400 individual medley (4:33). He also was a member of the 400 freestlye relay team, the 400 medley relay team, and the 800 freestyle relay team that hold school records.
For his accomplishments in the pool, Swartz was named the Alfred State Freshman Male Athlete of the Year in 1978 and the Senior Male Athlete of the Year in 1980.
Swartz is the first swimmer to be inducted into the Alfred State College Athletics Hall of Fame.
Swartz transferred to SUNY Cortland where he became a six-time NCAA Division III All-American. Currently he resides in Apex, NC, with his wife, Lisa, and children, Nicole and Michael. He was employed by Price Waterhouse Coopers and the swim coach at the local high school.
Faith K. Trotta was the first full-time female member of ths Physical Education and Athletics Department. Faith was the first coach of the Women's Softball Team (1973-1978), coached the Women's Basketball Team (1974) and was assistant coach for the Swim Team (1975). She worked to create opportunities for the women at Alfred State College and started the Women's Intramural Program in 1969. She was always working to develop new and enjoyable courses and teaching techniques. In 1968 she was selected "Teacher of the Year" for the School of Liberal Studies. Faith was one of the original founders of the Alfred State College Fitness Center. She is remembered for her deep concern and compassion for students and her warm and outgoing personality -- a true educator. Faith Trotta's career at Alfred spanned twenty-two years (1968-1990).
Tyler was a standout athlete on both the basketball court and the softball diamond during her two years at Alfred State.
Tyler was named both the Freshman and Senior Athlete of the Year during her time wearing blue & gold. She was also named the recipient of the 2006-07 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Athletes.
On the basketball court, she scored 472 points and grabbed 247 rebounds during her freshman season and then scored 444 points and pulled down 298 rebounds during her senior season. For her efforts she was named All-Region III twice and was named a NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American following the 2007 season. Her 916 points still ranks in the all-time top 10 for the program.
On the softball diamond, she was named 1st team All-WNYAC both years and was a 1st team All-Region selection her senior season. She hit .357 with eight doubles, four triples, two home runs and 32 RBI her first season. Tyler hit .398 with three doubles, two triples, two home runs, and 23 RBI during her final season.
Tyler went on to continue her athletic career at St. Leo’s University.
Van Gorder is one of the top two-way players in Alfred State College baseball history. During his time at Alfred, he helped the program to WNYAC, Region III, and NYS Division I Championships. The Pioneers were 93-36 during his career.
On the mound, Van Gorder is the hardest throwing left hander in ASC history. He accumulated an 11-4 career record including a 10-3 record as a sophomore in 2001. Van Gorder struck out 135 batters in his career and currently holds the college records for most strikeouts in a season (108) and the most strikeouts in a game (13). At the plate he was a .351 career hitter with 36 doubles, three triples, two home runs, and 79 RBI.
Van Gorder was named the Region III Player of the Year, 1st team All-Region, and the Alfred State College most valuable pitcher in 2001.
After Alfred State, Van Gorder attended West Virginia University on a baseball scholarship. Following playing one year at WVU, he was drafted in the 14th round of the MLB draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. He spent the next two seasons in the Cardinal organization before returning back to New York to play with the Elmira Pioneers of the Can-Am League.
Currently, Van Gorder is a member of the SWAT team in Alachua City, FL.
Vogl is the first female swimmer to be inducted into the Alfred State College Hall of Fame. She was a two-year member of the swim team and earned All-Region and All-American during both seasons.
During the 2004 NJCAA National Championships, Vogl was 3rd in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.69), 5th in the 200 breaststroke (2:42.51), and 7th in the 50 free (26.62). She then finished 5th in 200 breaststroke (2:35.62), 6th place in 100 breaststroke (1:13.1), and 11th in 100 free (58.61) during the 2005 National Championships. Her times in the 50 free (26.62), the 100 free (57.64), the 100 breast (1:13.10) and the 200 breast (2:35.01) are school records.
Vogl was named both the ASC Freshman Athlete of the Year in 2004 and the Senior Athlete of the Year in 2005.
On top of swimming, Vogl ran on the track & field team one season and was a member of the Region III champion 4 x 400 relay team.
She went on to SUNY Fredonia where she was a member of a record-breaking relay team and the record holder in the breaststroke.
Two Time Region III Champions & Two Time National Championship Qualifier
Sheri Ackendorf '07, Jessica Bonczar '06, Elaina Braun '06-'07, Jacqueline Brown '07, Georgia Bucholz '07, Jennifer Fields '06, Carrie Gelser '06, Heather Gerace '08, Natalie Gregory '06-'07, courtney Hibbard '08, Miki Inoue '08, Shannon Jablonski '06-'07, Lacey Jayne '07, Jennifer Jerome '07-'08, Melissa Jones '07, Emily Linn '08, Brianne McMahon '06-'07, Christina Nolan '08, Brittany Skinner '08, Jessica Suoujanen '08, Yurika Toyodome '06 & '08, Megan Watson '06, Nicole Wright '07
Head Coach Gene Doorley Assistant Coach: Stephanie Sprague
Arnie Westervelt was a student at SUNY Alfred from 1968-70. He competed on the Men's Basketball team and would become one of Alfred State's most prolific scorers. During his career, Arnie scored 1146 points, became the first player in the history of the college to score 1000 points in a career, and he still remains the third (3rd) leading scorer in school history. Mr. Westervelt was not one dimensional. His scoring prowess was complemented by his ability to get the ball to his teammates. His 279 career assists ranks eighth (8th) among all time assist leaders. Arnie Westervelt was honored as a two time All Region III player. In 1970, he earned NJCAA All American honors and became the first ASC Basketball player to be so honored. Arnie Westervelt is truly one of the greatest athletes to have passed through the halls of Alfred State College.
Wheeler was one of the top Alfred State wrestlers of his era. He was undefeated in regular season competition during his two years competing for the Pioneers.
In 1960-61, Wheeler and the Pioneers were 3-1-1. Wheeler, who wrestled at 157 lbs., was one of three Pioneers to earn a 3rd place finish at the NJCAA National Championships. His only loss of the season was a one point, 4-3 decision in the national semifinal.
In the 1961-62 season, he was captain and one of three undefeated wrestlers who helped the Pioneers to a 7-1 overall team record. At the end of the year, Wheeler was named the 1962 recipient of the Alfred State Athlete of the Year award.
After finishing his career at Alfred State, he continued to compete at the University of Georgia. He has owned a real estate business for over 30 years and has served as the Wyoming County director of real property tax for 20 years.
The third leading scorer in Alfred State men's basketball history with 1270 points. Ray Wilcox Jr. averaged 28.6 points per game in his second year at ASC, ranking him fifth nationally in scoring. He made 65 percent of his shots from the field, was named Athlete of the Year in both of his seasons at ASC, and was also named team Most Valuable Player.
A member of the All-Region III Team, Wilcox was twice named to the All-Penn York Conference Team. He received both the Freshman and Senior Athlete of the year Award. A terrific scorer, Ray gave one hundred percent at all times, and always tried to be the best that he could be. He earned a full athletic scholarship to Kutztown University, and was employed as a Youth Counselor Supervisor by the State of New York.
2003 NJCAA Division III National Champions
1st Female NJCAA Division III National Championship team
Katie Chawner, Katy Gonzales, Jessica Rollins, Candace Sonberg, Anne Thompson, and Jaque Westfall
Head Coach: Gary Moore
2007 Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Team
NJCAA Division III National Champions
Laura Anderson, Jennifer Chan, Angie Corby, Nicole D’Andrea, Laura Dickerman, Philicia Harris, Jacqueline Holmberg, Courteney Kilmer, Kim Lockwood, Najia McGee, Caitlyn Peterson, Rachel Shellman
Head Coach: Gary Moore
Wuerslin was a two-year member of the Alfred State ski team that won back-to-back NJCAA National Championships in 1971 and 1972. The 1971 National Championship was the first NJCAA title won by any Alfred State team.
Wuerslin won the National Championship in the slalom in 1971 (31.5) and was 2nd in the giant slalom (36.0) as the Pioneers took home the national title and finished 2nd in the Region III Championships.
In 1972, Wuerslin was 3rd in the giant slalom (33.2), 5th in the downhill (32.5), and 6th in the slalom (39.55). The team went undefeated en route to the National Championship. The team also won the Region III title.
Joe Yaris was a student at Alfred State College from 1973-1975. He was a member of the Men's Basketball Team and became one of the greatest rebounders in school history. In 1975 at the regional playoff game, he grabbed 28 rebounds in one game to help Alfred defeat Erie Community College. This still stands as the school record for rebounds in a single game. In addition, Joe holds the college records for most rebounds per game with a 15.3 average and 460 rebounds in a single season.
In 20 games Joe had double-doubles, scoring over 10 points and grabbing over 10 rebounds in a game. Joe averaged 19.1 points per game in his second year. In 1975 Joe was named the Senior Male Athlete of the Year and was also the MVP of the basketball team.
After graduating with an AAS degree in design and drafting he received a full scholarship for basketball at Keene State in New Hampshire.
Zeitler was one of the most successful Alfred State wrestlers of all time. He never lost a match in his two years wearing the Pioneers blue & gold in a dual meet or in Region III competition.
Zeitler was 38-2 over his two years at Alfred State. He won back-to-back Region III Championships and finished 5th at the NJCAA National Championships in 1972 in the 190 lb. competition. He was 33-0 in Region III competition.
When he left Alfred State he was the program leader in wins in a season (19), wins in a career (38), most dual wins in a season (12), most dual meet wins in a career (22), most consecutive dual meet wins (22), most consecutive wins in regional competition (33), most pins in a season (14), most pins in a career (25), and most career wins in a regional tournament (8).
For his numerous accomplishments, Zeitler was inducted into the Region III wrestling Hall of Fame in 1981.
Zimniewicz is one of the top two-way baseball players to have ever worn the Alfred State blue & gold. During his two years the Pioneers had an 86-43 record and he helped the team to the Region III Championship, the NY State Division I Championship, and the WNYAC Championship.
Zimniewicz carved his name all over the Alfred State baseball record book. He is the all-time leader during the spring season in at bats (173), RBI (58), and home runs (10). In the total year record book, he is the leader in games played (66), at bats (238), hits (91), RBIs (78), and total bases (155). In the career record book he is tops in games played (129) and at bats (440) while he is second in hits (166), RBIs (130), and total bases (262). His 16 career home runs rank him 3rd.
On the mound he was 6-2 for his career. He was the winning pitcher in the 2001 Regional Championship game as he tossed a complete game victory over Monroe CC.
Zimniewicz was a two-time All-Region and two-time All-WNYAC selection. He was named the ASC Most Valuable Position Player twice and was named the ASC Freshman Athlete of the Year in 2001.
After finishing at Alfred State College, he went on to SUNY Albany. Zimniewicz also spent time playing professional baseball with the Chillicothe Paints and the Elmira Pioneers.