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COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Stuhlman named E8 Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week

Ron Moshier
Sentinel Sports columnist
Posted 4/19/23

The Utica University women’s lacrosse team had lost five straight games and was off to an 0-2 start in Empire 8 Conference play before a career-high six goals and three assists by Grace Stuhlman (Whitesboro) led the Pioneers to an 18-12 win over E8 rival Hartwick College.

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COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Stuhlman named E8 Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week


The Utica University women’s lacrosse team had lost five straight games and was off to an 0-2 start in Empire 8 Conference play before a career-high six goals and three assists by Grace Stuhlman (Whitesboro) led the Pioneers to an 18-12 win over E8 rival Hartwick College.

Three days later, Stuhlman had two goals and four assists in a 14-8 victory over Medaille University, and Monday the Utica sophomore was named the Empire 8 Conference Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week.

Stuhlman has 39 goals – she has scored at least twice in the last nine games – and 14 assists for the Pioneers, now 2-2 in the conference and 6-6 overall heading into Wednesday’s trip to Russell Sage College.

Utica teammate Samantha DeCondo (Whitesboro) also had a big week, scoring three goals and assisting on another against Hartwick and netting five goals and two assists against Medaille. Katelynn Deveans (Clinton) had a goal and an assist for the Mavericks.

St. John Fisher University’s Mary Fiorentino (New Hartford) helped the nationally-ranked Cardinals improve to 9-2 overall. She had a goal and four assists in a 25-3 win over Alfred University and she had two goals and two assists in a 17-7 victory over Nazareth College.

SUNY Morrisville senior Aria Treadway (Rome/RFA) scored three goals, raising her career total to 100 in a 25-3 win over Lancaster Bible College.

SUNY Oswego’s Madison Davis (Whitesboro) scored three times in a 17-6 win over SUNY Plattsburgh.

SUNY Poly’s Kaitlin Kopcza (Whitesboro) had four goals and two assists, Rylie Fischer (Whitesboro) added two goals and Madison Bastien (Ilion/Central Valley Academy) also scored in a 15-12 win over Maine-Farmington. Kopcza scored three times and Bastien and Fischer each had one goal in Sunday’s 15-7 loss to Thomas College.

When the SUNY Poly men’s lacrosse team beat Husson University 20-12, Andrew Maycock (Deerfield/Whitesboro) had two goals and four assists and Jared Harter (Holland Patent) also scored for the Wildcats.

Miller two-out hero in Union’s walk-off win

Union College’s baseball team was trailing Liberty League rival Ithaca College 6-3 before freshman catcher Caleb Miller (Rome/Westmoreland) clubbed his third home run of the spring, a two-run shot in the eighth inning. When push came to shove in the bottom of the ninth, Miller came through again, this time delivering the two-out, RBI single that gave his Dutchmen an 8-7 walk-off win.

Miller extended his hitting streak to six games (10-for-21) in that Game 1 win, but Ithaca earned a split with a 23-5 win in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader. Ithaca’s Riley Brawdy (Rome/RFA) had two hits in the opener and two RBIs in the nightcap.

Utica University’s Dom Fasolo (Whitesboro) drove in a career-high six runs with an inside-the-park home run, a towering grand slam and a double and Jack Bono (Frankfort/Frankfort-Schuyler) had two hits and two RBIs in a 16-3 non-conference win over SUNY Poly. Leadoff man Joe Crossley (Marcy/Whitesboro) then led the Pioneers to a weekend sweep over Empire 8 rival Elmira College – he had two hits and three RBIs in an 11-1 win and went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and four runs scored in a 15-5 victory. Fasolo added two hits and three RBIs in that game.

SUNY Cortland’s Hunter Holliday (Camden) helped the Red Dragons extend their winning streak to 17 games. He was 2-for-2 with and RBI in a 23-4 win over SUNY Oneonta. The next day, Holliday had two hits and three RBIs in the opener and two more hits and an RBI in the second game as Cortland beat Oneonta 13-2 and 5-0.

Le Moyne College’s Zach Brush (New York Mills) had a two-run double in a 13-0 win over the College of St. Rose. The next day, Dewey Roden (Sherrill/VVS) hit a two-run homer, his fourth of the season, in the Dolphins’ 8-4 win over St. Rose.

SUNY Oswego’s Blake VanDreason (Sherrill/VVS) had two hits in a 20-8 loss to St. John Fisher University.

SUNY Cobleskill pitcher Wyatt Palmer (Camden) improved to 2-1 with a 15-5 win over Cazenovia College. He allowed three earned runs in 6 1/3 innings.

Mohawk Valley Community College extended its winning streak to seven games when the Hawks swept SUNY Adirondack 5-2 and 8-4. Jacob Beer (Holland Patent) allowed one earned run and improved to 2-1 with a complete-game victory in the opener, and Joseph DiMasse (Utica/Proctor) went 4-for-4 with five RBIs in the Game 2 win. Adirondack then beat MVCC twice, 12-4 and 7-6, on Sunday. The Hawks’ Colton Davis (Oriskany) had two hits and two RBIs in the opener. In Game 2, Davis had two more RBIs and DiMasse had two doubles and two RBIs.

DePasquale helps St. John Fisher golfers defend title

Sophomore Joe DePasquale (Marcy/Whitesboro) shot a 4-over-par 75 on Sunday, the third-best score of the final round, and helped his St. John Fisher University men’s golf team capture a second straight Empire 8 Conference Championship at the Hershey Country Club in Pennsylvania.

Scores from the fall portion of the Empire 8 tournament, rounds one and two, were combined with last weekend’s third- and fourth-round scores, and DePasquale finished fourth overall thanks to a 77-75 finish on Saturday and Sunday.

DePasquale helped the St. John Fisher win the team title by 47 strokes over runner-up SUNY Oswego. He and the Cardinals, whose roster includes junior Kyle Lubey (Rome/RFA), earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Championships on May 16-19 in Kentucky.

Utica’s Fahy, Dening double winners in track and field

The Utica University women’s track and field team placed second at Westfield State’s annual Jerry Gravel Classic, thanks in part to a pair of victories by thrower Jane Fahy (Oriskany), who won the shot put at 42 feet, 1 inch, and the discus throw at 118 feet, 1 ½ inch.

Utica’s Jade Dening (Remsen) had two first-place finishes, winning the 800-meter run in 2:25.12 and leading off the 4x400 relay that won in 4:08.58. Teammate Mackenzie Mix (Camden) won the 400-meter hurdles in 1:07.57.

At Brockport University’s Outdoor Multi, Brockport’s Sarah Crockett (Rome/RFA) won the shot put (43.6 ½), was runner-up in the discus (128-6 ½) and placed third in the hammer throw (149-6). Le Moyne College’s Madison Kozyra (Marcy/Whitesboro) broke the program record by over six feet when she placed fifth in the hammer throw (144-9), and she was third in the discus (122-2).

Swimmer Falvo named Scholar Athlete of the Year

SUNY Geneseo senior swimmer Alexis Falvo (New Hartford) has been honored by the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) as the 2023 Women’s Swimming and Diving Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Falvo posted a 4.0 grade-point average in the fall semester while majoring in socio-medical sciences and has maintained that GPA throughout her career at Geneseo.

This past season, Falvo was named the Elite 20 Award winner after recovering five first-place finishes during the SUNYAC Championships. She set a meet record with a time of 55.83 in the 100-yard butterfly, she won the 200 butterfly in 2:06.1, and she was a member of three winning relay teams for SUNYAC champion Geneseo. Falvo then earned second-team All-America honors with a 14th-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay at the NCAA Division III Championships.


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