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November 8, 2012

Hawks junior named preseason All-American


The Broncos (3-0) led by 14 with eight minutes left, but Finger Lakes rallied to make it four-point game with two minutes left. Delhi then scored the game’s final five points.

Sophomore Stefan Bock contributed seven assists for Delhi, which travels to Adirondack at 3 p.m. Saturday.


O-State trio honored

Seniors Ashley Johnson and Suzanne Wright, and junior Ashley Morgan earned SUNY Athletic Conference all-star honors. Johnson and Morgan were First Team selections, and Wright made the Second Team.

Morgan led the team in scoring with 13 goals and seven assists. Twice, she scored goals that decided games.

Johnson, a Second Team all-SUNYAC selection last season, finished with nine goals and a team-high 12 assists. She also had two winning goals.

Of Wright’s 13 goals, four decided games. She also had six assists and finished second on the team in points with 32.

O-State went 12-7 in 2012. The Red Dragons qualified for the SUNYAC, falling to New Paltz in the semifinals.


Hawks quartet recognized

Senior Lauren Michels, sophomore Nicole Schepisi and freshman Ruth Jones received honorable mention honors in singles, and Michels and junior Rebecca Clark earned the same tag in doubles from the Empire 8 Conference.

Michels tied for the team lead in singles wins with six and conference wins with four. Competing at the second, third, and fourth singles flights this season, she defeated opponents from Sage, Elmira, Alfred, St. John Fisher, Wells, and Utica. Michels and Clark led Hartwick in doubles play with five victories. The duo knocked off four conference doubles teams in Elmira, Alfred, Fisher, and Utica.

Schepisi went 5-7 competing at first and second singles. She had a 3-4 record in Empire 8 competition. She secured conference victories over Elmira, Alfred and Utica, and non-conference wins over counterparts from Wells and Oneonta State. Schepisi also was named Hartwick’s Sportswoman of the Year for distinguishing herself and consistently exhibiting the traits as an outstanding sportswoman.

Jones, who competed at sixth singles this season, had a 6-3 overall record and a 4-1 against Empire 8 competitors. Jones finished with six straight victories, a streak that included wins over Ithaca, Nazareth, Stevens, and Oneonta State.

The Hawks finished 5-8 overall and 4-3 in the Empire 8. Hartwick competed in the Empire 8 Tournament for the first time.

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