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March 20, 2013

Hartwick to send six swimmers to NCAAs

The Daily Star

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Six Hartwick College swimmers will compete in the NCAA Division III Championships, which start today in Shenandoah, Texas.

Kenny Kleso, Lydon Schultz, Miles Blaney, Brad Ranson, Cory Perez and Jade Woodend will represent the Hawks in a total of 16 events.

“I’m really excited for the kids,” Hartwick coach Dale Rothenberger said. “My hope is that they can reach All-America status, and they are certainly capable of achieving top 20 swims.”

Kleso, Schultz, Blaney and Ranson reached the NCAAs in Indianapolis last season.

This season, Kleso will swim in the 500-yard freestyle, the 200 free and the 200 breaststroke. He’ll also be part of Hartwick’s 400 medley, 800 free and 400 free relays.

Schultz qualified for the 50 free, the 100 free and the 200 free. He’ll be part of the 200 medley and 400 free relays as well.

Blaney’s schedule includes the 500 free and the 200 butterfly, along with four relay appearances.

Ranson, who also will contribute to the relays, qualified in the 200 free.

Woodend is the first Hartwick female to participate since Gayle Gregory and Julie Landmann qualified in 2004. She will compete in the 50, 100 and 200 frees.


Scholar All-Americans

Oneonta State junior Ben Mikac and sophomore Greg Du Vall earned Scholar All-America honors from the National Wrestling Coaches Association for the 2012-13 season.

To be eligible for the award, wrestlers must place in the top six at their NCAA regional tournament or win 67 percent of their matches and hold a grade point average of 3.2 over the last two semesters or cumulatively.

A criminal justice major, Mikac won 78 percent of his matches (37-10) en route to his second straight Scholar All-America award.

Du Vall won 74 percent of his matches (14-5) to win his first award. Also a member of the ECWC All-Academic Team, Du Vall is a physical therapy major with a pre professional concentration.


Hartwick announces schedule

Hartwick released its men’s soccer schedule for the 2013 fall season Tuesday.

The Hawks open with non-conference games at Fairfield (Aug. 30) and Syracuse (Sept. 2). Hartwick Hall of Famers Carl Rees and Ian McIntyre coach Fairfield and Syracuse, respectively.

Hartwick will then host Robert Morris, Cornell and Detroit Mercy in the annual Mayor’s Cup, which runs Sept. 6 and 8 at Elmore Field. The Hawks will face Robert Morris and Cornell in the Cup.

Also of note is Hartwick’s Mid-American Conference opener, set for Oct. 5 at defending champion Akron.

Head coach John Scott led the Hawks to a 5-10-2 record in his third season last fall. Hartwick’s complete 2013 schedule is as follows:


Aug. 30: at Fairfield, 7 p.m.

Sept. 2: at Syracuse, 7 p.m.

Sept. 6 (MC): Hartwick vs. Robert Morris, 5 p.m.; Cornell vs. Detroit Mercy, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 8 (MC): Detroit Mercy vs. Robert Morris, noon; Hartwick vs. Cornell, 8 p.m.

Sept. 13 (SM): vs. SMU, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 15 (SM): vs. Tulsa, TBA

Sept. 21: vs. Iona, 3 p.m.

Sept. 28: at Vermont, 1 p.m.

Oct. 1: vs. UMass-Lowell, 7 p.m.

Oct. 5: at Akron, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 11 (HW): vs. West Virginia, 7 p.m.

Oct. 15: at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Oct. 19: vs. Western Michigan, 3 p.m.

Oct. 26: at Bowling Green, 7 p.m.

Oct. 29: at Albany, 7 p.m.

Nov. 2: vs. No. Illinois, 3 p.m.

Nov. 5: vs. Bucknell, 7 p.m.

Nov. 8: MAC Semifinals

Nov. 10: MAC Championships

MC: Mayor’s Cup at Elmore Field

HW: Homecoming Weekend

SM: Southern Methodist University Tournament


NEAC Softball

The North Eastern Athletic Conference honored SUNY Cobleskill freshman Erin Wadsworth as its Softball Pitching Co-Student Athlete of the Week on Sunday. Wadsworth shares the award with Penn State Abington sophomore Michaela Drogalis.

Right-hander Wadsworth pitched the first no-hitter in the program’s NCAA Division III history March 11, when she struck out 15 and walked three in a 3-2 non-conference victory over SUNY Canton.

Wadsworth is 2-0 with an ERA of 0.00 for the Fighting Tigers (2-2), who visit Skidmore College on March 26.

Hartwick College

Hartwick named senior attack Harry Hughes and junior driver Katie Ermakova its Hawks of the Week on Monday.

Hughes had eight goals and an assist in a 1-1 week for the men’s lacrosse team, which beat Oneonta State, 12-10, and lost to Potsdam, 14-5.

Ermakova amassed a team-best seven goals in two Saturday wins for the water polo team. She scored twice in a 14-5 defeat of Connecticut College and followed with five goals in a 21-8 rout of Brown University.

SUNY Cobleskill

SUNY Cobleskill selected junior Namib Harris as its Fighting Tiger Athlete of the Week on Monday.

Harris highlighted the Cobleskill men’s performances at Virginia Commonwealth’s Ram Invite by meeting the New York State College Track Conference Championships automatic qualifying standard in the triple jump, placing seventh at 42 feet, 4 inches.

He also met the conference’s provisional qualifying mark in the 800-meter run, placing ninth in 2 minutes, 1.89 seconds.