The Daily Star
---- — STAFF REPORT
Oneonta State’s men earned their highest finish in the Eastern College Athletic Conference indoor track and field championships, finishing third with 46 points Friday and Saturday at Rutgers-Newark.
Throwers J.D. Roth, Patrick Weinert (Schenevus) and Joe Fox led the way for the Red Dragons.
Fox and Roth earned All-ECAC honors in the shot put and 35-pound weight throw, and set school records in the process.
Fox broke his school record in placing second in the shot put. His distance of 54 feet, 8 ¾ inches was 2 feet farther than his winning throw in the SUNY Athletic Conference championships last week.
He also earned All-ECAC honors with his eighth-place finish in the weight throw.
Roth re-set the school record in the weight throw in finishing third. His best throw went 57-4 ¼ and just beat the school record Weinert set last week. Roth also placed fifth in the shot put at 49-9 ¾.
Weinert earned All-ECAC honors with his fourth-place finish in the weight throw (56-2).
The final individual ECAC honors went to senior Sean Bernstein and junior Tom Haskins.
Bernstein finished second in the 60 meters (6.87 seconds) and Haskins finished fifth in the mile (4:18.75).
Also, O-State’s 3,200 and distance-medley relays finished fourth and sixth, respectively.
SUNY Cobleskill also competed.
Senior Marten Peterson placed fourth in the 1,000, crossing in 2:31.32. T.J. Moade contributed a sixth-place finish the 500 (1:07.49). Both earned all-ECAC honors.
On the women’s side, the Fighting Tigers’ 3,200 relay team of Quashanda Barnes, Jennifer Havens (Oneonta High), Megan Jenney and Chantel Fauteux set a school record, finishing in 10:02.04 to finish 30th.
O-State goes 0-4
Oneonta State opened its baseball season by dropping non-conference doubleheaders at Rowan and Johns Hopkins on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
The Red Dragons lost by scores of 7-1 and 6-0 at Rowan. They lost, 9-8, in the first game at Johns Hopkins and fell, 4-0, in the second game in six innings.
Against Rowan, Stephen Provenzano went 1-for-3 with an RBI in the Game 1 loss. Losing pitcher Steve Ascher struck out five over 3 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on three hits.
Rob Peluso went 2-for-3 in the second game. Alex Mastrianni threw seven innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits. He struck out three in the loss.
In the first game against Johns Hopkins, Chris Orlando had three doubles and scored three runs, and Matt Mastroianni and Tom Hand had two hits apiece for O-State, which received three hitless innings from Mike McFerran.
Benji Parkes took the loss in the second game. He struck out four and allowed two runs on two hits over five innings.
Mount St. Vincent 4
Eric Randazzo made 13 saves and Dan Scott scored three goals to lead visiting SUNY Cobleskill to a non-conference victory in its opener Saturday.
Randazzo, who also scooped two groundballs, was named the North Eastern Athletic Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week.
Tom Faraone and Austin Fragale had two goals apiece for the Fighting Tigers, who will travel to play Massachusetts Maritime Academy at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Hartwick finished second with 40 points and earned sole Reserve High Point champion recognition.
Freshman Cecilia Campala finished as the Reserve High Point Rider for Hartwick. She took first place in Intermediate Flat and Intermediate Fences, pointing out in both divisions.
Three other Hawks — junior Emma Heritage, freshman Sarah Tessitore and freshman Jenelle Wallace finished first. Heritage was tops in Walk Trot, pointing out in the process. Tessitore placed first in Novice Flat and Wallace earned the blue ribbon in Beginner Walk Trot Canter.
Four Hawks finished runner-up. Sophomore Christine Confer took second in Advanced Walk Trot Canter and classmate Julia Ready did likewise Intermediate Flat. Freshman Taylor Trombley (Oneonta High) was runner-up in Novice Fences and freshman Taylor Johnson was second in Novice Flat.
Hartwick will compete at Morrisville on Saturday.
Hartwick divers Lindsay Bowker and Andrew Beckham competed in the NCAA Regional qualifier at Springfield on Saturday.
Bowker finished seventh in the 3-meter competition with 442.50 points. Bowker was selected as an alternate for the NCAA championships.
Beckham had a score of 342-60 in 1 meter.
Oneonta State senior lacrosse player Jimmy van de Veerdonk was placed watch list for player of the year candidates. He is among the contenders for the Tewaaraton Award _ lacrosse’s equivalent to the Heisman Trophy.
Van de Veerdonk, a D-III preseason All-American, is one of six D-III players on the list of 92 men.
Van de Veerdonk was the Co-Player of the Year in the SUNY Athletic Conference last season. He led the Red Dragons in scoring last year and won 64 percent of his faceoffs.
“This is tremendous recognition for all of Jimmy’s hard work over the past three years,” O-State coach Dan Maher said in a media release by the school. “For him to be named along side the best players at all levels of college lacrosse illustrates his status not only in our program but nationally.
NEAC picks Tiger
SUNY Cobleskill freshman Erin Wadsworth was named the North Eastern Athletic Conference’s softball pitcher of the week.
Wadsworth threw a one-hitter and struck out 15 in the Fighting Tigers’ 7-0 win over Lyndon State College on Tuesday. Her 15 strikeouts were the most by a Cobleskill pitcher since the school moved to the NCAA Division III level in 2008.
Cobleskill (1-1) will play SUNY Canton at 11 a.m. March 11 at the Adirondack Sports Complex.
of the week
Oneonta State selected junior diver Jermaine Miller and freshman wrestler Shaun Gillen as its athletes of the week.
Miller earned a return trip to the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships after placing fourth in the 1-meter competition in the NCAA Region 3 meet at Springfield on Friday and Saturday.
The top eight finishers earned a spot at nationals.
He had a score of 468.85.
Gillen also qualified for nationals after placing third in the NCAA Northeast Regional at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Saturday.
The top three finishers in each weight class earned spots in the NCAA Division III championships, which will be held March 15-16 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Gillen beat Norwich’s Dave Pinto, 3-1, in overtime in the third-place match at 165 pounds. He won four of his five matches during the tournament.
Hawks of the Week
Junior lacrosse player Meg Luce and junior basketball player Maria Foglia were named Hartwick College’s Hawks of the Week.
Luce scored five goals and had two assists in the Hawks’ 14-11 home victory over Marywood on Friday. The five goals and seven points represented college highs for Luce.
Foglia was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Metro basketball tournament’s outstanding player Sunday.
She averaged better than 18 points in leading Hartwick to three tournament wins. Foglia had 15 points — four in the final minute — as Hartwick beat host Brooklyn 67-62, in the title game.