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March 6, 2013

O-State women rout Hawks

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Oneonta State’s women received six and five goals, respectively, from sophomore Kiera McNally and senior Caroline Tully en route to a 20-5 non-conference lacrosse victory at home over rival Hartwick College on Tuesday.

It marked the opener the Red Dragons, coming off a 12-4 season. Hartwick dropped to 1-2.

The Hawks’ Ally Naja tied the score at 1 5 ½ minutes into play. O-State then scored eight straight goals over the next 15 minutes. McNally and Tulley had three goals apiece by halftime.

Jillian Donodeo had three goals and Allison McClain finished with two goals for O-State, which received four assists from Chelsea Collins.

Kate O’Shea and Kia Ference each scored twice for Hartwick, which will host New Paltz at 3 p.m. Saturday. Steph Luce made 16 saves for the Hawks.

The Red Dragons, who received three saves from Laura Grose, will travel to Rensselaer at 4 today.


7 Hawks recognized

Seniors Cassie Jonaitis and Sarah MacDougall, juniors Megan Lefeber and Holley Reynolds (Walton), and freshmen Meghan Harrington, Heather Scavello and Anna Woodward of Hartwick were named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squads.

The NFHCA National Academic Squad honors athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2012-13 academic year.

Jonaitis earns the honor for the fourth time at Hartwick. The defender is a nursing major.

She started every game for the Hawks this past season. She had three goals and four assists, and led Hartwick with four defensive saves. Jonaitis played in 58 games for the Hawks in four seasons. She was named to the Empire 8 Second Team and also earned Longstreth/NFHCA Second Team All-Region honors.

Lefeber made the team for the third straight season. She is a nursing major.

She finished the season with one goal and three assists. Over her three seasons, she has played in all 51 of Hartwick’s games, starting 49 of them. She has three goals and seven assists and earned honorable mention status from Empire 8.

Reynolds made it for the second straight year. She started 15 games and had four defensive saves. She has played in 48 games in a Hartwick uniform and is majoring in anthropology and sociology.

MacDougall earns her first selection in her final year. She started all 17 games for Hartwick in 2012 and played in 57 games overall. She is a nursing major.

Harrington, Scavello, and Woodward are all first-time winners. Scavello saw action in 12 games while Harrington played in eight. Harrington and Scavello are biology majors. Woodward is undecided on a major.

O-State’s Mager honored

Oneonta State sophomore Zach Mager earned Third Team honors on the SUNY Athletic Conference all-star teams.

Mager led Oneonta in every offensive category, which included a scoring average of 19.2 points.  His season scoring average was the fifth highest in program history and his 479 points is the sixth highest total for a single season all-time.

In a Dec. 8 game versus Brockport, Mager scored 40 points, which fell two points shy of the single game record set in 1997. It was the first time since 1997 that an Oneonta player had scored at least 40 points in a game. He became the third Red Dragons player to reach 40 points.

Mager set the single-season record of 171 free throws made and his 200 free throw attempts were second-best in school history. Mager shot 85.5 percent from the line _ the third-highest in school history.

Mager’s 47.6 percentage from three-point range was the second-highest among O-State players who attempted at least 50 from behind the arc. Mager went 40-for-84 on three-pointers.

Mager earned honors as SUNYAC and ECAC Player of the Week and was named to the Team of the Week.