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November 13, 2013

O-State's DeSimone named SUNYAC Player of the Year

The Daily Star


Oneonta State senior Karly DeSimone was named the SUNY Athletic Conference’s Player of the Year for women’s soccer, the conference announced Tuesday.

Two of DeSimone’s teammates, Amanda Regensburger and Krystal Scott, earned First Team all-conference honors, and Liz Lasota and Erica Berry made the second and third teams, respectively.

DeSimone is being honored by the SUNYAC for a fourth time and the third time as a First-Team selection. As a freshman, she was a First-Team selection along with being the conference’s Rookie of the Year. As a sophomore, she made the Third Team and she returned to the First Team as a junior.

DeSimone leads her team and the SUNYAC in scoring with 29 points on 11 goals and seven assists.

This past week, she scored three goals in leading Oneonta to its 12th SUNYAC title. She was named the tournament’s MVP.

For Regensburger, this is her third time being honored as an all-conference player, her first as a First-T team selection. Regensburger has started all four seasons for the Red Dragons. She has three goals and two assists this season.

Scott returns to the First Team after being selected as conference’s Rookie of the Year last season. A defender, Scott has one assist on the season.

Lasota and Berry earned all-conference honors for the first time.

Berry is part of an O-State’s defense that has allowed just under one goal per game this season.

Lasota takes many of Oneonta’s re-starts and corner kicks. She has two goals and one assist, including a goal in the Red Dragons’ 4-1 win over Geneseo State on Sunday in the conference final.

O-State (12-4-3) will play Farmingdale State in an NCAA Division III first-round tournament game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at William Smith College in Geneva.

O-State’s men (11-4-4) also will play a first-round game in the NCAA Division III tournament on Saturday. They’ll oppose Oberlin College at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Rochester.


Hartwick College was selected to play in the ECAC Metro Tournament.

The seventh-seedeed Hawks will travel to play No. 2 Mount St. Mary’s at 4 p.m. Wednesday. It’ll mark the first meeting between the schools.

Richard Stockton is the top seed. The remainder of the field is third-seeded Kean, No. 4 St. Joseph’s College, No. 5 College of Staten Island, No. 6 College at Old Westbury and No. 8 College of Mount St. Vincent.

First-round winners will advance to the semifinals Saturday at the site of the highest remaining seed.

Hartwick (8-7-4) won three of its final four games to qualify for the postseason. The Hawks are led in scoring by Cristina Sicari and Allyson Daniels, who have seven goals apiece. Angela Luizzi has six goals.

Mount St. Mary’s is 15-5. It lost, 2-0, to Farmingdale State on Saturday in the Skyline Conference championship. O-State’s women will face Farmingdale in a first-round game of the NCAA tournament on Saturday.

HONORSWomen’s Swimming

Oneonta State senior Chandler Shepard (Delhi) earned SUNYAC women’s swimmer of the week honors.

Shepard helped the Red Dragons to a 142-99 victory over visiting College of Saint Rose on Friday. She set a school record in winning the 50-yard freestyle, touching in 25.09 seconds. She also won the 100 free and contributed to O-State’s win in the 400 free relay in a pool record time of 3:44.95.

Shepard is also the school-record holder in the 200-yard medley relay and the 800-yard freestyle relay.

Men’s Diving

Jermaine Miller, an Oneonta State senior, was named the SUNYAC’s Diver of the Week.

Miller helped lead O-State to a 149 1/2-91 1/2 victory against the College of St. Rose at home Friday. Miller compiled 18 points for the Red Dragons, as he won both sessions of diving on the 1-meter board. His first-round score of 303.15 was good enough to hit the NCAA qualifying mark in the event.

Miller holds three O-State school records in diving and has qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships twice.

Field Hockey

Hartwick College seniors Megan Lefeber and Holley Reynolds (Walton) were named to the first and second all-star teams, respectively, by the Empire 8 Conference.

Lefeber twice earned Empire 8 honorable mention status. This is her first appearance on the First Team. Lebefer finished with three goals and 10 assists.

Reynolds, also selected as Hartwick’s representative on the Sportswoman of the Year squad, is making her first appearance on the all-conference team.

She had one goal and two assists.

Hartwick finished its season at 5-13.