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December 11, 2013

O-State men, women combine for five all-region honors

The Daily Star

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Oneonta State senior Luke Halberg and sophomore Dylan Williams earned recognition from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Tuesday with selections to the All-East Region Second Team for men’s soccer.

“These honors are fully deserved,” Red Dragons coach Iain Byrne said in a media release prepared by the college. “Luke and Dylan were the focal point of our attack this year and one of the main reasons we were able to earn a third straight NCAA tournament berth.”

Halberg, who transferred to O-State from Division I Binghamton two years ago, is a two-time SUNY Athletic Conference first-teamer. He had four goals and two assists for 10 points this past fall.

Williams led the Red Dragons in scoring with 10 goals and three assists for 23 points. He helped Oneonta to an 11-5-4 record, which included a 7-0-2 mark in the SUNYAC. The Red Dragons received an at-large berth to the NCAA Division III Tournament and were eliminated in the opening round by Oberlin College, 2-1.


Three Oneonta State women’s soccer players received Division III All-East Region Team accolades from the NSCAA for the 2013 fall season, the Red Dragons announced Monday.

Senior forward Karly DeSimone made the First Team for O-State, which had second-teamers in junior defender Krystal Scott and senior midfielder Amanda Regensburger. DeSimone and Scott are two-time all-region award winners.

DeSimone won the the SUNY Athletic Conference Player of the Year after amassing a conference-best 29 points on 11 goals and seven assists. DeSimone also won the SUNYAC’s Rookie of the Year award in 2010.

Scott started all 21 of Oneonta’s games at sweeper this past fall. She had one assist.

Regensburger started 19 games this past season and had three goals and three assists.

The Red Dragons went 13-5-3, won their 12th SUNYAC championship and reached the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament this past season.


Sophomore Cassie Beaver scored 10 of her 18 points in the second half to lead host SUNY Delhi to a 65-39 victory over Word of Life Bible Institute on Tuesday.

Brittany Toliver contributed 12 points and Annie Butler finished with 11 for the Broncos, who took a 36-18 lead into halftime.

“We played really well as a team overall and we distributed the ball well,” said Delhi coach Maureen Curley, whose Broncos (2-8) will travel to Alfred State today.

SWIMMINGECAC Championships

Oneonta State senior Jermaine Miller earned Diver of the Meet honors after sweeping the diving events this past weekend during the Eastern College Athletic Conference Winter Championships at Lehman College.

Miller took first in the 3-meter dive Friday with a score of 277.10 points and completed the sweep Saturday with a victory in the 1-meter event (302.90).

Daniel Donaghy, Stephen Penteck, Lucas Santiago and Joseph Galan contributed a fourth in the 800-yard freestyle relay (7:14.59), as did Colton Roe, Galan, Ryan Walsh and John Rein in the 400 medley relay.

O-State’s men finished with 777 points to place third in the team standings for the third consecutive season.

The Red Dragons’ women had 309 points for eighth place. Chandler Shepard (Delhi), Lauren Zentko, Sarah Greco and Kristin Higgins had Oneonta’s top women’s performance, finishing sixth in the 400 free relay in 3:48.02.

Oneonta hosts Cortland State this Saturday.

Monroe Invite

SUNY Delhi’s Matt Salle broke program and Mountain Valley Conference records in 3-meter diving during the Monroe Community College Invite, which ran Friday through Sunday.

Salle finished second at the invite with a score of 323.65 points, which broke his record of 251.77 set on Dec. 8, 2012.

The Broncos, who finished fourth out of eight teams with 246 points, also received a second from Don Martell in the 1,650 free (19:21.12).

Delhi’s women broke a program record in the 400 free relay. Keannie Rodriquez, Emily Meany, Vanessa Brown and Lily McEnaney placed fourth in 4:21.60, beating the 1998 record of 4:29.44.

Rodriquez also finished second in the 500 free (5:45.51) for the Broncos, who had 182 points and placed sixth out of eight teams.

SUNY Cobleskill

The North Eastern Athletic Conference selected SUNY Cobleskill freshman Nolan Graziano as its Male Swimmer of the Week on Monday.

Graziano led the Fighting Tigers past visiting Cazenovia, 319-243, on Saturday by winning the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.23), the 200 breaststroke (2:28.88) and the 200 individual medley (2:13.68). He also anchored the Fighting Tigers’ victorious 400 free relay team (4:23.43).


Cobleskill picked junior women’s basketball swing player Tracee Schiebel as its Athlete of the Week on Monday.

Schiebel had 13 points, six rebounds and five steals in the Fighting Tigers’ 59-45 NEAC victory at Morrisville State last Wednesday. She averaged 12.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 2.3 assists in three games last week.