Four Dragons recognized
Oneonta State senior Steve Juedes earned SUNY Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year honors and three teammates made second-team all-conference Tuesday.
Cherry Valley-Springfield graduate Scott Dubben, Chris Brady and Dave Filak made the second team.
Juedes went 3-0 against conference opponents and did not allow a run and struck out 24 over 30 2/3 innings. Overall, Juedes went 6-1 with a 1.91 ERA and threw a team-high 66 innings. Juedes is the first non-Cortland player to earn Pitcher of the Year honors since 2002.
Dubben, a junior, earned all-conference honors for the second straight year. He hit .353 in conference. Dubben finished the season with a .306 average, including two doubles, a home run, 22 RBIs and 19 runs.
Sophomore Filak also made the SUNYAC all-star team for the second straight year. Last year he was named the conference's Rookie of the Year. Against SUNYAC opponents, Filak went 2-1 with a 2.36 ERA. He led O-State's pitching staff with 88 strikeouts and held the opposition to a .164 batting average. Filak allowed 30 hits over 53 1/3 innings.
Brady, a first-time SUNYAC all-star, hit .364 in conference and .367 overall. He had five doubles, five triples, one home run, 31 runs, 24 RBIs and stole seven bases.
O-State went 27-12 and 6-6 in conference.
E8 honors Hartwick trio
Hartwick College lacrosse players John Meade and Kevin Miller earned Empire 8 Conference second-team honors and Dave Aitchison was an honorable mention selection, the conference announced Tuesday.
Meade, a senior, finished second among E8 goalies in goals against average (8.33) and save percentage (.595). He finished four overall in the conference in groundballs per game (5.43). Meade stopped a season-best 17 shots and scooped eight groundballs in Hartwick's 7-6 victory over previously unbeaten Rochester Institute of Technology on March 21.
Junior defender Miller helped a Hawks defense that allowed 8.32 goals per game _ the lowest in Bill Bjorness' 11 years as coach.
He led Hartwick with 17 caused turnovers and had 39 groundballs, which ranked third on the team.
He forced four turnovers and had eight groundballs in Hartwick's upset of RIT.
Aitchison, a sophomore, finished with a team-high 15 assists. He also had eight goals and scooped 28 groundballs.
Aitchison was also named to the E8's Sportsman of the Year team.
O-State trio recognized
The SUNY Athletic Conference named Oneonta High graduate Jamie Llewellyn to its first team in softball and she was a second-team selection on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Northeast Region Division III team.
Bethany Truax was also honored by both organizations and Stacy Donald earned second-team honors from the NFCA.
Llewellyn, a senior outfielder, hit .371. She led the Red Dragons with 46 hits, including seven doubles, two triples and four home runs. Llewellyn had a team-high 28 RBIs and scored 25 runs.
She'll graduate as O-State's all-time leader in triples (12) and second in home runs (eight).
Truax, a sophomore shortstop, earned all-conference and all-region recognition for the second straight year. She hit. 345 this past season with five doubles, two triples, four home runs, 20 runs and 27 RBIs. She also led the Red Dragons with 19 steals.
Donald, a sophomore, led O-State with a .379 average. Her 44 hits included four doubles, five triples and four home runs. Donald scored a team-high 33 runs and drove in 26.
O-State (20-21) went 12-8 in SUNYAC.