SUNY Cobleskill awards

SUNY Cobleskill named Menesky Magloire and April Ackermann its outstanding male and female athletes for the 2007-08 academic year, the Fighting Tigers announced last month during their annual athletic awards convocation.

Stanley Nevin Award winner Magloire, a two-year starter for the men’s soccer team, received second-team All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas and earned NJCAA Division III first-team all-region accolades.

An All-Mountain Valley Conference selection, Magloire helped Cobleskill’s defense to shut out nine opponents and allow 0.61 goals per game last fall. He also scored once and finished with two goals and two assists in his two seasons as a defender.

The Fighting Tigers finished a program-best 16-2-1 in 2007, tying for the MVC regular-season title and earning NJCAA Region III Division III runner-up for the second consecutive year.

Magliore also competed as a sprinter for the indoor and outdoor track and field teams, which finished as the regional runner-up and regional champion, respectively.

Ackermann won the Fred Bennett Award as Cobleskill’s top female athlete. She completed two seasons of cross country, basketball and outdoor track at Cobleskill.

Ackermann was a two-time NJCAA First Team All-American in cross country, winning the Division III title in 2006 and finishing second this past year. The 2006 Region III champion also received back-to-back First Team All-Region III accolades and won consecutive Mountain Valley Conference titles.

Ackermann, the team’s Most Valuable Runner the last two seasons, established a program record of 12 invitational wins as well.

In basketball, Ackermann earned an honorable mention on the 2008 NJCAA All-Region III Division III Team after the 5-foot-11 forward averaged 7.4 points and 5.0 rebounds.

She led the team with a 46.3 shooting percentage from the floor (69-for-149) and went a team-best 18-for-50 from three-point range en route to second-team honors from the MVC.

Ackermann closed her time at Cobleskill as the MVC outdoor track champion in the 1,500-meter run.

Cobleskill honored the following student-athletes as well:

Stanley Francois: Men’s basketball, Hugh D. Grace Award (male sportsmanship).

Anastasia Yakaboski: Cross country; Softball, Steven A. Warde Award (female sportsmanship).

Matt Hansen: Baseball, Nick Iorio Award (male scholar-athlete).

Megan Holstead (Laurens): Swimming and diving, Mary Danaher (female scholar-athlete).

O-State baseball

Oneonta State junior catcher Ryan Myers earned a spot on the American Baseball Coaches Association All-Region second team, the college announced last month.

Myers helped the Red Dragons to a 28-15 record and an appearance in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Upstate New York Tournament.

A third-team all-region pick in 2007, Myers started all 43 games this spring and led the Red Dragons in every offensive category. He batted .338 with 82 total bases, 52 hits, 47 RBIs, 30 runs, 16 doubles and four home runs. Myers, who also had a slugging percentage of .532 and an on-base percentage of .398, led the team with 292 putouts and had a fielding percentage of .975.

Over his first three seasons with O-State, Myers has a .336 batting average, 172 total bases, 118 hits, 90 RBIs, 62 runs and seven home runs.

Hartwick lacrosse

Hartwick College graduates Chris Vogler and Ryan Welch joined former men’s lacrosse coach Bill Bjorness as members of the North Team during the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association North-South Division III All-Star Game.

The game was held May 23 at Harvard University’s Gillette Stadium as part of the NCAA’s championship weekend for divisions I, II and III.

Vogler, who started in the North-South game, finished with nine goals and had five assists for the Hawks (5-8) this past spring. Welch, a reserve defender for the N-S game, had a goal and an assist for Hartwick.

Bjorness served as the head coach of the North Team, marking the first time a Hartwick coach led the squad since Rory Whipple shared the duties in 1993.

Bjorness had three goals and an assist to help the North win the 1986 event, which was held in Baltimore.

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