College notebook: UAlbany AD to be inducted into administrators’ Hall of Fame

University at Albany athletic director Dr. Lee McElroy will be inducted into the John McLendon Minor

University at Albany athletic director Dr. Lee McElroy will be inducted into the John McLendon Minority Athletics Administrators Hall of Fame next June.

McElroy, in his 12th year as UAlbany’s vice president and director of athletics, is a past president of the National Assocation of College Directors of Athletics. During his tenure, the Great Danes have won 50 conference championships and made 19 NCAA tournament appearances in men’s basketball, men’s lacrosse, softball, women’s volleyball, women’s lacrosse, baseball, women’s field hockey and men’s and women’s track and field.

In 2004-05, the Great Danes were awarded the Commissioner’s Cup as the America East Conference’s top athletics program.

McElroy, who played football at UCLA in the late 1960s, was prev­iously athletic director at American University. He also spent time as athletic director at California State University Sacramento and was the assistant AD at the University of Houston from 1981 to 1988.


Katy Sturgis Robinson, Hank Wysocki, Dwayne Archbold, Gunta Basko, Nicole Mayer, Liene Jansone, Robert Bigley, Noel Cox and John Lannan will be inducted into the Siena College Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Robinson was a dominant low-post presence in Siena’s pre-Div­ision I basketball era. She is sixth in career rebounds (785) and 11th in career scoring with 1,294 points.

Wysocki was Siena’s volleyball coach for 16 seasons, compiling a 322-252 record and winning four straight MAAC championships.

Archbold is eighth on Siena’s all-time scoring list with 1,644 points, and was a first-team All-MAAC selection in 2002.

Basko is third on Siena’s all-time scoring list with 1,833 points, and was a two-time MAAC Player of the Year. She is also in the top 10 in rebounds (second, 1.027), steals (tied for second with 265), blocked shots (second with 125) and three-pointers (ninth, 121). She helped Siena win three MAAC regular-season titles, and was a force on Siena’s 2001 NCAA tournament team.

Meyer is tied for first in women’s tennis history with 42 career doubles victories, and is tied for second with 57 career singles wins.

Jansone is sixth on Siena’s all-time scoring list with 1,639 points and was the MAAC Rookie of the Year in 2000-01. She was also the MAAC Player of the Year in 2002-03.

Bigley helped Siena win its second MAAC golf championship in 2006. He won the 2005 George Washington and Binghamton Invitationals, and was a three-time All-MAAC selection.

Cox was the MAAC soccer Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2004, and a two-time All-MAAC selection as a goalie. She had 19 career shutouts.

Lannan is fourth on the baseball team’s all-time victory list with 17. He won 10 games in 2005 and is sixth on the all-time strikeout list with 165. He was selected in the 11th round of the 2005 MLB draft by the Washington Nationals.


Niskayuna graduate Bryan Chow teamed with fellow Williams College junior Trey Meyer to win the NCAA Division III men’s doubles title at the USTA/ITA National Small College Tennis Champ­ionships in Mobile, Ala. Seeded first, they defeated California Luthernan’s Nicholas Ballou and Ray Worley, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3, in the final. They had an 11-1 doubles

record during the season, and were featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd.”

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake graduate Erin McNally of Hamilton College competed in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III Senior Game last week. She finished her career at Hamilton with 19 goals and 24 assists. McNally was also named to the NESCAC field hockey all-conference team.

Schenectady County Community College’s women’s basketball team (3-2) leads Region III in scoring at 73.8 points per game. Schenectady High School graduate Brittany Baker is the region’s top scorer at 26.4 ppg. She scored 38 points in the Royals’ recent win over Davis College.

Hartwick College seniors Anth­ony Casimano of Schuylerville, Gary Chrys of Niskayuna, Kevin Duffy of Cobleskill-Richmondville and Grady Edwards of Stillwater were honored on senior day in football recently.­

Boston College cross country standout Jillian King (Scotia-Glenville) finished 10th at the Northeast Regionals with a time of 21:04.0, and earlier this season was seventh at the ACC championships (20:37.0). She is a senior co-captain.



Head football coach Bob Ford was named the Northeast Conference’s Coach of the Year for the fourth time, and was joined on the first team by senior defensive end Eddie Delaney, senior quarterback Dan Di Lella, junior outside linebacker Jon Morgan, offensive tackle Kadeem Williams, freshman ouside linebacker Kyle Jordan and punter Paul Layton (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake).

Kristi Troch was named the America East Conference field hockey goalkeeper of the year for the second straight year. She posted a league-best 1.35 goals-against

average. Midfielder Katharina Helling and Corrine McConville joined Troch on the All-America East Conference first team. McConville was also named to the Longstreth/NFHCA All-America second team after scoring 12 goals and adding four assists.


Liana Viaggo was named the Liberty League Rookie of the Year and Jen Piselli was named to the first team on the Liberty League field hockey all-star squad.

In men’s soccer, freshman Matt Koziol was the Liberty League rookie of the year, while in women’s soccer, Brittany Van Grouw was named to the first team.

In football, junior quarterback Mike Hermann was named the Liberty League Player of the Year after completing 172 of 290 passes for 2,054 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also ran for 648 yards, and scored 15 rushing touchdowns. He was joined on the first team by senior center Joe Stenz, defensive back Nick Herrera and punter Mike Grubbs.

Jeff Corelli became the first Mid-Atlantic Regional first-team all-star in track and field after finishing 12th in the NCAA Atlantic Regional cross country meet.


Helen Putriment (Cobleskill-Richmondville) was named the Skyline Conference Rookie of the Year in volleyball, and was joined on the all-league first team by senior libero Kelsey Wilson (Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons).

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Senior midfielder Christina Cuffari was named the Northeast-10 Conference and the Daktronics East Region Player of the Year, and was joined on the regional first team by Carmelina Puopolo, Sydney Bond and Meagan McKinney.


Wide receiver Justin Gallo, offensive lineman Dan Smith, linebacker Steve Modliszewski and kicker Adam Henry were selected to the Liberty League first team in football. Gallo had 67 receptions for 1,178 yards and 16 touchdowns for the 6-4 Dutchmen. He finished with 3,288 career receiving yards.

Senior safety Richard Sixto Jr. was named to the Capital One CoSIDA academic all-district football team.

Sebattian Jansen was named to the Liberty League first team in men’s soccer, while junior forward Jennifer Mansfield was a first-team All-Liberty League selection in women’s soccer.

In volleyball, Eve Richards was a first-team All-Liberty League selection after surpassing 1,500 career kills. She was also a regional All-American.

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Whitney Frary (Niskayuna) was named to the Liberty League soccer all-star team after scoring seven goals and five assists.


Kelly Blackhurst was named the Lilberty League Player of the Year in field hockey after leading the league with 24 goals and 63 points. She was also named the NFHCA North Atlantic Regional Player of the Year. Annie Rosencrans and Caylyn Sullivan joined her on the Liberty League first team.

Kelsey Yam was a Liberty League first-team selection in women’s soccer with six goals and three assists, while Kelley Vershbow was a first-team selection in volleyball, ranking third in the league with 3.55 kills per game. Volleyball coach Hilda Arrechea was named the Coach of the Year.

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