Spring Players Pull in Postseason Awards
As the spring athletic seasons came to an end this past month, several Oswego State student-athletes came away with postseason honors from the SUNY Athletic Conference for their season achievements.
Baseball players John Rauseo '15, Alex Jurczynski '13 and Jon Stevens '13 were all named to the All-SUNYAC Second Team, while Rauseo was also selected as the Clark V. Whited Rookie of the Year.
Rauseo registered a .343 batting average and a .520 slugging percentage, which was fifth best in the conference, on six doubles, three triples, and two home runs. He tied for first on the squad with 28 runs and tied for second with 21 RBI. Defensively, Rauseo was perfect in the outfield as he did not record an error in 56 chances (52 putouts and four assists). He is the first Laker to be named Rookie of the Year since 2004 when Mike Cortellini earned the award.
Jurczynski was second on the team with a .353 batting average and ranked fifth among SUNYAC players with a .448 on-base percentage. In 34 games, he delivered 19 RBI and scored 16 runs. Behind the plate, Jurczynski caught 17 runners stealing, which ranked second in the league. Stevens ranked fourth among all league pitchers with a 1.95 ERA. He recorded a team-best 35 strikeouts over 60.0 innings, while holding opponents to a .260 batting average. Stevens, who finished the season at 5-3 with two complete games, started the season by pitching over 25 consecutive innings before surrendering an earned run.
A pair of softball players, Sammie Schroeter '14 and Ashley Snyder '13 were named Second Team All-SUNYAC as well. Schroeter paced the Lakers in batting average (.362), runs scored (20), and hits (42). She ranked second with 17 RBI and 11 extra-base hits on seven doubles, two triples, and two home runs. Defensively, Schroeter tallied one error in 62 chances with 55 putouts and six assists in center field.
Snyder ranked third among all league pitchers with 114 strikeouts and fourth in innings pitched (131.2) and appearances (29). She finished the season with a 3.99 ERA and posted a perfect fielding percentage in 55 chances (27 putouts, 28 assists). At the plate, Snyder recorded a .288 batting average, while sitting third on the team in RBI (16) and runs scored (17). She was second with four home runs and fourth with five doubles.
Outdoor track and field athletes Da'Quan Coleman '12 and Brittany DalCais '15 were named to the 2012 Outdoor Track and Field All-SUNYAC Second Team following their performances at the SUNYAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Coleman took second place in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.38 seconds. DalCais cleared a height of 3.40 meters (11 feet, 1 3/4 inches) to capture second place in the pole vault.
Men's lacrosse captains Ian O'Brien '12 and Eric Miccio '12 were selected for the All-SUNYAC teams, as O'Brien was named to the Second Team, while Miccio received honorable mention recognition. O'Brien led the league with 13.17 saves per game in conference contests, which was more than one save better than the next goalie, and ranked third with a .534 save percentage. In addition to sitting near the top of all SUNYAC goalie statistics, he lowered his goals against average by nearly 1.5 goals per game and bettered his save percentage by over eight percent from a year ago. Miccio anchored a defense that saw its goals against average drop from 14.33 goals to 12.67 goals per league game. He recorded eight ground balls and six caused turnovers during SUNYAC contests.
Women's lacrosse attack Erin Cummings '12 was voted to the All-SUNYAC Second Team by the league's coaches. Cummings led the Lakers in eight league games with 32 points on 27 goals and five assists to go along with six ground ball and 15 draw controls. She ended the season as the top Oswego State scorer, as she amassed 53 goals and 19 assists for 72 points, which is tied for the fifth-best single-season total in program history.
— Adele Burk
John Rauseo '15 registered a .343 batting average and a .520 slugging percentage, which was fifth best in the conference, on six doubles, three triples, and two home runs. (Photo by Chuck Perkins)
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