Samantha Driscoll '08 and Sarah Lombard '08 became the seventh and eighth players in program history to record at least 1,000 points in helping lead the Oswego State women's basketball team to a 15-12 record under first-year head coach Tracy Bruno.
Lombard earned Second Team All-SUNYAC recognition and Driscoll made the All-SUNYAC Third Team. The senior class, which also included Alaina Hannahs '08 and Jess Collins '08, finished with a winning record in all four of their seasons. A highlight of the season was a 74-58 win over Brockport on Senior Day at Max Ziel Gymnasium. The Golden Eagles eventually won the SUNYAC Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. The Lakers finished the season strong, with 10 wins in their last 14 games.
Oswego State's men's basketball team won 21 games and advanced to the SUNYAC Championship game, marking the third time in four seasons that the Lakers have passed the 20-win mark.
Guards Nick Perioli '08 and Tommy Downing '09 led the way for a Laker team that set numerous individual records. Perioli was an All-SUNYAC Second Team selection and a Second Team All-Region selection by D3hoops.com. He concluded his Oswego State career as the program's all-time leader in assists (567) and steals (226), and ranks as the fourth-leading scorer in Laker history with 1,559 points. Perioli set the single-season record for steals with 72 and Mahamoud Jabbi '10 set the single-season mark for blocked shots with 82.
Men's Ice Hockey
The defending national champion Oswego State men's ice hockey team finished the season with an 18-6-2 overall record and advanced to the SUNYAC Championship game, which they lost to Plattsburgh.
Ryan Ellis '09 was named SUNYAC Player of the Year and was a First Team All-SUNYAC selection for the third consecutive year. He led Oswego State with 38 points and ranked among the nation's top scorers. Ellis and Brendan McLaughlin '09 both surpassed the 100 career points milestone this season.
Goalie Ryan Scott '08 joined Ellis on the All-SUNYAC First Team and finished his illustrious Oswego State career as the SUNYAC's all-time leader in regular-season career wins with 36, and he is Oswego State's leader in career shutouts (9), goals-against average (2.31), and save percentage (.915).
Peter Magagna '09, Francois Gagnon '09 and Rich Zalewski '09 earned All-SUNYAC Honorable Mention recognition. Five of Oswego State's six losses came against teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament and four of the losses were against teams in the Division III Frozen Four.
Women's Ice Hockey
The Lakers made a late push for the playoffs, but finished just outside of the ECAC Women's West postseason field with an 8-16-1 overall record. Jessica Lister '09 was named ECAC Women's West Player of the Week on Feb. 5 and Erica Shapey '11 received Rookie of the Week honors the same week after Oswego State swept a weekend series at Cortland.
Lister led Oswego State in scoring with 15 points, and goalie Hilary Hitchman '10 ranked among the top 20 nationally in save percentage.
Indoor Track and Field
The Laker indoor track and field teams combined to set new school records in eight events during the winter season. On the men's side, Drew Camelio '09 ran the 60 meters in 7.31 seconds, and Matt Mariani '11 ran the 300 meters in 36.79. Chris McAllister '09 set the school record with 3,431 points in the heptathlon and Ray Richardson '11 tied the school record in the triple jump with a distance of 144.26 meters. On the women's side, Heidi Armstrong '08 threw 13.92 meters in the weight throw, setting a new record in that event. Three relay teams also set school records. They were the men's 4 x 200 meters (1:34.55), men's sprint medley relay (3:40.81), and the women's 4 x 400 meters (4:14.55).
Jake Taylor '08 had a sensational senior season for the Oswego State wrestling team as he compiled a 29-9 overall record and had 25 wins by pinfall. That pin total led all NCAA wrestlers in all divisions. Taylor was joined in the NCAA Tournament by Derrick Smith '09, who finished with an 11-4 record in an injury-shortened year that caused him to miss the first half of the season.
The Lakers were also named as an NCAA Division III Scholar Team by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. The list of Division III Scholar Teams is comprised of the top-25 academic programs in the country out of the 95 institutions that sponsor intercollegiate wrestling at the NCAA Division III level. Oswego State's wrestling team ranked 24th nationally with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.166.
- Joe Gladziszewski
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