The Oswego State women’s soccer team experienced a banner year in 2011, posting its best record since 1996 with an overall mark of 11-8. The season culminated with a win over Brockport, 2-1, to get the 2011 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Upstate New York Championship for just the second time in program history while also avenging an earlier loss to the Golden Eagles.
Nikki Liadka ’14 and Shelly Bateman ’13 supplied a solid one-two scoring punch for Oswego State, as Liadka tallied 29 points (12 goals, five assists) and Bateman posted 19 points (six goals, seven assists).
Liadka was named to the All-SUNY Athletic Conference Second Team as well as the Most Outstanding Player of the ECAC Upstate New York Championship and Bateman received Third Team All-SUNYAC honors.
The Oswego State men’s soccer team opened the 2011 season with its best record since 1999 at 5-1-0, but struggled down the stretch as it posted an overall
record of 5-10-1 and a conference record of 0-8-1.
Bryan Pacchiana ’12 earned third team all-conference honors for the third straight year, becoming the first Laker men’s soccer player to be a three-time All-SUNYAC selection since Scott Brown ’06 was selected in 2002, 2004 and 2005.
A young Oswego State women’s tennis team with just two seniors turned in a win over Wells to post a 1-13 record. The Lakers were led by Christine Ripple ’12 at No. 6 singles, as she finished with a record of 6-7.
The Oswego State volleyball team posted an overall record of 7-22 and a conference record of 0-8.
Stephanie Bailey ’15posted a team-high 206 kills and 98 total blocks, the highest since 2002.
The Laker men’s golf team posted a second-place finish at the Potsdam Quad and a pair of third-place finishes at the Oswego State and Elmira Fall Invitationals with identical scores of 320 before placing sixth at the rain-shortened ECAC Metro/Upstate Championships with a team score of 345.
Kyle Brockmann ’15 tied for medalist honors at the Oswego State Invitational with a round of 74. Brockmann also placed fourth at the Elmira Invitational with a score of 76, 13th at the St. Lawrence Invitational with combined rounds of 150, and tied for 30th at the Hamilton Invitational with a two-day total of 157.
Colt Tooley ’14 turned in the top individual result at the ECAC Championships with a round of 84 to tie for 22nd.
The Oswego State men’s and women’s cross country teams finished the 2011 campaigns strong as the men placed 14th out of 40 teams at the NCAA Atlantic
Regional Championships and the women finished 24th out of 36 squads. The Lakers also had solid showings at the SUNYAC Championships hosted by SUNY
New Paltz where the men erased more than 80 points from the 2010 team total to finish four points out of fifth place in sixth, while the women placed eighth.
Dylan Hardwick ’12 and Meghan Murphy ’15 were the top Laker finishers every week. Hardwick capped off the season with an 8K personal-best time of 26:13 to place 27th among 272 runners at the regional meet. He earned 13th place and Second Team All-SUNYAC honors at the SUNYAC Championships with a time of 26:42 to become the first Laker male harrier to receive all-conference honors since Weston Fellows ’06 in 2005.
On the women’s side, Murphy registered her best time and the eighth-fastest time in program history in a 6K distance with a time of 24:37.10 for 35th at the SUNYAC Championships.
The Oswego State field hockey team won five of its final seven games to post a 7-10 overall record with seven of the losses coming in one-goal decisions, including three in overtime. The Lakers posted a SUNYAC record of 2-4 with wins over Morrisville and Oneonta. The latter was
Oswego State’s first victory over the Red Dragons since 2008.
Kelly Collins ’12 paced the squad offensively with 25 points on 11 goals and three assists. She also paced the SUNYAC in points with six goals and an assist for 13 points in six league contests to be named first team all-conference for the second time. The 2008 SUNYAC Rookie of the Year ended her career with 80 career points (31 goals, 18 assists), which ranks fourth all-time on the program’s points list and third in career goals and assists.
Defender Ashley Collins ’14 joined Kelly Collins on the all-conference team as a second team pick after adding three goals and an assist.
— Adele Burk,
Sports Information Director