Men’s Ice Hockey
A fter falling one game short of the NCAA Division III Championship game for the second year in a row, one of the Laker men’s ice hockey team’s goals was reaching the title contest in Lake Placid. Oswego State displayed consistency throughout the season to earn the No. 1-seed in the SUNY Athletic Conference Championships for the third straight season after posting a league record of 14-0-2.
The team later received an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament where it defeated Elmira, 5-0, in the quarterfinals to advance to the NCAA Division III Frozen Four for the third consecutive year, marking a program first. Oswego State advanced to the title game after knocking off Amherst, 2-1, in overtime, courtesy of a goal by Paul Rodrigues ’13 and 43 saves from Andrew Hare ’13. However, the Lakers’ season ended with a loss to St. Norbert for a runner-up finish with a record of 24-4-2, but not before establishing a new defensive standard after allowing a program-low 54 goals.
The Oswego State men’s basketball team and first-year head coach Jason Leone rewrote the program’s record books, as the Lakers won the school’s first SUNYAC Championship since 1965 to earn an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament. Oswego State advanced to the second round after defeating Endicott College, 72-71 in overtime, and was seconds away from advancing to the Sweet Sixteen before suffering a double-overtime loss to Eastern Connecticut State University to finish the season at a program-best 26-4. The Lakers went on a 17-game win streak during the year, earned the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament after posting the program’s first undefeated SUNYAC season on record at 18-0, and will carry a 32-game conference winning streak into next year.
Chad Burridge ’12 wrapped up his illustrious career by averaging 16.8 points and 7.9 rebounds. By the end of the season, he was at the top of the program’s career blocked shots list at 253, second on the career points list at 1,865, and second on the career rebounds list at 875. Burridge saw his list of accomplishments grow as he received the following honors for the second straight year: First Team All-SUNYAC, SUNYAC Player of the Year, National Association of Basketball Coaches East District Player of the Year, Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Division III Upstate Player of the Year, D3hoops.com East Region First Team, and First Team NABC All-American. He also added D3hoops.com East Region Player of the Year to his post-season accolades and was invited to play in the Reese’s Division III College All-Star Game.
Women’s Ice Hockey
The Oswego State women’s ice hockey team recorded the program’s best ECAC West record at 8-8-2 to earn the fourth seed in the league playoffs, allowing the Lakers to host their first-ever home playoff contest.
Oswego State did not disappoint, as it defeated Neumann, 3-0, in front of the home crowd for the program’s first playoff win to advance to the ECAC West semifinals. The Lakers nearly pulled off an upset, but fell to Plattsburgh by the score of 1-0, finishing the season at 11-14-2.
Swimming and Diving
The Oswego State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams posted sixth- and seventh-place finishes, respectively, at the SUNYAC Championships in February with the Laker men recording 303 points and the Laker women posting 219 points.
Freshman sensation Jordan Prophet ’15 earned First Team All-SUNYAC honors as he stood on top or near the top of the podium in three individual events with three new school records. On the women’s side, Delia Reed ’12, Katie Flood ’14 and Katie Maye ’12 tallied a large number of points in the 100 breaststroke.
The Oswego State women’s basketball team made its 11th consecutive SUNYAC postseason appearance after posting an overall record of 12-14 and a league record of 7-11.
At the start of the season, the Lakers captured first place at the Max Ziel Tournament with Kayla Ryan ’12 earning MVP honors. Ryan was also named to the NYU Classic All-Tournament team
She closed out her four-year career as a Second Team All-SUNYAC honoree for the fourth straight season, becoming the third player in program history to receive all-conference recognition all four years.
The Oswego State wrestling team had several individual successes during a season that saw the Lakers finish 3-12 in dual meets.
Brad Mayville ’15 posted a record of 19-14 at 141 pounds, and was the highest-placing Laker at the ECWC Championships with the third-place finish. Captain Omar Santiago ’13 turned out a solid season at 133 pounds, finishing with a record of 21-9. In the heavyweight division, Kyle Sheridan ’13 produced the most wins on the team after posting a record of 23-11. Sheridan won his weight class at the RIT Invitational and garnered fifth-place honors at the ECWC Championships. Cameron Mills ’13 ended the year with a record of 16-3 for the highest winning percentage on the squad.
Indoor Track and Field
The Oswego State men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams finished seventh and eighth, respectively, at the
SUNYAC Championships in February, while select members of the men’s squad tied for 50th-place at the ECAC Championships.
Da’Quan Coleman ’12 became the first Oswego State male track and field athlete since 2006 to win the ECAC Championships and earn First Team All-SUNYAC honors. Brittany DalCais ’15 became the first Oswego State female ever to win the pole vault at the indoor or outdoor conference meet en route to earning First Team All-SUNYAC recognition.