Oswego Matters – Spring 2015

Oswego Matters – Spring 2015

Coming home. For many of us, that evokes feelings of comfort, warmth, special memories and family. That’s one of the reasons the Oswego Alumni Association is relaunching an annual Homecoming program this fall. Unlike our annual Reunion Weekend held every year in June, which is targeted to milestone anniversary classes and affinity group reunions, Homecoming

Herb Hammond Fund Demonstrates Power of Friendship

Herb Hammond Fund Demonstrates Power of Friendship

The fifth annual Herb Hammond Golf Tour­n­ament, a fundraiser to support the SUNY Oswego men’s hockey team, demonstrates the power of friendship. Hammond, Oswego’s men’s hockey coach from 1968-80, broke many a hockey fan’s heart by leaving Oswego for archrival SUNY Plattsburgh. It would have been easy to cast him as the villain. That didn’t

The Evolution of Lakers Men’s Ice Hockey

The Evolution of Lakers Men’s Ice Hockey

Looking Back on 50 Years of Tradition, Looking Ahead to the Future Event: NCAA Division III men’s ice hockey national championship game. Date: March 18, 2007. Place: Wessman Arena, University of Wisconsin-Superior. The score: Middlebury College 3, SUNY Oswego 3. End of regulation. Sudden-death overtime: At the 7:17 mark, Brendan McLaughlin ’09 settles in for

Lakers Athletics Challenge Scores Big for SUNY Oswego

Lakers Athletics Challenge

SUNY Oswego Athletics can officially put the first-ever Lakers Athletics Challenge in the record books. Surpassing the initial goal of 400 alumni-athlete donors only halfway through the challenge, alumni-athletes continued to impress. By the end of the four-month fundraising challenge, a total of 619 alumni-athletes, current and former coaches and current student-athletes donated $85,562 to

Winning the Game of Life

Winning the Game of Life

 SUNY Oswego Division III Athletics Program provides students with skills that translate to success in their work and play   Anne Sarkissian DeRue ’04 was coming off an impressive junior year season of swimming at Oswego High School, and she was ready to secure an athletic scholarship during an even better senior year. It was

Bezek Hired to Lead Men’s Lacrosse Program

Bezek Hired to Lead Men’s Lacrosse Program

The SUNY Oswego intercollegiate athletics department has named Drew Bezek its next men’s lacrosse head coach. Bezek started in early December in his new role, beginning preparations for the upcoming spring season. The Lowville, N.Y., native comes to Oswego by way of Hamilton College, where he spent the last three years as an assistant coach.

Can’t Make It to the Game? Get Results for Lakers Sports Via Text (and More)

Can’t Make It to the Game? Get Results for Lakers Sports Via Text (and More)

SUNY Oswego Athletics recently added text message alerts for Lakers fans who want latest results of their favorite teams. Just fill out the online form at oswegolakers.com to receive an access code sent to your phone, then choose the sports teams you want to follow. All men’s and women’s sports are included. The text service

SUNY Honors Oswego Athletics for Community Service

SUNY Honors Oswego Athletics for Community Service

The State University of New York Chief Student Affairs Officers and the Office of University Life presented Oswego Athletics with the Outstanding Student Affairs Program Award for Athletics during a ceremony in October in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The award recognizes the Lakers community service program, which is based on four objectives: coordinate and monitor all

New Turf Field, Stadium Under Construction

New Turf Field adjacent to Romney Field House

Student-athletes and the college’s Athletics Department are looking forward to all of the opportunities and benefits that a new turf field and stadium will bring starting next summer. In September, the college announced the construction of an NCAA-compliant 225-by-360-foot all-weather synthetic turf field along with a press box, bleachers for 1,000 fans and full stadium