All Sports - Archives 2016-17

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Softball Eliminated in Tuscaloosa Regional
Softball 05/20/2017

TUSCALOOSA, AL— After a four hour and thirty-minute rain delayed start time, the Great Danes fell to Louisiana Tech in the first elimination game of the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional. Louisiana Tech scored first in the bottom of the first inning with two singles through the infield. In the bottom of the second and third they added an additional six runs to the board with the help of a two-run home run by the Lady Techster's Morgan Turkoly. The Great Danes were able to counter with one run in the top of the fourth. Sarah Petzold started off the inning with a hard-hit double into left field. Donna Conrad then moved her over with a single over the third baseman, but it was Kelly Spear who recorded the RBI with a long ball tapping the left field fence. Moving to th The Great Danes concluded their season with a record of 27-18, with a conference record of 8-7. This season UAlbany earned their spot in the NCAA Tournament by winning the America East Tournament for the sixth time in program history.

Baseball Falls 2-1 In Series Finale At Maine
Baseball 05/20/2017

After winning both games of the doubleheader on Friday, the University at Albany baseball team (24-24, 10-13 AE) fell in the final game of their road series at Maine (21-27, 8-12 AE), and their final game of the regular season. The Great Danes dropped a close game to the Black Bears by a score of 2-1.

Baseball Takes First Two At Maine
Baseball 05/19/2017

The University at Albany baseball team (24-23, 10-12 AE) opened its final weekend of the 2017 regular season Friday with a road doubleheader against America East opponent Maine (20-27, 7-12 AE). The Great Danes took both games from the Black Bears, winning the first game 7-6 and then winning the second in extra innings 3-2. The two wins put UAlbany over .500 for the first time since March 19. Further, the 24 wins and the 10 conference wins each exceed the team's totals from last season.

Play Softball Falls 5-1 to Alabama in Tuscaloosa Regional
Softball 05/19/2017

TUSCALOOSA, AL—The Great Danes fell to the No. 16 Alabama Crimson Tide 5-1 in their first game of the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional. Tomorrow, UAlbany will take on Louisiana Tech at 3:00 p.m. ET for an elimination game, while Alabama will advance in the winner's bracket playing Minnesota at 12:30 p.m. ET. "We did the best we could and for us to beat a team like that we have to play a perfect game and we were a little less than perfect, but I thought we played pretty well," said head coach Chris Cannata. The Great Danes scored first in the top of the second. Chelsea Henige snatched the first hit of the game with a double into right center. The Crimson Tide's pitcher, Madi Moore then hit freshman, Kelly Barkevich in the shoulder. Shaye Swiatek recorded the RBI with a solid single up the middle. Aggressive base running from Henige allowed her to take two bases and cross the plate. Moving to the bottom of the inning, Alabama's lead-off batter shot a home run over the left field fence to tie up the score 1-1. The Great Danes caused an Alabama pitching changes in the top of the third after two consecutive batters were hit by pitches. Senior, Sydney Littlejohn (16-8) took over the mound for Moore leaving the Danes scoreless in the top of the inning. Offensively in the bottom of the inning, Alabama knocked in another run claiming a one run lead from a walk and a single up the middle. The Crimson Tide were able to add three more to the board in the bottom of the fifth. Starting off the inning, the lead-off batter was walked. Then, an RBI came from a solid single up the middle. After, Alabama's freshman first baseman, Bailey Hemphill hit her 9th home run of the season to take the Crimson Tide on a 5-1 lead. Tomorrow the Great Danes will face Louisiana Tech who fell to Minnesota in the first game of the day. "We have to win a game tomorrow. So hopefully we come out with the sa

UAlbany Men's Lacrosse Set for Rematch vs. Maryland in NCAA Quarters
Lacrosse - M 05/18/2017

8-seed UAlbany men's lacrosse will travel to Newark for a rematch against 1-seed Maryland for the NCAA Quarterfinal Round on Sunday, May 21st at 2:30 p.m. at Delaware Stadium.

UAlbany to Take on Alabama in NCAA Regional
Softball 05/18/2017

ALBANY, N.Y.—The University at Albany will face No. 16 Alabama in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional on Friday, May 19th at 5 PM ET. SEC Network will host a live broadcast. The regional games this weekend will take place at Alabama's own, Rhoads Stadium. Friday's regional is nearly sold out for a stadium designed to hold 3,940 people, by far the largest crowd the Great Danes have seen this season. DANES RETURN TO THE NCAA TOURNAMENT UAlbany earned an automatic entry into the NCAA Tournament after winning the America East Championship last Sunday. This will be the Dane's sixth ever trip the the NCAA Tournament. In 2014, the Great Danes won their first NCAA Tournament game at the 2014 Eugeune Regionals defeating Utah Valley 4-3, after falling to Wisconsin 1-0. Three Great Dane seniors will return to the NCAA's for the first time since their freshman year in Oregon. UAlbany downed Maine 6-1 to claim the conference title. Sarah Petzold, Liz Snow, Chelsea Henige, and Devin Durando were named to the America East All-Tournament Team. Devin Durando was named the America East Tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Player to Watch: Liz Snow is currently currently leads the nation in doubles per game (.5), and is second in total doubles (21) and slugging percentage (.991).

Baseball Closes Regular Season At Maine
Baseball 05/18/2017

The University at Albany baseball team (22-23, 8-12 AE) will close out the 2016-17 regular season this weekend with one final America East series. Starting on Friday, the Great Danes will three games at Maine.

Women's Basketball Signs Kantzy
Basketball - W 05/18/2017

The University at Albany women's basketball program has added its first new recruit for the 2017-18 season. Amanda Kantzy, a 6' 3" forward from Vallingby, Sweden will transfer in to UAlbany from Colorado State.

Snow Selected to NFCA All-Northeast Region Second Team
Softball 05/18/2017

LOUISVILLE, K.Y. -- University at Albany softball player Liz Snow has been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Northeast Region Second Team, announced by the organization Thursday. Snow, a senior catcher from Long Beach Calif., currently leads the nation in doubles per game (.5), and is second in total doubles (21) and slugging percentage (.991). In the America East Conference, she leads in batting average (.438), doubles (21), total bases (111), slugging percentage (.991), and on base percentage (.562). Starting in 43 games this spring, Snow also boasted a .992 fielding percentage behind the plate. The 2017 America East Player of the Year and a first-team all conference selection, Snow has rewritten three UAlbany career records in her four years as a Great Dane. She has broken the program's career RBIs, doubles, and home runs record this season. Snow led the Great Danes to an America East Championship this year and a spot in the Tuscaloosa NCAA Regional. This is the senior's second championship and appearance in the NCAA Tournament after winning in 2014, her freshman year. Snow is one of 667 student-athletes from 175 programs that received 2017 NFCA Division I All-Region accolades. The awards honor softball student-athletes from the Association's 10 regions with first, second, and third team selections. NFCA member coaches from each respective region voted on the teams, and all the honorees now become eligible for selection to the 2016 NFCA Division I All-American squads. The 2017 NFCA Division I All-America teams will be announced at approximately 5 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 31, via

Sarah Martin Honored as IWLCA, IL First Team All-American
Lacrosse - W 05/17/2017

Great Dane standout Sarah Martin has been selected as the first-ever Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) First Team All-American and Inside Lacrosse Media First Team All-American, the organizations announced Wednesday.

Adeyeye, Leindecker, Traut Named America East Woman & Man Of The Year Nominees
Athletics 05/17/2017

University at Albany seniors Mary Adeyeye of women's track & field, Laini Leindecker of women's volleyball, and Keith Traut of men's soccer have been named as nominees for the America East Woman and Man of the Year awards, the conference offices announced Tuesday. The three Great Danes were named as part of a group of 22 student-athletes (10 men, 12 women) in the America East to earn a nomination.

Mueller Lifts Baseball Past Sacred Heart
Baseball 05/16/2017

On Tuesday, the University at Albany baseball team (22-23, 8-12 AE) hosted its final home game of the 2017 regular season. The Great Danes defeated the visiting Sacred Heart Pioneers (18-33, 11-12 NEC) by a score of 14-13 after an up-and-down game that culminated in a go-ahead home run from senior Eric Mueller.