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Adam Osika Drafted 21st Overall by Atlanta Blaze into MLL
Lacrosse - M 05/28/2017

UAlbany senior midfielder Adam Osika will continue his lacrosse career into the professional ranks, being drafted 21st overall in the third round by the Atlanta Blaze into Major League Lacrosse (MLL).

Baseball Ends Season With 12-5 Loss To Maine
Baseball 05/27/2017

After falling to UMBC in Saturday's early game, the University at Albany baseball team (26-26) faced off against five-seed Maine (25-28) in the tournament's fourth elimination game. The Great Danes defeated the Black Bears 3-0 to start the tournament, but the rematch fell in Maine's favor, with UAlbany falling by a final score of 12-5.

Track & Field Wraps East Prelims
Track & Field - M 05/27/2017

A lightning delay held up the start of the third and final day of the NCAA East Preliminary Championships, meaning the final three student-athletes for the University at Albany had to wait before they were able to compete.

Baseball Falls to UMBC, Moves To Elimination Bracket
Baseball 05/27/2017

Following schedule adjustments due to inclement weather, the University at Albany baseball team (26-25) took the field against two-seed UMBC (22-23) after an impromptu off day during the America East tournament. The Great Danes fell behind early to the Retrievers, ultimately falling by a final score of 9-0. The Great Danes now move into the elimination bracket, and UMBC has clinched a spot in Sunday's championship game.

Two In Action On East Prelims Day Two
Track & Field - W 05/26/2017

Yesterday, the University at Albany track & field program saw one of its student-athletes in freshman Adrian Mitchell qualify for NCAA Outdoor Championships in the men's javelin. Today, two more of the eight Great Danes who made the trip competed.

Football Feature Friday: Robinson Last Line of Defense
Football 05/26/2017

Like most defensive backs, University at Albany cornerback Jamal Robinson, who will be a senior in the fall, picks and chooses what he stores in his memory bank. Sometimes, it doesn't pay to have total recall.

Connor Fields Named 2017 USILA DI Most Outstanding Attackman
Lacrosse - M 05/26/2017

After earning a Division I best 117 points this season, Connor Fields has been honored with the Lt. Col. J.I. (Jack) Turnbull Award for most outstanding attackman in DI, announced by the USILA on Friday.

Martin, McIver to Compete in 2017 IWLCA Senior All-Star Game
Lacrosse - W 05/26/2017

UAlbany standouts Sarah Martin and Sierra McIver will play in the 2017 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Senior Division I All-Star Game on June 3rd.

Mitchell Qualifies For Outdoor Championships
Track & Field - M 05/25/2017

For the second consecutive year, the University at Albany track & field program will be represented at NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Play Baseball Upsets Top-Seeded Binghamton
Baseball 05/25/2017

The University at Albany baseball team (26-24) squared off against top overall seed Binghamton (30-12) Thursday after defeating Maine in the tournament's opening game yesterday. The game was originally moved up to 9:00 a.m. from its scheduled 11:00 a.m. start time due to impeding inclement weather, but still suffered through a rain delay that pushed first pitch to 12:45 p.m. When the game finally got underway, the Great Danes, facing recently crowned America East Pitcher of the Year Nick Gallagher, jumped out to a lead and held off a short Bearcats rally to win 7-3.

Snow Named CoSIDA Academic All-America Third-Team
Softball 05/25/2017

ALBANY, N.Y.—Liz Snow was named to the the CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I Softball third-team. The 2016-17 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Softball Team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Snow graduated this spring with a 3.47 overall GPA majoring in human biology. Last spring, Snow was selected as UAlbany's SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee) Vice President for the 2016-17 school year where she helped create events to allow student-athletes to give back to the local community. Moreover, Snow received the SUNY Scholar-Athlete Award which recognizes outstanding academic excellence and athletic achievement. Snow was also a recipient of an Outstanding Senior Award at the University at Albany's President's Award for Leadership ceremony this spring. On the field, Snow rewrote four UAlbany career records including RBIs (171), home runs (42), and doubles (62). Most recently, at the conclusion of the season, Snow broke the career batting average totaling a .394 in her four years. Snow leads the nation in doubles per game (.47) and is second in slugging percentage (.95) and doubles (21). In the America East, Snow was named the 2017 Player of the Year and earned a place on the First-Team All Conference. Earlier this season, Snow was selected to the first-team Academic All-District I team, where she then was able to advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, where she was selected to the All-America recognition.

Play Baseball Shuts Out Maine To Open America East Tournament
Baseball 05/24/2017

Opening the America East tournament with a fourth-consecutive game against Maine, the University at Albany baseball team (25-24, 10-13 AE) shut out the Black Bears (21-28, 8-12 AE) 3-0 to earn a matchup with top-overall seed Binghamton Thursday at 11:00 a.m.