The University at Albany's time at the 2017 Penn Relays started two days earlier than usual with senior multis athlete Mary Adeyeye competing in the heptathlon, which began on Tuesday.
The University at Albany baseball game vs. Central Connecticut State originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 25 has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The game will not be made up.
Last weekend the University at Albany track & field program hosted its 33rd annual Spring Classic, its lone home meet of the 2017 outdoor season. This week, the team will split up for the final time this season, with a small group visiting Philadelphia for the Penn Relays, and the majority of the team taking a crosstown trip to compete at RPI's Capital District Classic.
Former Irish National Team member and longtime assistant coach, at Oakland and Troy, Claire Scanlan will serve as an assistant coach for the UAlbany women's soccer team starting in the 2017 season.
Over the weekend, the University at Albany baseball team (13-20, 3-9 AE) split a four-game home-and-home series with Marist. The series included a makeup of the Great Danes' originally scheduled home opener. This week, the Great Danes will host one game against Central Connecticut State before immediately heading on the road to visit Iona the following day.
The University at Albany track & field program improved its position in both the men's and women's Northeast regional poll this week, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday. Both the men and women improved two places, with the men coming in sixth and the women in seventh.
Increasing its win streak to five last week, the UAlbany women's lacrosse team went up one spot in the ILWomen Media Poll to #17 on Monday.
UAlbany's Bennett Drake has been selected as the America East Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
The University at Albany baseball team (13-20, 3-9 AE) returned home Sunday to complete a home-and-home four-game series with Marist (19-17, 7-5 MAAC). On Saturday, at Marist, UAlbany lost the first game but won the second. The results were flipped for Sunday's doubleheader at University Field, with UAlbany winning the first game and falling in the second.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, F.L.—Trailing behind by six strokes, the University at Albany Women's Golf team claimed second place at the MAAC Championship this afternoon. The team shot three round scores of 324-312-309, for a total score of 945, +81. Quinnipiac took home the team shooting 939 overall (320, 307, 312). Behind UAlbany was Monmouth (961), Dayton (975), and Siena (1006). In sixth place it was Hartford (1011), followed by Niagra (1012), Fairfield (1039), and La Salle (1233). "Considering this was majority of the teams first conference they did very well. I am so proud of them for the hard work they have put in these last couple of weeks. Big things are going to happen with this team in the future, I am sure of it," said senior Paige Fujihara. Fujihara finished her last round of golf as a Great Dane placing second overall with a score of 233 (78-75-80, +17), just two strokes away from the individual title. Following two strokes behind Fujihara was Helga Einarsdottir who tied for third with a score of 235 (83-78-74, +19). Next was Megan Henry who shot round scores of 79-83-77, which totaled 239 overall (+23). After Henry was the 2015 individual champion, Annie Lee who tied for 13th with a score of 241 (84-79-78, +25). Finally, Caroline Juillat placed 23rd and shot 252 overall (85-80-87, +36). "I am pleased that we had 3 players in the Top 10 and it was a bitter sweet finish for Paige finishing 2nd in her final tournament as a Great Dane. We are a very young team with 3 Freshman competing and with some hard work and more tournament experience over the summer I'm looking forward to everyone coming back a little more confident and ready for a new year," said head coach Colleen Cashman McSween.
The defense had a stellar day as the UAlbany football team wrapped up April with the annual spring game during the Spring Stomp.
Down four in the fourth quarter, the #5/5 UAlbany men's lacrosse team roared back with a game-ending 5-0 run vs. #12/11 Yale, with Mitch Laffin netting the winner with 34 seconds left, to grab a 13-12 victory at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.