Unable to capitalize on four penalty corners, the #18 UAlbany field hockey team fell in overtime to University of Miami 2-1. "It was a tough one today. Miami is a well coached team and their aggressiveness changed our momentum," said head coach Phil Sykes. "We played a very solid first half and were unlucky to not be up by a few more. Our team is young and it will take us a few games to mesh." UAlbany was the first to score in the 27th minute of the opening half. Dana Bozek made her way to the goal scoring with a tip from a defender's stick. The Great Danes held off the RedHawks for nearly half of the second half until Miami's Lexie Nugent scored in the 57th minute from an assist by Kirsten McNeil to tie the game. Neither team was able to score again in the rest of regulation time. Miami put pressure on the Great Danes immediately in overtime. The RedHawks scored the game-winning goal just four minutes in the extra period. Lexi Silver scored the final goal with an assist from Leonor Berlie. Melissa Nealon made four saves in the goal compared to the Miami goalie's single save. UAlbany was on attack more often than the RedHawks but was unable to capitalize. UAlbany will play again Sunday, August 27th at 1 p.m. on Alumni Turf against Boston College.
The UAlbany volleyball team fell in a pair of matches in the first day of the USC/LMU Tournament to #16 Michigan in three (18-25, 20-25, 20-25) and LMU in three (17-25, 16-25, 23-25) on its opening date of competition.
For the second consecutive season, the University at Albany men's soccer team opened the season against Marist. Last year, at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium, the Great Danes tied the Red Foxes 2-2 after late-game heroics from UAlbany forced two scoreless overtime sessions. This year, the Great Danes took a 2-0 lead early in the second half, but let up three consecutive goals to fall by a final score of 3-2.
ALBANY, N.Y.-- Falling last season in the semi-finals of the America East Tournament, the UAlbany Field Hockey team resets for the 2017 season. Head coach Phil Sykes enters his 14th season with the squad along with assistant coaches Andy Thornton and Amy Nicklin. NEW DYNAMIC This year's team has the challenge of replacing a strong 2016 senior class including two All-Americans, Paula Heuser and Maxi Primus. "It is always a challenge to lose such quality players who bring so much to your team. This team is very different and our overall depth and balance is very good," said Sykes. "This preseason I have been impressed with our growth over a short time. I am excited to see what we are capable of." KEY RETURNERS Senior Leaders: Bottino and Bridell Leading the squad this season are the two seniors Anna Bottino and Kelsey Briddell. "Both are four year starters and have been a part of a lot of wins during their time. They are both captains and will be great leaders for us," said Sykes. Bottino and Briddell started all 20 games for UAlbany in 2016. Bottino recorded 16 points with five goals and six assists at forward. Meanwhile, Briddell finished with 12 points on the season with two goals and eight assists. A backup penalty corner player, Briddell took 41 corners as well. Junior Captain: Helmke Frederike Helmke returns to the Danes for her third season as the team's primary captain. In 2016 Helmke was named to the NFHCA All-Northeast Region First Team and the America East East Division All-Conference team. On the back line and a penalty stroke player, she finished with four goals, six assists and two penalty stroke goals. "Freddy is a great leader and her calm yet confident demeanor goes a long way with our team," said Phil Sykes. New Face in the Goal: Nealon From reserve to starter, redshirt sophomore Melissa Nealon will be key to UAlbany's success. Nealon appeared
Mariah Williams equalized the game with a penalty kick conversion in the 83rd minute, but the UAlbany women's soccer team fell after Colorado College scored with 75 seconds left for the 2-1 win.
For the second consecutive season, the University at Albany men's soccer team will begin the season playing Marist. Last year, the Red Foxes visited Albany, while this year the Great Danes will travel to Poughkeepsie for the 2017 season opener.
The University at Albany women's basketball program has added local talent Sierra Mayo for the upcoming season.
University at Albany head baseball coach Jon Mueller has announced that walk-on tryouts for the UAlbany baseball program will be held Monday, September 11 at 2:00 p.m. on UAlbany's Varsity Field.
The UAlbany volleyball team is set to begin the 2017 season in Los Angeles, taking on Michigan, Loyola Marymount and USC for the opening weekend.
ALBANY, N.Y. – The UAlbany field hockey team will enter the 2017 season ranked #18 in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I Preseason Poll. This is the third-straight year the Great Danes have been named to the NFHCA Preseason Poll. In 2015 and 2016 UAlbany placed spots in the top ten. This season Stanford was named 13th overall in the poll, which is the highest ranked America East team. Two other America East teams, Maine and Pacific rounded out the poll at 23 and 24 respectively. North Carolina claimed the top of the poll along with Duke and Delaware. The Great Danes begin the year this weekend, taking on Miami-OH at home on the Alumni Turf on Saturday, August 26th at 1 p.m.
2016 was a season of firsts for the University at Albany men's soccer program. One year removed from winning the program's first-ever America East regular season title, the Great Danes continued to advance, one-upping their 2015 finish.
The University at Albany has updated its policies and procedures for parking and security at all athletic events.