Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees 2023

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>> The SUNY Brockport football team, currently receiving votes in the latest National Poll, travels to No. 16 Cortland on November 4th for a winner take all matchup for the Empire 8 Conference Championship. Brockport has won six straight games and has allowed just three points in its last three wins. Brockport ranks second nationally in passing yards allowed, third nationally in scoring defense allowing an average of 5.4 points per game and first nationally in total defense.

>> The SUNY Brockport men’s soccer, women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball programs have all clinched a spot in their respective SUNYAC Conference Tournaments. The men’s and women’s soccer teams earned the No. 2 seed and hosting rights for the tournament semifinals on November 1st. Field hockey earned the No. 4 seed and travels to top-seeded SUNY Cortland on Nov. 1st. Brockport volleyball hosts Buffalo State in first round action on November 7th at 6 p.m.

>> The SUNY Brockport offensive line was chosen to the National Team of the Week for a 38-3 victory over Utica College on Oct. 28th. Scott Ochsner, Joseph Delgado, Adam Montalvo, Jacob Lucier, and Nicholas Kalke were recognized for their work up front for the offense. The Golden Eagles offensive line unit paved the way for a sixth straight win. They helped the offense rack up 288 rushing yards on 56 carries to average 5.1 yards per carry for the game. Brockport found the end zone four times on the ground and dominated time of possession with a season-high 40:36 compared to Utica’s 19:24. This comes off a season-best showing for the run game against Morrisivlle, as the offensive line dominated the battle upfront to rack up 329 yards and four rushing touchdowns. Delgado, Lucier, Kalke, Ochsner, and Montalvo paved the way allowing just three plays for negative yardage the entire game and a 5.5 yards per carry average.

>> The SUNY Brockport athletic department welcomed eight new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame as part of the universities Alumni Awards and Hall of Fame Ceremony in the ballroom at the Seymour Student Union on Friday, October 6th. The ceremony/dinner was a signature event of Homecoming & Family Weekend with nearly 200 people in attendance to celebrate and enshrine Brockport’s latest inductees. The ceremony, hosted by Vice President for Advancement & Communications Mike Andriatch, included welcome remarks from Brockport President Dr. Heidi Macpherson, a buffet dinner, remarks from Athletic Director Erick Hart, the recognition of Hall of Fame inductees and alumni award winners, as well as closing remarks from Alumni Association President Carla Virgilio Sansalone ’09. The Hall of Fame class of 2023 included Tony Rossi ’66 (Baseball, Contributor), Mark Lineweaver ’75 (Track & Field, Student-Athlete), Charlie Croff ’04 (Men’s Basketball, Student-Athlete), Brenlyn Campbell Cristerna ’09 (Women’s Basketball, Student-Athlete), Maria Quagliana ’11 (Swimming & Diving, Student-Athlete), James Cody ’12 (Men’s Hockey, Student-Athlete), Kelly Wall ’17 (Women’s Lacrosse, Student-Athlete) and Noelle Poloncarz ’17 (Volleyball, Student-Athlete).

>> The Brockport men’s and women’s cross country teams turned in strong performances at the SUNYAC Championships at Oneonta. The men’s team earned a second place finish, scoring 54 points. The women’s team placed 5th out of 8 teams, scoring 143 points. Jared Smith turned in an excellent performance, with his 25:20.7 mark leading the Golden Eagles and finishing 5th overall. Smith’s 5th place finish earned himself First Team All-SUNYAC, in addition to being named to the SUNYAC 2023 Men’s Cross Country Championship Hall of Fame. Jonathan Zavala was right on his heels, finishing 6th overall and earning Second Team All-SUNYAC with his 25:23 finishing time. Mia Vizcaino was first to finish for Brockport, wrapping up her 6k in 24:39.5, good for 25th. Julianne Wilson finished 2nd for Brockport, earning 26th overall with her 25:09.5 mark.

>> The SUNY Brockport men’s ice hockey team opened the 2023-2024 season with a 2-1 win in overtime against Chatham University on October 27th.The win was a special one for Head Coach Brian Dickinson, being his 250th career win as a head coach of the Golden Eagles. Brockport begins the year 1-0, winning a sixth consecutive season opener. Manny Sanchez finished the game for the Golden Eagles, scoring at 2:06 into overtime assisted by Cam Barbagallo.

>> Kyra Russ was named the SUNYAC Women’s Diver of the Week for a second straight week on October 30th. In the home opening dual meet against Oneonta, Russ took first place on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards. She scored a 263.40 on the 3-meter and a 262.58 on the 1-meter. Brockport begins dual competition 1-0 on the season, as the women’s team beat the Red Dragons 157-83.

>> Brockport field hockey’s Emmalee Moore added her name to the Brockport field hockey record book after two assists in a 9-0 win at Morrisville. She now has 10 for the season to set a new program record for assists in a single season. Head Coach Krista Archambeau has earned her first career trip to the SUNYAC Tournament and she helped guide the Golden Eagles to the postseason for the first time since 2010.

>> The Brockport women’s soccer team, guided by Head Coach Mike Idland, has tied the program-record for shutouts in a single season with 13. Brockport heads into the SUNYAC Tournament with a 12-2-4 overall record and an 8-1-1 record at home. 

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