POTSDAM — Ed Seney, head coach of the men's ice hockey team from 1988 until 2002, will be inducted in the SUNY Potsdam Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 14. Amy Jo (Leonard) Sipher, a basketball standout, also will be inducted during the college's 2007 Alumni Weekend.Seney, a native of Lake Placid, is Potsdam's longest tenured hockey coach with 14 seasons at the Bears' helm. A three-time recipient of the SUNYAC Coach of the Year Award, Seney led the men to the 1996 SUNYAC championship and their only appearance in the NCAA Tournament.In addition to winning winning the conference crown, Seney's Bears went 11-3 in conference play for the college's highest ever conference winning percentage of .786.Leonard Sipher, a 1994 graduate of SUNY Potsdam, averaged 15 points, 4.18 rebounds, 2.54 assists and 2.26 steals per game for the Bears. The Gouverneur native and Jefferson Community College transfer was named All-SUNYAC after leading the Bears to the 1994 SUNYAC East title.The Sports Hall of Fame induction will begin with an 11 a.m. reception and luncheon. The event will be open to the public, but seating will be limited and reservations required. For more information, call (315) 267-3135.
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