Six area athletes attending SUNY Potsdam were recognized for academic achievement during the fall 2006 semester. Katelyn Flynn (Plattsburgh/Plattsburgh High), Kerry Ladue (Chazy/Chazy Central), Audrey Peryea (Altona/Northern Adirondack) and Danielle Wheeler (Burke/Chateaugay Central) of the women's soccer team were named to the Commissioner's List and the All-Academic Team.To qualify for the Commissioner's List, a varsity athlete has to complete the season while maintaining a 3.3 grade-point average for three semesters. To be eligible for the All-Academic Team, the athlete has to maintain at least a 3.3 GPA for that season.Seth Defayette (Plattsburgh/Plattsburgh High) of the cross-country team made the Commissioner's List and All-Academic Team while Daniel Hammack (Plattsburgh/Plattsburgh High) was named to the All-Academic Team.
Katelyn Mockry (Plattsburgh/Seton Catholic), a junior at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, recently led her Division II tennis team to a 9-0 victory over Franklin Pierce College in the Atlantic North Conference. Mockry and her No. 1 doubles partner won their match 8-1. Playing at No. 3 singles, she also won 6-0, 6-2.Shane Raymo (Plattsburgh/Plattsburgh High), junior co-captain of the men's team, has been named SUNY Oneonta's Male Athlete of the Week for April 16. Raymo went undefeated this past weekend, helping the Red Dragons (6-2) defeat St. John Fisher 7-2. In No. 2 singles, Raymo won 6-2, 7-6 (7-2) to move to 7-4 on the season in singles play.In first doubles, Raymo teamed with senior Eric Bratt to pick up an 8-4 victory, moving him to 6-3 on the season in doubles play.Raymo also competed in indoor track & field at middle distances.
Marcia Coakley (Plattsburgh/Beekmantown), a sophomore at Elmira College, has been named to the Empire 8 2006-2007 Women's Basketball All-Conference team. Coakley and junior teammate Kourtney Troutman were named to the All-Conference Second Team. Coakley, who started all 27 games for the Soaring Eagles, was been a top offensive performer all season, averaging 12.7 points a contest. She had 110 steals and a team-leading 73 assists. Coakley recorded a career-high 29 points in the Empire 8 Championship game against Ithaca College.Coakley had a game-high 27 points in the ECAC Tournament, in which Elmira fell to RPI, 74-61. The Soaring Eagles finished 21-7.Sophomore point guard Meagan Tubbs (Ticonderoga/Ticonderoga) averaged 20.7 minutes and 3.6 points per game for St. John Fisher College (13-12, 7-7 Empire 8 Conference). She started 14 games for the Cardinals.Freshman forward-center Courtney Coryea (Mooers Forks/Northeastern Clinton) was the third-leading scorer for Le Moyne College, averaging 9.8 points a game while playing 29.7 minutes a contest. She started 22 games and appeared in all 28 games for the Dolphins (9-19). Coryea led the team in rebounding, averaging 7.0 a game. She was Le Moyne's top scorer in six games and leading rebounder in 14. Coryea scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the Dolphins' final game, a 61-51 loss to Pace College.Sophomore forward Jon Wolleben (Plattsburgh/Plattsburgh) averaged 4.9 points and 3.3 rebounds a game for Carnegie Mellon University. He appeared in all 25 games, starting twice, for Carnegie Mellon (12-13). Twice he scored 16 points in a game and led his team in rebounding once with eight. He recorded five blocks and 12 steals.Junior guard Brynn Fessette (Plattsburgh/Seton Catholic) averaged 5.8 points per game and 22.3 minutes while appearing in all 23 games for Ithaca College (13-10). She started 18 contests. Fessette tied for second in defensive rebounds with 75 and was second on the team in assists (55) and steals (44).Sophomore center Brandon Siskavich (Peru/Peru) averaged 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds a game while playing 26.7 minutes a contest for SUNY Potsdam (9-16). Three times he led the Bears in scoring with his season-high 22 points. He led in rebounds four times with 12 his high.Sophomore guard Brendan Graney (Ticonderoga/Ticonderoga) averaged 7.5 points and 22.0 minutes a game as the first man off the bench for SUNY Potsdam. He averaged 4.3 rebounds and led the Bears three times in rebounding with nine his season high.Senior point guard Scott Mitchell (Brushton/Brushton-Moira, NCCC) averaged 9.5 points and 29.4 minutes for SUNY Potsdam. Mitchell was the Bears' top 3-point shooter, converting 58 of 132 for a 43.9 percentage. Three times he scored 21 points in a game.Freshman guard Cortney Poirier (Moira/Brushton-Moira) led SUNY Potsdam (11-14) in scoring, averaging 12.9 points a game. She also led in steals with 64 and was second in rebounding, averaging 4.6 a contest. Poirier's season-high was 24 points.Sophomore guard Hannah Fairchild (Brushton/Brushton-Moira) averaged 8.2 points and was the top 3-point shooter for SUNY Potsdam, connecting on 44 of 118 for a 37.3 average.
Senior Kate Flynn (Plattsburgh/Plattsburgh High) scored two goals for SUNY Potsdam in a 23-5 victory over SUNY Morrisville. Flynn also was a force on defense, finishing with three ground balls and three caused turnovers.
Senior Andrew Chevalier (Chazy/Chazy Central) of SUNY Cortland was named to the SUNYAC Swimming and Diving All-Conference First Team. He won the 400-yard individual medley in 4:13.02 and the 200-yard individual medley in 1:57.78 and added a second-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (1:57.55).Senior Nikki Labarge (Morrisonville/Peru) and freshman Kate Molzan (Plattsburgh/Peru) of SUNY Cortland earned Second Team All-SUNYAC honors. Labarge and Molzan were members of the 200-yard freestyle relay team that came in first in 1:37.56. They also swam with the 400-yard freestyle relay team that took third in a school-record time of 3:38.05.Labarge added a seventh-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:16.72 (2:15.84 in prelims).Senior Patricia Connolly (Malone/Franklin Academy) was named to the All-SUNYAC First Team after winning one event and finishing in the top 3 in two others for conference champion Oswego. Connolly won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.59, finished second in the 100-yard butterfly in 58.97 and and the 200-yard butterfly in 2:09.79.
Freshman Walter McGarry (Keene/Keene Central) worked a pair of scoreless innings to earn the save for SUNY Cobleskill in a victory over the College of Saint Rose junior varsity.
Senior outfielder Leah Trombley (Chazy/Northeastern Clinton) returns to the SUNY Cobleskill team after spending last season on the injured list. The Fighting Tigers hope Trombley returns to her sophomore form when she batted .444 with 8 runs-batted-in.