Jumping In

February 9, 2012 Kaycia Sailsman 0

The New Paltz Women’s Swim team has made a splash in the SUNYAC conference with a current 9-3 overall record, despite saying goodbye to a gifted graduating class in 2011. The success of the season so far has made them the team to beat in the conference, especially after besting last year’s Conference-winning SUNY Geneseo with a meet score of 182-150. Head Coach Scott Whitbeck said he hadn’t initially thought the team would do as well as they had last season, but knew his team could rise to the challenge. “I did not expect this team to perform as well as they did, especially after graduating six really good seniors,” Whitbeck said. […]

Basketball Brings the Heat

December 8, 2011 Kaycia Sailsman 0

SUNY New Paltz’s Men’s Basketball team has started their season with mixed results. The Hawks won their 2011-12 season home opener with a score of 83-70 against cross-river rival Vassar College in a non-conference game. They are currently 3-4 on the season, with a 2-1 home record and 1-1 SUNYAC record. Third-year forward Matt Devine netted a career-high for points during a single game against Mount Saint Mary College with 31. For his contributions during the game, Devine was selected to the Scoutware/D3hoops.com Team of the Week for the week ending Nov. 27. Devine credited his teammates for his accolades and said they were responsible for, “getting me open and drawing their defenders away.” Even with individual players seeing success, Head Coach Mike Rejniak said his team can do a “better job defensively” and he hopes his “players “become more comfortable to make mistakes as a part of the learning process.” Rejniak said he is proud of the way fourth-year guard/forward Harris Wichard, third-year guard Nick Taldi and Devine have “stepped up” scoring-wise […]

Women’s Volleyball Slams Second Seed

November 3, 2011 Kaycia Sailsman 0

They’re back and seeking redemption. The New Paltz Women’s Volleyball team has cemented itself as the No. 2 Seed in the East Division for the 2011 SUNYAC Tournament. After compiling a conference record of 6-2 and an overall of 24-10, New Paltz will go up against SUNYAC rival and the Western Division No. 3 seed SUNY Geneseo. Head Coach Matt Giufre said that he and his team are excited and ready to take on their upcoming competition. “I feel good about the team’s chemistry in practice and on the court,” […]