This Week in New Paltz Sports: Team Updates

Brooke Kelleher, Gaby Treble and Addison Weiner celebrate one of their many wins this season.

With the regular seasons winding down, the Hawks are ready to start their post-season play for the chance to win a SUNYAC championship. Over the past two months, our athletes have worked tirelessly during every match and practice for this very moment. So where do our Hawks stand?

Starting off strong with women’s soccer, who will be riding into their final SUNYAC game and senior day on Saturday Oct. 22 against Oswego with an overall record of 10-3-1, 6-2 in conference. The Hawks have clinched a spot in the playoffs for the second year in a row — but this time, as one of the top three teams in the conference. The SUNYAC quarterfinal game will be played on Saturday Oct. 2. If the Hawks are ranked third in the SUNYACs, they will be playing at home.

Shifting gears towards women’s volleyball, the team has yet to lose a home match. With an overall record of 17-2, 6-1 in conference, the team is in a great position to go far in the SUNYACs. The Hawks will look to tack on another win to their 9 game winning streak during their next matches at home against Oswego on Friday Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. and Saturday Oct. 22 against Cortland. The SUNYAC quarterfinals begins for the team on Nov. 1.

While tennis season is over for the fall, it isn’t too late to highlight the amazing season the Hawks had this past fall. With a record of 7-1 overall and a perfect 7-0 in conference record, this may be the team to watch come the spring season. The team will pick things back up in competitions in March on with their tournament over spring break.

Coming off of a conference championship last fall, women’s field hockey is going for the chip once again. Their overall record is 9-4 with an in conference record of 3-1. The Hawks have two SUNYAC games left in their regular season: Saturday Oct. 22 against Cortland and Wednesday Oct. 26 against Oneonta. The SUNYAC quarterfinals for field hockey begin on Nov. 2. How will the Hawks fare this year? Tune in to find out!

Rounding out the women’s teams are our women’s cross country runners. The team has placed first in two of their meets: the New Paltz Invitational and the Oneonta Invitational. Cross country SUNYAC championships are on Saturday Oct. 29 at Oswego.

Following suit, the men’s cross country team finished first in the New Paltz Invitational. Both the men’s and the women’s teams got a new coach at the beginning of their seasons. The SUNYAC championships for the men’s team teams is on Saturday Oct. 29 at Oswego.’

The last fall team to highlight is men’s soccer. With an overall record of 8-4-3 and a conference record of 5-2-1, things are looking up for the Hawks who lost in the semi-finals last year in an upset against Oswego. The Hawks’ next and final game of the season is on Saturday Oct. 22 against Oswego. SUNYAC quarterfinals are a week from their last game, on Saturday Oct. 29.

Which of our Hawks will take home the SUNYAC championship title? Watch to find out!

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About Kyra Russo 43 Articles
Kyra Russo (she/her) is a third-year journalism major from East Greenbush, New York. She spent two and a half semesters as a Copy Editor and is now the Managing Editor. Besides the newspaper, she is on the women’s soccer team at SUNY New Paltz and participates in the Rising Hawks leadership program. You can reach her by emailing russok5@newpaltz.edu.

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