The Alfred State Athletic Department unveiled the 2019-20 All Newcomer Team. This group of student-athletes have made a large impact on their specific team and exhibited good character in their first year as a Pioneer.
Matteo Avallone: Baseball
Avallone hit .368 with six doubles, 1 triple, five homers, and 27 RBI in just 18 games.
Mikaela Snayczuk: Swimming & Diving
Snayczuk was instrumental in helping the women's team to the AMCC title. She swam to 1st team All-AMCC honors in two individual events and two relays. She also was 2nd team All-AMCC in another relay.
Westin Perry: Swimming & Diving
Perry etched his name in the record book. He swam to 1st team All-AMCC honors in three events and 2nd team honors in two events.
Annaliese Ziemann: Soccer
Ziemann scored a pair of goals and had a pair of assists from her defensive position. Her two assists and six points were tied for the team lead.
David Benson: Soccer
Benson started every game this season. He scored one goal and passed out a team high three assists.
Caitlin Caltagirone: Cross Country
Caltagirone led the women's team all year long. She earned All-AMCC honors with a 6th place finish at the Championships.
Rylie Van Fleet: Football
Van Fleet led NCAA DIII with 22 pass break-ups. He was named 1st team All-ECFC and 2nd team All-ECAC.
Emma Taggart: Track & Field
Taggart Earned USTFCCCA All-Mideast Region honors in the pentathlon after establishing a new school record of 3,013 points.
Jahmel Demery: Basketball
Demery appeared in 23 games and made 18 starts. He shot 55.6% from the field and averaged 6.1 points and 4.7 rebound per game.
Alyssa Fox: Volleyball
Fox appeared in all 24 games and recorded 289 digs, 213 kills, and 38 service aces.
Jake DeWall: Wrestling
DeWall led the Pioneers with 22 victories and 19 pins on the season. Finished 6th at the New York State Championships.
Sydnee Ganoung: Western Equestrian
Ganoung was the reserve high point rider in the beginner competition at the IHSA Zone 2 Region I Championships and qualified for the semifinals.
Gavin Bathgate: Cross Country
Bathgate raced to All-AMCC honors with a 10th place finish at the Championships. He finished the 8k course in 26:56.8.
Krista Lovell: Softball
Lovell hit .308 with two doubles, 3 RBI, and seven runs scored in the Pioneers 10 games this season.
Zach Rudewicz-Nepokroeff: Track & Field
Rudewicz-Nepokroeff qualified and competed at the AARTFC Championships. He had a season best jump of 6.72 m in the long jump.
My'ana Davis: Basketball
Davis appeared in 25 games and made five starts. Averaged 4.8 points per game and passed out 43 assists.
Dane Donahue: Lacrosse
Donahue made starts in both of the team's game. He picked up four ground balls and forced a pair of turnovers.