2015-16 Alfred State Wrestling News

  • Alfred State Moves to Year Three of NCAA DIII Process
    June 27, 2016
    The NCAA DIII Membership Committee recently announced that Alfred State has satisfied the requirements of year two of the membership process and will move on to year three in 2016-17.
  • Seven Pioneers Earn ECWC All-Academic Honors
    March 18, 2016
    Seven members of the Alfred State wrestling team have earned Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference All-Academic team honors.
  • Thierman and VanValen Finish 4th at NCWA Nationals
    March 12, 2016
    Ryan Thierman (Portville) and George VanValen (Ithaca) both finished 4th in their respective weight classes as they wrapped up competition at the 2016 NCWA National Championships in Kissimmee, FL.
  • VanValen and Thierman Still Alive at NCWA's
    March 11, 2016
    George VanValen (Ithaca) and Ryan Thierman (Portville) are still alive after day two of the NCWA Championship at the University of Central Florida. VanValen and Thierman both advanced to the semifinals.
  • Thierman and VanValen Perfect on Day One of NCWA National Championships
    March 10, 2016
    Ryan Thierman (Portville) and George VanValen (Ithaca) both were 2-0 on day one of the NCWA National Championships in Kissimmee, FL.
  • Quartet of Wrestlers Named #PioneerPinpoint Athletes of the Week
    March 01, 2016
    Wrestlers Ryan Thierman (Portville), Michael Boyle (Cooperstown), Konnor Kremer (Horseheads), and George VanValen (Ithaca) have been named the Alfred State #PioneerPinpoint Athletes of the Week.
  • Wrestlers Win Northeast Conference Championship
    February 27, 2016
    The Alfred State wrestling team won the team championship at the NCWA Northeast Conference Championships held at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday. The Pioneers had seven wrestlers qualify for the NCWA Championships and scored 145 points.
  • Fezza and Andrews Named #PioneerPinpoint Athletes of the Week
    February 16, 2016
    Men's Basketball player Adam Fezza (Southhampton) and wrestler Riley Andrews (York) have been named the Alfred State #PioneerPinpoint athletes of the week.
  • Pioneers Finish 4th at USCAA Championships
    February 14, 2016
    The Alfred State wrestling team finished 4th at the 2016 USCAA Wrestling Championships held at Penn State on Sunday afternoon. Riley Andrews (York) and George VanValen (Ithaca) won their respective weight classes.
  • VanValen and Haggerty Finish 6th at Baldwin Wallace
    February 06, 2016
    George VanValen (Ithaca) and Brad Haggerty (Wellsville) both finished 6th in their weight class as Alfred State competed at the John Summa Invitational at Baldwin Wallace on Saturday. As a team the Pioneers finished 9th.
  • Oswego Downs Alfred State
    February 03, 2016
    The Alfred State wrestling team wrapped up the dual match season with a 36-9 loss to Oswego on Wednesday evening. The Pioneers got victories from Ryan Thierman (Portville), Konnor Kremer (Horseheads), and Brad Haggerty (Wellsville).
  • Bialecki and Andrews Honored by USCAA
    February 02, 2016
    Catherine Bialecki (Alfred Almond) and Riley Andrews (York) have been honored as Players of the Week by the USCAA.
  • Pioneers Win One at Wilkes Quad
    January 31, 2016
    The Alfred State wrestling team went 1-2 at the Wilkes Quad on Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers defeated West Virginia Tech 24-21, fell 38-9 to the hosts, and lost 28-15 to Oneonta.
  • Pioneers Battle Tough vs. Lycoming
    January 28, 2016
    The Alfred State wrestling team battled Lycoming tough but couldn't overcome two forfeits in a 26-19 loss on Thursday evening. The Pioneers won four of the seven matches wrestled.
  • Wrestlers 8th at Empire Wrestling Championships
    January 16, 2016
    The Alfred State wrestling team finished 8th at the 2016 Empire Collegiate Wrestling Championships at RIT on Saturday. Ryan Thierman (Portville) and Michael Boyle (Cooperstown) led the way for the blue & gold.
  • Alfred State and DuBois Battle in Tight Contest
    January 13, 2016
    In a back and forth match, Penn State DuBois held on for a 28-27 victory over Alfred State on Wednesday night. The Nittany Lions won two of the final three matches to secure the victory.
  • Wrestlers Finish 6th at Brockport
    January 09, 2016
    The Alfred State wrestling team opened up the 2016 portion of their season with a 6th place finish at the Brockport Invitational. Michael Boyle (Cooperstown) led the way with a 2nd place finish at 125 lbs.
  • Roberts & Thierman Named #PioneerPinpoint Athletes of the Week
    December 15, 2015
    Basketball player Quadrelle Roberts (Rochester/Franklin) and wrestler Ryan Thierman (Portville) have been named the Alfred State #PioneerPinpoint athletes of the week.
  • Sell, Kremer, and Kothor Named #PioneerPinpoint Athletes of the Week
    December 09, 2015
    Swimmer Allison Sell (Hanover, PA), wrestler Konnor Kremer (Horseheads), and track & field Victoire Kothor (Rochester/Greece Odyssey) have been named the Alfred State #PioneerPinpoint athletes of the week.
  • Thierman, Haggerty, and Lauretti Earn Wins vs. Niagara CCC
    December 08, 2015
    Ryan Thierman (Portville), Brad Haggerty (Wellsville), and John Lauretti (Seaford) earned victories as Alfred State opened up the home portion of their season vs. Niagara CCC on Tuesday. The Thunderwolves earned the 33-15 victory in a match featuring the two long-time rivals.
  • Kremer and Thierman Lead Pioneers at RIT
    December 05, 2015
    Konnor Kremer (Horseheads) and Ryan Thierman (Portville) led the Alfred State wrestling team to a 11th place finish at the RIT Invitational on Saturday. The Pioneers scored 60.5 points on the day.
  • Wrestlers Down Penn College
    November 17, 2015
    The Alfred State wrestling team defeated Penn College 30-24 to earn their first dual match win of the season. The Pioneers took an early lead and then held off a Wildcats rally.
  • Brockport Downs Pioneers on the Mat
    November 11, 2015
    Brockport downed Alfred State 51-3 in the first dual match for both team's on Wednesday evening. George VanValen (Ithaca) picked up the lone victory for the Pioneers.
  • Pioneers Compete at Ithaca Invitational
    November 07, 2015
    The Alfred State college wrestling team finished 12th at the two-day Ithaca Invitational over the weekend. Six different Pioneers picked up victories in the highly competitive tournament.
  • Wrestlers Open Season at Brockport
    November 01, 2015
    Six Alfred State wrestlers earned at least two victories as the Pioneers opened up their 2015-16 season at the non-scoring Golden Eagle Invitational at Brockport.
  • Alfred State Announce 2015 Hall of Fame Class
    September 15, 2015
    Five new members will be inducted into the Alfred State athletic hall of fame on Friday, October 16th. Wrestler James Wheeler (1960-62), lacrosse player Steve Douglas (1999-2001), football player Matt Hewitt (2004-06), and volleyball players Brianne McMahon (2006-08) and Jenni Jerome (2007-09) make up the 2015 hall of fame class.
  • Alfred State Advances in NCAA Process
    July 21, 2015
    The NCAA Division III Membership Committee has moved the Alfred State Athletic Department into year two of the provisional membership process confirming that the college fulfilled all the requirements during the 2014-15 academic year.
  • Top 15 Games of 2015
    As the calendar turns to 2016, the sports information department looked at some of the top games of 2015. Pioneer athletes competed all across the east coast and had many memorable and sometimes record-breaking performances.
  • Top 15 Stories of 2015
    As the calendar is about to change to 2016 the sports information department looked at the top highlights/stories of 2015. 2015 was another great year to be a Pioneer. Looking forward to more outstanding stories in 2016.