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9.4.15
Women's Volleyball

vs Lock Haven University

12:00 PM - Allendale, MI

9.4.15
Women's Tennis

at Molloy College

3:00 PM - Rockville Centre, NY

9.4.15
Women's Volleyball

vs Bemidji State University

4:30 PM - Allendale, MI

9.5.15
Women's Soccer

at Slippery Rock University

1:00 PM - Slippery Rock, PA

9.5.15
Women's Tennis

at Queens College

TBA - Flushing, NY

9.5.15
Women's Triathlon

at Lake George Triathlon Festival

TBA - Lake George, NY

9.5.15
Women's Volleyball

vs Quincy University

10:00 AM - Allendale, MI

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Athletes of the Month
Robert Ralyea
Men's Track & Field
AMHERST, N.Y. - Daemen College track and field athletes Robert Ralyea (Lockport, N.Y./Lockport) and Toria Williams (Buffalo, N.Y./Medaille College) have been named the Bedore Tours Student-Athletes of the Month for April, 2015.

Ralyea, a 6-foot, 180-pound junior, took home conference champion honors in the pole vault after winning the event at the 2015 East Coast Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships.  Ralyea cleared 3.50 meters in the pole vault event, establishing a new conference record for the outdoor league meet, bettering the previous mark of 3.20 meters set by Michael Pignotti of Molloy College in 2013.  It was Ralyea's first conference title in the outdoor season; he already owns three-straight ECC pole vault championships during the indoor track and field season.  For his efforts, Ralyea was named a first team All-ECC competitor.

Ralyea also mustered a seventh-place finish at the ECC meet in the javelin with a long toss of 35.73 meters.  

Williams, a 5-foot-11 sophomore, also earned first team all-league honors after picking up her second-straight outdoor ECC title in the shot put.  Williams posted a long throw of 11.89 meters to outdistance the second-place effort of Tatyana Calhoun (11.46 meters) of the University of the District of Columbia.  She also finished fourth in the discus (27.85 meters), earning second team All-ECC accolades in that event, while posting a sixth-place finish in the hammer throw (27.00 meters).

The selections of Ralyea and Williams conclude the Bedore Tours Student-Athletes of the Month program for the 2014-15 academic year.  Selections will begin again in early October for the 2015-16 academic year.
Toria Williams
Women's Track & Field
AMHERST, N.Y. - Daemen College track and field athletes Robert Ralyea (Lockport, N.Y./Lockport) and Toria Williams (Buffalo, N.Y./Medaille College) have been named the Bedore Tours Student-Athletes of the Month for April, 2015.

Ralyea, a 6-foot, 180-pound junior, took home conference champion honors in the pole vault after winning the event at the 2015 East Coast Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships.  Ralyea cleared 3.50 meters in the pole vault event, establishing a new conference record for the outdoor league meet, bettering the previous mark of 3.20 meters set by Michael Pignotti of Molloy College in 2013.  It was Ralyea's first conference title in the outdoor season; he already owns three-straight ECC pole vault championships during the indoor track and field season.  For his efforts, Ralyea was named a first team All-ECC competitor.

Ralyea also mustered a seventh-place finish at the ECC meet in the javelin with a long toss of 35.73 meters.  

Williams, a 5-foot-11 sophomore, also earned first team all-league honors after picking up her second-straight outdoor ECC title in the shot put.  Williams posted a long throw of 11.89 meters to outdistance the second-place effort of Tatyana Calhoun (11.46 meters) of the University of the District of Columbia.  She also finished fourth in the discus (27.85 meters), earning second team All-ECC accolades in that event, while posting a sixth-place finish in the hammer throw (27.00 meters).

The selections of Ralyea and Williams conclude the Bedore Tours Student-Athletes of the Month program for the 2014-15 academic year.  Selections will begin again in early October for the 2015-16 academic year.
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7.10.15 | General
AMHERST, N.Y. - Daemen College Director of Athletics Bridget Niland announced today the hiring of Paul Lagno as the Wildcats' next head coach for both the men's and women's cross country and track and field programs.  Lagno will join Daemen Athletics in a full-time capacity officially on July 15 and will hold the additional administrative role of Recruiting Coordinator.

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7.2.15 | Women's Bowling
Central Islip, N.Y. - East Coast Conference Commissioner, Dr. Robert Dranoff, announced today the addition of women's bowling as the league's 18th championship sport. The ECC will become the seventh NCAA conference to sponsor women's bowling and the second comprised of only Division II institutions.

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6.29.15 | Men's Basketball
AMHERST, N.Y. - Daemen College Head Men's Basketball Coach Mike MacDonald formally announced a quartet of signings in his 2015 recruiting class today as Devante Hagins (Rochester, N.Y./Leadership Academy), Melvin Grayson (Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas), Giambattista Davis (Buffalo, N.Y./Park) and Darius Garvin (Elmira, N.Y./Notre Dame) all confirmed earlier verbal commitments by signing on the dotted line in recent weeks.

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6.26.15 | General

From The Director of Athletics' Desk...

It is hard to believe that the month of June is almost over.  I am excited to share that Daemen Athletics submitted what we anticipate to be our final NCAA Annual Report.  The submission marked the fourth time that the College put together a document for the NCAA Division II Membership Committee that demonstrated the path and progress of our athletic program.  The document was more than 1110 pages and touched upon everything from our NCAA rules compliance program, facilities master plan, strategic plan, academic and athletic performance recap and revenue production.  It has always been a huge task that involves various elements from campus.  I am very thankful and proud of the teamwork behind this report and I do believe it shows how truly far Daemen Athletics has come since June of 2011 when we started the pursuit of NCAA Membership. 


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6.19.15 | Women's Soccer
AMHERST, N.Y. - Daemen College Head Women's Soccer Coach Dan Dolan formally announced his 2015 recruiting class today, bringing seven student-athletes into the program which is looking to climb the ranks of the East Coast Conference.

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6.18.15 | Men's Basketball
EAST AMHERST, N.Y. - On Saturday, June 6, members of the Daemen College men's basketball team volunteered their time and services as part of the Ninth Annual Knockout Cancer event hosted by the Grano family in an effort to raise funds in the war against cancer.

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6.11.15 | General
AMHERST, N.Y. - On Wednesday, June 3, representatives from the Daemen College Athletic Department volunteered at four area Tim Hortons locations as part of its annual Tim Hortons Children's Foundation Camp Day which aims to raise funds to send kids from low-income families to camp for an unforgettable experience this summer.  

As part of its Camp Day celebration, Tim Hortons donates 100-percent of its coffee sales that day to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation.  In addition, volunteers from local organizations, such as Daemen Athletics, participate in the festivities by welcoming guests, serving coffee and thanking customers for their donations.

"We, at Daemen Athletics, were honored to participate in the annual Tim Hortons Camp Day," said Dawn Reed, Assistant Athletic Director for External Relations, who organized Daemen Athletics' involvement.  "We are grateful for the investment the Tim Hortons Children's Foundation makes in the Western New York community and are proud to support these initiatives."

Officials from various Daemen teams participated in the event, including men's and women's basketball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's cross country/track and field and men's golf.  Director of Athletics Bridget Niland and Associate Athletic Director Jessica Gorski were also on hand.

All-in-all, Tim Hortons raised $12.4 million on Camp Day across all of its locations in North America.

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5.29.15 | Women's Volleyball
AMHERST, N.Y. - Daemen College Head Women's Volleyball Coach Mark Parisi formally announced the signings of a pair of out-of-state recruits today, adding Courtney Bernard (Lancaster, Ohio/Fairfield Union) and Karissa Hegens (Harker Heights, Texas/Harker Heights), both freshmen-to-be, to his 2015 recruiting class.

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5.28.15 | General
Defending Conference Champs

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5.28.15 | General

From The Director of Athletics' Desk...



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5.27.15 | General
Looking To Bounce Back

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5.26.15 | Women's Volleyball
Learning Curves

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5.20.15 | General
AMHERST, N.Y. - On Friday, May 15, the Daemen College Athletic Department hosted its inaugural Senior Student-Athlete Luncheon at Buffalo Yacht Club.  The event, championed by Director of Athletics Bridget Niland and Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator Jessica Gorski, aimed to recognize the 28 senior student-athletes who exhausted their respective eligibilities during the 2014-15 academic year.

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5.19.15 | Women's Soccer
The Daemen College women's soccer team entered the 2014 season with a bit of unfinished business. The Wildcats closed out the 2013 season by advancing to the championship game of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) championship tournament for the second-straight year, but Daemen was denied a second-straight title following a 3-2 overtime loss to arch-rival University of Maine Fort Kent in the title game. The 2014 season would end in similar fashion, as the Wildcats once again advanced to the USCAA national championship game only to suffer a 2-0 setback to UMFK. The Wildcats battled the top-seeded Lady Bengals to a scoreless tie through 72 minutes, but UMFK broke the tie in the 73rd minute and added an insurance goal with less than five minutes to play in regulation.

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5.19.15 | Men's Soccer
One look at the 2014 Daemen College men's soccer schedule and it was obvious that the Wildcats were ready to show they could compete at the National Collegiate Athletic Conference (NCAA) Division II level in 2014. 15 games—all against NCAA Division II institutions. 2014 marked year three of Daemen's transition to Division II membership of the NCAA and the East Coast Conference (ECC). This meant that the Wildcats would face a full ECC schedule for the second-straight year. Going up against some of the top Division II programs in the region would once again be a daunting task, but head coach Mark Spacone and his Wildcats would prove to be up to the challenge.

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5.8.15 | General
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5.8.15 | Men's Basketball
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Daemen College senior men's basketball player Gerald Beverly (Rochester, N.Y./Gates Chili) was among the honorees at the Annual Dinner Meeting of YMCA Buffalo Niagara held on Thursday, May 7 at the Statler City Golden Ballroom.  Beverly was one of eight recipients of the organization's Volunteer of the Year Award which was given to those people deemed to have gone above and beyond in donating their time at YMCA Buffalo Niagara's eight locations across Western New York.

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5.6.15 | General
AMHERST, N.Y. - Daemen College track and field athletes Robert Ralyea (Lockport, N.Y./Lockport) and Toria Williams (Buffalo, N.Y./Medaille College) have been named the Bedore Tours Student-Athletes of the Month for April, 2015.

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5.1.15 | General
AMHERST, N.Y. - The Daemen College Athletic Department shifted from the rigors of competition into celebration mode on Friday evening, as student-athletes, coaches and administrators took time to reflect on the 2014-15 season at the department's annual Athletics Awards Evening held in the Social Room of the Charles J. Wick Campus Center.  Award recipients from Daemen's current stable of 14 intercollegiate athletic programs were announced as head coaches took to the podium throughout the evening.

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5.1.15 | General
AMHERST, N.Y. - Senior Gerald Beverly (Rochester, N.Y./Gates Chili) of the Daemen College men's basketball team has been named the College's Male Athlete of the Year. The announcement was made tonight at the 2014-15 Athletics Awards Evening held in the Social Room of the Charles J. Wick Campus Center. The award was announced by a brief video production and presented by Daemen President Dr. Gary A. Olson and Director of Athletics Bridget Niland. Beverly, who also collected the honor last spring, becomes the first two-time recipient in the brief history of the award.

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