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8.30.15
Men's Golf

at Turning Stone Invitational

- Verona, NY

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 Volleyball

vs Quincy University

10:00 AM - Allendale, MI

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    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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    5.28.15 | General
    Defending Conference Champs

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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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    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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    AMHERST, N.Y. - Sophomore Mackenzie Donahue (East Aurora, N.Y./East Aurora) of the Daemen College women's cross country and track & field teams has been named the College's Female 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 in a brief video production and presented by Daemen President Dr. Gary A. Olson and Director of Athletics Bridget Niland.

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    AMHERST, N.Y. - Senior men's soccer player Sam Rugg (Freeville, N.Y./Dryden) was named the recipient of this year's C.L.A.W. Award tonight at the Daemen College Athletic Department's annual Awards Evening held in the Social Room of the Charles J. Wick Campus Center.  The award was announced near the end of the evening and Rugg was greeted by Daemen President Dr. Gary A. Olson, and Director of Athletics Bridget Niland who presented him with a glass-engraved plaque to commemorate the accomplishment.

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    4.29.15 | Men's Basketball
    AMHERST, N.Y. - Daemen College Head Men's Basketball Coach Mike MacDonald formally announced the first two signings of his 2015 recruiting class today as Jeff Redband (Batavia, N.Y./Batavia) and Jay Sarkis (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Athena) confirmed earlier verbal commitments by signing letters of intent.

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    4.27.15 | General
    AMHERST, N.Y. - Daemen College Director of Athletics Bridget Niland announced today that the Third Annual Wildcat Golf Classic presented by The Arthurs Malof Group at Morgan Stanley will take place on Thursday, August 13 at Glen Oak Golf Course in East Amherst, N.Y.  In an effort to maximize fundraising opportunities for student-athlete scholarships, programmatic support and capital enhancements, Daemen College is focusing on hosting one signature golf outing event this summer and will celebrate the continued successes of Daemen's intercollegiate athletics programs and the College's current transition to NCAA Division II.

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    4.26.15 | Men's Golf
    OSWEGO, N.Y. - Paced by redshirt-freshman Mark Lesinski (Getzville, N.Y./Williamsville North), the Daemen College men's golf team closed its 2014-15 campaign in fine fashion today, tying for first place in the team standings at the Oswego State Spring Invitational held at Oswego Country Club.

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    4.25.15 | Men's Track & Field

    BROCKPORT, N.Y. - The Daemen College men's track and field team closed out its 2015 schedule by taking part in the Brockport Golden Eagle Invitational here today.



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    4.25.15 | Women's Track & Field

    BROCKPORT, N.Y. - The Daemen College women's track and field team closed out its 2015 schedule by taking part in the Brockport Golden Eagle Invitational here today.



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    4.24.15 | Men's Tennis
    WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. - Sophomore John LeMar (North Tonawanda, N.Y./North Tonawanda) won a third set tie-break to deliver a 5-4 victory for the Daemen College men's tennis team over visiting St. John Fisher College at Miller Tennis Center this afternoon.

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