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11.25.14
Men's Basketball

at Mercyhurst University

7:30 PM - Erie, PA

11.30.14
Men's Basketball

vs Dominican College

2:00 PM - Amherst, NY

The men's basketball team has been picked to finish 3rd in the ECC this season.  What's your prediction?

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Women's Tennis
AMHERST, N.Y. - Men's cross country runner Jeremy Rushok (Akron, N.Y./Buffalo State College) and women's tennis player Maria McGrath (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) have been named the Bedore Tours Student-Athletes of the Month for October.

Rushok, a 6-foot junior in his second season competing for the Wildcats after transferring from Buffalo State, has been Daemen's top finisher in four of the team's five races this season.  That includes both the Wildcats' outings last month when Rushok paced the squad at the Geneseo Invitational on Oct. 4 and again at the Inter-Regional Rumble on Oct. 18.

Rushok ran his best time of the season at the 8K distance in the month-opening Geneseo Invitational held at Letchworth State Park.  He finished in 82nd place overall, out of 289 total entrants, with a time of 26:47.1 - his first and only sub-27-minute race of the season.  Rushok followed that up by running the Inter-Regional Rumble in 28:10.0 which was good for 39th place, out of 208 total participants.

McGrath, a 5-foot-10 sophomore, went 3-0 in singles matches and an even 3-3 in doubles competition last month, helping the Wildcats to a pair of wins, giving them five overall which matches the team record for wins in the fall season.

McGrath opened the month with a pair of default wins at the University of the District of Columbia on Oct. 3.  She was a double-point winner at the University of the Sciences on Oct. 5 as well, downing the Devils' Sara Skoritowski at No. 6 singles (6-1, 6-3) before teaming with Sarah Crissy (Tonawanda, N.Y./Kenmore East) for an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles.

She later added another singles victory, this one a three-set thriller (6-0, 5-7, 1-0) over Emily Hart of Fairmont State University on Oct. 11.  Her final doubles win of the month came in Daemen's 6-3 non-conference win over Thiel University on Oct. 19, teaming with Aman Shamaa (Clarence, N.Y./Clarence) to get the job done at No. 2 doubles, 8-2.
Jeremy Rushok
Men's Cross Country
AMHERST, N.Y. - Men's cross country runner Jeremy Rushok (Akron, N.Y./Buffalo State College) and women's tennis player Maria McGrath (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) have been named the Bedore Tours Student-Athletes of the Month for October.

Rushok, a 6-foot junior in his second season competing for the Wildcats after transferring from Buffalo State, has been Daemen's top finisher in four of the team's five races this season.  That includes both the Wildcats' outings last month when Rushok paced the squad at the Geneseo Invitational on Oct. 4 and again at the Inter-Regional Rumble on Oct. 18.

Rushok ran his best time of the season at the 8K distance in the month-opening Geneseo Invitational held at Letchworth State Park.  He finished in 82nd place overall, out of 289 total entrants, with a time of 26:47.1 - his first and only sub-27-minute race of the season.  Rushok followed that up by running the Inter-Regional Rumble in 28:10.0 which was good for 39th place, out of 208 total participants.

McGrath, a 5-foot-10 sophomore, went 3-0 in singles matches and an even 3-3 in doubles competition last month, helping the Wildcats to a pair of wins, giving them five overall which matches the team record for wins in the fall season.

McGrath opened the month with a pair of default wins at the University of the District of Columbia on Oct. 3.  She was a double-point winner at the University of the Sciences on Oct. 5 as well, downing the Devils' Sara Skoritowski at No. 6 singles (6-1, 6-3) before teaming with Sarah Crissy (Tonawanda, N.Y./Kenmore East) for an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles.

She later added another singles victory, this one a three-set thriller (6-0, 5-7, 1-0) over Emily Hart of Fairmont State University on Oct. 11.  Her final doubles win of the month came in Daemen's 6-3 non-conference win over Thiel University on Oct. 19, teaming with Aman Shamaa (Clarence, N.Y./Clarence) to get the job done at No. 2 doubles, 8-2.
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11.15.14 | Men's Basketball
AMHERST, N.Y. – Tournament Most Valuable Player Gerald Beverly (Rochester, N.Y./Gates Chili) totaled 23 points, nine rebounds and four blocks to lead the Daemen College men's basketball team to an 88-80 victory over Post University here today in second round action of the 2014 Knee Center of WNY / ECC-CACC Challenge.

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11.14.14 | Men's Basketball
AMHERST, N.Y. – Senior Gerald Beverly (Rochester, N.Y./Gates Chili) totaled 15 points and junior college transfer Arif Mehmetaj (Jamaica, N.Y./SUNY Delhi) added 11 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Daemen College men's basketball team to an 85-50 victory over Concordia (N.Y.) College here tonight in opening round action of the 2014 Knee Center of WNY / ECC-CACC Challenge.

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11.13.14 | Men's Basketball
THE LEAD: The Daemen College men's basketball team opens the 2014-15 season by hosting the Knee Center of WNY / ECC-CACC Challenge…the tournament will feature two teams from the East Coast Conference (ECC) and two teams from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC)…it gets underway with Roberts Wesleyan College of the ECC taking on Post University of the CACC Friday at 6 p.m., followed by Daemen of the ECC vs. Concordia College of the CACC at 8 p.m…the tournament wraps up Saturday with Roberts Wesleyan vs. Concordia at 2 p.m., followed by Daemen vs. Post at 4 p.m…general admission is $5 per day ($3 for senior citizens  and visiting students with ID)…Daemen students, staff and faculty, along with children under 12 will be admitted free of charge.

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11.12.14 | Men's Basketball
AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College Head Men's Basketball coach Mike MacDonald has announced the addition of a new member to his team. Twelve-year old Leontae Parker of Buffalo, N.Y. was formally introduced during a press conference today in the Lumsden Gymnasium lobby.

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11.11.14 | Men's Basketball
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Daemen College men's basketball team got their 2014-15 season tipped off with a bang tonight, defeating Canisius College, 83-81 in overtime, before more than 1,200 spectators at the Koessler Athletic Center in an exhibition matchup.  Although the game won't count on either team's overall records, it was a significant statement made by the Wildcats who secured the program's first-ever win against an opponent from the NCAA Division I level.

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11.11.14 | Men's Basketball
AMHERST, N.Y. - The 2014-2015 season marks a new era for the Daemen College men's basketball team as Mike MacDonald takes the reins of a program that has seen its share of success, especially of late.  MacDonald inherits a program that is coming off three straight 20-win seasons, going 68-24 since 2011.  That includes the team's current 35-game home winning streak which ranks as the second longest such streak in the country across all divisions.  With that kind of pedigree, MacDonald is hopeful the good times will keep on rolling for the Wildcats.

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11.10.14 | Women's Soccer
AMHERST, N.Y. - Daemen College women's soccer players Meghan Diehl (Webster, N.Y./Webster Thomas) and Alexis Ruggiero (Lancaster, N.Y./Lancaster) have been named to the honorable menition All-East Coast Conference team as voted on by the league's 10 head coaches and announced by the conference office this afternoon.

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11.10.14 | Men's Basketball
THE LEAD: For the second-straight season the Daemen College men's basketball team will make a five-mile trek down Main Street for an exhibition game against NCAA Division I Canisius College…the game time is set for tomorrow (Nov. 11) at 7 p.m. at the Koessler Center on the Canisius campus…tickets can be purchased HERE.

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11.10.14 | General
AMHERST, N.Y. - Last week, the Daemen College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) held their annual food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.  In its third year, the campus-wide event has raised over 600 pounds of non-perishable food items to benefit over 300 member organizations who help feed the less fortunate in Erie and surrounding county communities.


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11.8.14 | Women's Volleyball
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. – Freshman Danielle Valenza (Hauppauge, N.Y.) totaled 13 kills and six digs to lead Long Island University Post to a 3-1 victory over Daemen College here today in East Coast Conference women's volleyball action.

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11.7.14 | Women's Basketball
AMHERST, N.Y. – Freshman Sarah Saba (Lancaster, N.Y.) paced a balanced attack with 14 points to lead the Daemen College women's basketball team to 92-55 victory over Medaille College in an exhibition game tonight at Daemen's Lumsden Gymnasium.

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11.7.14 | Women's Volleyball
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. - Try as they might, the Daemen College women's volleyball team couldn't make it two wins in a row as the Wildcats dropped a four-set decision (20-25, 25-18, 15-25, 17-25) on the road to the New York Institute of Technology in East Coast Conference action at Recreation Hall.  With the loss, Daemen drops to 2-26 overall and 2-13 in the league, while the Bears up their marks to 13-16 and 8-7.

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11.7.14 | Women's Soccer
CHARLESTON, W. Va. - A first-half tally by senior midfielder Juli Prentice (Dryden, N.Y./Dryden) was all the scoring that was needed to lift the Daemen College women's soccer team past SUNY-Environmental Science and Forestry, 1-0, in today's semifinal round of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championships at Trace Fork Field.  

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11.6.14 | Women's Soccer
CHARLESTON, W. Va. - On the strength of two first-half goals, the third-seeded Daemen College women's soccer team knocked off sixth-seeded Carlow University 2-0 today in the quarterfinal round of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championships at Trace Fork Field.  The Wildcats (5-13-1) advance to the semifinals for the thid straight year and will face the winner of No. 2 SUNY-Environmental Science and Forestry vs. No. 7 Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences which gets underway at 7:30 tonight.

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11.6.14 | Women's Basketball
THE LEAD: The Daemen College women's basketball team hosts Medaille College in an exhibition game Friday (Nov. 7) at Lumsden Gymnasium. Admission is free of charge.

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11.6.14 | Women's Volleyball
THE LEAD: The Daemen College women's volleyball team closes out the 2014 season this weekend when it travels to Long Island to face East Coast Conference rivals New York Institute of Technology (Nov. 7) and LIU Post (Nov. 8).

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11.6.14 | Men's Soccer
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Daemen College men's soccer team placed three players on the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) All-America teams when they were revealed last night at the USCAA National Championships Banquet held at Charleston Civic Center.  Amongst the honorees were second team USCAA All-America selections Matt Daddario (Amherst, N.Y./Sweet Home) and Cole Beale (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg) and honorable mention pick Robert Ralyea (Lockport, N.Y./Lockport).

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