News Pulse - State University of New York at New Paltz

Hawks soar on regional, national playing fields

The New Paltz Hawks had a groundbreaking fall season earning a number of national and regional titles.

The tennis team scored a 6-2 record, becoming the college’s first women’s program to reach a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament, scheduled for spring.

Dana Lim
Dana Lim

The team captured its second State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) title in five years and brought home four singles titles and two doubles titles.

At the championships, Dana Lim ’09 (Elementary Education) received first singles title; Eri Yamakawa ’08 (International Business), second; Jennifer Larson ’07 (Communication), fourth; Kerri Serkes ’10 (Elementary Education/English), sixth.

Katherine Ketigian ’09 (Elementary Education) and Larson won the second doubles title, while Laura Elizabeth Beirne ’10 (Secondary Education/ History) and Lyndsey Lovinger ’10 (Public Relations) won third.

Robert Bruley Rob Bruley

Rob Bruley was named SUNYAC Coach of the Year for the third time in five years.

On the volleyball court, the Hawks ended the season with a 26-12 record and claimed the East Division title for the first time with a 9-1
record. The team also received third seed in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) upstate tournament.

Kim Clouston ’07 (Psychology) was named to the NCAA Division III All-New York Region team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association and Brittany Coyle ’10 (Communication) earned honorable mention.

Clouston and Franchesca Rodriguez ’07 (Psychology/Communication and Sociology) were first-team All-SUNYAC East picks. Katie Becofsky ’08 (Communication) was named East Division Player of the Year and Coyle, Rookie of the Year in the East.

Other student athletes who garnered All- SUNYAC recognition include:
Men’s soccer - Joseph Fabian ’07 (Business), Jason Irish ’07 (English) and Brian Siergiej ’07 (Spanish), all third team.

Kim Clouston
Kim Clouston

Women’s soccer - Kerri Kelty ’07 (Childhood 1-6, Social Studies /History), Jennifer Anselmi ’09 and Jennifer Moretti ’10, third team.

Field hockey - Nicole Kovac ’07 (Adolescent Education/English), first team; Kaitlin Ruggiero ’08 (Adolescent Education/Math) and Justine Fairclough ’07 (Organizational Communication), second team.

“The performances of our student athletes this season is a great indication of the direction New Paltz Athletics is taking,” said Brian
, New Paltz associate athletic director.


December 4 , 2006
Volume 4, Issue 23

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