Orange Softball Dominates Region Awards
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Middletown, NY - The SUNY Orange softball team dominated the Region XV awards for 2015. The team has the Player of the Year, the Coach of the Year, and was the Region XV Champion. In addition to Player of the Year, Orange placed 4 other team members on the All Region Team. The future is bright for Orange as 4 of the 5 student athletes honored this season are freshmen and will be back with the Colts next year.
The 2015 Player of the Year is Erin Dunn, a freshman out of Chester High School. Erin did it all for the Colts this year. Erin was the ace of the staff on the mound and a fixture in the heart of the Colts lineup. Erin amassed 11 wins this season and had 93 strike outs. Her earned run average was an impressive 3.56. In the field, Erin was flawless; she had zero errors in 124 chances for a fielding percentage of 1.000. Erin was also a threat at the plate. The lefty hitter batted .381 and was the co-leader on the team in home runs.
Joining Dunn on the All Region Team are four outstanding players. Taylor Brummell, a Newburgh Free Academy graduate, played short stop and was the anchor of the lineup. Taylor was eighth in the nation in batting average and was the NJCAA Player of the Week in week 3. Brummell batted .526 with 31 rbi this season. She also had 15 extra base hits including 11 doubles. She was a co-leader on the team in home runs. Malory Porada is the lone sophomore on the All Region team for Orange. Malory, who played for John S, B urke H.S., played third base for Orange this year. Porada batted a hearty .414 with 24 runs scored. Courtney Jones also played at Newburgh Free Academy, and was Orange's stalwart catcher this year. She played in every game for the Colts. Jones had 30 hits for the Colts and batted .390. The fourth player on the All Region team is Valley Central graduate, Rebecca Wentink. Rebecca was Orange's leadoff hitter this year. Rebecca lead the team in extra base hits on her way to batting .412. Her great hitting, 6 stolen bases, and team leading 14 walks set the table for her to score a team leading 26 runs this season.
SUNY Orange Congratulates all of our All Region selections and the entire team and coaching staff on a good season!
Bartolone Named MHC Athlete of Week
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
Freshman Mike Bartolone, a Cornwall H.S. grad, was named the Mid Hudson Conference Athlete of the Week for the week of April 12. Bartolone is a 6'4" slick fielding third baseman who bats third in the lineup for the SUNY Orange Baseball team. Bartolone batted .550 for the week going 11 for 20 at the plate. He also tallied 7 walks, scored 11 runs and had 5 RBI's. Mike's strong play helped Orange to their first MHC series win of the season. Orange took 3 of 4 from Rockland County Community College to climb into a tie for second place in the wins column in the conference standings.
Colts Three Game Win Streak Leads To Series Win
Monday, April 20th, 2015
Middletown, NY - The SUNY Orange Baseball team has been looking for its breakout moment of the 2015 season. They may have found it by taking the final 3 games of their Mid-Hudson Conference series with the Rockland Community College Hawks. Orange's 3 game winning streak moves the Colts to .500 in Mid-Hudson Conference play and keeps them in the hunt for a top seed heading into the Region 15 Division 2 tournament at Cantine Field in Saugerties, NY.
Orange's offense started the ball rolling on Friday afternoon. The Colts exploded for 20 runs in a 20-13 victory. Orange picked up a huge spark from Gunnar Barr who was thrust into the lead off and short stop roles for the first time this season after an injury to stalwart Schuyler Martire. Barr had 4 hits from the lead-off spot and scored 4 runs. Third baseman Mike Bartolone also had a monster day picking up 4 hits, scoring 4 runs and driving in 3. Jonathon Lindau, Peter Fuentes, and Tom Brusca had 3 hits apiece for the hot swinging Colts. Brusca also tallied 3 stolen bases on the day. On the mound, a trio of pitchers were able to keep Orange in control. Will Ortiz, Josh Rivera, and Dave Sicina all contributed to the winning effort.
Orange's series with Rockland concluded with a double header sweep on Sunday. Kevin Crawford pitched a gem in the opener. Crawford scattered 6 hits over 5 innings and gave up only 2 runs as Orange won the first game 7-2. Aaron Costello came in for the final 5 outs and slammed the door shut on the Hawks. Orange was led at the plate by their two catchers. Jonathon Lindau and James Daidone, who DH'd this game, are both having great seasons for the Colts. They each drove in 2 runs and Lindau also picked up 2 hits and a walk. The day's second game ended in drama as Orange had to wait until the bottom of the 8th and a walk off ground rule double by David Leiter to get the win. Orange was trailing 7-3 entering the bottom of the seventh inning. Orange scraped across one run and then had the bases loaded for Orange catcher James Daidone. Daidone smashed a line drive to left field that went to the fence. The hit cleared the bases and tied the game. Daidone was thrown out at third trying to stretch his double to a triple, but the game was tied. Even after his head first slide into third, Daidone's always impressive head of hair was still perfect. In the bottom of the eighth Orange once again had the bases loaded with Veteran first baseman David Leiter at the plate. Leiter hit a bomb to left field that bounced once and popped over the fence. Orange won the game 9-7 off of a walk off ground rule double. Nick Pacifico pitched well for Orange scattering 4 runs over 5 innings. Dan McNamara picked up the win for the Colts.
Orange plays a non league game at County College of Morris on Tuesday then continues conference play with their penultimate series of the season against Sullivan. Orange is home at 3:30 on Thursday and Friday and travels to Sullivan for a double header on Saturday.
Orange Dominates Dutchess, Wentink Earns First Win
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
SUNY Orange jumped out to an early lead on Dutchess and captured a 14-2 victory on Wednesday.
Twelve runs in the first three innings allowed the Colts to put the game away early. A hit by pitch, an RBI single by Erin Dunn, an RBI single by Emily Cox, and a two-run double by Cassandra Oquendo during the first inning and an RBI double by Courtney Jones, a two-run single by Cox, a walk by Oquendo, , and a two-run double by Rebecca Wentink in the second inning fueled the offense early. Wentink had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. Six hitters combined for 11 hits, 13 RBIs and 11 runs scored.
Erin Dunn's had 6 strikeouts and allowed two earned runs on two hits and no walks over five innings.
In game two, the Colts jumped out to an early lead on Dutchess and captured a 13-4 victory. A solo home run by Taylor Brummell in the first inning and an RBI single by Brittney House and a two-run triple by Rebecca Wentink during the second inning fueled SUNY Orange Colts' offense early. Brummell had three extra-base hits for SUNY Orange Colts.
Rebecca Wentink recorded the win for SUNY Orange allowing four runs over five innings while striking out one and giving up three walks. Colts continue play tomorrow at Lackawanna, PA at 3pm
Orange Splits Day with Mercyhurst NE
Saturday, April 11th, 2015
Cassandra Oquendo went 3-3 at the plate, sparking SUNY Orange Colts to a 6-3 victory in seven innings over Mercyhurst NE on Saturday in Game two. The colts fell to Mercyhurst NE 5-3 in game one.
Erin Dunn was a workhorse on the rubber while earning the win. Dunn pitched seven innings and allowed three earned runs, six hits and one walk while striking out five.
The top of the first saw SUNY Orange Colts take an early lead, 3-0. Courtney Jones got things going with a single, Taylor Brummell singled, plating Rebecca Wentink and Jones. The scoreboard lit up again when Brummell scored on a sacrifice fly by Malory Porada. Mercyhurst NE survived SUNY Orange Colts' surge and put up three runs of its own in the first.
The scoring continued into the second, as Orange scored one run on a groundout by Jones. SUNY Orange brought home one run in the fourth inning, and matched that run total in the seventh. In the fourth, Orange scored on an RBI single by Jones, scoring Oquendo.
Orange is now 6-3 overall, (2-1 region) and continues play tomorrow in Erie, PA against Mercyhurst NE and Onondaga CC.
Orange Sweep Forces Split with Dutchess
Sunday, April 5th, 2015
After dropping the first two games of their Mid-Hudson Conference series against the Dutchess Falcons, the SUNY Orange Colts rebounded strongly on Saturday to win both games of a wind-blown double header. Orange won the first game 2-1 in 9 innings and the nightcap, which was rescheduled from the previous day, 11-6 in 7 innings.
Orange was able to force the series split with very strong performances from a quartet of freshmen hurlers on the mound Saturday. In the opener Nick Pacifico (Wallkill H.S) gave up just 1 run in 8 innings. Pacifico struck out 7 and gave the bullpen a much needed rest. Dan Mcnamara (Pine Bush H.S.) entered the 1-1 game in the ninth and recorded a scoreless inning to pick up the win. In the series finale, Dave Sicina (Port Jervis H.S.) went 4 2/3 innings. Sicina was in command of his pitches and gave up no walks. Aaron Costello (Middletown H.S.) was dominant in relief giving up no hits in 2 1/3 inning of relief.
While Orange's stingy defense led the way in the first game, it did receive some timely hitting. David Leiter (Valley Central H.S.) had a hit and scored the game winning run while James Daidone (Valley Central H.S.) had a run scored and picked up the game winning rbi. In the second game the Colts offense came alive. The team picked up 11 runs on 12 base hits. Orange had two players pick up multiple hits, rbi, and runs scored. Leiter was again key in the second game. He had a hit, 3 rbi, 2 runs scored and 3 stolen bases. Brian Guzman (Pine Bush H.S.) was 3 for 5 with 2 rbi and 2 runs scored. He also had a stolen base. Orange tallied 8 stolen bases in the night cap. Orange also received excellent contributions from Mike Bartolone (Cornwall H.S.) with 3 hits, 2 rbi and a run scored and Jonathon Lindau with 2 hits, 1 rbi, and 2 runs scored. Shawn Talmadge's (Minisink Valley H.S.) flying leap to catch a line drive hit in the gap in left center to end the 6th inning was the defensive highlight of the day. Shawn's teammates all met him by third base as he was coming off the field to let him know what a great play it was.
Orange moves to 4-7 on the season. They resume play Tuesday, April 7, with a game against Sussex CC at Skylands Park in Augusta NJ. Game time is 7:00 p.m. Orange continues Mid Hudson Conference play with a key series against Westchester starting Thursday at Westchester.
House Leads Colts in Game 2 Splits with Nassau CC
Saturday, April 4th, 2015
After a loss in game one, an exceptional effort by Brittney House spurred SUNY Orange to a 19-11 win in six innings over Nassau CC on Wednesday. House lead with two home runs, going 2-4 in the game with three RBIs and two runs scored. The Colts beat Nassau CC thanks to 22 hits, including 11 extra base hits. Erin Dunn got the win allowing three runs over six innings. She struck out four, walked none and surrendered six hits.
Orange Continues play on Tuesday, April 7th at Home against Monroe College at 3pm.
Colts Announce Schedule Change
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
The schedule for the Colts' conference series vs. DCC for this week has been changed. Orange will host DCC on Thursday and Saturday and travel to Dutchess Stadium on Friday for the DCC hosted doubleheader. Start times are 3:30 on Thursday and Friday, and 12:00 on Saturday.
Orange Musters Out Regional Win in Bitter Cold
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
The colts held on for a 21-19 victory over Monroe College in New Rochelle. Temperatures below freezing, along with pouring rain made it difficult for pitchers on either side to grip the ball, allotting for several walks. Orange's Erin Dunn stayed focused and collected 14 strikeouts on the day. Dunn helped her cause going 3-3 on the day with 2 walks of her own and scoring 4 times. Cassandra Oquendo had three hits of her own and 5 RBI's. The Colts (4-1 overall) will be on the road again tomorrow, April 1st 2015 at Nassau CC for a double header.
Orange Offense is Key in Outlasting Hagerstown and Corning
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
SUNY Orange Colts outlasted Hagerstown CC on Sunday after five lead changes, squeaking out a 9-7 win at Hagerstown, Maryland. Jessica Whitney had three extra-base hits for Orange. She doubled in the second inning, tripled in the fifth inning, and homered in the seventh inning. Erin Dunn recorded the win even though she allowed seven runs over seven innings. Dunn struck out three, walked three and gave up nine hits. Cassandra Oquendo, Whitney, Emily Cox and Courtney Jones combined for 10 hits and five RBIs.
The bats were busy at Hagerstown, Maryland on Sunday, and when the dust cleared the Colts had a 9-8 win over Corning in seven innings. The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to six lead changes in the game. Brittney House racked up two RBIs on three hits for SUNY Orange Colts. She singled in the second, sixth, and seventh innings. Erin Dunn recorded the win. She struck out six, walked three and surrendered 11 hits. Taylor Brummell Drove home Brittney House in the bottom of the 7th Inning for the Win!
Next up for the Colts is Monroe College on Tuesday, March 31st.
Colts Game vs. Sussex for Tuesday 3/31 Postponed
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
The SUNY Orange Colts home opener vs. Sussex CC is postponed due to field conditions. A make-up date has not been set.
Colts Split on Opening Day
Sunday, March 29th, 2015
An eight-run explosion in the sixth inning led the SUNY Orange Colts to a 15-2 win in six innings over Corning at Hagerstown, MD on Saturday. The Colts scored in the sixth inning on an RBI double by Taylor Brummell, an RBI single by Emily Cox, a two-run home run by Erin Dunn, an RBI single by Courtney Jones, a two-run single by Brummell, and an RBI single by Cox.
Brummell racked up five RBIs on four hits for Orange. On the mound Dunn struck out eight, paving the way for an Orange win. Dunn allowed two earned runs, five hits and four walks over six innings. SUNY Orange never trailed after scoring four runs in the first on an RBI double by Jessica Whitney, a two-run home run by Brummell, and a sacrifice fly by Malory Porada. SUNY Orange increased its lead with three runs in the fifth. Porada singled, scoring Brummell to start the inning. That was followed up by Cassandra Oquendo's double, scoring Porada and Dunn
In the second game, SUNY Orange lost 15-5 to Mercyhurst NE Saturday at Hagerstown, Maryland. Taylor Brummell's three-hit day at the dish highlighted Orange's effort. Brummell had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. She tripled in the first inning, singled in the third inning, and doubled in the fifth inning. Courtney Jones went 3-4 at the plate while teammate Malory Porada went 2-3 with three RBI's.
Colts continue play tomorrow at 9:30am against Hagerstown CC.
Colts More Than Ready to Start the 2015 Season
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
After a long winter, the SUNY Orange Colts baseball team is set to open their season this weekend on their annual spring trip to North Carolina. The Colts play a challenging schedule including many teams that are traditional powers. The 2015 Colts look to continue their successes of recent years by competing for a Conference and Regional Championship. Last year, the Colts finished second in the region to NJCAA World Series participant, Westchester CC. The Colts return eleven players from last years squad and welcome a strong freshman recruiting class. Coach Wayne Smith is optimistic about the season, and can't wait for the weather to cooperate. "We have a very good everyday line up with good bench depth. We have more speed than the last couple of years, and I like the way this team competes. Pitching-wise, I believe that we have a solid, competitive staff with pretty defined roles. The biggest strengths of this group will be their consistent everyday effort and how well they work as a team. I really look forward to this spring." The Colts open Sunday with a Doubleheader vs. Craven CC.
Orange Men Face Big Week
Monday, February 9th, 2015
The SUNY Orange men's basketball team's playoff hopes hinge on three key home games this week. Hopefully the third time will be the charm as the Colts' game with Kingsborough has been snowed out twice already. Orange will play Kingsborough on Wednesday evening, February 11, at 7:00 PM. Orange follows that up by playing Thursday against Mid Hudson Conference foe Rockland at 7:00 PM. Orange finishes its week against Suffolk Community College on Saturday at 2:00 PM. All of the Colts remaining games are home in the Edward A. Diana Physical Education Center. Come out and support the team as it makes a push for the Region 19 Playoffs!
Tryouts for Spring 2015 Softball Team
Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
Open Tryouts for this season will begin on Thursday, January 22nd at 2:00pm inside the gym. If interested, please contact Coach Madura at Shana.email@example.com
Soccer Advances to Regional Tournament
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
The SUNY Orange Soccer team advanced to the Region XV Tournament as a #7 seed. The Colts lost 7-2 to nationally ranked Suffolk CC in the opening round.
Volleyball Prepares for Regional Tournament
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
The SUNY Orange volleyball team will be the #8 seed for the Region XV Tournament beginning this week. The 11-12 Colts will travel to Suffolk to play the #1 seeded Clippers on Thursday 10/30, with the winner advancing to the Semifinals on Saturday, 11/1 at Nassau. This past weekend FR Kayla Holterman and SO Alexis Pascal were named to the All Region XV VB second team and honorable mention teams, respectively. SO Angelia Cirigliano was named to the Regional All Sportsmanship team.
Baseball Players Earn Post Season Accolades
Thursday, June 12th, 2014
The SUNY Orange Baseball Program was well represented on the 2014 All-Mid Hudson Conference and All-Region XV teams. Soph 2B Dillon Merola (Cornwall) was named to both the MHC and Region XV first teams. Soph Catcher Nick Gurda (Warwick) was named to the All MHC 2nd Team, and the Region XV 1st Team. Gurda was also selected as the Regional Defensive Player of the Year. Soph LHP Rob Berger (Cornwall) was named 1st Team MHC and 2nd team Region XV. Fr Inf/ Of Schuyler Martire (Pine Bush), and Soph DH Adrian Castillo (Middletown) were named to the 1st and 2nd All- Region XV team, respectively. LHP Nolan Apfel (Middletown) was named to the Regional Sportsmanship Team.
The Colts season ended with a 5-2 loss in the Regional Championship to Westchester CC. Westchester went on to win the East District advancing to the NJCAA Division II College World Series.
Second Half Surge Takes Colts to Title Game
Monday, May 5th, 2014
Middletown, NY - Every year the SUNY Orange Colts Baseball team starts its season down south. While Orange is playing their first games of the year, their opponents are in mid-season form with having well over 20 games under their belts. In the short term this usually leads to a frustrating start to the Orange season. Playing these experienced, battle tested teams can however, pay off down the road. The Colts 1-8 start was no way indicative of how competitive the team would be once they returned north for conference play.
In Region XV play Orange split their first two series with Dutchess and Westchester. A tough series with Rockland left the Colts at 5-7 in the Region and needing a spark. Orange then caught fire and swept Sullivan Community College in their next series 4-0. Orange finished conference play splitting with Ulster in a rain shortened two game stand. Orange had clinched the 3 seed and dropped their first game of the Region tournament to 2 seed Westchester. Orange then came back from an 8 run deficit to beat Rockland 12-11. That victory knocked Rockland, the one seed and defending champion, out of the tournament. Orange then defeated Sullivan in the loser's bracket final to advance to the championship game against Westchester. Orange could not sustain their hot streak and dropped the final 5-2.
Orange had a potent offensive attack this season. Four Colt regulars batted over .300 on the season. Dillon Merola led the way batting .349 with 8 extra base hits, 9 stolen bases, and scoring 26 runs. Schuyler Martire batted .331 with 10 stolen bases and scored 25 runs. Nick Gurda hit .301 with 10 extra base hits and 10 stolen bases. Adrian Castillo also had a great year at the plate hitting .301 and driving in 21 runs. Freshman outfielder Brian Guzman had 28 RBI and 12 stolen bases.
The Colts pitching staff went 10 players deep this season. Leading the way was sophomore south paw Rob Berger. Rob Pitched 46 innings for the Colts and had an impressive 3.86 ERA. Berger was one of 6 Colts to have 2 or more wins on the season. Another lefty, Kevin Crawford also had a strong season from the mound with 2 wins and leading the team with 18 strikeouts. David Gizzarelli ably filled the closer role. He won two and closed out 4 games for Orange out of the bullpen this season.
Taylor Concklin Has Monster Day for Colts
Friday, April 18th, 2014
Taylor Concklin was great on Thursday, throwing a no-hitter in Colts' 11-0 victory over Westchester. Taylor threw a no-hitter, striking out five batters and walking three while recording her momentous feat. Concklin racked up seven RBIs on three hits for Colts. She homered in the first and second innings and doubled in the fourth inning. Seven runs in the first three innings helped Colts blow out Westchester. A three-run home run by Taylor Concklin and an RBI single by Meaghan Michel in the first inning and a three-run home run by Taylor during the second inning supplied the early offense for Colts. Colts piled on four more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Corrin Lumbrazo's triple got things going, bringing home Meagan Scialabba and Cassandra Oquendo. That was followed up by Taylor's double and 7th RBI of the game. Colts continue play on Monday, April 21st in their final Home Double header against CC of Morris.
Hannah Schwatz Fires One Hitter
Friday, April 18th, 2014
An ace performance by Hannah Schwatz spurred Colts to a 10-0 win in seven innings over Westchester on Thursday in Valhalla, NY.
Westchester managed just one hit off of Schwatz, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two during her seven innings of work. Colts continued to pile on the runs until the end of the game scoring four runs in the seventh on an RBI single by Cassandra Oquendo, an RBI single by Corrin Lumbrazo, and a two-run single by Taylor Concklin. Taylor racked up three RBIs on four hits for Colts. In the fifth, the Colts scored on a solo home run by Brittney House.
Orange Women Ready for Post Season
Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
Middletown, NY The SUNY Orange women had a very successful regular season going 17-7. The team finished 6-2 in the Mid Hudson Conference which left them in sole possession of second place. Orange's play down the stretch was exceptional as the team won 7 of 9 games including a win over the Region's top seed in the upcoming playoffs, Dean College. At the time of the win over Dean the Bulldogs were nationally ranked. Orange also beat another nationally ranked team. Division 3 Brookdale, ranked 4 in the Division 3 poll, has gone on a 26 game winning streak since losing to the Colts.
Orange has a bright future as there is only one upper classman on the team. Michelle Burke (Monroe Woodbury H.S.) served as the team's steadying force as the rest of the team got their feet wet playing college basketball. Burke is second on the team scoring over 15 points a game. Burke also moved from her natural shooting guard position and now runs the point for Orange. Michelle has hit 101 three pointers for Orange in her career to date. Orange also has an excellent freshmen class with a lot of talent and a lot more potential. Taylor Briggs (CSI H.S. for International Studies) leads the way for the youth brigade scoring 16.9 points per game and hauling in 13.7 rebounds per game. Taylor is fourth in the nation in total rebounds. This is the second year in a row that Orange has had a player in the top five in rebounding. Orange's post play features an outstanding one, two combination. Nyasia Blankney (Fallsburgh H.S.) has also been a force. Nyasia averages 11.1 points and 9 rebounds per game. Nyasia is an effective free throw shooter and hits two thirds of her shots from the charity stripe. Mardelle Jean (Chester H.S.) has given the Colts another powerful weapon in the back court. Jean's frenetic style of play causes havoc for the other team. In addition to being the fourth colt to average double digits in scoring, 10.8 ppg, Jean also guards the other team's best offensive player. Jean's blazing speed makes her a match up nightmare for the opposing team. Rounding out the starting five for Orange is do everything guard Sinead Hughes (Goshen H.S.). Sinead is one of those glue players who does everything for a team to make them successful. She is indeed a jack of all trades. Sinead leads the teams in steals per game and is also third in rebounds and second in blocks. Orange Coach, John Lauro, is also very comfortable with his bench. Tisa McCalla (Middletown H.S) and Erin Angus (Eldred H.S.) provide much needed backup in the back court while Amber Globusch (Monticello H.S.), Kelsey Moody (Fallsburgh H.S.) and Janaya Nelson (John Adams H.S.) all get time up front.
This is the best team Coach Lauro has had at Orange. Not only are they talented on the court but they are great off it as well. This team is solid in the classroom and if anyone were to give out a nice guy award this team would win it hands down. The team will play Dean College in a Region Semifinal next Saturday at Monroe College in the Bronx. A win against Dean would put Orange into the Districts and a step closer to playing in the NJCAA National Tournament in Overland Park KS.
Balanced Attack Leads to Big Win for Women Cagers
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Middletown, NY - The SUNY Orange women won their home opener over nationally ranked Brookdale Community College on Tuesday night. Michelle Burke (Monroe Woodbury), Orange's lone sophomore led the Colts with 17 points and connected on 3 threes. Two of Burke's three pointers came late in the second half when the game was still very much in question. A trio of newcomers also came up big for Orange. Mardelle Jean, a Chester High grad, scored 11 points and had 5 assists. Jean also took control of the tempo of the game late and showed great maturity in setting the pace of the game. Orange also had a strong inside presence in Fallsburgh grad Nyasia Blankney and Taylor Briggs, a CSI High School for International Studies graduate. Orange coach, John Lauro, had a monumental task in replacing all region players Brittany Romanelli and Alexis Tripodo. He seems to have accomplished the task with this duo. Blankney and Briggs both posted double doubles as they dominated inside. The pair combined for a voluminous 29 points and 34 rebounds. Orange improved its record to 2-1 with their only loss coming in a foul plagued loss to another nationally ranked team, Sullivan Community College. Orange takes its game on the road this weekend at the annual Turkey Hoop Shoot Tournament at the County College of Morris.
New Faces Aplenty for Men's Basketball
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
For the first time in decades a new name will be leading the Colts on the hardwood this season. Joe Detz is the new head coach, and along with assistants Scott Oliver and Jordan Dirago , will be looking to imprint his style of play on the team. Local fans will recognize Detz as the long time head coach at Marlboro High School. Coach Detz also has previous college coaching experience having led the Dutchess Community College Falcons for several years.
Along with a new coach comes a slew of new players for the Colts. Only two players return off of last year's playoff qualifying team. Creshawn Jude from Christ the King High School and Anthony Bailey from S.S. Seward. Both players saw significant minutes as freshman and will be looked to for their battle tested demeanors. This year's team will have a decidedly local flavor with twelve of the fourteen players coming from Section 9 programs. Nine section 9 schools are represented on this year's roster.
Coach Detz is putting his team right into the fire this year with a very challenging schedule. Featured games this year include an early match up with the defending NJCAA Div 3 Champs, Brookdale Community College. Other tough teams on the schedule include division one power ASA and Community College of Rhode Island which is a fixture in the Div two top 20 poll.
Orange kicks off the2013-2014 campaign on Friday Nov, 1 at 5:00 p.m. versus Rockland in a non conference matchup in the Goldberg Classic at Columbia Greene Community College.
Men's Soccer Wins Mid Hudson Conference Title
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
The SUNY Orange Men's Soccer Team won the MHC Championship yesterday, defeating Dutchess CC 1-0. The game was played at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie. Cesar Grados converted a penalty kick with 18 minutes left in the second half to help SUNY Orange clinch its first Mid-Hudson Conference title since 1998. With the win, the Colts also clinched a spot in the Region XV tournament, seed to be determined.
Ronald Griffin made seven saves for Orange (5-6, 4-0 Mid-Hudson).
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