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May 1948 – First Block Letter Banquet

1950 – At the 3rd annual Block Letter Banquet, the guest speaker was Mike Sandy, sports commentator of WGAT (which later became WTLB). Presenting letters wre Bart Olsen, athletic instructor, Philip Vogel, lacrosse coach, Alfonzo (Alphonse) Rienzo, coach of basketball and baseball.

General Information – In 2002, MVCC finished first among Division III junior colleges in the first annual competition for the NJCAA Region III Director’s Cup. MVCC was second, trailing only Monroe CC, which competed in Division I or II in most sports. The award was based on the overall winning percentage in all fall, winter and spring intercollegiate sports. MVCC teams finished the year with an overall all-sports record of 356-145-4, for a winning percentage of .711.

In August 2004, MVCC received the first national Pepsi/National Association of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators Award, as the best non-scholarship two year college athletic program in the nation for 2003-2004. During 2003-2004, the MVCC Hawks compiled an overall record of 413-165-2, for a .715 winning percentage. This included six Mountain Valley Conference Team Championships, four Mountain Valley Conference runner-up finishes, three NJCAA Region III Team Championships, two Region III runner up finishes, 13 Region III Final Four appearances, one NJCAA national team championship (women’s soccer), 36 All-Mountain Valley Conference athletes, 35 All Region III athletes, 19 All-Americans, three individual NJCAA national champions, four selections as Mountain Valley Conference Players of the Year, four selections as NJCAA Region III Player of the Year,, two selections as NJCAA National Player of the Year, eight Academic All-Region III selections, six Academic All-Americans, three Distinguished Academic All-Americans, two SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar-Athletes, one Academic All-American Team (men’s tennis), five selections as Mountain Valley Conference Coach of the Year, four selections as Region III Coach of the Year, one selection as National Coach of the Year (women’s soccer. Other achievements:
-a first-ever NJCAA Division III National Championship in women’s soccer (17-2-1)
- a women’s basketball team with a 29-2 record, co-champion of the Mountain Valley Conference, runner up for the Region III championship by a single point
- a men’s basketball team with a 22-8 record, Mountain Valley Conference champs
- a 33-8 women’s volleyball team which won its third consecutive Mountain Valley Conference title, finished as runner-up in the Region III championships, and took part in the NJCAA national tournament in Minnesota
- a men’s soccer team ranked #8 nationally in NJCAA Division III, with a 14-3 record
- a men’s bowling team with a 56-5 record, winning its 4th consecutive Mountain Valley Conference championship, 2nd consecutive Region III championship, and a 3rd place finish in the national tournament
- a women’s cross country team which compiled a 36-4 record, finishing 2nd in the Mountain Valley Conference, and 3rd in the NJCAA national championship
- a men’s cross country team with a 55-14 record, 5th in the Mountain Valley Conference, 4th in Region III, and fifth at the NJCAA national championship
-a women’s softball team with a 21-10 record, third place in the Mountain Valley Conference
- a women’s outdoor track and field team with a 32-5 record, including 2nd place finishes in the Mountain Valley Conference and in Region III, and a third place finish in the national championships, including individual national titles in the long jump, javelin and heptathlon.
- a men’s baseball team with a 22-12 record, second place in the Mountain Valley Conference
- a men’s tennis team with an 8-4 record, including the Mountain Valley Conference championship and third place in the national tournament.
- a men’s golf team which finished the season at 41-38, taking second place in the Mountain Valley Conference, 7th in Region III.

In June, 2005, MVCC finished second in the competition for the Pepsi/NATYCAA Award, were edged out by the much larger College DuPage in Illinois (34,000 enrollment).

Also in June 2005, Pedro Lima of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a two year member of the men’s soccer team, won the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators National Scholar-Athlete Award, presented in Orlando. He graduates with a 4.00 average in Business Management.

Baseball
1970
Infielder Jim Spartano set a base-sealing record of 20 (22 if a rained out game on May 23 was included). He was 27 years old at the time, attending MVCC after service in the Navy and work as an accountant with Niagara Mohawk and Mohawk Airlines. His MVCC coach was Ron Parelli. Spartano later became athletic director at Utica College.
1979
Coach Tim Kipp resigned in 1979 to move to Phoenix, AZ area. Had been coach since 1971. (also coached soccer)

1993

The men’s baseball team was one of eight selected to compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III World Series in Jamestown, NY. The Hawks played three games in the tournament, losing to Manchester Technical Community College 8-0, defeating SUNY Farmingdale 8-6, then losing to the College of DuPage (Illinois) 9-8. The MVCC team finished the season 29-10, including an 18-game winning streak, under Coach Joseph Milazzo. (May 1993)

In December 1993, Coach Milazzo was named NJCAA Division III Diamond Sports-American Baseball Coaches Association 1993 Coach of the Year. He received the award in Anaheim, California in January 1994, at the American Baseball Coaches Association national convention.

1995

In June 1995, the men’s baseball team made its second trip in three years to the NJCAA Division III World Series. The Hawks lost their tournament opener in Batavia, NY, to Madison (Wisconsin) Area Technical College 10-3, then blanked Bronx Community College 4-0 before losing to Gloucester Community College of New Jersey 8-3. After the tournament, MVCC outfielder Kevin Green was drafted by the National League Florida Marlins. Green, a two-time All-American, batted .437 for the Hawks, and stole 44 consecutive bases.

2000 - The baseball team finished their season with a 17-8 overall record under the direction of head coach Joe Milazzo (9th year). The team was Mountain Valley Conference Champions with a 12-2 record, and was seeded fifth for the Regional Tournament. They lost in the first round at Broome CC in a 6-0 game. Team MVP Kevin Sheridan and Second Team All-Region selection Jason Longo led the Hawks.

2002 – David Warren became head coach
Women’s Basketball
1976
MVCC won the 1975-76 Basketball Championship of the Junior College Sports Organization of New York State. MVCC defeated HCCC 36-35 for the title.
1994
(Dec. 19, 1994, Observer-Dispatch) – “MVCC women’s basketball disbanded due to low numbers – Mohawk Valley Community College has disbanded its women’s basketball team, which had already been downgraded from varsity to club status, for the remainder of the 1994-95 season.
MVCC athletic director John Teller said the season was abandoned because of a lack of players.
First-year coach Tim Esposito recruited 12 women to start pre-season practices. But after MVCC suffered a 107-28 loss to Broome Community College on Nov. 16, only four players reported for the team’s next practice.
‘We had been struggling with the women’s basketball program for the last two years,’ Teller said. ‘We finished the spring semester with six girls on the team the last two years.’
His concern that this would happen again prompted Teller to downgrade the team to club status before the season started. Junior college club teams are not held to National Junior College Athletic Association academic eligibility standards and are not eligible for post-season play….”
1999 – first appearance in NJCAA national tournament at Corning CC, defeating Suffolk Community College but losing to the #1 and #2 seeds, DuPage Community College of Illinois and Ocean County Community College, New Jersy. They finished with a #6 national ranking and a 26-7 record. MVCC Coach David Katz was Coach of the Year for District H, as well as Co-Coach of the year for the Mountain Valley Conference.
2000
MVP Crystal DeRosa
(December 7, 2000, Utica Observer-Dispatch) – “Hawks rising from ashes under Katz’s leadership – No one seems to recall exactly what the score was or who the opponent might have been.
Who would want to remember?
Back in 1994-95, Mohawk Valley Community College’s women’s basketball team lost its only game by about 100 points. The next year, there were seven women on the team. Three had never played before. The season ended early.
‘We were on the verge of canceling the sport,’ recalled athletic director Gary Broadhurst.
Then, David Katz, a history professor who had played high school basketball but had never coached, said he’d try to put things back together.
And he did. The Hawks are now a perennial Region III contender. MVCC went 29-3 last season, winning the regional title and finishing fourth in the National Junior College Athletic Association championships. …
Katz recently won his 100th game – he’s now 104-39 – and the 8-2 Hawks are off to another fast start…
Katz agrees his teaching experience gave him the confidence to coach.
‘Essentially, my goal was to establish the credibility of the program in terms of what we stood for and how we played the game,’ he said. ‘No matter what our record was, especially early on, people who came and played for me would reflect well on the school, work really hard on the floor, conduct themselves in a courteous and sportsmanlike manner, but compete and never give up. I wanted to establish that reputation in the basketball community, so if people sent their kids to us, they’d know we had their interests at heart and we weren’t just winning basketball games.’…”

2005-6

The women’s basketball team finished with a 33-1 record, winning the Mountain Valley Conference, Region III championship, and making it to the NJCAA national championship game on their home court, losing the Monroe College of the Bronx. It was the first time an MVCC men’s or women’s basketball team had played for the national title. Coach Bobby Allison’s three-year record as women’s coach stood at 126-10.

Men’s Basketball
1946 – First men’s basketball game, November 26th, 1946, against Remsen Legion, which won the game 57 to 55 in overtime.
1948 – First home game December 15th, in renovated gym at New Hartford building. The school was known as “Utica Tech” and competed in the Empire State League, eight State schools. This was the second season of competition, and the coach was Bart Olson. Members of the first team included (not limited to) Gene Broderick (Chatham), Bruce Witter (Almond), Michael Gasapo (Solvay), Fred Perkins (Utica)`and Pete Nicolucci (Rochester). (NISIAAS News, Dec. 22, 1948)

1949

Alphonse “Funzi” Rienzo – listed in 1949 as basketball coach. He was a member of the faculty at Waterville Central School, was a native of Rome, lettering in three sports and captaining all three during his senior year, 1929 At Oswego Normal, he also played varsity basketball, baseball and football for three seasons and at various time captained each team. After graduating from Oswego, he was named basketball coach at St. Aloysius Academy (Rome), a post he filled for three years before accepting a teaching position at Waterville Central. He served as coach of the Waterville team for two seasons, turning in a 13-3 record in his final year before entering service. It was at Rhoads Hospital that Rienzo-coached teams made their biggest name as they were required to meet Colgate, St. Lawrence, Clarkson and Ithaca College in addition to strong military installation team. The hospital was represented on the court during the 1943 through 1945 seasons and in one campaign compiled a 15-3 record. At the Institute, he succeeded Bart Olsen, who continued as director of recreation.
1964
The speaker for the June 8th 17th Annual Bock Letter Banquet at Hart’s Hill Inn was Utah Congressman Laurence J. Burton.
1965
Coach Ron Parelli came to MVCC in 1965 after seven years of high school coaching, at Hornell High School, and Minisink Valley Central, near Middletown, NY.
1968
MVP Chuck Klempka
1975

MVCC hosted the basketball team from Bayamon Regional College of Puerto Rico December 11th in an exhibition contest. Members of the local Puerto Rican community participated in a series of related events on campus during the day, including a dinner, and reception, and a half-time program during the basketball game. MVCC was the last of four community colleges visited by the team from Bayamon Regional College. (December 1975)

1998

Phillip A. Gaffney was appointed head men’s basketball coach in June 1998. Came from Columbia-Greene Community College where he had coached since 1993, was nationally ranked three years. He had also coached at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, SUNY Brockport, and Indian River High School. He succeeded former MVCC men’s basketball coach Gary Broadhurst, who stepped down after 12 years to focus on duties as athletic director. Gaffney resigned at the end of the 2004-2005 academic year. A graduate of Watertown High School, played at Jefferson Community College, graduated from SUNY Brockport.

2000
MVP Raymond Bryant

2005

Coach Gaffney resigned for family reasons, Coach Broadhurst returned to coaching while a search was undertaken for a new men’s coach.

Bowling

2000
Men’s MVP Chris Brockway; women’s MVP Stephanie Hayes


Cross Country

1967
Men’s MVP Bob Keller

1973

After its first undefeated dual meet season, the MVCC cross country squad emerged from the National Junior College Cross Country Championships as the #12 team in the nation. MVCC’s star runner in the Tallahassee, Florida, contest was senior Dan Dwyer of Syracuse, NY. Dwyer was named All-American after placing 17th among 395 runners from 79 colleges. (November 1973)

1978

Coach Richard Coleman was named Coach of the Year by the Cross Country Coaches Association of Region III, National Junior College Athletic Association. In his 12 years at MVCC, his cross country teams had posted an overall record of 88-23, including an 11-0 season in 1973. He was completing his third term as president of the National Cross Country Coaches Association, NJCAA. In 1978, his team finished with a 5-1 record in dual meets, were second in the Region III championships and third in the State championships.

1983

Professor Richard Coleman, Physical Education Department, was named Cross Country Coach of the Year for Region III (National Junior College Athletic Association) for the third consecutive year. His MVCC Team also won the Region III Championship. He was serving his fourth two-year term as president of the NJCAA Cross Country Coaches Association. (November 1983)

1986-1989 (?) The coach was Bob Backus. He had run on the team in 1984, graduated in 1985 transferred to SUNY Oneonta. He succeeded Ed Bruni, who coached the team for one year.

1991

Runners from MVCC won three NJCAA national cross country championships in November 1991. Andy Bach of Utica, a physical education major, won the men’s national individual championship (the first for Division III), winning the five-mile event in 27:45. Peg LaRocque, a recreation leadership major from Londonderry, New Hampshire, won the women’s individual national championship with a 5K time of 20:38. She also led her teammates to a national women’s team championship.

1994

Women’s Cross Country team won NJCAA national championship. Men’s team won the NJCAA national championship as well.

1995

Women’s Cross Country team won NJCAA national championship

1996

Women’s Cross Country team won NJCAA national championship

1997

Women’s Cross Country team won NJCAA national championship

1998

MVCC women’s cross country team won its fifth consecutive national championship. Colleen Peterson of Westmoreland was Mountain Valley Conference, Region III and individual national champion for the second consecutive year.

2000

Men’s MVP Matt Bello; women’s MVP Patty Phillips

2001

The 2001 MVCC women’s cross country team won the NJCAA Division III national team championship, placing four runners in the top 20. Coach Gary Parker was named Coach of the Meet and National Coach of the Year. It was the seventh national title for the MVCC women’s cross country team since 1991. The Hawks finished 2nd in the nation in 1992 and 1999, and were third in 1993. Individual championships came in 1991, 1997 and 1998. In recognition of this success, the NJCAA named the MVCC women’s team as the “Team of the Decade.” (MVCC runners won men’s individual championships in 1991, 1995 and 1998. As of 2001, the MVCC cross country team had produced 40 All-Americans – 14 men and 26 women.

2005
Women’s cross country team won the NJCAA Division III national championship. The men’s team finished second in the nation. The individual women’s national champion was MVCC’s Kim Povec, of Whitesboro

Field Hockey (women)

(Had a team in 1974, 1975 – others years uncertain. Ended with the 1983 season – replaced by women’s soccer. Coach was Martha Culan)

Golf

1994

In 1994, retired coach and athletic director Robert Jorgensen was inducted into the NJCAA Division II and III Golf Hall of Fame. The induction took place during he NJCAA national championship tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina. Jorgensen, the first inductee from a Division III college, coached golf for 23 seasons at MVCC. His teams recorded 416 wins, 93 losses and five ties. They won seven regional championships and placed second another seven times. (June 1994)

2000

The golf team finished with a 12-28 record under Coach Gary Broadhurst (2nd season). The team came in fifth place at the Mountain Valley Conference. Rick Bochniak had the low stroke average to lead the Hawks.


Men’s Ice Hockey

1982

Introduced as a club sport in 1982, playing in the Hamilton College “A” League, a ten-game season, coached by John Sheridan, a former professional player with the Indianapolis team in the World Hockey Association, and played with the Mohawk Valley Comets and Mohawk Valley Stars. He has also planed on the NCAA Division I national championship team at the University of Minnesota, coached by Herb Brooks.

1985

The team began varsity competition. The team joined the Eastern Division of the International Collegiate Hockey League, went 2-19.

1986-87

Won the ICHL championship, 16-7 record.

1990

John Sheridan stepped down as coach, relocating to Boston, and was succeeded by assistant coach Mike Jeffery .
2000
MVP Adrian Haird

2004--?
Rob Seymour, assistant bookstore manager, coached the team (perhaps earlier as well)

Indoor Track
1999
Colleen Peterson, Westmoreland, won national championship in the 1000 meters in 3:03.76), finished 2nd in the mile (5:11.20) to lead MVCC to the NJCAA indoor track championship in Charleston, Illinois, (eastern Illinois College) March 1999. Billie Jo Scheible was 4th in the 1,000 (3:10.64). The distance medley relay team won with a school record time of 12:32.47. Gary Parker was named NJCAA Coach of the Year.
2000
Men’s MVP Matt Dahlin, women’s MVP Patty Phillips

Men’s Lacrosse
1949
First “Utica Tech” team: Roger Simon, New Hartford, Eugene Broderick, Chatham, Marlin Signor, Sherrill; Robert Aber, Sparrowbush; Robert Moyer, Sherrill; Robert Mason, Granville; Lyle Sutherland, Delhi; Anthony Giacovelli, Utica; Frank Gualillo, New Hartford; Lawrence Colelli, Solvay; Sidney Tenney, Albany; Sam Peake, Oneida Castle; Fred Suhr, Manager, Oriskany Falls; Stanley Briggs, Clayville; Frank Morrock, Utica; Morris Artessa, Utica; Robert Zarnoch, Yorkville; Joseph Soldato, Utica; Raymond Kissock, Syracuse.Coach Philip Vogel, Utica. Among their opponents: the Syracuse University JV team, Hobart College, RPI JV, Cortland State Teachers College.
2000
Under direction of head coach Anthony Puma (2nd year) the lacrosse team finished its season with a 4-8 record. Team MVP and Mountain Valley All-Conference selection Mike Dardzinski led the Hawks. He was joined on the All-Conference team by leading scorer Corey Foster and senior Sean Hennigan.
Men’s Soccer
1967
MVP William Meeker

1973-75
Perry Nizzi, of Rome, who later served as head coach at Herkimer County Community College and Hamilton College, was a member of the MVCC teach in 1973-74 and 1974-75, serving as co-captain in his senior year. A forward, Nizzi had 10 goals and four assists during his freshman season, making him the team’s overall scoring leader. Nizzi was named to the SUJAC (State University Junior College Athletic Conference) All-Conference Team. Teammate Mario Dominguez of El Salvador also had 10 goals. The Hawks had a 6-4-2 record in 1973 under Coach Tim Kipp. Following the 1974 season, he was named an All-American. He scored 24 goals during his two-year career, and set three MVCC records: most goals in a game (5), most assists in one season (8), and most assists in two season (12).
Andrew Rejman, a civil technology senior, signed a professional soccer contract. Rejman, a Utica resident, came to the United States from his native Poland in 1973. He was scheduled to leave soon for England, where he would spend at least the 1977 season with the Inter Polonia soccer team of London. (January 1977)
Senior Jeff Haenish named an NJCAA soccer All-American. (April 1978)

Coach Tim Kipp resigned in 1979 to move to Phoenix, AZ area. Had been coach since 1971. (also coached baseball)
2000
MVP Mark Epolitto
Women’s Soccer

1984
Was introduced in 1984. The first year coach was Ken Lowe, retired boys coach at Sauquoit Valley Central School. They lost their first game 7-0 to HCCC. Also lost to Morrisville, the previous year’s NJCAA national runner-up, 23-0, and Finger Lakes 3-1.
2000
MVP Crystal DeRosa
2003

National Champions, NJCAA Division III, coached by Steve Senior.

2004

Runners-up in NJCAA national championship, held at MVCC, lost to Richland College of Texas in a shootout
Women’s Softball
2000
Under the direction of first year head Dave Warren, the softball team finished with a 23-7 record and tied a school record for most wins in a season. The team won the Mountain Valley Conference, was ranked 12th in the nation, and made it to the Region III Final Four Tournament. The Hawks were led by First Team All Region selections Jill Ksiadz and Angela Reina. Named to the All-Region Second Team were Sharilyn Testa, Tricia Pauquette, and Natalie Phillips. These athletes were also selected to the Mountain Valley All-Conference Team along with Tonya Cole. Head coach Dave Warren was named Conference Coach of the Year. Team MVP was Jill Ksiadz.
2002 Robert “Bobby” Allison became head coach.



Tennis (Men)
2000
Under the direction of head coach Steve Senior (25th season) the men’s tennis team finished with a 3-7-1 record. The team finished 3rd in both the conference and region. Team MVP and All-Conference selection Garrett Lubertine led the Hawks. Scott Noll and Travis Corpin joined Garrett on the All-Conference Team. MVP Garrett Lubertine
Tennis (Women)
2001
Erika Hertel, Holland Patent, childhood education student, won fourth singles national championship in Tucson, AZ. Meghan Dowd of Ilion was runner-up in fifth singles.
2003
Women’s tennis team, coached by Phil Gaffney, won the NJCAA national championship.
Track & Field
1976
MVCC senior Douglas Finley of Oneida finished fifth nationally in the 440-year intermediate hurdles during the National Junior College Athletic Association track and field championships at Pasadena, Texas. Finley set a new MVCC record of 54.3 second, breaking by four-tenths of a second the record he has established only a day earlier. (June 1976)
1998
Lubert Lewis of Rome was a standout sprinter. He had shattered records at Rome Free Academy. He was an indoor All-American, setting a national record in the 600-meters at 1:17.63. was national champion at 400m and 800m.
1999
Lubert Lewis was Region III champion in the 400m, 800m and 400 intermediate hurdles, and won the 400m and 800m at the NJCAA Div III national championships, setting a meet and school record in the 800 with a time of 1:50.46. During his two-year career he set school records in the 200m, 300m, 400m, 500m, 600m, 800m, and 1,000m. He also qualified for the U.S. Olympic trials in the 800m with a time of 1:47.41, and was ranked 20th in the country by Track & Field News. After graduation, was slated to transfer on scholarship to Grand Valley State College, Allendale, Mich (Div II).

Colleen Peterson won five events at the NJCAA Div III national track and field championships: 800 meters, 1,500 meters (meet record of 4:55.96), 3,000m, 5,000m, 10,000m. The women’s team won the NJCAA Div III national championship, under coach Gary Parker. Peterson was also an All-American at the 1998-99 national indoor track ad field championships, winning the 1,000 meter race. She was the only runner in MVCC history to be two-time national champion in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track and field. During her two-year MVCC career she was individual champion 13 times in various events. After graduation she transferred to Western State College in Colorado on scholarship.
2000
April 28th – the men’s 1,600 meter relay team took part in the Penn Relays, Junior College Division. The team had qualified with a time of 4:28.4, third best time in NJCA Division III at the time. Members included Joseph Smith, Whitesboro, Chris Dankiw, West Genesee, Matt Dahlin, Liverpool, Kirby Joachim, Washington, DC.
May 12th – The MVCC women’s 4X800 meter relay team won the NJCAA Division III title at the University of Buffalo. Crucita Torres, Patty Phillips, Heather Berger and Jenn Lister won with a time of 10:22.38.
Season summary: The men’s team finished its season with a 15-14 record under head coach Gary Parker (7th season). They finished 2nd in the Conference, 4th in Region III, 11th at the national meet. Matt Dahlin was conference and regional champion in the 400 meter intermediate hurdles. Chris Dankiw was conference champion in the 800 meter run. The women’s team finished its season with a 28-1 record. The team won the conference and regional championships. Their season culminated with a second place finish at the national meet. Conference champions were Crucita Torres in the 200, 400 and pole vault; Valerie Mercier in the hammer throw; Renee Buhrow in the triple jump; and the 4X100 relay team. Regional champions were Patty Phillips in the 800 and 1500, Crucita Torres in the pole vault, and team wins in the 4X100, 4X400 and 4X800 relays. At nationals, Patty Phillips was 1st in the 800, 2nd in the 1500, while the team of Phillips, Jenn Lister, Heather Berger and Crucita Torres won the 4X800 relay. Men’s MVP Chris Dankiw. Women’s MVP Patty Phillips.
July 21st – Lubert Lewis placed fifth in his semifinal heat of the 800 meters and failed to qualify for the finals at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California. Lewis, representing the Syracuse Chargers Track Club, finished in a personal best time of 1 minute, 47.53 seconds, just six-tenths away from qualifying for the Olympic trial finals. His previous best time was 1:49.15 when he finished fourth at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Georgia Dome in March, 2000.
2001
MVCC won four events at NJCAA national championships, and two runner-up sots. The 4X100 relay team won with a school record time of 42.34 second. Runners included Trent Jordan, East Providence, RI; Matt Dahlin, Liverpool, NY, Chris Franklin, Allentown, PA, and Jason Babowicz, Whitesboro. The 4X800 relay team won with a time of 8:01.84. Runners included Chris Franklin, Matt Dahlin, James Strebel, Cleveland, NY, and Josh Belisle, West Winfield. Chris Franklin won the 100m high hurdles with a school record time of 14.78. He also set a school record in winning the 400m intermediate hurdles, 53.78. Trent Jordan finished second in the nation in the long jump at 22’9 ¾”. In the women’s 100m dash, Lorraine Benson, Utica, finished 2nd with a time of 13.09.
2003
MVCC women’s track and field team won the NJCAA national championship
2006
MVCC women’s track and field team won the NJCAA national championship. Men finished 3rd.

Women’s Volleyball

1999 Marcia Laidlaw became coach

2000
MVP Marnee Oder

Wrestling
1968
MVP Rick Munson
December 1974 – hosted Hawk Invitational Wrestling Tournament, with MVCC, HCCC, Erie CC and Corning CC. MVCC Coach was George Scala.
MVCC student Grant Honis, a senior in Mechanical Engineering Technology, gained All-American recognition in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national wrestling championships at Worthington, Minnesota. Honis had a 5-2 record in 177-lb competition at the national tournament. (April 1978)
Other successful competitors: Shannon Mamrosh, Ozell Bembry
At the February 10, 1997 Athletic Review Board Meeting the proposal was brought forth recommending that the sport of wrestling be deleted from MVCC’s intercollegiate athletic program. In recent years, the college had had difficulty fielding a full team (10 weight classes). The number of two-year colleges in Region III offering wrestling had also decreased; in 1997, only five other schools were participating. Three were out of reasonable commuting range (Niagara CC, Corning CC and Alfred State), leaving only two other schools for dual meets: SUNY Morrisville and SUNY Cobleskill.

All-Americans
1975- Larry White, cross country, November 8, 1975. A liberal arts freshman, he placed 14th out of 271 runners from 66 colleges in the NJCAA national championships in Rochester, Minnesota. His time for the five mile course was 25:22.41. (November 1975)

1978 – Jeff Haenish, men’s soccer

Annual Summaries

1999-2000
TEAM

Conference Championships 10
Region III Championships 2
Region III Runner-Up 3
Region III Final Four Finishes 15
National Runner-Up 1

INDIVIDUAL
All-Conference 50
All-Region 66
All-American 16
National Champion 5
Conference Player of the Year 3
Region III Player of the Year 3

ACADEMIC

All-Region 5
All-American 3
Academic All-American Teams 1

COACH OF THE YEAR HONORS
Conference 5
Region III 3
National 1
OVERALL TEAM RECORD, 167-51-7 (.777 WINNING %)
OVERALL 1990-200 RECORD, 363-150-10 (.708 WINNING %)



MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NJCAA ALL-AMERICANS














YEAR
NAME
SPORT
 
YEAR
NAME
SPORT
1960
Robert Sager
Baseball
 
1990
Mark Primo
Hockey
1962
Richard Goebel
M. Soccer
 
1991
Andy Back
M. Cross Country
1963
Peter Rohrbacher
M. Soccer
 
1991
David Misiaszek
Golf
1964
Peter Rohrbacher
M. Soccer
 
1991
Stephan Stagliano
Golf
1965
Joseph Szyikowski
M. Soccer
 
1991
Peggy Larocque
W. Track
1965
Don Kenyon
M. Soccer
 
1991
Peggy Larocque
W. Cross Country
1968
Stefan Talev
M. Soccer
 
1991
Noel Schlict
M. Cross Country
1973
Dan Dwyer
M. Cross Country
 
1992
Peggy Larocque
W. Track
1974
Perry Nizzi
M. Soccer
 
1992
Karen Ryan
W. Bowling
1975
Larry White
M. Cross Country
 
1992
Stacey Ferguson
W. Cross Country
1977
Jeff Haenish
M. Soccer
 
1992
Rob Quaglia
M. Cross Country
1978
Grant Honis
Wrestling
 
1992
Cynthia Saburro
W. Cross Country
1980
Mel Lee
M. Indoor Track
 
1993
Robert Malandruccolo
Baseball
1981
Jessie Coger
M. Indoor Track
 
1993
Chris Ferguson
Baseball
1981
Anthony Morrison
M. Indoor Track
 
1993
Kevin Green
Baseball
1982
Thomas McCants
M. Indoor Track
 
1993
Christine Sisting
W. Cross Country
1982
Thomas McCants
M. Track
 
1994
Nancy Cook
W. Track
1982
Stanley Pringle
M. Indoor Track
 
1994
Mark Kuss
M. Track
1983
Kathleen Kuhn
W. Cross Country
 
1994
Nate Harvey
Wrestling
1983
Thomas McCants
M. Indoor Track
 
1994
Nicole Branck
W. Cross Country
1983
David Schirrips
M. Soccer
 
1994
Mark Kuss
M. Cross Country
1984
David Coney
M. Track
 
1994
Melissa Richter
W. Cross Country
1984
Diane DiPhilips
W. Track
 
1994
Aaron Carey
M. Cross Country
1984
Elease Turner
W. Track
 
1994
Cristy Collins
W. Cross Country
1985
Merrick Jones
M. Cross Country
 
1994
Eric Foley
M. Cross Country
1985
Diane DiPhilips
W. Track
 
1994
Jason Rende
M. Cross Country
1985
Tom Buckingham
M. Cross Country
 
1994
Jason Cooney
M. Cross Country
1985
Phyliss Lauzon
W. Cross Country
 
1995
Richter, Collins
W. Track
1985
Jerry Lawson
M. Cross Country
 
 
Branck, Erbe
 
1985
Diane DiPhilips
W. Indoor Track
 
1995
Nicole Branck
W. Track
1986
Buckingham, Jones
M. Track
 
1995
Kevin Green
Baseball
 
Buckingham, Gordon
 
 
1995
Jason Rende
M. Cross Country
1986
Phyliss Lauzon
W. Track
 
1995
Shannon Mahan
W. Cross Country
1986
Jerry Lawson
M. Track
 
1995
Aaron Carey
M. Cross Country
1986
Jeff Whitehead
M. Track
 
1995
Cristy Collins
W. Cross Country
1987
Beth Hart
W. Track
 
1995
Nicole Branck
W. Cross Country
1987
Jay Leo
Wrestling
 
1996
Eric Mosca
Baseball
1989
Deanna Bonner
W. Bowling
 
1996
Shannon Mahan
W. Cross Country
1989
Joseph Wojcik
M. Bowling
 
1996
Jamie Webster
W. Cross Country
1989
Tammy Rule
W. Cross Country
 
1997
Eric Redner
M. Basketball
1990
Deanna Bonner
W. Bowling
 
1997
Karen Ryan
Golf
1990
Don Cavoli
Baseball
 
1997
Billie Jo Schieble
W. Cross Country
1990
Gary Grabinski
Golf
 
1997
Colleen Peterson
W. Cross Country
1990
David Misiazek
Golf
 
1997
Jamie Webster
W. Cross Country
YEAR
NAME
SPORT
 
YEAR
NAME
SPORT
1997
Lubert Lewis
M. Cross Country
 
2001
Sylvain Favreau
Hockey
1997
Carrie LeSeur
W. Tennis
 
2001
Jamie Smith
Hockey
1997
Kelly Batson
W. Tennis
 
2001
Amanda Mortelette
W. Basketball
1997
Maria Bernabeu-Marin
W. Tennis
 
2001
Chris Franklin
M. Track
1998
Ryan Beliveau
Hockey
 
2001
Trent Jordan
M. Track
1998
Matt Kennedy
Hockey
 
2001
Strebel, Belisle
M. Track
1998
Nicole Listas
W. Basketball
 
 
Dahlin, Franklin
 
1998
Colleen Peterson
W. Indoor Track
 
2001
Babowicz, Jordan
M. Track
1998
Lubert Lewis
M. Indoor Track
 
 
Dahlin, Franklin
 
1998
Quackenbush, Webster
W. Indoor Track
 
2001
Lorraine Benson
W. Track
 
Peterson, Schieble
 
 
2001
Matteus Guerreiro
M. Soccer
1998
Williams, Metot
M. Track
 
2001
Christina Raulli
W. Cross Country
 
Sherman, Lewis
 
 
2001
Jillian LaMonte
W. Cross Country
1998
Lubert Lewis
M. Track
 
2001
Aaron Verminski
M. Cross Country
1998
Jamie Webster
W. Track
 
2002
Michael Smith
M. Basketball
1998
Colleen Peterson
W. Track
 
2002
Angelica Dempsey
W. Basketball
1998
Billie Jo Schieble
W. Track
 
2002
Brian Reese
Hockey
1998
Jennifer Lister
W. Cross Country
 
2002
Chris Franklin
M. Indoor Track
1998
Colleen Peterson
W. Cross Country
 
2002
Tom Nausbaum
M. Track
1998
Billie Jo Schieble
W. Cross Country
 
2002
Chris Franklin
M. Track
1998
Lubert Lewis
M. Cross Country
 
2002
Nausbaum, Gurdo
M. Track
1999
Lakeisha Cook
W. Basketball
 
 
Franklin, Noonan
 
1999
John Redding
M. Basketball
 
2002
Belisle, DeRocco
M. Track
1999
Shawn Ruddy
Hockey
 
 
Nausbaum, Noonan
 
1999
Robert Sherman
M. Track
 
2002
Bradford Myatt
Golf
1999
Lubert Lewis
M. Track
 
2002
Domenica Cracchiolo
Softball
1999
Germain Graham
M. Track
 
2002
Elizabeth LeVan
W. Cross Country
1999
Billie Jo Schieble
W. Track
 
2002
Merlene Egbert
W. Cross Country
1999
Cassandra Quackenbush
W. Track
 
2002
Janelle LaMonte
W. Cross Country
1999
Colleen Peterson
W. Track
 
2002
Max Bawarski
M. Cross Country
1999
Michelle Nizzi
W. Cross Country
 
2003
Mattias Eriksson
Hockey
1999
Patty Phillips
W. Cross Country
 
2003
Deidra Bumbrey
W. Basketball
1999
Marnee Oder
Volleyball
 
2003
Todel Sykes
M. Basketball
2000
Crystal DeRosa
W. Basketball
 
2003
James Zimmerman
M. Bowling
2000
Raymond Bryant
M. Basketball
 
2003
Rachel Glod
W. Track
2000
Adrian Haird
Hockey
 
2003
Merlene Egbert
W. Track
2000
Sylvain Favreau
Hockey
 
2003
Jillian LaMonte
W. Track
2000
Chris Brockway
M. Bowling
 
2003
Stephanie Tremblay
W. Track
2000
Patty Phillips
W. Track
 
2003
Tremblay, Egbert
W. Track
2000
Phillips, Lister
W. Track
 
 
Spadaro, LaMonte
 
 
Torres, Berger
 
 
2003
Mykel Myrick
M. Track
2000
Najda Okanovic
W. Cross Country
 
2003
Linda Bloss
W. Tennis
2000
April Wilburn
W. Cross Country
 
2003
Josha Ayumu
W. Tennis
2000
Meaghan Dowd
W. Tennis
 
2003
Onessa Williams
W. Tennis
2000
Erika Hertel
W. Tennis
 
2003
Shepard, Bloss
W. Tennis
2000
Vincent DiGuiseppe
M. Soccer
 
2003
Williams, Ayumu
W. Tennis
2001
LaShae Anthony
M. Basketball
 
2003
Bradford Myatt
Golf
2001
Petter Giving
Hockey
 
2003
Stacey Egbert
W. Cross Country
YEAR
NAME
SPORT
 
YEAR
NAME
SPORT
2003
Mike Keating
M. Cross Country
 
 
 
 
2003
Kristen Farrell
W. Soccer
 
 
 
 
2003
Sarin Cavallo
W. Soccer
 
 
 
 
2004
Eniola Bakare
W. Basketball
 
 
 
 
2004
Brent Joy
M. Bowling
 
 
 
 
2004
Tim Lawton
M. Bowling
 
 
 
 
2004
Melissa St. Vil
W. Track
 
 
 
 
2004
Stacey Egbert
W. Track
 
 
 
 
2004
Kevin Horvath
M. Track
 
 
 
 
2004
Roth, Horvath
M. Track
 
 
 
 
 
Mederios, Keating
 
 
 
 
 
2004
Sarin Cavallo
W. Soccer
 
 
 
 
2004
Sarah LaReaux
W. Soccer
 
 
 
 
2004
Mike Keating
M. Cross Country
 
 
 
 
2004
Megan Dever
W. Cross Country
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 










































































































































































































































































MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ALL-AMERICANS BY SPORT








SPORT
YEAR
 
SPORT
YEAR
 
SPORT
YEAR
Baseball
 
 
Bowling - Men
 
 
Cross Country - Women
 
Robert Sager
1960
 
Joseph Wojcik
1989
 
Kathleen Kuhn
1983
Don Cavoli
1990
 
Chris Brockway
2000
 
Phuliss Lauzon
1985
Robert Malandruccolo
1993
 
James Zimmerman
2003
 
Tammy Rule
1989
Chris Ferguson
1993
 
Brent Joy
2004
 
Peggy Larocque
1991
Kevin Green
1994
 
Tim Lawton
2004
 
Stacey Ferguson
1992
Kevin Green
1995
 
 
 
 
Cynthia Saburro
1992
Eric Mosca
1996
 
 
 
 
Christine Sistine
1993
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicole Branck
1994
 
 
 
Bowling - Women
 
 
Melissa Richter
1994
 
 
 
Deanna Bonner
1989
 
Cristy Collins
1994
 
 
 
Deanna Bonner
1990
 
Shannon Mahan
1995
 
 
 
Karen Ryan
1992
 
Cristy Collins
1995
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicole Branck
1995
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shannon Mahan
1996
Basketball - Men
 
 
Cross Country - Men
 
 
Jamie Webster
1996
Eric Redner
1997
 
Dan Dwyer
1973
 
Billie Jo Schieble
1997
John Redding
1999
 
Larry White
1975
 
Colleen Peterson
1997
Raymond Bryant
2000
 
Merrick Jones
1985
 
Jamie Webster
1997
LaShae Anthony
2001
 
Tom Buckingham
1985
 
Jennifer Lister
1998
Michael Smith
2002
 
Jerry Lawson
1985
 
Colleen Peterson
1998
Todel Sykes
2003
 
Andy Back
1991
 
Billie Jo Schieble
1998
 
 
 
Noel Schlict
1991
 
Michelle Nizzi
1999
 
 
 
Rob Quaglia
1992
 
Patty Phillips
1999
 
 
 
Mark Kuss
1994
 
Najda Okanovic
2000
 
 
 
Aaron Carey
1994
 
April Wilburn
2000
 
 
 
Eric Foley
1994
 
Christina Raulli
2001
 
 
 
Jason Rende
1994
 
Jillian LaMonte
2001
 
 
 
Jason Cooney
1994
 
Elizabeth LeVan
2002
 
 
 
Jason Rende
1995
 
Merlene Egbert
2002
 
 
 
Aaron Carey
1995
 
Janelle LaMonte
2002
 
 
 
Lubert Lewis
1997
 
Stacey Egbert
2003
Basketball - Women
 
 
Lubert Lewis
1998
 
Megan Dever
2004
Nicole Listas
1998
 
Aaron Verminski
2001
 
 
 
Lakeisha Cook
1999
 
Max Bawarski
2002
 
 
 
Crystal DeRosa
2000
 
Mike Keating
2003
 
 
 
Amanda Mortelette
2001
 
Mike Keating
2004
 
 
 
Angelica Dempsey
2002
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deidra Bumbrey
2003
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eniola Bakare
2004
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Golf
 
 
Indoor Track - Women
 
 
Soccer - Women
 
Gary Grabinsi
1990
 
Diane Phillips
1985
 
Kristen Farrell
2003
David Misiazek
1990
 
Richter, Collins
1995
 
Sarin Cavallo
2003
David Misiazek
1991
 
Branck, Erbe
 
 
Sarin Cavallo
2004
Steve Stagliano
1991
 
Nicole Branck
1995
 
Sarah LaReaux
2004
Karen Ryan
1997
 
Colleen Peterson
1998
 
 
 
Bradford Myatt
2002
 
Quackenbush, Webster
1998
 
 
 
Bradford Myatt
2003
 
Peterson, Schieble
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hockey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mark Primo
1990
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ryan Beliveau
1998
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matt Kennedy
1998
 
 
 
 
Softball
 
Shawn Ruddy
1999
 
 
 
 
Donenica Cracchiolo
2002
Adrian Haird
2000
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sylvain Favreau
2000
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter Giving
2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sylvain Favreau
2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jamie Smith
2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brian Reese
2002
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mattias Eriksson
2003
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lacrosse
 
 
Tennis - Men
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indoor Track - Men
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mel Lee
1980
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jessie Coger
1981
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anthony Morrison
1981
 
Soccer - Men
 
 
Tennis - Women
 
Thomas McCants
1982
 
Richard Goebel
1962
 
Carrie LeSeur
2001
Stanley Pringle
1982
 
Peter Rohrbacher
1963
 
Kelly Batson
1997
Thomas McCants
1983
 
Peter Rohrbacher
1964
 
Maria Bernabeu-Marin
1997
Lubert Lewis
1998
 
Joseph Szyikowski
1965
 
Meaghan Dowd
2000
Chris Franklin
2002
 
Don Kenyon
1965
 
Erika Hertel
2000
 
 
 
Stefan Talev
1968
 
Linda Bloss
2003
 
 
 
Perry Nizzi
1974
 
Josha Ayumu
2003
 
 
 
Jeff Haenish
1977
 
Onessa Williams
2003
 
 
 
David Schirrips
1983
 
Shepard, Bloss
2003
 
 
 
Vincent DiGuiseppe
2000
 
Williams, Ayumu
2003
 
 
 
Matteus Guerreiro
2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Track & Field - Men
 

Track & Field - Women
 

Volleyball
 
Thomas McCants
1982

Diane Phillips
1984

Marnee Oder
1999
David Coney
1984

Elease Turner
1984

 
 
Buckingham, Jones
1986

Diane Phillips
1985

 
 
Buckingham, Gordon
 

Phyliss Lauzon
1986

 
 
Jerry Lawson
1986

Beth Hart
1987

Wrestling
 
Jeff Whitehead
1986

Peggy Larocque
1991

Grant Honis
1978
Mark Kuss
1994

Peggy Larocque
1992

Jay Leo
1987
Williams, Metot
1998

Nancy Cook
1994

Nate Harvey
1994
Sherman, Lewis
 

Jamie Webster
1998

 
 
Lubert Lewis
1998

Colleen Peterson
1998

 
 
Robert Sherman
1999

Billie Jo Schieble
1998



Lubert Lewis
1999

Billie Jo Schieble
1999



Germain Graham
1999

Cassandra Quackenbush
1999



Chris Franklin
2001

Colleen Peterson
1999



Trent Jordan
2001

Patty Phillips
2000



Strevel, Belisle
2001

Phillips, Lister
2000



Dahlin, Franklin
 

Torres, Berger
 



Babowicz, Jordan
2001

Lorraine Benson
2001



Dahlin, Franklin
 

Rachel Glod
2003



Tom Nausbaum
2002

Merlene Egbert
2003



Chris Franklin
2002

Jillian LaMonte
2003



Nausbaum, Gurdo
2002

Stephanie Tremblay
2003



Franklin, Noonan
 

Tremblay, Egbert
2003



Belisle, DeRocco
2002

Spadaro, LaMonte
 



Nausbaum, Noonan
 

Melissa St. Vil
2004



Mykel Myrick
2003

Stacey Egbert
2004



Kevin Horvath
2004
 
 
 



Roth, Horvath
2004
 
 
 



Mederios, Keating