NCAA Baseball: Saints to play Frogs

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Improbable, but not impossible. That’s the way the Siena College baseball team felt about its upset victory in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference baseball tournament, and that’s the same sentiment the Saints are echoing as they prepare to face TCU in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.
Bennett locked in until 2022

Bennett locked in until 2022

Friday, May 23, 2014
Two years ago, Union rewarded hockey coach Rick Bennett for getting the Dutchmen to their first Frozen Four with a four-year contract extension. Last year, after the Dutchmen reached the NCAA tournament East Regional final, Bennett got a one-year extension.
After leading the Dutchmen to their first NCAA hockey title last month, Bennett was rewarded again.

Baseball: Nethaway ends career in 200-hit club

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Josh Nethaway’s baseball career at the University at Albany could have ended after just four games.

Basketball: After 402 victories, RPI coach retiring

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
If you watched Mike Griffin’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute men’s basketball teams over the last three decades, you got the definite impression that the veteran coach was always in a hurry.

Softball: Utica loaded with area talent

Monday, May 19, 2014
Pat Mineo will take as many softball players from Section II as he can get.

Hockey: Union grad returns with eye on coaching job

Monday, May 19, 2014
Doug Christiansen’s plans after finishing his college hockey career at Union in 2002 included starting law school the next fall so that he could become a player agent.
But a chance to play hockey in Great Britain eventually led to a coaching career there.

NCAA Lacrosse: Irish oust Danes

Sunday, May 18, 2014
The Thompson trio era at University at Albany ended with tears of wasted opportunity washing away the tremendous sense of achievement for the men’s lacrosse team. Up, 12-7, with 11:49 left in regulation, the Great Danes didn’t have an answer for Notre Dame’s furious comeback, and the Fighting Irish surged to a 14-13 overtime victory in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals Saturday before a sellout crowd of 13,519 at Hof­stra’s Jack Shuart Stadium.

Soccer: Danes' Colfer keeping eye on area talent

Saturday, May 17, 2014
As former Colonie High School standout Caitlin Colfer begins her second season as the University at Albany women’s soccer head coach, she will be mixing in returning players with her first recruiting class.
Thompsons a nightmare for opposing coaches

Thompsons a nightmare for opposing coaches

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Before the pairings were announced for the men’s Division I NCAA lacrosse tournament, Syracuse’s John Desko uttered what most of his coaching brethren probably were thinking about the University at Albany.

NCAA Lacrosse: Tigers rout Dutchmen

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Top-seeded Rochester Institute of Technology scored the game’s first seven goals and never looked back as it cruised to an 11-6 victory over Union in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III men’s lacrosse tournament on Wednesday.

NCAA Lacrosse: Treanor remains focused on title

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Niskayuna’s Kayla Treanor doesn’t like to keep track of the numbers, and she’s even less concerned about the huge pile of accolades that continually come her way. “There’s only one reason I’m playing,” said the high-scoring Syracuse sophomore attack/midfielder. “We want to win a national championship. Nobody thinks about those kinds of things while they’re playing. They just distract you. I’m focusing on winning and being a good teammate.”

Softball: Danes still on cloud nine after AE tournament

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Sometimes, getting to the Big Dance is a lot more fun than actually competing there.

Lacrosse: Danes want the big prize now

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
It’s all about attitude now. That chip on the shoulder comes in very handy at this time of year.
After knocking off the top-ranked team in the country in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Saturday in Baltimore, the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team has its sights set on the ultimate prize.

Baseball: Dutchmen are solid on mound

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Not much power, but plenty of hits, pitching and defense.
That’s the formula for Union head baseball coach Paul Mound, who guided the Dutchmen to their inaugural Liberty League title and first NCAA Division III tournament bid since 1965.

Lacrosse: Union will throw some new looks at No. 1 RIT

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Ninth-ranked Union nearly upset the top-ranked Rochester Institute of Technology men’s lacrosse team twice this season, including in the Liberty League championship game. Union ended up losing both times on the road by a total of three goals.

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