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COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Another track and field honor for Brockport’s Crockett

Ron Moshier
Sentinel Sports columnist
Posted 1/26/23

SUNY Brockport’s Sarah Crockett (Rome/RFA) already has been named the SUNYAC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week three times this season.

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COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Another track and field honor for Brockport’s Crockett


The indoor track and field season is only a few weeks old and SUNY Brockport’s Sarah Crockett (Rome/RFA) already has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women’s Field Athlete of the Week three times.

On Monday, Crockett earned conference honors for the second straight week after recording two more first-place finishes in the throwing events during the Winter Welcome Back to Brockport Meet last weekend.

Crockett was at her career best in the weight throw, winning with a heave of 56 feet, 2 ½ inches – the third-longest in program history. Le Moyne College’s Madison Kozyra (Marcy/Whitesboro) was seventh at 44 feet, 4 ¾ inches.

Crockett also won the shot put at 43-0 ¼. So far this season, the Brockport junior is among the top 20 NCAA Division III throwers in the country, ranking 11th in the weight throw and 17th in the shot put.

Utica University sprinter Mackenzie Mix (Camden), meanwhile, turned in an award-winning performance of her own at the Hamilton College Invitational. Mix was named the Empire 8 Conference’s co-Track Athlete of the Week after winning the 60-meter dash in 7.99 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 26.08 seconds, the 20th-fastest time in the country. She also joined Utica teammate Jade Dening (Remsen) on the winning 4x400 relay.

The Pioneers also got individual first-place finishes from three other local women. Dening won the 800 meters in 2:31.52, Jane Fahy (Oriskany) won the shot put at 42 feet, 4 inches, and Gabrielle DeSanctis (New Hartford) won the weight throw at 48 feet, 2 ¾ inches.

Hamilton College’s Leah Basel (Poland) won the long jump at 5-1 and she was runner-up in the 60-meter hurdles (10.18) and triple jump (33-5 ¼).

In the men’s meet at Hamilton, Utica’s Blake Hobin (New Hartford) won the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 3 ¼ inches.

Clinton’s Simzer top field hockey scholar

SUNY Oswego senior Kacie Simzer (Clinton) was named SUNYAC Field Hockey Scholar Athlete of the Year following a vote by the conference’s sports information directors.

Simzer, a wellness management major with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.9, was a first-team All-SUNYAC midfielder who also was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association’s All-Region Team. She was the conference’s leading scorer with 17 goals and 36 points.

Simzer twice tied single-game program records with four goals and eight points. In three seasons with the Lakers, she scored 29 goals in 46 career games.

Abraham named league’s Diver of the Week

RPI graduate student Matt Abraham (New Hartford) on Monday was named the Liberty League’s Diver of the Week after he helped his swimming and diving team to a pair of victories over the weekend by winning three of four events.

In Saturday’s 187-104 win over Skidmore College, Abraham won the one-meter diving with 240.85 points and the three-meter diving with 240.10 points.

The following day, Abraham won the one-meter diving (235.27) and was runner-up off the three-meter board (211.65) as the Engineers beat Union College 180-88.

Roberts, Lusher on a roll at Le Moyne College

Forward Haedyn Roberts (Holland Patent) and guard Sydney Lusher (Oneida) have helped the Le Moyne College women’s basketball team improve to 14-5 overall thanks to a four-game winning streak.

Roberts had 21 points and eight rebounds in a 74-63 win over Southern Connecticut State. She also scored 10 points in a 53-38 win over Bentley. Lusher had 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocks against Bentley, and she scored 11 points in Tuesday night’s 53-43 win over Pace University.

Hamilton College’s Emma Sehring (Sauquoit/Notre Dame) scored 17 points, including a basket with 14 seconds remaining that gave the Continentals the lead for good, and also had eight rebounds in a 50-47 win over Amherst. It was her eighth double-double of the season.

Utica University’s Petrina DeMarco (Whitesboro) scored a season-high 15 points in a 62-55 loss to Houghton. Teammate Hannah Stack (Dolgeville) had 10 points and eight rebounds in a 54-50 loss to Medaille.

Mohawk Valley Community College’s Hannah Pcola (West Winfield/Mount Markham) had 13 points and four assists in an 89-31 win over Adirondack Community College, and the following day MVCC guard Sophia Murray (New Hartford) scored 12 points in a 50-45 win over Herkimer College.

Herkimer College’s Ajla Sejdic (Utica/Notre Dame) scored 15 points in a 77-66 win over Hudson Valley Community College.

Policelli scores 22 in Stony Brook loss

Graduate student Frankie Policelli (New Hartford) scored a team-high 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting but his Stony Brook University men’s basketball team lost to Northeastern University 79-66.

Policelli also had 10 points and seven rebounds in a 62-51 loss to UNC-Wilmington.

St. Lawrence University’s Trent Adamson (Ilion/Thomas R. Proctor) scored 16 points in a 69-64 win over RIT.

SUNY Cortland’s Cam Williams (Rome/RFA) scored 13 points in a 72-64 loss to SUNY Oneonta.

Herkimer College’s Dante Griffin (Utica/Notre Dame) scored 19 points and handed out nine assists in a 76-70 loss to Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

Bard scores in Colgate hockey win

Defender Sydney Bard (New Hartford) scored a power-play goal and also had an assist to help the Colgate University women’s ice hockey team roll to a 9-3 win over Cornell University.

It was Bard’s third goal of the season. She also is second on the team with 21 assists. The nationally-ranked Raiders are 20-4-1 overall.


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