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COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Ex-Jugglers Sejdic, Griffin honored at Herkimer College

Ron Moshier
Sentinel Sports columnist
Posted 2/24/23

Herkimer College women’s basketball player Ajla Sejdic (Utica/Notre Dame) has been named the Green & Gold Female Athlete of the Month for December and January.

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COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Ex-Jugglers Sejdic, Griffin honored at Herkimer College


Herkimer College women’s basketball player Ajla Sejdic (Utica/Notre Dame) has been named the Green & Gold Female Athlete of the Month for December and January.

Sejdic averaged 14 points and nearly three steals per game over that period.

Le Moyne College’s Division II women’s basketball team, meanwhile, ended a 21-5 regular season with a program record-tying 11 consecutive Northeast-10 Conference wins with the help of guard Sydney Lusher (Oneida) and forward Haedyn Roberts (Holland Patent).

Lusher had 12 points, six assists and no turnovers and Roberts scored 10 points in just 16 minutes as the Dolphins beat the University of New Haven 77-45 in the regular-season finale. It was their 16th win in the last 17 games.

Roberts also recorded her seventh double-double when she had 10 points and 10 rebounds in a 47-38 win over St. Michael’s.

Hamilton College senior Emma Sehring (Sauquoit/Notre Dame) scored 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds – her 11th double-double of the season – when the Continentals’ season ended with a 66-52 loss to Middlebury in the New England Small College Athletic Association quarterfinals.

SUNY Geneseo’s Kiley Snow (Whitesboro) scored 13 points in a 77-64 loss to Cortland State, but her 10 points helped the Knights get back Brockport 67-61 in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) quarterfinals.

Utica University’s Hannah Stack (Dolgeville) scored a career-high 20 points, shooting 7-of-9 from the floor and 6-for-6 from the foul line, in a 64-52 loss to Houghton College.

Buffalo State’s Emma Cohen (Utica/Thomas R. Proctor) scored 11 points in a 69-54 loss to Brockport.

Paul Smith’s College’s Hayleigh Gates (West Winfield/Mount Markham) scored 14 points, tied a career high with 17 rebounds, and had five assists in a 66-36 win over Vermont Tech.

Herkimer honors hoop star

Sophomore guard Dante Griffin (Utica/Notre Dame) has been named Herkimer College’s Green & Gold Male Athlete of the Month for December and January after the team captain averaged 18 points, 9.35 assists, 7.75 rebounds and three steals for the Generals.

Stony Brook University’s Frankie Policelli (New Hartford) recorded his 11th double-double when he had 13 points and 10 rebounds in a 71-66 overtime win over William & Mary. He scored nine points in the second half and his OT basketball gave the Seawolves the lead for good.

Policelli then had 10 rebounds and matched a career best with six assists in a 68-65 loss to first-place Hofstra.

St. Lawrence University’s Trent Adamson (Ilion/Thomas R. Proctor) scored 16 points as the Saints extended their winning streak to six games with a 71-63 victory over Union in the regular-season finale.

Utica University’s Tommy Morreale (Whitesboro) scored 15 points as the Pioneers (17-1, 22-3) ended the regular season with a 77-55 win over Houghton.

SUNY Cortland’s Cam Williams (Rome/RFA) had 11 points and eight rebounds in a 93-55 win over Geneseo in the SUNYAC quarterfinals.

Utica throwers place first at St. Lawrence Open

Utica University teammates Jane Fahy (Oriskany) and Gabrielle DeSanctis (New Hartford) won the women’s shot put and weight throw, respectively, at the St. Lawrence Track & Field Open.

Fahy’s winning shot put was 40 feet, 9 inches, and DeSanctis won the weight throw at 44-11 ¾.

The women’s mile was won by Mohawk Valley Community College’s Taylor Harvey (Clinton) in 5:26.93.

Utica won the men’s team title. Andrew Hadasz (Whitesboro), Shane Tinney (Oriskany) and Ethan Kain (New Hartford) were on the first-place 4x200 relay (1:33.92). Hadasz was third and Tinney fifth in the 60-meter dash.

Utica’s Hayden Lohmann (West Winfield/Mount Markham) and Mike Roberts (Remsen) were on the winning distance medley relay (10:51.20) and the Pioneers’ Andrew Wieder (Clinton) tied for first in the pole vault at 11 feet, 6 ¼ inches. Utica’s Billie Mays III (Rome/RFA) was second in the shot put with a personal best of 49-11 ¾.

St. Lawrence’s Erik Geier (Hamilton) won the 60-meter hurdles in a season-best 8.42 seconds and Herkimer College’s Brian Reile (Herkimer) won the high jump (6-1 ½) and was second in the long jump (21-9).


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