Spartan Men’s Soccer Team Ends Season with NSCAA Rank of 13

November 8th, 2016 | Comments Off on Spartan Men’s Soccer Team Ends Season with NSCAA Rank of 13 | Posted in Athletics

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As the Cayuga Community College Men’s Soccer team entered the season, they were the #3 ranked team in the pre-season Region III Coaches poll.  Head Coach Petrut Bumbanac announced the team captains for the season as Ricky Rodriguez of Pflugerville, TX; Daniel Bonehill of Birmingham, England; and Cameron Pashley of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Ricky Rodriguez

Ricky Rodriguez

Daniel Bonehill

Daniel Bonehill

Cameron Pashley

Cameron Pashley

The team earned a 10-1-1 regional record and a #12 NSCAA national ranking, positioning them as the #4 seed for the NJCAA Region III Division III men’s soccer playoffs.  The team’s outstanding season came to an end when they faced a tough #5 Erie Community College on October 26th at Wells College’s turf field.  The team played an exceptional first half and led 1-0 after Spencer Urquiza of Pflugerville, TX scored; placing Cayuga ahead.  They controlled much of the pace and action of the opening half, but were unable to continue their surge in the second half, ending with a loss of 4-1.  The Spartans had a great season and overcame some significant injuries early on.  The young team, completing their season with a NSCAA national rankings at #13, and a 10-3-1 overall record.

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2016 Cayuga Softball

May 16th, 2016 | Comments Off on 2016 Cayuga Softball | Posted in Athletics, College News & Events

Danielle Vuillemot at batThe 2016 softball season began with games in Maryland and Pennsylvania, with the team going 3-4-1 over that span. The Spartans got wins over Harford CC (MD), Northampton CC (PA) and Lehigh-Carbon CC (PA), while the second game at Northampton was called due to darkness resulting in a tie.

This year’s captains are sophomore McKenzie Harris of Liverpool; freshman Danielle Vuillemot of Auburn; and freshman Miranda McGloon of Waterloo.  Early in the season, freshman shortstop Jamison Valentino of Union Springs led the Spartans with a .632 batting average while McKenzie Harris hit .444 and was the team’s leading pitcher. Sophomore Cassie Weeks of Weedsport hit .478 with 4 doubles in the young season.

Harris -pitcherEntering the season’s final week during playoffs early May, the women’s softball program was battling for a NJCAA Region III post-season berth. In the last week of April, Cayuga got a big doubleheader sweep of Niagara CC to keep their hopes alive. It wasn’t easy for the Spartans who had to score 4 runs in their last at-bat to win game one, before winning the second game 15-6. The middle of the Spartan lineup, #3 hitter McKenzie Harris and Danielle Vuillemot went an unbelievable 20 for 20 on the day, a perfect 10 for 10 for each in both games. Vuillemot hit 2 homeruns in game one and drove in the game winning walk-off RBIs with a double. Harris was also the pitcher of record getting both wins on the mound.

Freshman centerfielder Danielle Vuillemot was named OC Sports NJCAA National Division III Softball Player-of-the-Week for April 25.  McKenzie and fellow teammate Danielle were named to the 2016 Mid-State Athletic All-Conference Softball Team.  Harris made the All-Conference Team at the Utility/DH position, while pitching most of the season for the Spartans; she hit .570 with 18 doubles, 4 triples and a homerun as the number one pitcher for the Spartans, she won 11 games and had a 3.17 ERA.  Vuillemot made the All-Conference Team as an outfielder, the freshmen centerfielder had a .519 batting average which included 7 doubles, 4 triples, and 6 homeruns.

The Spartans last week of regular season games ended with home weekend doubleheaders at Port Byron HS on Saturday May 7th vs. Clinton and Sunday May 8th vs. Columbia-Greene. For an update on their season, click here.

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Four Bowlers Headed for USBC Sectional Singles Tournament

May 16th, 2016 | Comments Off on Four Bowlers Headed for USBC Sectional Singles Tournament | Posted in Athletics, College News & Events
Spartan Bowling Brandon Cecchini of Union Springs, Brandon Gallagher of Pawling, NY, Wyatt Hasty  of Sherrill, and Eric Hodson of Auburn all qualified for the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Singles Sectional Tournament that was hosted by 30 Strikes Lanes in Stratford, NJ in March.

For more information on the Spartan bowlers click here.