Huiatt, Reitano Named SUNY Potsdam Athletes Of Week
Male Athlete of the Week
Senior captain Josh Huiatt (Lisbon, N.Y./Hugh C. Williams) – men's lacrosse
Huiatt scored three goals and added an assist as the Bears picked of their first win of the season, 16-5, at Morrisville on Wednesday.
Female Athlete of the Week
Sophomore attack Anita Reitano (Averill Park, N.Y./Averill Park) – women's lacrosse
Reitano had five points on three goals and two assists as Potsdam soundly defeated Cazenovia 14-6 on Tuesday.
Nine second half goals broke open a tight game and lifted the Bears to a 14-6 victory over Cazenovia College on Tuesday afternoon. Sophomore attack Anita Reitano (Averill Park, N.Y./Averill Park) had a big day with three goals and two assists. Fellow sophomore attack Hannah Stevenson (Canton, N.Y./Hugh C. Williams) had two goals and an assist and freshman midfielder Lindsey LaDue (Massena, N.Y./Massena), senior midfielder Keira Thacker (Oakville, Ontario/T.A. Blakelock) and freshman attack Julia Blair (Massena, N.Y./Massena) each scored twice. Sophomore goalie Netta Terrance (Akwesasne, N.Y.//Salmon River) made six saves for her third career win.
The Bears built early leads in both games at Plattsburgh State on Tuesday afternoon before falling 12-8 and 9-8. Junior shortstop Vanessa Brandt (Saugerties, N.Y./Saugerties) had a big day at the plate, going 4-for-6 with three runs scored. Sophomore centerfielder Anna Grottola (Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Connetquot) was 4-for-8 with two runs and two RBI.
Freshman pitcher Anna Brown (Ellenburg Depot, N.Y./Northern Adirondack) received a no-decision in her collegiate pitching debut in game one. She allowed six runs, five earned, on seven hits and three walks in three innings, while striking out three. Senior Megan Fish (Getzville, N.Y./Williamsville North)allowed six earned runs on eight hits in the last three innings. Offensively for Potsdam, Brandt led the way with two hits, two walks and three runs scored.
In game two, sophomore pitcher Makiah Ramsdell (Winthrop, N.Y./St. Lawrence Central) allowed five runs, three earned, on five hits and three walks to receive a no-decision. Anna Brown was tagged with the loss after allowing four runs on four hits in an inning and a third. Grottola was 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI to lead Potsdam. Senior Morgan Brown (Duvall, Wash./Cedarcrest) as 2-for-3 with a run and three RBI. Miller was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI and Brandt was 2-for-3. Junior Abby Vaughn (Apalachin, N.Y./Owego Free Academy) was 1-for-3 with a run and two RBI.
The Bears outscored Morrisville State 8-1 in the second half to roll to a 16-5 road victory on Tuesday afternoon. Senior captain Josh Huiatt (Lisbon, N.Y./Hugh C. Williams) had three goals and an assist to lead the Bears. Sophomore midfielder Peyton Walsh (Ballston Spa, N.Y./Ballston Spa) also had four points on a goal and three assists. Junior attackman Ryan Spaman (Ogdensburg, N.Y./Ogdensburg) and junior midfielder Alex Burley (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua) each scored three goals and sophomore goalie Ben Fuchs (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Calvary Christian Academy) made 12 saves for his fourth career win.
Track & Field
The SUNY Potsdam track and field teams had more strong performances at St. Lawrence University on Saturday. Junior Stephanie Dunlap (Bath, Mich./Bath), sophomores Mikayla Myers (Gloversville, N.Y./Mayfield) and Zaire Rogers (Cheektowaga, N.Y./Cheektowaga) and freshmen Michael Anderson (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) and Josh Bifolchi (Ottawa, Ontario/Sir Robert Borden) each established outdoor program records. For the second week in a row, the host Saints finished first, Plattsburgh State was second and the Bears were third.
Rogers finished the third in the long jump with a program record of 5.25m. He was also third in the high jump (1.52m) and fifth in the shot put (10.19m). All performances were top-10 in Potsdam history. Anderson topped his own Bears' high jump mark with a height of 1.57m and was fourth in the long jump at 4.81m, which is the third best distance in program history. Bifochi won the javelin by nearly doubling the Bears' record with a distance of 50.94m. Junior Owen Wilson (Saranac Lake, N.Y./Saranac Lake) ran Potsdam's third fastest 100m time (12.22) to finish fifth. Sophomore Jady Sylvain (Jamaica, N.Y./Pathways College Prep) was fourth in the shot put with a personal best 10.84m and fifth in the long jump with a distance of 4.79m. The performances were seventh and fourth best in Potsdam history. Senior Logan Drake (Theresa, N.Y./Indian River) was seventh in the 1500m with a time of 4:42.26. The time was the 10th fastest run by a Bear.
Myers' record came in the long jump, placing fifth with a distance of 4.33m. Dunlap's Bears' mark came in the discus where she finished fifth with a distance of 27.92m.
The Bears host SUNYAC foe SUNY New Paltz on Monday at 2 p.m. They then head to New Paltz for a 4 p.m. battle on Thursday.
The Bears host New Paltz on Monday at 5 p.m. They then host Plattsburgh State at 4 p.m. on Friday in another critical conference contest.
The Bears head to Canton to face St. Lawrence University in a nonconference doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. They then travel to Oneonta on Thursday for a SUNYAC twin bill beginning at 3 p.m. The Bears then host SUNY Cortland on Saturday for two contests beginning at 2 p.m.