snaring second and seventh place in their mid-February Region III Tournament,
the SUNY Erie Community College men’s and women’s are now ready to host its
NJCAA National Championships on its home AMF Airport Lanes (3754 Genesee St.,
Cheektowaga) on March 2 (8 a.m.) and March 3 (8:30 a.m.).
of a combined 46 titles between its men’s (18) and women’s (28) squads, Kats
bowling will look to capitalize on its strong team and individual performances
at its recent Region III competition in Utica.
the men, they finished behind Schenectady County CC by just over 300 pins, but
claimed the tourney’s All Events winner in Joshua Large. The sophomore notched
a score of 1,703, and was joined near the top by teammate Alex Leader, who
finished fourth with 1,614. On the women’s side, sophomore Chelsea Simmeth
rolled a final score of 1,331 to lead her Kats crew to its seventh place finish.
the lanes and into the pool, SUNY Erie and its men's and women's swimming and
diving teams had their own impressive finishes in the NJCAA Region
III/Northeast District Championships in mid-February, with each team finishing
the women, they won five events and received the Region III runner-up plaque,
due to finisher Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)—which won the women's
competition—not being a Region III member. The 200-yard freestyle relay team of
Tabby Smith, Haley Roblee, Allie DeBiase, and Abbie Ettinger smashed a 19-year
old SUNY Erie record by almost three seconds with a first place time of
1:46.96. Roblee also set a new school mark in winning the three-meter diving
competition with 359.2 points.
College secured other event wins behind DeBiase in the 100-yard breaststroke
(1:13.08) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:40.66); and Smith took the 200-yard
freestyle in 2:06.36.
the men, no individual wins, but the team earned four second-place event finishes.
Jonathan Pilat was runner-up in the 50-yard freestyle (23.31); Brad Zifra
matched that finish in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:27.33); and Casey Rosinski
took second in both one- and three-meter diving, missing first place in the
three-meter by just 0.45 points.
SUNY Erie will return to action when they travel to Fort Pierce, Florida for
the NJCAA Championships, set for March 7 to 10.
and Women’s Basketball
winning eight of its last nine games, SUNY Erie men's basketball traveled to
Monroe Community College and dropped a one-point game to the Tribunes, 67-66 on
February 24. Guard tandem Michael Motley (21 points) and Kyle Harris (13)
starred for the Kats, who now sit in the second seed in the WNYAC at 16-8.
SUNY Erie will come home to face Niagara County Community College (NCCC) for
its season finale on February 28 at 7:30 p.m., then continue to its Region III
Tournament at Monroe Community College from March 9 to 11.
women’s squad also lost at MCC over the weekend, 79-55. Shamecca Minor (23
points), Aaron Shabazz (14 points, 17 rebounds) and Shannon Stokes (10 points)
led the way for the Kats, and are now set as fourth seed before its finale and
NCCC at the Flickinger Center on February 28, starting at 5:30 p.m. After that,
the team will host the Division II fifth seed (TBA) in Sub-Regional Tournament
action on March 7.
1946, SUNY Erie Community College has met the needs of a diverse student body
while contributing to the economic vitality of Western New York. As a member of
the state’s SUNY system, the three-campus college provides innovative,
affordable and accessible educational programs in an accommodating academic
environment. Equipped with the knowledge of these programs, SUNY Erie’s
faculty, staff and students strive to enrich their host communities through
skill, service and partnership. For more information, visit www.ecc.edu or call (716) 851-1ECC.