SENIORS Amanda Gallo, midfielder for Niagara (Lancaster) Stats: 16 games, no points Team report: 5-10-1 overall, 4-6 in MAAC; RPI 305 (out of 334) Erin Kinz, goalkeeper for Old Dominion (Lewiston-Porter) Stats: No games Team report: 7-12 overall, 5-5 in Conference USA; lost in CUSA quarterfinals; RPI 148 (out of 334) JUNIORS Hannah Crofut, midfielder fo…

All-Western New York Chosen by WNY coaches Player of the Year: Pa Lu (I-Prep/Grover). Coach of the Year: Frank Butcher (Grand Island). FIRST TEAM Pos. Player School Yr. F Noah Keem Sweet Home 12 F Garrett Robinson Grand Island 12 F Pa Lu I-Prep/Grover 12 F Sam Sutherland Clarence 12 F Jackson Retzer Wmsv. North 12 M Jake Gleave Grand Island…

SENIORS *Liam Callahan, midfielder for Syracuse (Sweet Home, then Villanova - red-shirt) Stats: 18 games (all starts), two goals, one assist, five points Team report: 12-3-4 overall, 3-2-3 in ACC, lost in conference quarters to Clemson; lost to UNC in third round of NCAA Tourney; RPI 9 (out of 206) *Braden Scales, midfielder for University at Buffalo (St. Joe's, re…

ALFRED STATE: 9-8 overall Taryn Dechow, sophomore midfielder-defender from Randolph Stats: 17 games (16 starts), no points Stormi Kruger, senior defender from Medina Stats: 16 games (12 starts), four goals, two assists, 10 points Jenna Martin, sophomore midfielder-defender from Cattaraugus Little Valley Stats: 11 games (one start), two goals, one assist, five p…

MEDAILLE MEN honored by Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Lachlan Wilkinson - AMCC Co-Offensive Player of the Year; Newcomer of the Year; first-team selection Why he stood out: The Australian freshman was showered in recognition by the conference after scoring 14 goals and adding seven assists. "Locky" overwhelmed defenders with his pace, scything runs and k…

Three local NCAA Division III women's soccer teams had players honored in the end-of-season awards for their respective conferences. Given their SUNYAC title and NCAA Tournament appearance, Buffalo State led the charge with both players of the year, freshman of the year and coach of the year, while placing four starters on the conference first team. BUFFALO STATE WOM…

In Stu Riddle's four years at the helm of the University at Buffalo Bulls, the program has improved immensely. They're organized from back to front, adjust smartly to opponents and they're now expected to make the playoffs each season. But they still can't beat Akron. The Bulls season ended in the Mid-American Conference title game with a 2-1 loss to the Zips, who've…

The Erie Community College women's soccer team is one win away from capturing the NJCAA Division III national title after drawing Montgomery Community College, 2-2, but advancing on penalty kicks, 4-3. The Kats' Sam Carey was both the starter and the finisher, potting a goal 39 seconds into the contest to put Erie on the front foot and then slamming the door on the Rapt…

The University at Buffalo men’s soccer team is off to the championship game in the Mid-American Conference playoffs for the second straight season. Canisius wasn’t so lucky in the Metro Atlantic postseason bracket despite a strong final stretch to its campaign. Defensive midfielder David Enstrom scored in the first overtime to lift UB to a 2-1 semifinal win over Bow…

The first week of November is nearly over, and four Buffalo area college soccer teams are still alive. That's more than usual for this time of year. While we spent Saturday in Erie to cover Medaille's Allegany Mountain Collegiate Conference loss to Penn State Behrend, the other local teams in action saw more success. 1) The Buffalo State women are dancing! Buoyed by Mel…

All Micky Blythe could do was smile and shake his head. The Medaille men's soccer coach felt his squad deserved better than a 4-0 loss to Penn State Behrend in the Allegany Mountain Collegiate Conference championship on Saturday at Junker Field, but he still had to swallow the result. "I think we've played well," Blythe said as the Lions accepted their trophy. "It mi…

For most Section VI high school boys programs, the soccer season is barely in the rear-view mirror. The reality that their grade-school careers are over has begun to sink in, but for those interested in continuing to play in college, the next step starts immediately. Seniors across Western New York have been selected through a tryout process to play in the Exceptional S…

"He was in the worst shape of anyone I've ever seen at the Division I level." That was University at Buffalo head coach Stu Riddle's first impression of Tommy Fogarty-Cameron, a transfer he signed last spring from Lubbock Christian, an NCAA Division II school in Texas of roughly 2,000 students. With scholarships vacated by three departing seniors, Riddle had sought a…

On the same night the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series since 1908, the Canisius men's soccer team broke a long-standing skid of its own, reaching the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament for the first time in a non-Disney year since 1996. Advancing to the postseason was far from a breeze. The Griffs waited until the final day to seal their bid, tying N…

It was a feel-good story for the Fredonia Blue Devils, who won their first playoff game since 2007, knocking off Plattsburgh in the sixth round of penalty kicks. We covered that match in detail here, but there were plenty of other meaningful results from the weekend. 1) Buffalo State men's soccer avenges loss to New Paltz: With a 5-4 record in the SUNYAC, Mark Howlett's…