Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Geneseo Blue Knights

As Fall sports here at Geneseo come winding down and beginning finishing up their seasons, now is the perfect time to reflect back on how the teams did, as well as looking forward to the sports coming up in the Winter season.  The Geneseo Blue Knights had another impressive Season, with their six Fall teams.  These teams include: men’s and women’s soccer, women’s field hockey, women’s volleyball, cross country, and women’s tennis. 
            Overall, the six teams have been extremely successful—clinching top seeds in the SUNYAC standings.  Men’s soccer originally became a sport here at Geneseo in 1947.  The team is currently coached by Dominic Oliveri and has an overall record of 9-7-3.  They are currently in 3rd place in SUNYACs, seated behind Oneonta and Brockport.  Women’s soccer made its Geneseo sports debut in 1981.  Headed by Nate Wiley, the team has an overall record of 14-4-2.  They are currently ranked 5th in SUNYAC standings with a record of 5-3-1 in the conference.  One of the more recently added sports is women’s field hockey—added in 1997.  Jessica Seren has coached the team to a 10-10 overall record.  They clinched 4th place in the SUNYAC Conference, with a 3-3 record.  Women’s volleyball first became a member of the Geneseo Blue Knights in 1971.  The team is coached by Jen Salmon and has an overall record of 17-19.  With their 5-3-conference record, the team currently holds the 3rd place spot in the West Division of SUNACs.  Cross Country first began in 1967 and is now led by Mike Wood.  The team has finished strong for another year in a row with impressive finishing places at all of their meets:

Buffalo State
Penn. States
Geneseo Invitational
St. Lawrence
SUNYAC Championships

The cross country team looks ahead to the NCAA Atlantic Regional meet and the NCAA Championships.  With one of the most notable seasons, Women’s tennis, started in Geneseo in 1974 and now coached by Jim Chen, has played their way to 1st place in the West Division of SUNYACs.  They have an overall record of 11-1 and a conference record of 3-0.
            With such strong performances from the Fall teams, one can only be excited for the potential of another remarkable season to follow by the Winter Sports.  Teams to look forward to are men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s indoor track, and the most recent varsity sport, equestrian.
            There are still final events to catch of the fall sports and even some early games and meets of the winter sports!  So check out the Geneseo Athletics online and we hope to see you all out to support the Geneseo Blue Knight soon!

-The Geneseo Alumni Team

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