FREDONIA — Ashley and Brittany Marshall of the Plattsburgh State softball team were the recipients of two major awards as the SUNY Athletic Conference announced its yearly award-winners and the 2012 All-SUNYAC Softball Team.
Ashley and Brittany joined Cardinal teammates Erin Florkiewicz and Brianna Clarke on the all-conference team.
Ashley Marshall was named SUNYAC Pitcher of the Year after a dominant junior season for the Cardinals. The Malone native also landed a spot on the All-SUNYAC First Team with a 22-4 record in 33 appearances in the circle with a 1.48 ERA and two saves.
Marshall, who is second all-time in Plattsburgh history with 59 career wins, has limited opponents to a .185 batting average. In 165 innings pitched, she has struck out 248 batters — a total that ranks sixth in Division III.
Infielder Brittany Marshall becomes the first Plattsburgh State softball player to earn Rookie of the Year accolades. Marshall, a Malone native, is third on the team with a .311 batting average, registering 38 hits in 122 at-bats. She has compiled 19 RBIs, scored a team-high 41 runs and ranks 15th in the nation with 32 stolen bases.
Florkiewicz receives her second all-conference nod as a member of the first team. The Cardinals' senior catcher leads the team with a .383 batting average, a .468 on-base percentage and a .691 slugging percentage. Florkiewicz, a Warwick native, has 24 RBIs, six home runs, seven doubles and two triples in 37 games played.
Clarke garners All-SUNYAC Second Team honors, marking the first conference award of her career. The sophomore out of Manorville is second on the team with a .375 batting average and is tied for the team-lead with seven triples and six home runs.
Doorey top coach
FREDONIA — The SUNYAC has announced Plattsburgh State baseball head coach Kris Doorey as the recipient of the 2012 Walter Nitardy Coach of the Year.
In addition to Doorey's honor, Pat Shaughnessy and Mike Mulvihill have been named to the SUNYAC Baseball All-Conference Second Team.
This year's award marks the third time Doorey has been recognized by the conference. With Doorey at the helm, the Cardinals returned to the SUNYAC Tournament as the fourth seed after missing postseason play in 2011. Doorey led Plattsburgh to a 22-17 record.
Shaughnessy receives his third-straight all-conference nod with a .287 batting average and 20 RBI in 38 games. The Plattsburgh native finished the season tied for the team lead with 26 runs scored and led the Cardinals with 17 stolen bases. He also drew 23 walks on the year — 10 more than any other Plattsburgh player.
Mulvihill earns All-SUNYAC honors in his first season with the Cardinals. The junior out of Greenlawn led the Cardinals with a .327 batting average and a .469 slugging percentage. Mulvihill finished the season with a team best two home runs and 10 doubles.
Lax players honored
FREDONIA — Five members of the Plattsburgh State men's lacrosse team were honored as the SUNYAC announced its 2012 All-Conference Team.
Joey Kramer, Tim Lawrence, Charlie Dullea, Nick Travers and Ryan Phillips each received All-SUNYAC Second Team honors.
Kramer earns second team all-conference honors as Plattsburgh's leading scorer with 35 goals and 11 assists for 46 points. The junior attackman is fifth in conference scoring and tied for second in the SUNYAC with 2.33 goals per game.
Lawrence picks up the first All-SUNYAC nod of his career after appearing in all 17 games this season. A sophomore out of Kings Park, Lawrence has a team-high 16 assists and is second with 45 points.
Travers is a two-time All-SUNYAC player, earning second team honors last season. He is third in team scoring with 22 goals and 35 points and is tied for the team-lead with 64 groundballs.
After receiving honorable mention recognition in his rookie season, Dullea grabs back-to-back all-conference honors with a spot on the second team. The Brasher Falls native has two goals and two assists in 11 games for the Cardinals.
Phillips receives the first All-SUNYAC award of his career after becoming an integral part of the defense in his second season with the Cardinals. Phillips has appeared in all 17 games and has 23 groundballs and 20 caused turnovers.
Track athletes named
FREDONIA — Stefanie Braun and Jacquelyn Boyea from Plattsburgh State have been named to the SUNYAC 2012 Women's Outdoor Track and Field all-conference teams.
Braun landed a spot on the first team by winning the 10,000-meter run with a time of 37:04.36. She also placed second in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:45.93.
This is Braun's third-straight individual crown in the 10,000-meter run at the SUNYAC Championships, making her a three-time first team all-conference member. Braun was second team All-SUNYAC her freshman year.
Boyea earned herself a position on the second team by finishing second in the javelin throw with a toss of 34.91. Boyea now becomes a three-time all-conference honoree after winning the javelin throw in her last two appearances at the SUNYAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
FREDONIA — The SUNYAC has announced the 2012 Men's Outdoor Track and Field All-Conference teams. Ben Depo was the lone representative for Plattsburgh State, earning first team honors.
Depo won the javelin throw, securing his place on the first team all-conference list. He won the event with a throw of 48.63 meters. This is the third-straight year the Saranac native has earned himself first team All-SUNYAC accolades.