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Suffolk Men’s Track and Field Win Season Opener

Malik Hinds

Malik Hinds, at right and Daniel Velasquez in the 4 x 400 relay. Hinds was named Men’s NJCAA Division III National Athlete of the Week

The Suffolk County Community College Men’s Track and Field Team kicked-off the season by winning the St. Joseph’s College Spring Opener.

Team highlights include:

  • Ilya Wilson (Islip) placed second men’s 1500 with a time of 4:21.28
  • Daniel Velasquez (Port Jefferson Station) finished third in the 400 hurdles with a time of 59.02
  • The 4 x 400 relay team took silver with a time of 3:40.30; Micah-Assibey-Bonsu (Central Islip), Malik Hinds (Bay Shore), J’Son Hobson (Bellport) and Daniel Velasquez (Port Jefferson Station)
  •  The 4 x 800 took third and fourth; the third place squad came in with a time of 9:17.32 Ryan Evans (Middle Country), Joseph Varca (Sachem North), Michael Neftleberg (Sachem North), Demetrios Caroussos (Smithtown). The fourth place team with a time of 9:41.66 was run by Carols Martinez (Central Islip), Anthony Fernandez (Middle Country), Andres Guerrero (Rocky Point) and Brandon Cotto (Bay Shore)
  • Malik Hinds (Bay Shore) took home the gold in the  Long Jump with a leap of 6.65m
  • Suffolk’s Micah Assibey-Bonsu (Central Islip) placed second in the Men’s Triple Jump with 14.28m jump.

Malik Hinds was named Men’s NJCAA Division III National Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)

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Suffolk County Community College Women’s Cross Country National Champs!

photo l to r: Ryleigh Donegan, Bridget Reiffert, Stacey Sinkoff, Kayla Clements, Ashlee Rommeney, Leana Wiebelt, Menely Genao, Coach Matt French

photo l to r: Ryleigh Donegan, Bridget Reiffert, Stacey Sinkoff, Kayla Clements, Ashlee Rommeney, Leana Wiebelt, Menely Genao, Coach Matt French

Anchored by two runners finishing in the top ten, Suffolk County Community College won the 2015 NJCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country Championship last Saturday. The Sharks clinched their program’s second national title and first since 2007.
Freshman Ryleigh Donegan was the first Suffolk County student-athlete to cross the finish line, cracking the top five with a time of 19 minutes, 26.7 seconds. Coming in behind her teammate in sixth place was Sharks sophomore Leana Wiebelt, finishing with a time of 19:35.9.Sophomore Kayla Clements completed the race in 20:06.3, contributing an 11th place finish to the Suffolk County effort. The Sharks other qualifying finishes came from freshman Menely Genao and sophomore Ashlee Rommeney. Genao’s 20:33.3 performance earned 19th place, while Rommeney took 37th with a time of 21:24.2.Suffolk County Community College Athletic Director Kevin Foley lauded the team and Coach Matt French. “Coach French has done a tremendous job rebuilding the Women’s and Men’s Cross Country teams, “Foley said.  “In two short years, through his leadership and dedication, Matt has lead Suffolk Cross Country and Track & Field into the national spotlight.””I and the entire college community are proud of our women’s cross country team and the championship efforts of our scholar athletes and coaches,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.”The ladies handled the expectations from their number one ranking with tenacity and maturity, getting the job done on the day it counted. I am proud of both the women and the men. Definitely a standout season for each team,” Coach Matt French said.

Name Hometown HS grad of: Honors
Kayla Clements Shirley William Floyd All-American (Honorable Mention)
Theresa DeFilippo Patchogue Patchogue-Medford
Nora DiMaria Commack Commack
Ryleigh Donegan Center Moriches Center Moriches All-American (First-Team); USTFCCCA Northeast Region Women’s Athlete of the Year; Region XV Individual Champion
Haley Entenmann Lake Ronkonkoma Sachem North
Menely Genao Port Jefferson Station Comsewogue
Bridget Reiffert Mastic William Floyd
Ashlee Rommeney Ronkonkoma Sachem East
Stacey Sinkoff Mt. Sinai Mt. Sinai
Kristen Starke Eastport Mepham
Leana Wiebelt East Setauket Ward Melville All-American (Second-Team)

Source: Suffolk County Community College


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Suffolk County Community College’s Bowlers Are Academic Champs !

Suffolk County Community College’s Women’s Bowling Team has been honored by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as one of the 2014-15 NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year.

Emily Clark of Port Jefferson Station; Emily Halbert of Islip; Jordan Kruger of East Islip; Brianna Meyer of Middle Island; Laura Molloy of St. James and Lena Sorrentino of East Islip were recognized for earning the highest grade-point average – a 3.37 — in their respective sport and gender during the 2014-15 academic year.

Twelve awards were earned by men’s programs and 13 by women’s. Teams are required to compile at least a 3.0 grade-point average to be considered for the honor.

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13 Suffolk Community College Students Athletes Are Academic All Americans

Thirteen Suffolk County Community College student-athletes have been named Academic All Americans by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Seven of the students were named “superior” for maintaining a grade point average of between 3.8 and 3.99. Six students are “exemplary” for maintaining a grade point average of 3.6 to 3.79.

“All of us at the College take great satisfaction in the accomplishments of these students as they are recognized for their commitment to learning and their passion for competition,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.

The students are:

Name Academic Award Sport Hometown
Courtney Bocchieri Superior Volleyball Bay Shore
Matt Carusillo Superior Cross Country West Islip
Jennifer Cibelli Exemplary Soccer West Islip
Larissa Ellerman Superior Women’s Basketball Sayville
Nick Hennessy Exemplary Golf Stony Brook
Josiah Hoshyla Exemplary Track and Field Hampton Bays
Billie Longo Superior Women’s Softball Bay Shore
Veronica Marino Exemplary Women’s Basketball Lake Grove
Gabrielle Mason Superior Track and Field Westhampton Beach
Mary Kate O’Connell Superior Women’s Basketball Patchogue
Lena Sorrentino Superior Women’s Bowling East Islip
Patrick Stepnoski Exemplary Baseball Southold
Frank Valentino Exemplary Baseball West Islip

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Suffolk County Community College’s Eric Brown ’70 Named NJCAA Division III Regional Coach of the Year.

Suffolk County Community College Head Baseball Coach Eric Brown ’70 of Coram who was inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame last spring, has been named the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Diamond Sports Company National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Regional Coach of the Year.

Coach Eric Brown '70

Coach Eric Brown ’70

Coach Brown is the longest tenured coach of any athletic program at Suffolk County Community College and has led the Sharks for 25 years, amassing an overall record of 587-322-7.

Coach Brown will be honored at the ABCA Annual Convention in Florida next January.

“Coach Brown has once again demonstrated that he is an exceptional leader.  He is a credit to our institution, and I am proud to congratulate him personally and on behalf of the entire College community,” said Suffolk County Community President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.

Coach Brown has led Suffolk to six appearances in the NJCAA Division III World Series (1998, 1999, 2000, 2006, and 2011, 2014) and is a five-time recipient of the Region 15 / District F Coach of the Year Award.

A multi-sport star himself, Brown lettered in three sports – including baseball – as a student-athlete at Suffolk. He was hired to the lead Suffolk’s Baseball program in 1987 and was subsequently inducted into the Suffolk County Community College Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.

Brown is a member of the Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame and the Longwood High School Sports Hall of Fame.

In addition to his program’s success on the field, the NJCAA Region 15 Umpires Association has awarded Coach Brown’s program its annual sportsmanship award four times.

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Suffolk County Community College in NJCAA Basketball tournament

Live Sharks Telecasts

Live Sharks Telecasts

Watch the men’s and women’s basketball teams compete in the NJCAA tournament starting this Friday. For the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament, this is the schedule of telecasts:

Friday, February 28

5:30 p.m. Men’s Division III Quarterfinal game #3

7:15 p.m. Men’s Division III Quarterfinal game #4

(Highlights of games 1 and 2 will be shown at halftime of games 3 and 4)

Saturday, March 1

2:30 p.m. Women’s Division III Semifinal #1

4:45 p.m. Women’s Division III Semifinal #2

7:00 p.m. Men’s Division III Semifinal #1

9:15 p.m. Men’s Division III Semifinal #2

Sunday, March 2

11:00 a.m. Men’s Division I Final

1:30 p.m. Women’s Division III Final

4:00 p.m. Men’s Division III Final

President Shaun McKay supporting Women’s Basketball Team

These telecasts are a production of Sharks TV in association with the Radio and Television Production program of Suffolk County Community College.

Coach Eric Brown ’70 Will Be Inducted into NJCAA Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame.

 Coach Eric Brown '70 with Bat

Suffolk County Community College head baseball Coach Eric Brown of Coram has been inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, College Athletic Director Kevin Foley announced today.

The NJCAA made the formal announcement February 3. Brown will be honored at a pre-tournament banquet at the 2014 NJCAA Division I Baseball World Series on May 23 in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Coach Brown, Foley said, is the longest tenured coach of any athletic program at Suffolk County Community College and has led the Sharks for 25 years, amassing an overall record of 587-322-7. Coach Brown has led Suffolk to five appearances in the NJCAA Division III World Series (1998, 1999, 2000, 2006, and 2011) and is a five-time recipient of the Region 15 / District F Coach of the Year Award.Coach Eric Brown '70

“Coach Brown is an exceptional leader who sets a high bar for our student athletes not only on the field, but in the players’ everyday lives. He is a credit to our College, and I am proud to say congratulations to him on behalf of our entire College community,” said Suffolk County Community President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.

“This is a fitting acknowledgement of the outstanding record that Coach Brown has achieved as head baseball coach at Suffolk County Community College. His contribution to the College and the young men who have played for him is legendary. He is an example of how one person can make a difference in so many people’s lives. I have known Eric for more than 30 years and he is truly an outstanding person and one who deserves this recognition. A multi-sport star himself, Brown lettered in three sports – including baseball – as a student-athlete at Suffolk. He was hired to the lead Suffolk’s Baseball program in 1987 and was subsequently inducted into the Suffolk County Community College Sports Hall of Fame in 1993,” said Kevin Foley, Director of Athletics for Suffolk County Community College.

Brown is a member of the Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame and the Longwood High School Sports Hall of Fame.

In addition to his program’s success on the field, the NJCAA Region 15 Umpires Association has awarded Coach Brown’s program its annual sportsmanship award four times.

Brown is currently the president of the NJCAA Region 15 Baseball Coaches Association, a post he has held since 2000.

Other inductees this year include Steve Ruzich of South Suburban (Ill.) and Tim Wallace of Spartanburg Method

ist (S.C.).

Source: Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk County Community College’s Dannie Holland ’13 Receives NJCAA Championship Ring for His 2013 National Triple Jump Title

SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S DANNIE HOLLAND RECEIVES NJCAA CHAMPIONSHIP RING FOR HIS
2013 NATIONAL TRIPLE JUMP TITLE

Becomes College’s only track & field athlete in its history to repeat as national champion

Suffolk County Community College student-athlete, Dannie Holland (center), received an NJCAA 2013 National Championship ring for in recognition of his National Title in the Triple Jump. Seen at the presentation ceremony are (left to right): Dafny J. Irizarry, Chairwoman of the College’s Board of Trustees; Lauren Biscardi, Assistant Track and Field Coach; Dannie’s mother Deon Holland; Dannie Holland; Dr. Shaun L. McKay, President of Suffolk County Community College; Kevin Foley, Interim College Director of Athletics, and Matthew French, the College’s Head Track and Field Coach.

Suffolk County Community College student-athlete, Dannie Holland (center), received an NJCAA 2013 National Championship ring for in recognition of his National Title in the Triple Jump. Seen at the presentation ceremony are (left to right): Dafny J. Irizarry, Chairwoman of the College’s Board of Trustees; Lauren Biscardi, Assistant Track and Field Coach; Dannie’s mother Deon Holland; Dannie Holland; Dr. Shaun L. McKay, President of Suffolk County Community College; Kevin Foley, Interim College Director of Athletics, and Matthew French, the College’s Head Track and Field Coach.

Selden, NY – At a recent ceremony, Suffolk County Community College student-athlete, Dannie Holland, received a ring commemorating his National Junior College Athletic Association 2013 National Championship Title in the Triple Jump.
Dannie is a Longwood High School graduate and a two-time National Champion triple jumper for the College’s track & field team. As a high school student, Dannie was a stellar jumper and qualified for the New York State Championships. In his freshman year at Suffolk, Dannie won the triple jump at the NJCAA North East District Championship and Division III National Championship, and was a First-Team All-American.

It was in his sophomore season at Suffolk that Dannie really matured as a triple jumper. During the regular season Dannie broke two meet records and distinguished himself at the legendary Penn Relays with a second place finish against a field of competitors representing mainly four-year schools. Capping the season with his second triple jump national title and First-Team All-American honors at the 2013 NJCAA Division III National Championship, Dannie became the only track & field athlete in Suffolk’s history to repeat as national champion. Dannie’s winning jump at the national meet was a personal best mark of 14.94 meters (49′ ½”) and a new school record. He also finished 7th in the long jump.

Dannie will be graduating from Suffolk this winter.

About Suffolk County Community College
Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) is the largest community college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, enrolling approximately 26,000 students at its three campuses in Selden, Brentwood and Riverhead. SCCC offers the Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees, as well as a variety of certificate programs. Offering affordable college tuition, a highly respected Honors program, extensive extracurricular activities, championship athletic teams, and numerous transfer programs, SCCC is a first-choice college for Long Island students. Visit us online at sunysuffolk.edu.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2013
No. 20/13-14
MEDIA CONTACT: Mary M. Feder, Director of College Relations
Suffolk County Community College
(631) 451-4256
federm@sunysuffolk.edu

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