July 9, 2014
Four Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been honored with a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Student-Athlete Award. Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca), Kyle Shaw (Groton H.S./Groton), Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) were each presented with the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement. The award, which was previously known as the NJCAA Academic All-American award, requires a minimum grade point average of 3.6. Only three percent of the nearly 60,000 student-athletes competing in the NJCAA this year received the designation.
Policay was a member of both the women’s basketball and softball teams. She completed her sport management degree in May, graduating with a GPA of 3.76. On the softball diamond she earned all-conference honors after a stellar freshman season that saw her blast nine home runs, including a TC3-record two in one playoff game. Over two seasons at TC3, she started 58 of 59 softball games, leading the team in slugging percentage during that time. On the basketball court she started 17 of 22 games, averaging more than three points and six rebounds per contest.
Shaw golfed for TC3, qualifying for the NJCAA national tournament in both his freshman and sophomore years. He was the team’s top scorer, and completed his academic work in business administration in May, graduating with a GPA of 3.61.
A captain on the women’s soccer team, Sinnigen was a two-time all-conference selection, an NJCAA all-region choice, and an NSCAA All-American for the Panthers. A liberal arts and sciences major, she completed her coursework with a GPA of 3.71.
Wildenstein, the lone first-year student among TC3’s honorees, was also a member of the women’s soccer team. She started 11 games and has a GPA of 3.70 in business administration.
TC3 sophomore Kyle Shaw finished the NJCAA Division III National Championship tournament Friday with a final round score of 84, giving him a four-day total of 331. His score placed him in a tie for 50th out of 77 golfers.
|Eric Koehler||Fr.||6-1||215||Charles O. Dickerson/Trumansburg|
|Fernando Casanova||Fr.||5-9||140||Colegio Loyola/Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic|
|Kris Boyes||Fr.||6-1||160||Kenmore East/Tonawanda|
|Connor Fleming||Fr.||6-1||195||Paul V. Moore/Constantia|
|Brendan Malloy||Fr.||5-9||160||Canandaigua Academy/Canandaigua|
1st Place (1996)
1st Place (2005)
1st Place (2008)
1st Place (2010)
1st Place (2007)
1st Place (2008)
2nd Place (1994)
2nd Place (2005)
4th Place (2008)
7th Place (2005)
11th Place (1994)
14th Place (2007)
68, Alex Wilson (at Monroe Invite, 4/31/01)
68, Scott Comfort (at TC3 Invite, 5/4/03)
69, Alex Wilson (at Jamestown Invite, 4/21/01)
69, Clint Chaffee (at Adirondack Invite, 4/22/05)
69, Clint Chaffee (at Mohawk Valley Invite, 4/14/06)
74.2, Clint Chaffee (2005)
74.8, Clint Chaffee (2006)
75.7, Alex Muirhead (1994)
76.9, Alex Wilson (2001)
1st Place, Kevin Muirhead (1996)
1st Place, Adam Moore (2002)
1st Place, Craig Smith (2010)
1st Place, Clint Chaffee (2006)
1st Place, Kris Boyes (2008)
2nd Place, Adam Moore (2003) * tied for 1st; 2nd in playoff
1st Place, Kris Boyes (2008) * tied for 1st; won playoff
6th Place, Clint Chaffee (2005)
8th Place, Clint Chaffee (2006) * tied for 6th; 8th by comparing cards
78, Rasmita Tayler (at TC3 Invite, 5/4/08)
80, Rasmita Tayler (at Region III Coaches Invite, 4/19/08)
82, Rasmita Tayler (at Broome Invite, 4/12/08)
85.5, Rasmita Tayler (2008)
89.6, Rasmita Tayler (2007)
59th Place, Rasmita Taylert (2007)
Coach McDaniel returns to the course for the 2014-15 year, bringing along some strong credentials. He previously coached TC3 for more than a decade, putting together one of the most impressive runs of success of any TC3 team in any sport. During a four year span, TC3 won two Region III titles, never finished worse than third in the Region and had two top-seven finishes at nationals. He coached an individual national champion, a two-time All-American, three MSAC individual champions, and dozens of all-region and all-MSAC performers. Coach McDaniel has coached men and women golfers, including TC3's first woman golfer to qualify for the national tournament, by working with each golfer on all facets of the game. His knowledge, experience, and coaching style translates to a positive experience for all his student athletes.
Contact: mrm@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4492
Friday, June 06, 2008
This week at Chautauqua Golf Club the Tompkins Cortland CC Panthers were the talk of the tournament due to fine individual and team accomplishments throughout the week.
TC3 freshman Kris Boyes (Kenmore East H.S./Tonawanda) outlasted Greg Strattner of Holyoke CC (MA) and Drew Walters of South Carolina - Lancaster to win medalist honors for the 2008 Championship. Boyes fired a 1-under par 71 to tie for the lead on day four and defeated Strattner and Walters in a two-hole play off. He becomes the first NJCAA National Champion in Tompkins Cortland history.
Boyes was the only player to card a score under par in the 93 degree heat knowing he had to go low to make up a six shot deficit to have a chance. It was an inspired and courageous performance that only true champions can execute. After a double-bogey six on the 16th hole derailed a round that would certainly be the lowest of the tournament, Boyes pulled it together to finish with two tough pars to tie the leaders in the clubhouse.
As a team, the Panthers climbed back into a solid fourth place overall showing in the thirteen team field by shooting a 311 for a total of 1235 for the week, another TC3 record.
In addition to fine play on the course, the Panthers (all known for being some of the longest hitters in the NJCAA) dominated the NJCAA Long Drive Championship sponsored by Sun Mountain Golf as well. Eric Koehler (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) won the event with a drive of 331 yards while Andrew Forker (Cortland H.S./Cortland) and Boyes finished second and fourth espectively.
"This was a dream season!" explained Associate Head Coach Craig Tucker. "We have a great team and we all get along really well and pull for each other in every match. To win a Conference championship, Regional championship and then finish 4th in the Nation is a great accomplishment for our team and school".
"It is wonderful to see such tremendous young men get rewarded for their hard work and commitment to our program. All of these players are a pleasure to be around each day and each represents TC3 and our community so well" Coach Mick McDaniel remarked. "I believe this is just a glimpse of what is to come from all of our talented student athletes here at the College".
TC3 Scores and finish in the field of 83 players (final and four day totals)
Kris Boyes shot 71 on day four for a total of 295 - CHAMPION
Eric Koehler shot 78 for a total of 305 good for 18th
Andrew Forker shot 79 for a total of 308 good for 22nd
Fernando Casanova shot 83 for 327 good for 65th
Dustin Clark shot 85 for 340, finishing 78th
Thursday, June 05, 2008
After Thursday's third round, the TC3 golf team remains in position for its best-ever finish at the NJCAA National Championship tournament. The Panthers are fifth with a score of 924, two strokes behind fourth place and three strokes behind third. Louisburg Community College (N.C.) and Nassau Community College are tied for first at 904. The best TC3 has ever finished at nationals was seventh in 2005. The four-day tournament at the Chautauqua Golf Course in Chautauqua concludes Friday.
Three Panthers remain in the running for individual All-American honors. Kris Boyes (East Kenmore H.S./Tonawanda) stands tied for eighth place with a three-day total to 224 after posting a 77 Wednesday. Eric Koehler (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) is tied for 14th at 227 after a 75, while Andrew Forker (Cortland H.S./Cortland) is currently in 18th place at 229 after a 76. The top 15 after the four-day tournament earn All-American recognition.
Also on Thursday, Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) added an 83 to bring his total to 244; tied for 61st. Dustin Clark (Union Springs H.S./Union Springs) carded his third straight 85, moving up to 78th place.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
At the halfway point of the NJCAA National Championship tournament, the TC3 golf team is alone in third place, eight strokes out of the lead. The Panthers carded a second round score of 309 to stand at 613. Louisburg Community College (N.C.) remains in the lead at 605 while Nassau Community College is now alone in second at 609. The four-day tournament at the Chautauqua Golf Course in Chautauqua continues through Friday.
"We are very happy with our position," said head coach Mick McDaniel after Wednesday's round. "We all feel we have better scores in the bag for days three and four."
Kris Boyes (East Kenmore H.S./Tonawanda) led the team on Wednesday, firing an even par 72. He stands tied for fifth with a tournament-score of 147, five strokes behind the individual leader. Eric Koehler (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) came in at 74, giving him a two-round score of 152, tied for 16th. Andrew Forker (Cortland H.S./Cortland) struggled with an 81 to stand at 153, tied for 20th. Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) added an 82 for a two-round score of 161, tied for 53rd. Dustin Clark (Union Springs H.S./Union Springs) matched his first-round score of 85. He is in 81st place at the tournament mid point.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
After day one of the NJCAA National Championship tournament, the TC3 golf team stands just two strokes out of the lead. Playing at the Chautauqua Golf Course in Chautauqua, the Panthers fired a team score of 304, led by Andrew Forker's (Cortland H.S./Cortland) 72, which tied for the second best individual score of the day.
After the first day of the four-day tournament, Louisburg Community College (N.C.) leads with a score of 302. TC3 and defending national champion Nassau Community College are tied for second at 304, three strokes ahead of Vincennes University (Ind.) and four ahead of Central Lakes College-Brainerd (Minn.). Thirteen teams are competing for the NJCAA Division III title.
"We played well today," said head coach Mick McDaniel. "We settled in as the day went on and seem to be heading the right way. We'll see what happens tomorrow"
Among individual golfers, Forker is among five golfers tied for second, one stroke off the pace set by first-round leader Chad Christian of Central Lakes College-Brainerd. Kris Boyes (East Kenmore H.S./Tonawanda) bounced back from a four-over front nine by playing the back side in one under for a total of 75. Eric Koehler (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) fired a 78 and Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) added a 79. Dustin Clark (Union Springs H.S./Union Springs) came in with an 85.
Monday, May 12, 2008
A year ago, the TC3 golf team needed a big second day at the NJCAA Region III championship tournament to post a dramatic come-from-behind win. This year, the Panthers entered the final round with an 11-stroke lead on the field and never looked back, playing to a 16-stroke win. The Panthers carded the best team score again on Monday, following the opening day 322 with a 332 to post a tournament total of 654. Broome held on to second place with a team score 670, a stroke ahead of Mohawk Valley and two strokes up on tournament host Monroe. The victory gives TC3 not only its second straight golf regional title, but the second regional title in any sport.
Freshman Kris Boyes (East Kenmore H.S./Tonawanda) led the Panthers with a two-day score of 157, good enough to claim the individual regional title. He is just the second TC3 golfer to win the individual title, matching the performance of two-time all-American Clint Chaffee in 2006. Fellow freshman Eric Koehler (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) earned all-region honors by finishing fourth after carding matching 81s on both days. Andrew Forker (Cortland H.S./Cortland) also took all-region honors by tying for seventh at 164. Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) ended the tournament tied for 17th at 171 while Dustin Clark (Union Springs H.S./Union Springs) came in with a 175.
With the win, TC3 qualifies for the NJCAA National Championship tournament in June. The tournament will be held at the Chautauqua Golf Course in Chautauqua, New York.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
The TC3 golf team holds an 11-stroke lead after day one of the NJCAA Region III championship tournament. The Panthers fired a team score of 322 Sunday to lead the eight-team field. Broome is second at 333 followed by Mohawk Valley at 336 and Monroe at 338. The top two teams qualify for the NJCAA National Championship tournament in June.
The Panthers entered the regional tournament with the third best team coring average this season, but the defending champions took no time in moving to the lead. Four Panthers finished the round with sores in the top 15, paced by Kris Boyes (East Kenmore H.S./Tonawanda). The freshman was three strokes better than anyone else in windy conditions Sunday, carding a fantastic three-over par 75 that included an eagle on the front nine. Eric Koehler (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) ended day one tied for sixth with an 81 while Andrew Forker (Cortland H.S./Cortland) is tied for nine with an 82. Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) was also in the top 15 with an 84 and Dustin Clark (Union Springs H.S./Union Springs) came in at 90.
The two-day tournament concludes Monday in what is expected to be wet and windy conditions. The first TC3 golfer will tee off at 10:24 a.m.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Hosting the final tournament of the season before next week's NJCAA Region III championship tournament, the TC3 golf team was looking to close the regular season on a positive note. The Panthers did just that, winning the 12-team TC3 Invitational by two strokes over runner-up Jamestown. TC3 led the field with a 301, followed by Jamestown at 303. Monroe, Broome, and Mohawk Valley rounded out the top five with good scores of 305, 307, and 312. The tournament was played at the par-70 Elm Tree Golf Course in Cortland.
As has been the case all season, the tournament was won by a balanced team of good scores. Andrew Forker (Cortland H.S./Cortland) led the Panthers with a 73, good for a tie for second place overall. Kris Boyes (East Kenmore H.S./Tonowanda) was just a stroke back, tied for fourth overall. Eric Koehler (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) and Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) both carded a 77, giving TC3 it's first round of the year with all four scores in the 70s. Erie's Mike Edwards was the individual medalist, posting a score of one-under par 69.
Playing on its home course, the rest of the TC3 team finished with strong scores as well. Dustin Clark (Union Springs H.S./Union Springs) had an 83, Connor Fleming (Paul V. Moore H.S./Constantia) and Scott Sevey (Lansing H.S./Ithaca) both came in at 84, Brendan Malloy (Canandaigua Academy/Canandaigua) finished with an 88, Mike Kasel (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) an 89, and Michael Freeman (Homer H.S./Cortland) a 93.
On the women's side, Rasmita Taylert (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) was the top in the field of three. Taylert posted a 78, followed by Jamestown's Ona Peck at 85 and Corning's Trish Guardi at 121.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
The TC3 golf team won the Mid-State Athletic Conference title Saturday, the fourth time in the history of the program the Panthers have claimed the MSAC championship. The Panthers won the title by finishing first among MSAC teams at the Corning Invitational. Overall, TC3 finished second at 327 behind Monroe's 323. MSAC-teams Jefferson and Broome followed at 335 and 338. The tournament was held at the par-72 Mark Twain Golf Course.
TC3 featured a balanced team, with Eric Koehler (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) leading the way at 79. Kris Boyes (East Kenmore H.S./Tonowanda) added an 80 and Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) followed at 83. Connor Fleming (Paul V. Moore H.S./Constantia) added an 85 while Dustin Clark (Union Springs H.S./Union Springs) came in at 94.
On the women's side, Rasmita Taylert (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) won the individual title, scoring a 90 to win the title by four strokes.
TC3 returns to action Sunday, hosting the TC3 Invite at Elm Tree Golf Course.
Monday, April 28, 2008
The TC3 golf team took a third place finish at the Monroe Invitational Monday. The event, played at the Webster Golf Course and the site of the upcoming NJCAA Region III Championship Tournament, saw the host team take top honors with a 316. Broome was second at 330 followed by TC3 at 332. The eight-team field battled cold and rainy conditions all day, with just four individuals breaking 80.
TC3’s Kris Boyes (East Kenmore H.S./Tonowanda) led the Panthers with a 75, good for third overall. Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) followed at 82 and Andrew Forker (Cortland H.S./Cortland) came in at 85. Dustin Clark (Union Springs H.S./Union Springs) rounded out the team scoring with a 90. Eric Koehler (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) and Connor Fleming (Paul V. Moore H.S./Constantia) finished at 91 and 95.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
After finishing in third place in five straight tournaments, the TC3 golf team broke through in a big way Saturday, dominating the field at the Adirondack Invitational at the Queesnbury Golf Club. The Panthers placed four golfers in the top six en route to a first place finish. TC3 carded a 307, its best score of the year, to finish 14 strokes ahead of second place Mohawk Valley.
Freshman Kris Boyes (Kenmore East H.S./Tonawanda) led the charge, claiming his first medalist honors of the year with a 75. Andrew Forker (Cortland H.S./Cortland) followed a stroke behind for second while teammates Dustin Clark (Union Springs H.S./Union Springs) and Eric Koehler (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) tied for fourth at 78. Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) carded an 86 and Scott Sevey (Lansing H.S./Ithaca) finished at 89.
The performance leaves two TC3 golfers in the top ten in the region in scoring average. Forker is currently in second place with an average of 76.4 per round while Boyes is sixth at 78.2. As a team, TC3 is third with a team average of 320.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Consistency is something every golfer strives for. For better or worse, the TC3 golf team has shown incredible consistency this year. In all but one of the team's six tournaments, the Panthers have finished third. The fifth in a row came Friday at the Cayuga Invitational at Highland Park Golf Club in Auburn. TC3 fired a team score of 323 to finish behind Monroe's 306 and Mohawk Valley's 320. Jefferson took fourth at 326 with Cayuga's 332 good for fifth.
TC3 used a different lineup than in past weeks. Andrew Forker (Cortland H.S./Cortland) held down the top spot with a 76, good for second overall. Dustin Clark (Union Springs H.S./Union Springs) tied for sixth with a 78. Connor Fleming (Paul V. Moore H.S./Constantia) added an 82 and Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) was next at 87. Scott Sevey (Lansing H.S./Ithaca) and Michael Freeman (Homer H.S./Cortland) rounded out the team with scores of 101 and 102.
Rasmita Taylert (Trumansburg HS/Ithaca) was again the top female golfer, coming in with an 83.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
The Jamestown Invitational Sunday saw the TC3 golf team in a familiar position. For the fourth straight tournament, the Panthers took third place. Broome won the event with a 298 followed by Monore at 306. TC3 posted its best score of the year at 313, five strokes better than fourth place finihser Mohawk Valley. The host team took fifth in the nine team field.
Andrew Forker (Cortland H.S./Cortland) tied for third at 74. Kris Boyes (Kenmore East H.S./Tonawanda) tied for fifth at 76 and Eric Koehler (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) carded an 81 and Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) came in at 82. Connor Fleming (Paul V. Moore H.S./Constantia) had his best round of the year at 83 and Mike Kasel (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) rounded out the team at 92.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
The TC3 golf team posted a third place finish at the Region III Coaches Tournament at Chautauqua Golf Course Saturday. The Panthers finished with a 323, 17 strokes back of Broome. Monroe took second at 314 and Mohawk Valley tied with TC3 at 323. Nine teams took part in the event.
Andrew Forker (Cortland H.S./Cortland) and Eric Koehler (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) finished just out of the top ten, tying for 11th with 78s. Kris Boyes (Kenmore East H.S./Tonawanda) was next at 83 followed by Mike Kasel (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and his 84. Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) had a 91 and Connor Fleming (Paul V. Moore H.S./Constantia) carded a 92.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Playing at the Jaguar Golf Tournament hosted by Jamestown Community College – Cattaraugus the TC3 Panthers finished third, firing a team score of 324. Jamestown won the event with a 312, one stroke better than Broome's 313. Mohawk Valley was fourth in the ten-team field with a 336. The tournament, held at the par 70 Bartlett Country Club, included four female golfers. TC3's Rasmita Taylert (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) took medalist honors among the women with an 86, nine strokes better than the second place female.
For the men, Kris Boyes (Kenmore East H.S./Tonawanda) posted his second straight third place finish, carding a 75. Andrew Forker (Cortland H.S./Cortland) tied for ninth with a 79 and Eric Koehler (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) was a stroke back at 80. Mike Kasel (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) posted the fourth score with a 90. Connor Fleming (Paul V. Moore H.S./Constantia) had a 92 and Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) a 93 to round out the team.
TC3 continues its weekend in Western New York by playing in a pair of tournaments at the Chautauqua Country Club.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Playing at the Broome Invitational at Endwell Green Golf Club Friday, the TC3 golf team finished tied for third. The Panthers fired a team score of 327, the same as Monroe Community College. The host team, Broome Community College, took team honors with a 313. Mohawk Valley Community College edged into second with a 325. Seven teams took part in the tournament at the par-72 course.
TC3 was led by a pair of top-five individual efforts. Kris Boyes (Kenmore East H.S./Tonawanda) finished third with a 77 while Andrew Forker (Cortland H.S./Cortland) tied for fourth with a 78. Eric Koehler (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) came in at 85 and Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) carded an 87. Teammates Scott Sevey (Lansing H.S./Ithaca) and Brendan Malloy (Canandaigua Academy/Canandaigua) fired a 92 and 97, respectively.
Rasmita Taylert (Trumansburg HS/Ithaca) won female medalist honors by a wide margin, firing an impressive 82 on the women's par-75 course.
TC3 is at the Jamestown-Cattaraugus Invitational Friday.
Friday, April 11, 2008
The TC3 golf team opened defense of its NJCAA Region III title with a strong second place showing at the Mohawk Valley Invitational Friday. The Panthers fired a team score of 326 to finish five strokes behind Monroe Community College. Sophomore Andrew Forker (Cortland H.S./Cortland) earned medalist honors, carding a three over par 74 to win the individual title by four strokes.
Playing in blustery conditions of near freezing temperatures, rain and strong winds, the Panthers showed more of the depth the team used last year to win the regional title. Kris Boyes (Kenmore East H.S./Tonawanda) came in at 83, Eric Koehler (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) at 84, and Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) followed at 85. Dustin Clark (Union Spring H.S./Union Springs) added an 87 and Connor Fleming (Paul V. Moore H.S./Constantia) rounded out the team scoring with a 91.
Rasmita Taylert (Trumansburg HS/Ithaca) was the top female golfer at the tournament, carding an 88.
TC3 competes at the Broome Invitational Saturday.