Waterville, Maine - The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) announced today that a decision was made and approved regarding the status of the 2020-21 basketball season. The section below is from the official NAC Press Release.
The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Presidents' Council today announced plans for winter sports and a timeline for making final decisions regarding fall and spring sports.
SUNY Poly Athletics is sponsoring a weekly Wildcat Unity Walk to engage with and unify the campus community. The walks will be held on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 PM. They will begin at the Wildcat Turf Field and will showcase our beautiful campus while engaging the campus community in some safe physical activity. No sign-up is necessary, just show up and participate!
MARCY, N.Y. – After months of consideration regarding possible options for safely engaging in athletics this fall, NAC presidents and athletic administrators have come to a difficult decision. It has become clear that in the best interest of student-athletes, staff, and campus communities, a traditional NAC experience will not be possible this fall.
“We are outraged and deeply saddened by the senseless killing of George Floyd, which followed the tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and others before them. Social justice, equality and an end to systemic racism are at the forefront of our values as we watch protests take place across New York State and the nation. Our SUNY Poly community’s deep sympathies go out to everyone who has been directly impacted, and everyone else whose hearts are broken. We extend our condolences to George Floyd’s family and stand with them as well as with millions of others, seeking peace and justice. This is a blaring reminder of how critical it is for all of us to reiterate our commitment not only to diversity, equity, and inclusion—bedrock values of SUNY Poly—but also to actively embrace education, the sharing of our various experiences, and acting with compassion. We must continue to build connections, trust, and acceptance as we value and learn from each other, while working to uplift each other. We must practice civility, empathy, and equality while standing against racism. We have the power as an institution of higher learning to make positive changes and demonstrate the tenets of inclusivity and social justice. At SUNY Poly, we will continue to focus on supporting a safe space in which we can pursue these ideals, with input from all, through vigorous and persistent positive action.”
Tune in Sunday, May 3rd at 6:30 PM as we honor the award winners with the first-ever virtual SUNY Poly Athletics Awards Banquet. Watch "Live" on SPSN or watch it anytime with SPSN On-Demand.
LIVE VIDEO LINK: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/polywildcats/
As we try to decipher these unprecedented times in college athletics and campus life, the Wildcat Athletics staff wants you to know that we continue to work to make our program strong. The changes to your studies and athletic pursuits have created a challenging setback, but we stand by ready to assist as always.
“Due to an abundance of caution for the health of our community, the Wildcat Fitness Center will be closed until further notice. The Field House will be open from 8 AM to 4 PM (3/16 - 3/20) and will not be open this weekend (3/21 - 3/22). Please see athletics staff in the Athletic Administration office for equipment or more information. Thanks.”
MARCY, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly men’s lacrosse team lost a close game to SUNY Potsdam on Wednesday by a score of 13-12. The game between the Wildcats and the Bears was tightly contested. The Wildcats led for the majority of the game after overcoming an early 3-1 deficit. Potsdam made a late push to get themselves in striking distance late in the game and took the lead back with under two minutes to go in the game. The Wildcats set up a great game-tying chance in the closing seconds of the game but the shot did not find the back of the net. The Wildcats are now 2-1 this season.
ALBANY, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly women’s lacrosse team earned their second win of the 2020 season on Wednesday night 21-10 over Sage College. The Wildcats led right from the jump, scoring two goals in the first minute of the game. After a Sage college goal with 26:30 left in the first, the Wildcats rattled off four straight to take a commanding 6-1 goal. The lead would hold for the rest of the game. The Gators brought it within three goals at the half, but SUNY Poly ended the game on an 11-3 run to earn the big win. The ‘Cats are now 2-0 this season.
MARCY, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly Wildcats are heading to the NCAA Championship Tournament for the fourth time in five seasons after earning the North Eastern Athletic Conference’s auto-qualifying bid. The NEAC Champion Wildcats found out on Monday that they had been matched up with the #1 Nationally Ranked Tufts University Jumbos. The matchup with the Jumbos will be the Wildcats second of the 2019-20 season.
MARCY, N.Y. - For the fourth time in five seasons, the Wildcats are the NEAC Women’s Basketball Champions. The Wildcats entered the game undefeated in conference play and kept their spotless record with a convincing win in the Championship game. The Wildcat defense was stifling, allowing just 23 points in the first half to the Morrisville State Mustangs. The Wildcats also dominated on the glass and in the paint to earn the win. The final score of the game was 71-58. The Wildcats will now await their seeding in the NCAA Tournament. The DIII Selection Show will take place on Monday, March 2nd at 2:30 PM.
MARCY, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly men’s lacrosse team earned their second win of the season on Sunday in an exciting 8-6 game over cross-town rival Utica College. The Wildcats were down early in the game but answered quickly to tie the game up in the third. A strong fourth quarter ultimately secured the win for the Wildcats. It was the program’s first-ever win over Utica.
MARCY, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly women’s basketball team is heading to their fifth consecutive NEAC Championship Game after beating Penn State Berks on Saturday 87-73 in the first of two Semifinal games at SUNY Poly. The Wildcats will face off with Morrisville State in the NEAC Championship Game after the Mustangs took down the Lancaster Bible Chargers in the second NEAC Semifinal. The winner of Sundays Championship will receive the NEAC’s bid to the NCAA Tournament.
LATHAM, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its 2019-20 Women’s Basketball All-Conference selections, honoring the top 18 players in the league regardless of position. The First, Second and Third Team are each comprised of six players as selected by the conference coaches. The three individual award winners are also determined by coaches’ votes. Wildcats Molly Burdick (Johnson City, N.Y.) and Jaida Washington (Elmira, N.Y.) were named to the First Team. Taylor Aybar (Woodside, N.Y.) and Kiersten Leos (North Bay, N.Y.) were Second Team selections.
LATHAM, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its 2019-20 Men’s Basketball All-Conference selections, honoring the top 18 players in the league regardless of position. The First, Second and Third Team are each comprised of six players as selected by the conference coaches. The three individual award winners are also determined by coaches’ votes. The SUNY Poly Wildcats had two of their players named to the All-Conference Teams. Josh Gregory (Whitesboro, N.Y.) was a 1st team selection, Caleb Canty (Hudson, N.Y.) was a second-team selection.
MARCY, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly women’s basketball team stayed undefeated in conference play with a win against Lancaster Bible on Saturday. The Wildcats got off to a fast start and never looked back building up 42-27 lead at the half. After the break, the Wildcats kept control of the game to finish up a 81-52 win.
MARCY, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly men’s basketball team won a big NEAC game against Lancaster Bible on Saturday with playoff implications. The Wildcats started strong and kept their foot on the gas building a commanding lead going into halftime with a 44-21 lead. They held their lead through the second half to finish the 27 point win.
MARCY, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly men’s volleyball earned their first North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win of the season on Sunday over Wilson College 3-0. The Wildcats Dominated the match, hitting .412 as a team. The set scores of the match were 25-17, 25-14, 25-7. The Wildcats improved their season record to 5-9 with a 1-3 record in NEAC play.
MARCY, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly men’s volleyball team hosted Lancaster Bible and Medaille College on Saturday in the Wildcats first tri-match at home of the 2020 season. The Wildcats took on Lancaster Bible in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) match in the 12:00 PM match and took on Medaille in a non-conference match at 4:00. The Wildcats lost both matches, the first 0-3 to the Chargers and the second 2-3 to the Mavericks. The Wildcats record for the season now sits at 4-9.
WILLIAMSPORT, P.A. - The SUNY Poly women’s basketball team won their thirteenth conference game of the season on the road at Penn College. Poly came out of the gate hot starting the game with a 10-2 run and went into the locker room with a 39-25 advantage. They would continue their success in the third quarter outscoring Penn College 22-12. In the end, SUNY Poly would take the game 71-53.
WILLIAMSPORT, P.A. - The SUNY Poly men’s basketball team won another hard-fought game on the road. Coming off their four-overtime victory Wednesday the Wildcats went down to Penn College and came out with a 91-82 victory. SUNY Poly got off to an early lead in the first half and controlled the game as they went into the half up 56-51. They came out of half hot to keep control of the game and head back home with a crucial NEAC victory. The Wildcats currently have a 10-3 NEAC record and are tied with Morrisville State for the lead in the North Division.
KEUKA PARK, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly women's basketball team won their North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game over the Keuka College Wolves on Wednesday. The win puts them at 12-0 in conference play. The Wildcats got off to a hot start leading at the end of the first quarter 19-9. Keuka came back to tie the game 27-27 going into the half. In the second half, the Wildcats came out and ran away with the game outscoring the Wolves 46-21 to win by 25. The final score was 73-48.
KEUKA PARK, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly men’s basketball team’s first four-overtime game in program history ended in a win for the Wildcats on Wednesday 115-110 over North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) rival Keuka College. The game was tightly played by both teams, with thrilling, last-second ties to end regulation and each of the first three overtimes. The win helps the Wildcats improve their NEAC North Division record to 7-2 which is tied with Morrisville for first place.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly women’s basketball team won their ninth consecutive game and 10th North Eastern Athletic Conference game on Wednesday 78-43 over Morrisville State. The Wildcat defense held the Mustangs to 22% shooting from the floor and 18% from three-point range in the game, holding all but one Morrisville player to single-digit scoring totals. The Wildcats are now 12-7 this season with a 10-0 record in NEAC play.
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly men’s basketball team lost to Morrisville on Wednesday by just three points. The loss splits the season series between the Wildcats and Mustangs. The final score of the game was 72-69. SUNY Poly, Cobleskill, and Morrisville are all 5-2 in division play. The win gives the Mustangs the tiebreaker for first place in the divisio
KEUKA PARK, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly men’s volleyball team lost their match Saturday against Keuka College in four sets. The Wildcats took the first set 25-23. Poly went on to drop set two, three, and four with scores of 20-25, 21-25, and 21-25 to lose the match 3-1. The Wildcats struggled on the attack hitting just .089 as a team. Keuka hit .255 as a team in the match. The Wildcats are now 3-6 this season.